High Support Erg Seat

22 Dec

Christmas has come early for our festive fitness fellows Marlow RC and Royal Dolphins who have become the beneficiaries of some of the most advanced erg fixed seats in the world. First used at Stoke Mandeville Spinal Clinic (where I … Read More »

Wheelchair Erging

15 Nov

Surfing through a range of online adaptive resources, I happened upon this clever fitting by Adapt2Row that goes on to any Concept 2E model to directly attach a wheelchair to a rowing machine. This simple adaptation reduces the requirement to … Read More »

RowPerfect Blog

25 Oct

The RowPerfect blog is one of the best blogs dedicated to Adaptive and Pararowing on the web.  While based in the UK as well, it does cover the sport around the world.  Here is a list of their posts to … Read More »

Quick Release Foot Plate Straps

27 Apr

As I discovered at Plovdiv, the previous generation of Velcro footstraps issued with the Wintech adaptive boats (see above) are actually non-compliant with FISA safety standards. The double Velcro strapping with no single pull-point means that they are not “quick … Read More »

Rowing Chat on Gear

3 Mar

The Rowing Chat channel on YouTube features lots of great rowing insights and discussions and a relatively recent episode, “Rowing Gadgets & Gear #2 – Para Rowing & More”, focused entirely on the para side of the sport. Hosted by … Read More »

Capsizes With Safety Pontoons

28 Sep

This post comes to you courtesy of British Rowing’s Paralympic Pathway Coach Ella Willott. As it happens, Ella was the one who first established the adaptive/pararowing programme at the Marlow RC including recruiting me as a volunteer to run it … Read More »

Fine Single TA Rowing Seat

3 May

Most adaptive fixed seats are designed as dual purpose PR1 (with supported back) and PR2 (where the back piece detaches to become a flat seat. Furthermore, the seats are often quite wide to accommodate the broadest range of athletes possible. … Read More »