rowing mistakes

Finish – Blade turn out

Mistake: The blade is turned out of the water and the handle(s) make no vertical movement. Also see: Finish.
Observe: Blade: Watch how the blade is turned before it is above the water.
Handle: see that the handle does not move vertically downwards during the initial away.
Cause: Wrong mental image of the (ideal) stroke. Also caused by the Sliding stroke.
The blade(s) is/are too low above the water, leaving too little space to square. This results in a loss of speed on choppy water, because the wave tops are constantly tapped. Due to a lack of downward pressure on the rigger (as a result of the lack of vertical movement), this will lead to balance disturbances during sweep rowing.
Kneel next to the rower and help with a round finish with unsquared blade. First with one oar, without body over and squaring. Then with one oar without body over, with squaring. Then two oars without body over and squaring, followed by two oars without body over and with squaring. Finally two oars with body over with squaring. Use motion guidance. Complete each step properly before moving on to the next step. If it doesn't work, just go back to an earlier step. Use the 5-step learning process (Intervene).
The exercise Practice finish hand depth helps with this. In addition, the exercise Chopping finish is very effective. Ask the rower to bring the handle(s) from catch to knees in a lying " ” (learning by analogy). Possibly a piece with Squared blade(s) will help.
Visually by looking at the blade. Tactile by bringing the handle(s) down in front of the chest and making a circular movement (lying " ”) with the handle(s).
A rower's blade is on the water after the finish instead of being held above the water. No vertical movement of the blade(s) is/are visible, only the squaring.

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Blade turn out (red) compared to a (blue) proper finish (

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Blade turn out

Finish – Washing out
Finish – Sticky handle(s)

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