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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 ›

Team Shut Up & Row Goes the Distance

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May 03, 2023

Back in November 2022, we wrote about Team Shut Up & Row as they were preparing to row across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. We were so proud to support their 3000-mile trans-Atlantic race with the goal of raising funds and awareness for the Big Fish Foundation. It took 33 days, 17 hours and 38 minutes to complete their journey, crossing the finish line in Antigua in the early hours of the morning and reuniting with their families. We sat down with Brian (Tosh) Chontosh to chat about their incredible feat and the Big Fish Foundation, as well as physical and mental health. 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 ›

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 ›

The Carson Concept

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Apr 05, 2023

rob carson on RowergBorn and raised with an athletic upbringing in Long Beach, New York, Rob Carson spent much of his time competing in ice hockey. He also had a background in swimming and running. After a serious injury on the job as a New York City police officer, Rob found himself retired at the age of 31, but he still had the itch to compete. He began to row, and quickly found that rowing fulfilled his need to be competitive. He also saw the crossover benefits that rowing had on many other sports. 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 ›