You’re in good company.
Now what do you do?
It was great having you at the workshop. We covered quite a lot.
Let’s see if we can keep you pointed in the right direction…
The challenge is to put the information you learned into ACTION. That’s the hardest part.
This might help:
- Review your notes/books/discussions
- Decide on one area to focus on
- Start small
- Get feedback.
Here’s an example:
Let’s say in reviewing your notes, you see (and know) that having enough (or any) time to rig is an issue. So that’s the area to focus on. What you might want to do is:
- Figure out what time you could possibly rig, even for 5 minutes. If your practice were to start at 3 pm, and the athletes run, stretch and warm up on indoor rowers for 15 minutes (until 3:15 pm), you might have a few minutes there.
- Have them roll a boat into slings as soon as enough people arrive. Then, when they are getting ready, pay attention to the boat/oars.
- In this case, one day check your spreads. The next day’s 15 minutes, check your pitches. Another day, check oar lengths.
- At the end of the week you have spent good quality time on the boat.
- Before you know it, BINGO. Rigging is getting done!
Don’t get tricked into thinking rigging only happens in long sessions of perfect quite, in comfortable surroundings, with your tasty beverage waiting on the workbench.
Below I’ve put together a list of videos that you might find helpful.
And remember, I’m here.
Remember, you can do this. (And I’m here to help!)
Follow the Smart Rigging Roadmap, and you’ll get there!
Adjusting and Installing Rigging
- Adjusting Seat Tracks in a Rowing Shell
- Installing a Coxswain Hammock in a Rowing Shell
- Installing a Resolute Shark Fin and Self-centering Rudder System
- A Rigging Session at the Boathouse with Mike Davenport and Casey Baker
- Putting Riggers on a Rowing Shell
- Rerigging an Eight
Measuring and Rigging Numbers
- The Best Oar for Your Program, with Pat Brown of Concept2
- Measuring Spread in a Rowing Shell
- Measuring Span in a Rowing Shell
- Measuring Pitch in a Rowing Shell
- Measuring the Height of a Rigger
- Measuring the Work-through in a Rowing Shell
- Measuring the Length of an Oar
- Measuring the Heel Cup in your Rowing Shell
- Measuring Spread with an Active Tools Self-Centering Gauge
- Testing the Rigging Numbers in a Rowing Shell
You can find other videos here.