Rowing Efficiency – Should I work on my Finish?

This morning I was thinking about “Wash” and rowing efficiency. According to the Nielsen-Kellerman site, wash is defined as: “Unlock occurs when the force drops below 200N for sweep or 100N for sculling. Wash is the difference between Unlock and Finish angles.” Theoretically, you should aim for a long finish angle combined with a low…

Using RIM and EmPower and Rowsandall to compare oars

I recently bought a pair of Concept2 Smoothie2, vortex edge, skinny, soft shaft sculling oars.  Previously I had been rowing with a pair of Fat2, vortex edge, ultralight medium shaft oars. I am currently training for a longer distance event, and there is a reasonably intense workout type that comes up twice per week.  As…

Saturday: 3x1000m/1000m – the rich experience of rowing with data

Today’s session was a 3x1000m/1000m, with the 1000m rowed as follows: 500m at 28spm, 500m at 30spm 30spm 500m at 30spm, 500m at 32spm Rowing in the single, and this being the first interval workout on the water of this season, I decided to reduce the prescribed stroke rates by two. My gear for this…