Outside arm does 100% of placement Body is in catch position. Outside arm has 100% of the weight of the blade Technique • Catch • Placement Placement starts as rower moves up last ‘bit’ of slide. As seat comes forward outside hand places the blade
Technique • Catch • Placement • Lock-up Words like “pick-up”, “feeling on the toes” and “acceleration” are important. Blade is placed, locked and then pushed against.
Technique Shoulders in line with oar • Catch • Placement • Lock-up • Body position Head straight in terms of shoulders Head not angled to the opposite rigger!!!
Sticky – not good! Technique • Catch • Drive • Finish • Recovery Outside hand pushes down ‘releases blade from the water’ Inside hand feathers blade Outside hand ‘pushes’ the handle away. Also holds the weight of the oar Bodies in the middle or ‘sympathetic to rigger – not leaning to opposite rigger!! Shoulders in line with oar
Not Sticky! Technique • Catch • Drive • Finish • Recovery Blade has come out without touching or dragging on the water – ‘quietly’
Technique • Catch • Drive • Finish • Recovery Catch Position then bodies then slide Hands first Half Slide Squaring blades