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High Winds & Waves Test the Skinny Coastal Shaft

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May 19, 2023

ben rowingFor those who know little about the world of coastal rowing, it is a sport rowed on oceans and coastal waters where surf and tides test athlete speed in varying conditions. Athletes endure waves, boat collisions and capsizes, so it's important to have total confidence in the equipment when rowing in such adverse conditions. The new Concept2 Skinny Coastal shaft is engineered to meet the demanding needs of coastal rowers. Continue Reading ›

4 Ways to Use the SkiErg for Fitness

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Apr 27, 2023

man and woman on skiergSki trainers, like the Concept2 SkiErg, are a relatively new fitness tool, so you are not alone if you’re not familiar with what they are and how they can be used. Just as the Concept2 RowErg was created for on water rowers, the SkiErg was developed as a training tool for serious cross-country skiers, but word of its effectiveness and flexibility has spread to the non-skiing world, too. Continue Reading ›

Using the Online Ranking as a Training Tool

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Apr 17, 2023

woman on rowergFor those who haven’t discovered it yet, the Concept2 Online Ranking is a very large and constantly growing database of best times for twelve different distance/time pieces on the RowErg, SkiErg and BikeErg. Its thousands of entries from users around the world can be readily sorted by event, age group, gender, weight class, country, state, adaptive category and more. The online ranking can be a very useful resource and training tool, even if you never choose to post a PR and rank yourself. Continue Reading ›

Ready for Regatta Season

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Apr 14, 2023

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As the weather warms and snow melts into mud here in Vermont, we’re busy preparing for another regatta season. Judging by the activity in the oar shop these days, lots of other folks are, too! The shop is bustling—racks of oars and sculls are being assembled from custom-made components one day, and then inspected, boxed and shipped out all over the world the next. Continue Reading ›

4 Spring Training Strategies

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Mar 23, 2023

woman on bikeerg in boathouseSeasonal transitions can be challenging times for a fitness routine. The weather doesn’t always cooperate; new activities can cause sore muscles, and change isn’t always smooth. On the bright side, the change of seasons provides an opportunity for positive change, a time to introduce new activities in your plan, and a chance to involve some new muscles. Continue Reading ›

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