Surging Forward – A site discussing the blade movement through a rowing stroke

Just a quick post to flag up a website I came across recently which I would recommend anyone who is interested in understanding more about what is going on as you take a rowing stroke going and checking out:

https://sites.google.com/site/surgingforwardrowing/home

It is very good at showing detailed pictures and explanations about the blade and how it moves through the water from catch to finish, but understanding what is going on here it is possible to then work out what parts of the stroke are more effective at moving the boat than others, and so gives you a direction in which you can try and rig/change technique to take advantage of it.

There is a lot of detail and science on the site, but I personally think its written very well and if you take the time to read through all the points (including the proposals equipment considerations) I think you will end up the better for understanding whats going at at the wet end of your blade.

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About stelph82

I am a rower who is a lot of a technology geek as well!
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