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One of the common issues seen in rowing is incorrect size. Often rowers are rowing in shoes significantly bigger than required. This all translates to wasted energy. Every stroke you take your feet will move in the shoe prior to reaching their anchor point and working to propel the boat forward. Conversely when coming up to the catch rowers in oversized shoes will be experiencing their heels coming out of the shoes and wasting energy to ensure their foot is retained in shoes
Rowing shoes, as per the rest of your equipment, require care and maintenance. Bont Rowing shoes are built to the highest standard and tested in all conditions however, we recommend you check your shoes prior to each use to ensure they remain performing at their best. Most importantly, your rowing shoes should be checked and inspected prior to each use to ensure safety on the water. Look after your equipment and your equipment will look after you.
Bont Rowing recommend rowing shoes are checked every time prior to use and adjusted if required. Prior to undertaking any activity on the water, all rowers should ensure they are familiar with their equipment. Every rower should conduct a thorough safety check of gear, along with an assessment of the weather conditions, ahead of every session.
To ensure Bont Rowing products are setup correctly and safely, all users should carefully read the following safety information. The information below outlines the proper protocol for safe usage of Bont Rowing shoes. For detailed instructions on adjusting safety straps, click here.
The information included below covers the following topics:
Correct adjustment of Bont Rowing Safety Straps
Correct use of Bont Rowing Safety Straps
The Bont Rowing Drive QRS Heel Set can be retrofitted to all Bont Rowing shoes. The following instructional guide should be followed carefully to ensure proper fitment of the Drive QRS Heel Set.
The Bont Rowing Drive QRS (Quick Release System) is designed to fit across all standard four-hole foot stretchers and can be installed using supplied hardware to both boat and shoes. The Drive QRS is compatible with the optional Drive QRS Angle Wedge (3.5-degrees) and Heel Set (3mm, 7mm and 11mm effective heel lift) which is included with all Drive QRS+ systems or available separately. The Drive QRS Steering Plate is also available separately.
The Bont Rowing Drive QRS (Quick Release System) is designed to fit across all standard four-hole drilled rowing shoes and can be installed using the supplied hardware to all Bont Rowing shoes. Bont Rowing shoes are also compatible with the optional Heel Set (3mm, 7mm and 11mm effective heel lift) which is included with all Drive QRS+ systems or available separately.
Your Bont Rowing product is covered by warranty for a period of 12 months (24 months in Europe) from date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship.