Hi Gaz, My name is Graeme Ettles, I am from New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada. I saw your profile because I'm just starting indoor rowing and I like to see pictures of all these people with the great times and check out who they are! The reason I am writing is because you are the first person I have seen to put damper settings on your stats. That is something I have always been curious about and can't find very much info on it anywhere. All the concept2 stuff always recommends 3-4. I've always wanted to put it at 10 but I thought maybe that would be an error. I'm just wondering if that is a personal thing for you or are all the fast guys using the high damper settings for those times? Thanks for your time... Graeme Ettles firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Graeme. When I first started going to the gym the damper was allways on 10. I can't remember any of the instructors ever telling me why this was so I have allways used it.
Like you I wanted to know more about it, found some info on the concept 2 website and yes a lower damper setting is reccomended, but personally I feel I can get faster times from having the damper on 10.
That's the main reason I have listed the damper settings on my rowing times. Just to see if the times are faster or slower at different settings.
The only reason I can think I go faster at higher settings is I have allways been good at power sports: shot put, sprinting etc. Therefore when all out effort is required such as the last 1000m of a row I can put everything into it. Relying on power rather than endurance.
Hope this helps? If you ever fancy an on-line race give me a shout and we will arrange one