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RowingHack: broken oars become trestles

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Knowing Rowperfect has a list of “Rowing Hacks” I wanted to submit my own.

Anyway, I thought you might like to share these two photographs showing my re-use of carbon fibre blades for trestles and blade racks.

The tubes and spoons can be bonded with adhesive or combined with wood to make the cross members and fixed with screws. The spoons identify your club colours as can the canvas on the cradle. They are of course lightweight and strong.

Steve Swan Blade innovations

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About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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