What Exactly is Biathlon?

Apr 22, 2019

Disclaimer: I am trying to recruit biathlon fans in the U.S.
Team USA Olympian Hannah Dressigacker illustrated this guide to biathlon in 2014 while she was competing in Sochi, Russia. Although European audiences for Biathlon events set viewership records, the sport is just starting to catch on in the United States, and Hannah's goal was to help her followers better understand the sport. Many of us here at Concept2 have tried biathlon, and have a great appreciation for the challenges it presents. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Olympics, SkiErg

What Damper Setting Should I Use?

Apr 15, 2019

The damper on the side of the flywheel adjusts the airflow in and out of the flywheel on each stroke. On a higher setting, like 10, more air is allowed into the flywheel and will need to be pushed out on each stroke. On a lower setting, less air is exchanged on each stroke. The "best" damper setting—for you!—depends on your style of rowing; you may take into account the distance you’re rowing and your preferred stroke rate. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Indoor Rower

Kicking Off The On Water Season

Apr 04, 2019

As the rivers and lakes begin to melt here in Vermont, we’re eager to start training on water—while many programs are already kicking off the regatta season! The San Diego Crew Classic declares “the rowing season starts here”. Year-round, there's great rowing to watch here in North America—coast to coast from San Diego to Boston. Here’s what we look forward to throughout the year. Continue Reading ›

Spring Transitions

Mar 29, 2019

Contributed by Linda Muri, Rocket Science Rowing:

With this year’s last 2k of the indoor season in the proverbial rearview, I am ready to shift gears. Post race season is a time to refocus and refresh, to evaluate last year’s goals and set new ones for the coming year. It is a natural time to examine things like technique and training plans--what worked, what did not, and how you can make changes. For a range of what works during this transition, I checked in with a few indoor stalwarts who medaled at the 2019 World Rowing Indoor Championships in Long Beach, California, USA. Continue Reading ›

Oars for Every Boat

Mar 27, 2019

Concept2 builds custom oars for all types of boats. This includes rowing shells used by teams, clubs and scullers for training and competition, but it also includes a wide range of other “boats that go backwards” like ocean and open water rowing boats, skiffs, wherries, guideboats and dories (to name just a few!). Even a stand up paddleboard (SUP) can be rowed! Continue Reading ›

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