Recovery – Uncontrolled sliding
|Slide too rapidly during the leg phase of the recovery, or only the last piece towards the catch. Instead of sliding evenly, a decelerated or an accelerated sliding. Also see: Recovery.
|Seat: in the Rowing bin on the Rowing machine, look at the seat and compare the actual speed with an even speed.
Legs: in the boat, look at the angle of the knees and see if the speed at which they go down is even.
|Wrong rhythm idea. Too slow initial away, forcing lost time to be made up on the tracks.
|The rhythm is disrupted and the before the catch the rower has to slow down hard. To do this, the foot stretcher is kicked backwards hard and decelerate the boat unnecessary. Also, the weight shift from the rower in the boat from bow to stern is very fast. Both are detrimental to boat speed. In crew rowing this is called 'rushing': the rowers slide too fast, causing the stroke rate to go up unintentionally.
|Unlearn the rower to slide with the seat and learn to:
|Have the rower(s) experience the throwing back of the boat by sliding forward fast while stationary: the stern of the boat dives and goes backwards. Then a row a piece where the recovery is made with either the feet or the hands:
|Auditory by listening to the draw. Tactile by concentration on the foot stretcher to be drawn slowly towards or the handle(s) slowly pushing away from the body.
|Mainly noticed by the stroke (rushing). It is important to ask the stroke whether this is the case. In addition, the cox will notice that the boat slows down considerably before the catch, causing the cox to be thrown forward.
Uncontrolled sliding (red) compared with (blue) controlled sliding (www.rowanimation.nl).
|Recovery – Late squaring
|Recovery – Not sliding far enough
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