Matthew Pinsent is a national rowing treasure and a credit to his nation. Of this there is no doubt. It can be argued that he is one of the two greatest rowers of the A.D.* era, alongside Steve Redgrave. As with Sir Steve, part of his triumph is that he was able to thrive and … Continue reading The best and the worst of Sir Matthew Pinsent
Build more. The end. No but really, the thing stopping me from buying an RP3 is about £1300. I can't splash for one. So we need more RP3's being made, which will push the price down, which means more people will buy them, which means more RP3's being made, which will push...... And the cycle … Continue reading How to make the Rowperfect better
In many ways the Rowperfect represents the best of indoor rowing, it takes the glorious indefatigable nature of the Concept 2 Ergometer, in that you cannot pull it hard enough to overwhelm it or break it, combined with the deeply instructive and and eventually very satisfying levels of skill needed to use it well. The … Continue reading Who’s afraid of the RP3
A legend in his own autobiography. I will start by saying that I never met the legend that was Dan Topolski, my only judgements about him are formed from the second hand stories of others, “True Blue” of course, and the white noise about sculling technique he used to fill the dead air in the … Continue reading The Roast of Dan Topolski
"The lightweight rower is a long, thin stick of muscle tissue, dehydrated to the point of sterility, burnt brown by the sun, perpetually furious, and hungry to the point of auto-cannibalism, he has truly earned the moniker of 'Peperami Man'" - Anno Dryseagacker, 2017 Like most heavyweight male rowers I despise all men's lwt rowers and … Continue reading Death of the Peperami Men
.....as rowers we need to choose where our sport goes before someone chooses for us. Let there be no misunderstanding, Rowing as an Olympic sport is under threat of elimination as we know it. The recent furor over lightweights vs. ladies is simply the first warning shot. And it was clearly a shot that FISA … Continue reading No future?
Few things are quite as guaranteed to irritate as the half truths, cherry picked examples and shonky logic, peddled by the British Rowing establishment, about nutritional supplements
The resurgence of interest in indoor rowing that is bleeding out of Crossfit into proper rowing should be grimly satisfying for those who care about the popularity of rowing. To put this popularity into perspective, the 2016 CrossFit open saw at least 245,000 men and women sign up to, amongst many other things, row a … Continue reading Can we make the ergo better?