Choosing new sculls for your own use or for your club’s use is a delicate process. Getting the right choice is important and we often get asked “How do I test sculls?”
Our recommended methodology for testing sculls
Set up the two or three different designs of sculls to the same length and inboard that you have with your current/normal pair.
Go for a series of short rows – about 1-2 km each time…. come back and swap blades so you try each pair two times.
What to do during the row
During the row (have a speed coach on your boat) and do the same work each time you go out with a different pair of sculls
- some steady state;
- do a 3 minute piece at 26;
- do a half slide rate build (to see how clean they are at the finish)
- do a full racing start.
Try these with all the scull designs and if you have a coach or a friend who’d video your racing start then you can compare how your personal technique works with each type.