We got this question from AdrianLeibert – a reader of the Rowperfect newsletter. Can you help him. Write answers in the comments below
I am looking for some help with a technical question, and I’m hoping you will have a technical answer!!
I am coaching an athlete (single sculler, lightweight man) and I think he is currently over-geared.
I’ve done some video analysis, and his oars are coming through the stroke in about 0.8sec, and ideally I’d like this to be in the 0.7sec region.
My two questions are…. Am I correct in thinking that a smaller spoon size will make the stroke lighter.
And, which is better – to lighten the gearing by reducing the outboard, or by reducing the spoon size.
If you can help I’d very much appreciate it.