As a small-scale manufacturer of a high-end product, we often have the pleasure of having meaningful contact with our customers long after the sale has been made. It's one of the many things we love about being RESOLUTE. Not only do we have the honor of building fast boats for some of the most talented athletes in the world, it is our great enjoyment to know the stories and personal goals of those we serve. Those stories give meaning and value to the work we do -- and it shows.
Imagine this scenario: You're a new club. You have so many things to purchase to get your athletes up and running, it seems like the only way to do it is to sacrifice boat quality and go for something as inexpensive as possible. How else are you going to be able to spend countless dollars on all the other ancillary things you'll need? Launches? Trailers? Rowing Electronics? Oars? Sound familiar?
What if we were to tell you there's a better way?
We’re rowers. We’re supposed to have back problems and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, right? Of course not! While it’s true that the nature of the sport places a tremendous demand on the spine and pelvis, pain in this area is highly preventable through technique modifications and, as we highlight here, an emphasis on a symmetrical stroke. When part of the body’s kinetic chain is off-kilter, it stands to reason that even a small degree of imbalance can affect joints all the way up the chain. One of the biggest offenders? A differential in leg length.