Sweep Grip Options

The sweep grip options available depend on the handle and shaft you've chosen. To see grip availability by handle and shaft, use the following:




Smooth Green Rubber

  • Available on fixed composite handles and with our Length Adjustment System
  • 32–39 mm outside hand diameter, depending on handle and shaft (see chart)39 mm outside diameter32 mm (thin), 34.5 mm (medium), 37 mm (thick) outside hand diameter37.5 mm outside hand diameter
  • 43 mm inside hand diameter
  • Firm, smooth texture
  • Most durable, easy to clean

Microfiber Suede

  • Available with our Length Adjustment System only
  • 37 mm outside hand diameter
  • 40 mm inside hand diameter
  • Soft, suede-like texture
  • Adhesive-backed synthetic suede grip layer
  • Easy and inexpensive to replace; no tools required
  • Requires more frequent replacement than our other grip options

Wood Veneer

  • Available with our Length Adjustment System on Ultralight shafts only
  • 39 mm outside hand diameter
  • 41.5 mm inside hand diameter
  • Real mahogany
  • Surface can be sanded carefully for more texture
  • Costs an additional $37 per oar

Blue Cellular Foam

  • Available on fixed composite handles and with our Length Adjustment System
  • 35–42 mm outside hand diameter, depending on handle and shaft (see chart)42 mm outside hand diameter40.4 mm outside hand diameter35 mm outside hand diameter
  • 46 mm inside hand diameter
  • Soft feel with a firm, sponge-like texture
  • Requires more frequent cleaning to retain grip properties

Note: We recommend our Microfiber Suede sweep grips over our Blue Cellular Foam grip, as many customers have confirmed our opinion that the grip and feel of the suede is better than the blue foam. Both the suede and blue foam feature a surface that is slightly absorbent, and both will wear out much faster than the very durable green rubber grips; however, the suede is easier and less costly to replace then the blue foam.

None or Bare Core

  • 30–35 mm outside hand diameter, depending on handle and shaft (see chart)32 mm outside hand diameter35 mm outside hand diameterOutside hand diameter available upon request
  • 38 mm inside hand diameterInside hand diameter available upon request
  • On adjustable composite handles, the bare core is the structural outside grip of our Length Adjustment System that allows for a 5 cm range of adjustment. The bare coreThe fixed composite handle is meant to be rowed with a grip, but we offer this option for people who plan to use their own or another manufacturer's grips on their oars.

Additional Skinny Shaft Grip Options

If you have chosen our Length Adjustment System on a Skinny shaft, more grip options are available to you, because all of our scull grips fit the composite handle for the Skinny shaft. Note: These are available for the outside hand only; you will need to choose either smooth green, suede, wood veneer or blue cellular for your inside grip.

Ice Blue and Azure Blue Rubber

  • Available with our Length Adjustment System on Skinny shafts only
  • Outside grip only
  • 33.5 mm (ice blue) or 36 mm (azure blue) outside diameter
  • Firm feel with longitudinal ribs
  • Easy to clean

Black Rubber

Smooth Green Rubber Grip
Smooth Green Rubber Grip
Microfiber Suede Grip
Wood Veneer Grip
Blue Cellular Foam Grip
Blue Cellular Foam Grip
Ice Blue Rubber Grip
Ice Blue Rubber Grip
Azure Blue Rubber Grip
Azure Blue Rubber Grip
Black Rubber Grip
Black Rubber Grip

Diameter Charts

Diameter Chart

Sweep Grip Diameters for Oars with Ultralight Shafts and Fixed Composite Handlesand Adjustable Composite Handles
Grip Outside Hand Diameter Outside Hand Diameter Inside Hand Diameter Inside Hand Diameter
Adjustable Composite Handle Fixed Composite Handle
Green Rubber 37.5 mm 39 mm 43 mm
Microfiber Suede 37 mm n/a 40 mm
Wood Veneer 39 mm n/a 41.5 mm
Blue Cellular 40.4 mm 42 mm 46 mm
Bare/None 35 mm 32 mm 38 mm
Sweep Grip Diameters for Oars with Skinny Shafts
Grip Outside Hand Diameter Inside Hand Diameter
Green Rubber
  Thin 32 mm 43 mm
  Medium 34.5 mm 43 mm
  Thick 37 mm 43 mm
Microfiber Suede 37 mm 40 mm
Wood Veneer n/a 41.5 mm
Blue Cellular Foam 35 mm 46 mm
Ice Blue Rubber 33.5 mm n/a
Azure Blue Rubber 36 mm n/a
Black Rubber 35 mm n/a
Bare/None Available upon request.

Replacement Grips

Replacement sweep grips (inside and outside) are also available for purchase separately if you need to replace the grips on an existing set of oars. Contact customer service for more information or to order.