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:
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.|
|Crew – Unequal power distribution|
|Crew – No balance in the sweep boat|
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