Rebecca Caroe and Marlene Royle talk single sculling and the difference between balance and stability.
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Timestamps to the show
03:00 9 Weeks into Lockdown and we are getting back in single sculls
05:30 Back on the water and feeling muscle fatigue. What to do in your first few rows
10:45 Get into a single – even if it is for the first time
14:00 My first single – a Colley for Rebecca; a van Dusen for Marlene
23:00 getting in to a single for the first time. Confidence drills, handle heights, shift your weight to be centred.
26:00 Balance versus stability in the sculling boat. Early drills – row in circles with arms only. Row alternating oars port and starboard – snake down the river. Check your grip and relax your fingers.
31:00 Making 90 degree turns. Learning to back down – blade depth and boat handling and safety skills
34:00 should you turn your blades upside down when backing?
41:00 Why turn boats with simultaneous strokes and why turn with alternate strokes.
48:00 Sculling with oarlocks open drill.
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