Information about rowing production and warranty extension

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  1. Rowing Production, Warranty Extension, and More!

    You are all still rowers. We're still here for you. Our rowing production lines are currently closed as we have shifted our workforce to produce only essential products for weather monitoring for firefighting, safety, defense, and research. We are also manufacturing face shields for health care workers. You can still order rowing products online Read more...
  2. Tips for Avoiding the Spread of Viruses & Bacteria with Shared NK Equipment

    As we head into peak rowing season, many clubs and crews will be sharing common equipment. We have received several inquiries from users that ask, "What is the best way to help prevent potential cross-contamination when using NK products?" While NK does not claim these techniques will be 100% effective against the spread of viruses, here are two Read more...
  3. Set up Custom Workouts on Your SpeedCoach

    Set up Custom Workouts on Your SpeedCoach

    You will need: A SpeedCoach GPS 2 with Training Pack

    To see which model SpeedCoach you have (model one or model two), turn it around and look at the back. The SpeedCoach GPS 2 will say "model 2" on the left side above the letters "FC"; the SpeedCoach GPS 1 will not.

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  4. Using the EmPower Oarlock to Sync Catches in Team Boats

    We reached out to Matt Muffelman, coach of the 2017 Men's LW 4-, to see how he was using the Oarlocks in practice. His advice should be helpful to anyone looking to improve catch timing in team boats. Read more...
  5. Watts on Watts: Interval Training with Power

    On-the-water power meters became widely accessible to rowers with the launch of the EmPower Oarlock in late 2016; but now that we can get one, what do we do with it?

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  6. Finding the Boatmovers

    Finding the Boatmovers

    Until recently, the most accurate metric for on-the-water performance has been the 500-meter split. It makes sense: races are measured in time over distance, so why not measure practice pieces the same way?

    If the goal is to improve an athlete’s performance, a logical requirement is to be able to accurately measure that performance. The biggest problem with using splits to gauge improvement is that boat speed doesn’t just depend on the athlete’s input; it’s also affected by numerous other factors including current, wind, weight, and rigging.

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  7. Critical Boat Handling Skills for Rowing in Current

    Critical Boat Handling Skills for Rowing in Current

    Launching from a Dock that is Parallel to the Current

    Launch into the current (i.e. with the bow of the boat pointing upriver) if at all possible. Get bow pair's blades on the water as soon as you can, especially the one closer to the dock. This might mean having bow seat or two seat draw their oar through the oarlock and push off the dock with the tip of their blade while everyone else sets the boat. Add pairs one at a time from the bow until you have enough speed to get out into the river. Peek back at your stern to make sure it doesn't scrape against the dock as you're pulling away.

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  8. Reading the River, Part 1: Avoiding Obstacles

    Reading the River, Part 1: Avoiding Obstacles A sandbar ripped this skeg box right out of the hull.

    Underwater Obstacles

    Keep an eye out for V-shaped patterns in the water. Stationary objects underneath the surface create wakes just like boats do. The V will point toward you when you’re rowing with the current and away from you when you’re rowing against the current. Underwater obstacles don’t always disturb the water above them, but if you see this pattern in the surface of the water, stay away!

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  9. It's IN The Computer: A No-Nonsense Breakdown of Rowing Tech Jargon

    Feeling a little lost when others are slinging around rowing jargon? Here are over 40 rowing terms and their definition to help you fit in better at parties and in the boat house.

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  10. How the Best Student Athletes Manage their Time

    1. They accept that some professors assign more work than their students can complete. This can be deliberate (a 'natural consequences' type of lesson in prioritization), or an oversight (they don't know how much other professors are assigning).

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