How to build a fast mixed eight

This Belgium student team has their focus on the mixed eight and asked me for feedback on how to improve. The eight is not just about rowing technique, it is also about who sits where and how athletes are influencing each other’s rowing style. Although this is roughly a 30min video, I tried to keep it short and to the point. The greatest difficulty is to understand who is influencing the boat in which way, thus deducing who to put in which seat and how to make a tandem rig work for you.

Special mentions in this video: The BIOROWER

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Ricardo Cardoso of the University of Porto


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