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.

  4. Coxswain Tips: Know Your Squad

    Your are the brain of the boat; the better connected you are to the rest of your crew, the better you’ll function as a single unit on the water.

  5. 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...
  6. 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?

  7. The Greatest Eight?

    The Greatest Eight?

    The last major international regatta was FISA World Championships in Sarasota, FL at the end of September. It was so recent, some of the international rowers haven’t even gone home yet.

    Five of the six women who competed against each other in the 1x A-Final in Sarasota will be racing as boat mates in this year’s Great Eight at the Head of the Charles. Three of the six men who raced against each other in their 1x A-final will also be teaming up.

  8. Customizing the Windows on Your SpeedCoach Screen

    The home screen on the SpeedCoach GPS II has four windows. The default settings for these windows are, from top left going clockwise, stroke rate, 500m split, elapsed time, and distance traveled.

  9. How to Use NK LiNK

    Your SpeedCoach GPS2 with Training Pack will connect to a computer or smart device through the NK LiNK computer or mobile app. LiNK is the SpeedCoach’s data transfer program It is also how you are able to update your unit as firmware updates and new features are released. You DO need the Training Pack version of the SpeedCoach in order to download your data, but if you have the app, you can still do firmware updates with LiNK and the basic version of a SPC GPS2 (no data transfer is possible with a model 1).

  10. 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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