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A Gear Shift for Oars, Courtesy of Chris Cunningham, Small Boats Monthly
Friday, May 13, 2016
Catch: Another Way to Change Gears
In the January post "Change Gears When Rowing?", six alternatives for how to adjust 'gear' (ratio of outboard to inboard length of oar) were presented. Chris Cunningham, in the April issue of Small Boats Monthly presented yet another way to control 'gear' when rowing.
"Thumb Buttons" to Control Gear on Oars
He put three of these buttons on each oar. The buttons are on the bottom of the leather when the oar is in the 'power' portion of the stroke. Included in the article is a video that shows how he changes gears while rowing without missing a 'stroke'.
(Text and photo used with permission from Chris Cunningham.)