Look at this picture. Who says, she has a problem at sculling with long finger nails?
Sculling with long finger nails
What’s your experience? Do you scratch the back of your hands or knuckles on your right hand? We have a lot of international athletes rowing with long finger nails. Have a look at Maria from Argentina.
Fingernails are en vogue at female rowers Credit: Pinterest
We at Rowperfect met some “inside” person how helped the ladies to get the right finger nail design during one of the last Olympics.
Sculling with long finger nails:
They all did it. Swimmers, track and field athletes and rowers. En Vogue were fingernails with their national flags on it.”We designed fingers of about 500 Athletes with a real patriotic look” she said. And she should know. She was the team leader of the Nail Studio at the Olympic Village (Did you know, that the Olympic village has a nails studio’)
How about for us normal rowers?. My coach never told me to cut my nails (he did say spit out chewing gum tho!) says Rebecca. And Vreni, from a rowing club in Germany tells us. “You have to be careful after the drive when entering into the finish. Once in a while I scratch the back of my hand. If so, I put your (Rowperfect-) Watersports gloves on”.