Finish – Sticky trunk
|Mistake:||The trunk is stationary at the finish point of the draw. This is common in the classic draw, where the arms are extended first and then the trunk is rotated. With the modern draw, arms and trunk move simultaneously during the initial away and the trunk no longer pauzes after the finish. Also see: Finish.|
|Observe:||Trunk: look at the trunk and see how it unfold after the finish and not immediately enfolds during initial away.|
|Cause:||Classically trained draw, wrong thought about the "rest point" in the stroke.|
|Crew weight presses for a long time on the tip of the boat During the recovery, the handle stands still (loss of time), which means that - at the same stroke rate - you have to drive hard to make up for that loss. This has a negative effect on the boat speed. The standstill makes the rower in recovery lag behind compared to the rest of the crew, which can only be compensated by sliding. This causes a lot of unevenness in the boat and also has a negative effect on the speed.|
|Remedy:||Help the rower find the right rhythm with the exercise Trunk throwing. Then row with a quarter (¼) seat, with the trunk not allowed to stand still. Then five strokes quarter seat, followed by five complete strokes, alternately, whereby the trunk may not be stationary. Ask the rower to first rotate the trunk and only then stretch the arms (overcompensation)|
|Tactile, the trunk unfolds and immediately folds in again. This requires the abdominal muscles to work and this is felt by the rower.|
|A rower's blade pauses at the finish. It is not carried through in a smooth movement from draw to recovery.|
The effect of a sticking trunk (red) compared to a good rowing (blue) teammate (www.rowanimation.nl).
|Finish – Sticky handle(s)|
|Finish – Pulling up the shoulders|
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