Rowing as a synchronized team is no longer limited to when you’re on the water. Through The Stroke Master’s ™ haptic and kinesthetic feedback, feel the effort and timing of everyone in your erg boat.

+ Feel extra or reduced resistance when you’re not in the swing
+ Visual display allows you to see when you’re early or late to the catch
+ Dryland training becomes more enjoyable and productive
+ Complements seat racing by building line-ups before getting on the water
+ Training time is more engaging, keeping rowers accountable for each other
+ Provides live synchronization feedback
+ Ability to connect 2-8, or more, ergs in a “boat”

Simply put, The Stroke Master is erg technology that improves synchronization and timing while dryland training. USA TSM rowers experience haptic and kinesthetic feedback using our bank of linked simulators, allowing rowers to feel their connection to the team. Every rower’s efforts affects the timing and resistance in the handle of the sim, on every stroke, just as it would on the water.

A way to make dryland training for rowers not only more interesting, but productive and educational, before ever getting on the water in a racing shell is invaluable. There is only so much time that rowers get to be on the water with their coaches – training, rowing and improving. By implementing haptic and visual feedback, rowers and coaches can have practically the same training whether it’s snowing, raining, during the off season or the regular season, therefore maximizing scheduled practice times.

Athletes can now self-coach and improve their technique both during practice sessions on their own to give them a better chance of making the team or better preparing for competition. The Stroke Master holds rowers accountable to each other during a workout, which stimulates their desire to not let the team down and provides a way for them to stay engaged and focused on technique. Coaches have agreed this will likely increase the athlete retention rate in the off-season, therefore better preparing rowers for when they get back on the water this spring.