Fixed versus free-floating stretcher mechanism in rowing ergometers: mechanical aspects.

@article{Colloud2006FixedVF,
  title={Fixed versus free-floating stretcher mechanism in rowing ergometers: mechanical aspects.},
  author={Floren Colloud and Pascal Bahuaud and Nathalie Doriot and Stephane Champely and Laurence Ch{\`e}ze},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={479-93}
}
The mechanical responses (i.e. external contact forces and external power) of 25 elite rowers to a race-pace rowing protocol were investigated on the traditional fixed stretcher mechanism and the more recently introduced free-floating stretcher mechanism rowing ergometers. Using a Rowperfect rowing ergometer for both conditions, external contact forces at the handle, stretcher and sliding seat, as well as the displacements of the handle and stretcher, were recorded. The external power was… CONTINUE READING