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by Snail Space
December 24th, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: Feature/Function Requests
Topic: Ratio
Replies: 3
Views: 3174

Re: Ratio

Not possible without considerable complication. Actually, it is extremely easy to do - as long as you have a PC that is close enough to the C2 to attach via a USB lead, and can write some simple VBA routines in Microsoft Excel. When I say simple I mmean SIMPLE - I'm not a programmer, and I couuld m...
by Snail Space
December 20th, 2011, 9:09 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 104654

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

Same old same old for me. A little deep, a little too much tension in the shoulders, and a small lunge at the catch. That may be so, but that stern wake looks nice and continuous to me. A slight dip of the stern at the catch might result from that slight "lunge" that you confess to - which I probab...
by Snail Space
December 17th, 2011, 9:32 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 104654

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

My focus then became to sit up tall and keep the arms relaxed and try not to muscle the catches. Do You find that muscling it slow's the boat down? Isn't that what the top guy's do in the Olympic's? They seem to be putting almighty effort into it. Before my comment, bear in mind that I coach rowing...
by Snail Space
December 11th, 2011, 7:33 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 104654

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

Sorry Byron to hear about your water freezing up. I guess it's the erg for you now. The bloke that kept on changing the rules is still in our crew. We've been told that his seat is assured. He is totally unsuitable for the crew(we call these types "boat stoppers"). That's club politics for you. The...
by Snail Space
November 21st, 2011, 6:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How's my form?
Replies: 20
Views: 3018

Re: How's my form?

... in case I ever decide to try my hand at water rowing. If you live reasonably close to a rowing club you must have a try. You would fall instantly in love with the sport. Also, it's even more joint-friendly than on an ergo. As well as the sport itself, there is the closeness to nature, and the s...
by Snail Space
November 21st, 2011, 4:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How's my form?
Replies: 20
Views: 3018

Re: How's my form?

You are using a relatively long layback. This is not necessarily bad, but it is a lot longer than what most rowers use. My guess is that you are going back about 30° from vertical, whereas many recommend about 15. However, many successful rowers do use that much layback, so you may get by OK as is....
by Snail Space
November 17th, 2011, 4:37 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 104654

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

One of our coaches says balancing starts with the lower body: even pressure on both sides of the seat, even pressure on both sides of the footstretcher, sitting straight, etc. Easier said than done because most of us are not completely symmetric. I vaguely remember Xeno Muller talking about balance...
by Snail Space
November 15th, 2011, 6:07 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 104654

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

Bob S. wrote:What on earth is that gadget in the lower right corner?
It's a detachable stabiliser, which stops the ergo from falling off the bank and into the water.

Cheers,
Dave.
by Snail Space
November 11th, 2011, 5:55 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing wearing a weighted vest
Replies: 9
Views: 9883

Re: Rowing wearing a weighted vest

It is hard to conceive of using an ergo for anything more than about 10 minutes without it being quite hard enough without the added encumbrance of wearing chainmail. Forget the vest, just row with a firm stroke until you sweat profusely - and then keep going.

Cheers,
Dave.
by Snail Space
November 4th, 2011, 5:17 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 104654

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

Rocket Roy wrote:Drysdale actually came to Tideway Scullers and joined so that he could learn to scull properly
...
Mahe is still a member of TSS
You could ask him to do a double with you ... as long as he promised not to sslow you down too much!

Cheers,
Dave.
by Snail Space
November 4th, 2011, 8:57 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 104654

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

Thanks Dave. The boat is a KIRS. The one that Mahe did the WR in, so I've no excuses....... My stroke is a work in progress. I am determined to get it right before trying to speed it up, every day get's a bit better though. As for technical imperfection's..........I'm sure they are all there. It's ...
by Snail Space
November 4th, 2011, 5:45 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: What OTW Training have you done today
Replies: 357
Views: 104654

Re: What OTW Training have you done today

I thought I'd put these 2 short videos on here for those that don't visit the uk forum. Not brilliant but something to watch. I'm having a lesson with Tim Male. Looks great, Roy. I won't quibble about technical imperfections because I think that you look brilliant for a beginner. I am particularly ...
by Snail Space
October 17th, 2011, 4:49 pm
Forum: SDK Questions
Topic: Units at force plot
Replies: 8
Views: 4802

Re: Units at force plot

I remember collecting similar data into Excel using the PMI interface and VBA. How have you collected your data? I guess from the forum name that you hhave used the SDK and some fiendishly clever C programming. I didn't think beyond them being arbitrary numbers but I was intrigued by the time increm...
by Snail Space
August 2nd, 2010, 1:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Forum usage for Pubmed and other articles
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

Re: Forum usage for Pubmed and other articles

It would also prevent forumites from being mislead by poor quality research articles. Mislead by studies, which readers can evaluate for themselves, or by opinions and anecdotes from forum members? Many members' opinions on this, or in fact any forum , are so full of of ignorant nonsense as to make...
by Snail Space
July 22nd, 2010, 1:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2k test prep
Replies: 9
Views: 8234

Re: 2k test prep

As far as how she has rowed her previous 2ks, she did the first one on the spur of the moment and just got on and pulled, no plan. The second one, she was focused on going under 8:00 and tried to keep her pace just under 2:00. Noone has mentioned warm-up yet. If she really just jumped on and pulled...