Wraptor Balance

21 Jun

Attaching rigger pontoons is the conventional approach to adding some stability to a single scull for an adaptive rower who (a) might have balance issues, or (b) might be more vulnerable (eg. fixed seat). But Wraptor has a product called … Read More »

Frontrower

11 Jun

Rowing is physically one of the most inclusive sports there is. This is because it is a whole-body sport. As a result, if some part of the body (nearly any part) is impaired, you can still use the rest of … Read More »

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 »