The proper way to rig aneight

The proper way to rig aneight

Post by Charles Carrol » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 03:31:05


So what do you think? Should the rigger who rigged this eight be sentenced
to reading posts on RSR for 1 to 7 years? Talk about a constitution that
provides for checks and balances! Or rowing as a metaphor for greater
things? Or maybe coaches could use a shell rigged this way to trial
potential crew?

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur

Enjoy,

Charles

 
 
 

The proper way to rig aneight

Post by SingleMinde » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:39:36

Quote:

> So what do you think? Should the rigger who rigged this eight be sentenced

> to reading posts on RSR for 1 to 7 years? Talk about a constitution that

> provides for checks and balances! Or rowing as a metaphor for greater

> things? Or maybe coaches could use a shell rigged this way to trial

> potential crew?

> http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur

> Enjoy,

> Charles

I like the two-per-oar setup. Reminds me of quinquiremes.

Also of the old joke about Yeshiva University...

 
 
 

The proper way to rig aneight

Post by A3aa » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:49:41

It would seem very practical for rowing clubs with only a small body of water (e.g. a pond) available.

 
 
 

The proper way to rig aneight

Post by Sarah Harbou » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:58:52

Quote:

> So what do you think? Should the rigger who rigged this eight be sentenced

> to reading posts on RSR for 1 to 7 years? Talk about a constitution that

> provides for checks and balances! Or rowing as a metaphor for greater

> things? Or maybe coaches could use a shell rigged this way to trial

> potential crew?

> http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur

> Enjoy,

> Charles

Reminds me a a flyer that Mel brought back from the UK Coaches Conference several years ago - it was for a circular tub-like craft with four rowing positions that effectively meant that the thing spun round (direction dependent on whether it was bowsiders or strokesiders and numbers of each). Not seen anything about it since so I can only speculate that it didn't take off...

Sarah

 
 
 

The proper way to rig aneight

Post by robin_dickin.. » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:43:20

Quote:

> Reminds me a a flyer that Mel brought back from the UK Coaches Conference several years ago - it was for a circular tub-like craft with four rowing positions that effectively meant that the thing spun round (direction dependent on whether it was bowsiders or strokesiders and numbers of each). Not seen anything about it since so I can only speculate that it didn't take off...

Just means that the rowers haven't got it spinning fast enough yet :)
 
 
 

The proper way to rig aneight

Post by Alexander Lindsa » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:13:35

Quote:


> > So what do you think? Should the rigger who rigged this eight be sentenced

> > to reading posts on RSR for 1 to 7 years? Talk about a constitution that

> > provides for checks and balances! Or rowing as a metaphor for greater

> > things? Or maybe coaches could use a shell rigged this way to trial

> > potential crew?

> > http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur

> > Enjoy,

> > Charles

> Reminds me a a flyer that Mel brought back from the UK Coaches Conference several years ago - it was for a circular tub-like craft with four rowing positions that effectively meant that the thing spun round (direction dependent on whether it was bowsiders or strokesiders and numbers of each). Not seen anything about it since so I can only speculate that it didn't take off...

> Sarah

I remember seeing the circular device on display a few years ago, at Henley I think.  It didn't look very practical.

For a picture and description see

http://daily-erg-workout.blogspot.co.uk/2006/08/revolutionary-rower-n...

Alexander Lindsay

 
 
 

The proper way to rig aneight

Post by Sarah Harbou » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 04:52:41

Quote:

> > Reminds me a a flyer that Mel brought back from the UK Coaches Conference several years ago - it was for a circular tub-like craft with four rowing positions that effectively meant that the thing spun round (direction dependent on whether it was bowsiders or strokesiders and numbers of each). Not seen anything about it since so I can only speculate that it didn't take off...

> Just means that the rowers haven't got it spinning fast enough yet :)

I wish I could 'like' RSR comments! ;-)
 
 
 

The proper way to rig aneight

Post by Henry La » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:31:55


Quote:
> it was for a circular tub-like craft with four rowing positions that effectively meant that the thing spun round

That's a coracle, innit?

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Henry Law            Manchester, England