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Rowperfect offers its physical product range to you to try out agree a loan product and put it through its paces. The only costs to you are:New Magik Oarlock Evolution

  • return postage to send it back to us afterwards
  • write a review of the product

Do get in touch and let us know what you’d like to try out.  Download the order form and questionnaire here.

We can’t offer this for DVDs or Books, sorry.

Sarah Faull of Cantabridgian Rowing Club in Cambridge teRowperfect Demo Agreementsted out the Magik Oarlocks for her sculling.

Review of MK1 Oarlocks

I used to use Concept 2 sculling gates and tried MK1 for four outings each of around 12 km.

First impressions were it makes a quite a loud sound when squaring – which is good as it makes you aware of which point in the stroke you are fully square by.  I also like the opening / closing mechanism and found it easier than on conventional gates.

The first outing made me slightly worried as I’d also changed my heights and the river was flowing a lot faster than normal.  I was unsure of how much the blade would be locked square, and therefore worried about partially squaring to hold up the boat when moving away from the landing stage.

However I was absolutely fine – the only real issue I had was that it was harder to push my blade  back out into my gate after drawing it across my boat to push-out from the landing stage.

Unfortunately I did not do any testing.  However, doing drills (front stops tapping, various slides lengths with square blades) seemed easier than normal there was more stability when sitting at front-stops, even with a fairly strong stream.

I liked the gates and therefore decided to keep them.

There’s no delicate way to put this. If you’re a regular Rowperfect reader, you’re just . . . well . . . smarter than most people looking to improve their rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching.

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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