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by frankieboy
October 17th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: SUP conversion oar board - great idea or gimmick?
Replies: 12
Views: 8049

Re: SUP conversion oar board - great idea or gimmick?

Sorry but can't bring myself to agree. The SUP conversions are horrible. I'm an ex kayaker and recreational rower, I have an Edon TS515 and an Echo Islander. I've tried 3 different SUP rowers in the last few years and they are all horrible, like dragging a bucket behind you. You sit up too high, the...
by frankieboy
March 14th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Catamaran conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 11471

Re: Catamaran conversion

Re the Rowcat. This was an interesting concept, not the twin hulled piece of it but the oarlock arrangement, very innovative and I believe designed to maximise the time that the oar blade is perpendicular to the hull, in normal rowing the oar goes through an arc and is less efficient at the front an...
by frankieboy
March 14th, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Affordable recreational sculls
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Affordable recreational sculls

We now have some Edons at the club and they are well liked by the recreational scullers. Our novice sculling coach says that they are the best money the club has ever spent. The US agent is http://www.virginiarowing.com and they were helpful in every way, I think we paid $2400 for each of them.
by frankieboy
May 8th, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water, I'm hooked!
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: First time on the water, I'm hooked!

You wait until you get some experience, rowing is a wonderful sport.
by frankieboy
December 1st, 2015, 1:57 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Magik Oarlocks
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Re: Magik Oarlocks

Well I've used these all summer now and I like them a lot. I did a couple of races this year and my starts are very much improved, some of that is due to the oar locks and some of it having a bit of practice at starts to get used to the Magik oarlocks I've not seen any wear on my oar sleeves, I use ...
by frankieboy
August 18th, 2015, 11:30 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: MR 340
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

Re: MR 340

Paddle only, I looked at doing this for 2015 and way pointed to the rules which expressly forbid rowing.
by frankieboy
August 14th, 2015, 1:59 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Carpal tunnel
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Carpal tunnel

When rowing on the erg I'm occasionally getting some jolts of pain running down the outside of my wrist, wrist adjustment helps and it doesn't always happen.

Can anyone suggest how to prevent this when using an erg or rowing a shell

Frank
by frankieboy
August 14th, 2015, 1:54 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Magik Oarlocks
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Magik Oarlocks

I wanted to mention Magik oarlocks here and ask if anyone has used them. I bought a pair 3 months ago and have been really impressed with the difference it makes with my old Van Dusen shell, I have much better control and feel of what's going on at the blade end and have had some improvement in rece...