rowing mistakes

Draw – Digging deep

Mistake: The blade goes deeper into the water than necessary to keep the blade covered.
Observe: Blade: watch how deep the blade disappears underwater.
Shaft: look at the shaft of the oar, how far it disappears in the water.
Handle: look at the vertical displacement of the handle(s) during the draw.
Cause: There may be several reasons for this:
1.  first, the blade is not squared enough, so that it goes into the water at an angle;
2. second, during the catch, the blade is pushed into the water with too much force, causing the blade to go deep;
3. third, during the draw the arms are moved up too much, causing the blade to dissapear under water correspondingly.
Conse-
quence:
Difficulty with the release, balance disturbance. Catch a crab. Wrist injuries because the load is not in one straight line.
Remedy: In any case, use Vary blade height to stretch the movement space (Differential approach). In addition, depending on one of three causes:
1.  better/earlier squaring with the exercise Squaring twice;
2. Chopping catch or Drifting stroke;
3. Place a piece of white tape at an angle on the oar loom (shaft). The underside of this adhesive tape indicates the waterline: the adhesive tape must therefore be visible during the entire stroke.
Feed-
back:
Visually, the blade should remain visible marginally.
Cox
chair:
A rower's blade disappears too far under the water. This can be determined by looking at how far the neck of the oar disappears under water.

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Digging deep (red) compared to a (blue) proper draw (www.rowanimation.nl).


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