As long as there has been rowing equipment, there’s been the need for someone to adjust, test, repair, and clean it. Those actions are what we lovingly call “rigging.” Over time, certain rigging techniques have proven themselves invaluable. These techniques are the foundation of rigging, and they make the job easier, simplier, and more effective. Following […]
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Little things count. I’m reading Tom Peters book The Little Big Things. Tom Peters rocks. You may not think so, or you may never have heard of him. Both are okay. He’s crusty. He has an axe to grind. But he makes up for all of that because he rows. Yes, I know it’s in […]
If you’ve hung around here for more than five minutes you know that I’m a HUGE advocate of testing your own rigging numbers. There are too many variables and considerations to think that you should not test (although there are those that disagree with me). In this video, I show how to test the rigging […]
The question is not if you should row in fog. It is more like, “What the heck should I do when I’m suddenly rowing in a fog?” I’ll be the first person to stand on the dock and decline to go out in a thick fog—just common sense. However, I’ve been stuck in a dense […]
Friend Chris Partridge just posted a thoughtful post about rowing, thunderstorms, and lightning on his blog. It is short, but thoughtful, and worthy of 3 minutes to read. Since this is the season for fireworks (at least in the States) I thought it appropriate to share.
If you’ve been at this sport long enough odds are good that you have a handle on your rigging. You’re good with the equipment; you treat it well; and the equipment is there for you when you need it. But how do you really know your rigging is good? You’ll never really know for sure, […]