(This is an update to a post original published in 2013) A reader submitted this question about oar length: “I just received your “Nuts & Bolts guide…” from Amazon.com I bought the book because I’m getting conflicting feedback about my rigging. “When I learned to scull, it was in a VanDusen racing 1x with club […]
The advantage of blended rowing
As I write this it is 29 degrees, snowing and just plain icky outside. But soon, it’ll be time to move from indoor rowing to outdoor rowing. Improved weather and warmer water signal a switch from one type of rowing equipment (indoor rowers — AKA “ergs”) to another (shells, sculls and oars). Exciting times. And […]
What Gives With Rowing Shells?
A new rower wandered around the boathouse, looking at the rowing shells He looked half stunned and he came over and asked, “What gives with these boats?” He didn’t want to know about oars. Or slings. Or anything else. He just wanted to know about the rowing shells. They overwhelmed him. I get it. For a […]
Sculling Training for Sweep Rowing
Here’s a question for you: If your focus is sweep rowing, and going fast, can sculling help you get faster? I have my own opinion about this, but I wanted to search out others for their thoughts. I asked several friends who are rock-star coaches. I got several different responses but the common theme that […]