rowing mistakes

Crew – No balance in the scull boat

Mistake: The boat is lays on stroke side or the boat falls to a side. Also see: Balance.
Observe: Oarlocks: look at the oarlocks to determine if the boat is:
falling: the boat incidentally falls (rolls) over one side or falls to both sides;
lying: systematically lying on one side during multiple strokes, because the boat is not levelled by the crew;
bouncing: the oarlocks go up and down during recovery due to No core stability and balance;
oscillating: rolls back and forth rhythmically throughout the stroke, because the boat falls and is levelled again.
Determine whether the boat is levelled on each catch and/or finish.
Handle: see if the handles move up and down to level the boat.
Cause: A collective mistake: the handles are held too far apart, causing the boat to lay over stroke side (see the mistake: Handles apart). Or the right levers drop too much at the finish (see the mistake: Right handle to the hip). Finally, Not sitting straight can a cause an unbalanced boat.
Imbalance or a boat that is not level. Not being able to apply optimal force and therefore loss of speed. Also, a skewed boat rows very annoying.
Addressing the mistakes of individual rowers first (see the mistake: No core stability and balance). The exercise Single sculling: finish variations in single scull or C1 will help to understand how a good finish contributes to balance. Make sure the hands touch four times in each stroke (draw and recovery). Keep the handles level during the finish and catch. Prevent the right handle from dropping to the hip at the finish.
Visually by looking at the gunwales. Tactile by feeling the balance through foot stretcher and buttocks.
Tactile by noticing how the boat rocks to the sides. Visually by looking at the gunwales.

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