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On the Edge

Concept2’s vortex edge has two key design features: a smooth round edge (compare this to the sharp corners of a normal blade); and small triangular devices designed to swirl the…

The Art of the Start

The impending arrival of the scholastic racing season doesn’t leave a lot of time to work on one of the most critical aspects of a sprint race: the start. To…

Rules of Extraction

When a certain unnamed but blunt-speaking international coach (use your imagination) first arrived in the U.S. to lead the national teams, he complained colorfully about the athletes’ poor releases, taking…

The Perils of Perfection

What predisposes some athletes —to developing an eating disorder? In a survey of women with eating disorders, 12 of whom were athletes and 17 who were not, 75 percent of…

Getting to Know You

An “unofficial visit” is the same college visit that your non-rowing peers take. What sets it apart is your interest in college rowing, meeting the coaches, and seeing the rowing…

CoxOrb Platinum Review

Active Tools’ CoxOrb Platinum comes to the rowing market with a competitive and impressive product that provides an all-in-one device for coxswains. The Platinum version combines all of the necessities…

The New Normal

As we look back on the year that was, it seems we may be living through a critical moment in the evolution of our sport. Allegations of widespread doping have…

February Racing Calendar

Feb 11 Shocker Sprints  The real shocker is not the pain you’ll experience over 2,000 meters—with any luck, you’re accustomed to that by now. It’s that the annual Wichita State-hosted…

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