It’s the start of the Gig Racing Season and you are both loving and hating it.
Why? Well the strain on your body is tough – blisters, sore fingers, “gigger’s arse” and other ailments are happening and you probably wish they’d go away.
We can’t promise a magic wand but Rowperfect has a bunch of helpful products which could ease your way into the season.
- Blister Tape for Rowing
- The Original Rowers Rub
- Rowers Hand Rub – find out how Barnaby created this amazing salve through his Cornish gig racing experiments.
What cures Gig Arse?
We have all had the symptoms – that rubbed raw patch on your “tailbone” where the skin is removed after rowing…. you jump in the shower and BOY does it hurt!
Is there a cure? Well we hope so – the Rowers Rub product is a salve which can help prevent chafing. And if you get Gigger’s Bum we have a suggestion.
The treatment is based around careful application of micropore tape. Tear a short strip and bond it onto the skin at least an hour before you row so it has a chance to stick on firmly. By the way, it’s incredibly hard to stick tape onto your own derriere – try looking in a mirror backwards or looking upwards back between your legs. Just like Twister! So ask a friend if you need help!
When a ‘tradition’ changes
Cornish Gigs don’t use amplification in racing – but what’s stopping you making a change for your training? We have pulled together a bundle of useful electronics which ca help you work out how fast you’re going and what cadence / rating gives you the best boat speed. Click on the picture to find out more.