A crew that moves together, moves fast.
Synchronise your crew on land with RP3 link bars. See how your athletes move up close and from every angle.
THE CROSS LINK
THE HANDLE LINK
THE LONG LINK
The long link bar sits between the cross link bars of pairs of RP3s.
It is recommended to use the long link to add “seats to the boat” rather than linking extra machines next to each other to improve force balancing and reduce strain on the slider bearings.
The video shows a Netherlands 8+ practicing on land with full link bar set up.
Please note that long link bars are made to order. To enquire about long link bars please contact us.
The cross-link bars connect the feet together, just like how the feet are all connected in a boat.
In the drive phase, connected feet allow crew members to feel how and when other rowers are driving and applying power.
On the recovery, it allows them to feel when their crewmates are breaking their knees and the speed at which they travel into the catch.
The handle link connects the handles together allowing athletes to feel how their fellow crewmates are moving their arms and hands. This helps in syncing hand speed on the recovery, catch timing, and finish timing.
When used with the crosslink bars it also helps athletes to row to a more similar stroke length.
In a boat, the oars are not normally connected so this tool allows crews to develop even greater synchronisation to enhance their water rowing.