Analyzing The Rowing Movement

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Explanation: A little explanation is in order: This first page is meant to simply and briefly explain the theory and mechanics behind the analyses of the rowing stroke. The following three pages are executive summaries for rowers and coaches again … Read More

Downing College Indoor Rowing Tank

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We received confirmation of an order for an 8-station sculling/sweep tank during the 2nd week in March and will be initiating a shipment to the UK on May 10th. We are pleased to have received this order and look forward to … Read More

Rigging Fundamentals

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“Rigging”: is the term used to describe the determination and subsequent adjustment of the outrigger height, pitch (oar lock face inclination from the vertical), spread or span (distance between the pins in sculling or centerline of the boat to centerline of … Read More

Efficiency Improvements Using Force Measurement Part III

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Introduction: The last two blogs focused first on the Recovery and then on the Drive.  Both used actual boat data-logger force measurement derived Impulse (F x t) curves plus rowing tank real-time impulse and handle speed curves as part of the … Read More

Efficiency Improvements Part II

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On the Drive: In our previous post Efficiency Improvements Part I, we discussed improvements to the Recovery Phase of the stroke to just before the Catch. In this article we will examine the next phase of the stroke, the Drive. While the Drive … Read More

Efficiency Improvements Part I

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Introduction: In an effort to seek out efficiency improvements in rowing the following article will examine the importance of the release and recovery phase of the rowing stroke.  While it seems obvious to say a clean release and smooth recovery … Read More

Rigging Charts – Boat & Oar Setup

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One question we frequently receive is, “how should I set up my boat and oars”. This is one of the most important first, but often overlooked, steps in having a successful row. Setting one’s boat and oars up is very … Read More

New Dreher Ellipse Sweep Oar

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Dreher Announced its new sweep oar at the 2016 HOCR.   See the oars in action to top 10 finish in the Collegiate Men’s 4+ and the 2016 HOCR. This was the first race ever for this entirely new sweep … Read More

Sculling Drills

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by Jim Dreher Forward This essay was reproduced from the archives of Durham Boat Companies essays and manuals on sculling and training. While this piece was originally produced 30+ years ago, the information contained below continues to provide the back-bone … Read More

Tool-Free-Adjustment FAQ

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Now that more are more people are opting for the Tool-Free-Adjustment, we getting some questions. How to get the best out of feature? Use the feature day-in and day-out to get familiar with which rig works best in a head-wind, tail-wind … Read More

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