How to use the RP3 to teach rowing co-ordination

By Rebecca Caroe

Casper Rekers designed and built the original Rowperfect (now renamed RP3) from 1987 to his death in 2010.  He presented a series of papers to Rowing Coaching conferences and we think his material is great and worth re-appraising.  This article is an extract from his written conference presentations. RP teaches co-ordination For many of us […]

SAS Institute, British Rowing, Helen Glover rowing in the tank at Royal Albert Dock, London

Rowing force curve analysis

By Rebecca Caroe

Although often thought of as a “pulling” sport, in fact, rowing is much more dependent on the “pushing” forces of a rower’s legs. To demonstrate this, SAS, the Official Analytics Partner of British Rowing,  invited double Olympic champion Helen Glover to row in an indoor practice tank rigged with sensors on the oars and footplates. […]

How to find your Maximum Heart Rate for Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

How do I get my RP3 monitor to pick up a HR from my Garmin HR monitor reading? I can get the RP3 monitor display for HR, but no pulse! How do I synchronize the devices? Thank you! Seems you need a Polar Bluetooth to sync with Android tablet.  I have tried two different Polar […]

How Thames Rowing Club used RPs to win Henley Royal

By Rebecca Caroe

Thames Rowing Club in London are in the process of continuing to upgrade the club ergos to RP3 rowing machines.  Their Head Coach, Ben Lewis, sent us this video about their 2015 win at Henley Royal Regatta last summer.  He credits the RPs as an integral part of the crew’s training regime which led them […]

Difference RP3 and RP3S rowing machine

By Rebecca Caroe

I have a number of questions please :- 1. Difference between RP3, RP3S and Rowperfect Indoor Sculler. 2. UK price. 3. Where we can try it. 4. Comparisons with Oartec Slider and Concept Dynamic. Answers RP3 is an earlier model of RP3S and was phased out in 2012.  Indoor Sculler is independently made in Australia. […]

How to Coach using Rowperfect updated

By Rebecca Caroe

If you have bought a copy of our ebook How to Coach Using Rowperfect – we’ve updated the book and so you should log into your Rowperfect shop account and download a new edition. The changes are all URL links – we were told some Adobe readers stripped out the hyperlinks and you can’t see […]

We sell RP3s (again)

By Rebecca Caroe

Important news for the UK – we are now authorised to sell RP3 rowing machines. After a break, Care RP3 have reappointed Rowperfect UK to their UK agency.  Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss ordering.

The difference between RP and Concept

By Rebecca Caroe

I also want to know the difference between RP and Concept, because I want to take part in a Concept race but have to train on RP. I use the Care Rowperfect and ask you for some information: What does the chain-position mean? How should I use the disc resistance? Actually I use the second largest […]