Category Archives: Equipment

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Coxmate 6W Eight 4 Speaker / Harness System w/ Seat Sensor

As we get back into our boats for winter training having the best rowing electronics speaker system and one that works reliably is pretty important for coxed boats. Most of the popular makes are now modular so you can replace one part and also test the whole harness to find out where a break in […]

RowingHack: GoPro mount

go pro rowing boat, mount go pro,

My mate Cameron is a dab hand with a hack saw and a spanner.  He made himself a mount for his Go-Pro camera which fixes onto his single scull foot stretcher. It has the additional benefit of using up any old broken, bent back stays which are lying round in the club house!   Rowperfect […]

Hooray – Calf Skins are back in stock

Calf Protection, rowing calf skin, rowing slide bite

It’s been a while but our popular calf protectors “calf skins” are now back in the Rowperfect shop. Designed to slip onto your lower leg and to give double-thick protection to the back of your legs where they rub against the slides, these are an essential part of some really famous rowers’ equipment. Created with […]

Get ready for the new season

get ready, new rowing season preparation

Hooray it’s time to go rowing again!  In the northern hemisphere the autumn is time to get going in big boats ready for fall head racing and long distance training. But wait, your rowing club needs work first The equipment maintenance plan is essential to do first – before anything else. So set about organising […]

Simple boat stabilisation for beginners

Wraptor Balance component parts novice sculling

The Wraptor Balance is an amazing tool for teaching beginners how to row and scull.  It saves coaches time, saves the club money, and enables athletes to learn handling the oars faster. Wraptor Balance is a flotation device that straps onto the stern of a rowing boat to aide stability.  It works on single sculls […]

Stop my hand slipping on oar handle

Elastic Band position on the sweep oar handle

Dear folks at RowperfectI just read your note regarding fixing oar-grips. I use Concept 2 oars the ultra light ones. I find that while rowing my hands slide slowly away from where they should be. Are those Stampfli Grips preventing and profiled to keep the hands in the proper place. If that is the case I […]

Repairing oar handle grips

What is the best way to repair foam or rubber grips on sweep handles? This question was put onto Quora and I was intrigued that I cannot find anywhere how to repair sweep oar handle grips.  Now these maybe wooden, foam or rubber and each manufacturer has a different process.  So here’s the full summary […]

A Sock for all rowing seasons

Germans wearing rowing socks

Is choosing a rowing sock the ultimate geek’s paradise for fantasy shopping?  We decided to find out by running through the full list of different socks currently on the Rowperfect store. Start with the all-rounder rowing sock If you choose one sock for year round rowing – this is the one Ultra Light Rowing Socks.  […]

Strapping tape for rowing injury

Strapping tape , knee injury, Tape support

Want to do your own injury management? Announcing Kinesiology Tape for Rowing injuries. Being able to strap up your own body to give support while you recover from an injury seems like a no-brainer.  So why hasn’t it been done? I suspect it’s mainly that we aren’t sure how to use the tape – luckily […]

Where to buy a single scull boat?

Kanghua, single scull, rowing,

I’m looking for a 85/95Kg 1 x racing shell – where can I get one? Rowperfect doesn’t sell boats, but we have written a couple of articles which may help you when searching for a second hand boat Resources for buying Rowing Boats Advice buying second and sculling oars  (also applies to buying boats).  Lists websites […]