What's New

Introducing the NEW Comp Blade

Concept2’s new Comp blade combines the best elements of our existing designs to create a lightweight, efficient, stable, and easy-to-row competitive blade. The blade is wide like the Fat2, short like the Bantam, and rigged long like the Smoothie2. The Comp blade is specifically designed for the Skinny shaft, creating a powerful combination of stability and speed.

Close-up of the new Concept2 comp blade
The Comp, our latest design.

Over the last 15 years of rowing with the Fat2, we’ve learned that the blade width and Vortex Edge are the two most important features contributing to boat speed. With the Comp blade, we've retained these qualities but the less effective area trimmed away. The critical effective surface area remains, resulting in a blade that features the same width as the Fat2. The Comp retains a solid lock in the water at the catch with a fast, lively turn-over to the second half of the drive.

We’ve also learned a lot about stability in the process of developing the Bantam oar. Its short, wide blade offers mid-drive stability that contributes to confidence when applying power.

The new Concept2 comp blade on the water
The Comp is only available on the Skinny shaft.

The Comp uses similar oar lengths, shaft stiffness and rigging as our Smoothie2 blades, making it an easy transition. The Comp delivers high performance for any athlete looking to row lighter and quicker.


  • Available now. Call Concept2 to order.
  • The Comp blade cannot be retrofitted to existing Skinny shafts.

Learn more about the new Comp blade.

Setting an oar with the new Concpet2 Comp Blade
Athlete testing on the Charles River, Boston, MA.