I know, I know . . . bow numbers as secret weapons? Get a grip, right??
I’m serious. A bow numbers can be a secret weapon, if you know how to make the most of them.
They (bow numbers) are one of the most forgotten and abused pieces of rowing equipment. That is, after a shell trailer. The life of a bow number basically sucks, stuck in a box or some nasty place only to be yanked out and called upon to get there (the finish line) first, and then thrown back in the box again.
If you’re in a big race and you lose your bow number—think you might have an issue? You betcha. More than one race outcome has been compromised due to a crew not having a bow number in the right place at the right time.
This video has a few tips to help you make your bow number a secret weapon. Just don’t tell your competitors. (click here to go to the video page)