rowing mistakes

Scull – Skying

Mistake: The handles are not brought in a horizontal line from release to catch, but go in an arc through the air away from the water. The variant in which the trunk bends in before the catch and takes the arms and handle with it, is called Diving into the boat. Skying is by definition no Over reaching. The sweep rowing variant is described here: Skying sweep rowing.
Observe: Blade: see if the blades come off the water before the catch.
Arms: see if the angle of the arms with the body changes.
Trunk: determine that the trunk does not rotate just before the catch
Cause: Wrong mental image of the (ideal) stroke or too much pressure on the handles, causing them to be pushed too deep into the boat. This mistake is part of the Sliding stroke.
The catch cannot be made in time, because the blades have to approach the water from too great an height.
Use motion guidance on one of the scull handles. Place your hand under the handle and guide the handle to the position it needs to go to. Draw more fingers away from the handle, until it is supported by only one finger.
 Use the exercise Blade trail variations.
Visually by looking at the blade. This should be no more than half a blade height above the water. Rowing with backsplash, requiring the blade to be brought close to the water just before the catch. Extending the arms well during the initial away helps.
A rower's blade is raised high above the water before the catch, The blade is thus raising from the water instead of being brought to the water.

Scull – Not sitting straight
Sweep – Hands placed incorrect

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