Category Archives: Equipment

Rowperfect Oar Carrier – a new kid on the dock

All goes back to my experience at on of the Rowing World Cups. I saw this big mess of oars. At the dock, at the boats, in the dirty grass. They were everywhere. Seams like all nations treat their oars the same way. The only exception: the Aussies. They had their oars well placed, perfectly […]

The best gloves for water sports – rowing gloves

Gloves are a hotly discussed theme while you’re on the water. Should I wear gloves while rowing, kayaking or while on the SUP? If you ask fitness athletes so there is a broad consensus for gloves. Top athletes and many racing athletes tend to reject gloves for water sports enthusiasts. But what are the best […]

Can’t get our Pair (2-) to run – Coordination and Boat Movement in your Pair

Why can’t we get our pair to run? The pair is considered one of the most difficult boat type in rowing.. This type of boat creates high demands on coordination and boat movement. Why is it so difficult to row a pair? Many sports scientists have been involved in this topic over the last 20 […]

The WiggleFish Dry Bag for your watersports

When we go rowing, we sometimes get wet.  It seems it’s time for a really good rowing dry bag – and we’ve found one for you which was developed for swimming in fast flowing rivers. The WiggleFish Dry Bag was designed by a swimmer The WiggleFish Dry Bag is a perfect dry bag for your […]

How to get Foot Force onto the stretcher?

FOOT FORCE is an expression of how well your feet transfer the force of the hip and leg muscle structures onto the stretcher. Applied the right way it can get you the missing second to win the race* This is a strong statement. Gate force is a common currency among rower’s, coaches and sports scientists […]

Rowing Sunglasses – Technology and Features

Rowing sunglasses are useful when we row. But what are the specifications for top quality rowing shades? Lets talk to Team Austria. Some Ladies and Gentlemen of the team are ROWPERFECT and UVEX ambassadors for rowing sunglasses. They know why they use Uvex glasses. Do you? Well here are some information: What makes a good pair […]

What is the origin of Committee Boats at Regattas?

We got a question from a reader and this sparked some great contributions from Rowing History, Skiff rowing racing (Photo Credit: Skiff racing organisation) and so I thought I’d share it with you. “”Committee boats are when the regatta organisers (the committee) provide the boats to the competitors It originated in traditional regattas when the […]

Top Bat Logic Quick Release Shoe System in Rowing

Announcing the top Bat Logic Quick Release Rowing shoe system: designed by rowers for rowers.  We loved BAT Logic and their Project B shoes. We have seen them in Lucerne, Glasgow, Linz and many other FISA regattas. BAT Logic Systems are one of the best Systems you can find on the market. Their equipment is built for […]

How to use pitch gauges to measure boat rigging

Over the next days we publish articles on the two pitch gauges we sell. Today, we show you how to use the Casper Rekers designed pitch gauge for sweep and sculling riggers. How to measure for fore/aft pitch on an oarlock Open the two triangles until they intersect over the 0 (zero) degrees mark Hold […]

Feet out: rowing strapped in or strapless on your Erg?

Strapped in or strapless? Read about an interesting experience of Howard Aiken who explains the benefits of a strapless foot stretcher while beein on your erg. According Aikens view  which he expressed here, the foot-straps on every ergo meter are there for the athlete’s safety and any coach who feels that he or she would be […]