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The new Rocker foot stretcher from BioRow/WinTech

The new Rocker foot stretcher from BioRow/WinTech

The new Rocker foot stretcher from BioRow / WinTech

Our new the Rocker stretcher requires using more legs and less trunk after catch. Rowers, which had the highest leg speed, has shown higher boat speed and force-power production with the Rocker stretcher.

The results of the experiment allow us to conclude the following:

  1. The Rocker stretcher has advantages over the normal stretcher in terms of length of the stroke and legs drive.
  2. The normal stretcher still appears to be the most comfortable for the most rowers in terms of force / power production and achieving a higher stroke rate. Due to these factors, the average boat speed int he tested group of scullers was slightly higher with the normal stretcher.
  3. The effect of the Rocker stretcher appeared to be dependent on specifics of rowing technique: scullers with a dominating fast legs drive have achieved higher boat speed, at higher force-power production with the Rocker stretcher.
  4. Rowers with good ankle flexibility and/or short and slow legs drive did not benefit from the Rocker stretcher and performed better with the Normal stretcher.
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