World's best forward facing rowing system.
Rowing in reverse has some disadvantages, mainly that you cannot easily see where you are going. It goes without saying that facing forwards is much safer. The problem with designing a forward facing system has always been the ability to feather/pivot/articulate the blades for an efficient stroke motion --- until now.
As far as we know this is the world's first and/or best forward rowing commercially available system. It simply has to be seen to be believed.
The gear mechanism let's you face forward while still rowing on a sliding seat and feathering the blades across, up, over and through the water.
Because RowVista mounts on our XCat platform the whole package is very smooth, stable, safe, fun and FAST!
It is the inherent stability of a catamaran that means you don't have to necessarily get up at 4:00 AM to row on glassy 5:00 AM surfaces because the XCat opens up rowing to a wider range of wind and water conditions. Unless of course you want to ;)
This is a much safer rowing platform than traditional shallow rear facing sculls yet still offers similar performance levels along with the added benefit of being able to row in a wider range of water conditions!
It's also easier to transport and set up than those long hulls which require a trailer to tow or a club to store at.
Add RowVista to XCat Basic and you get a great rowing system that's easy to transport, stable to row and fun use all while getting great exercise while soaking in the bliss of element h2o.
Add RowVista to XCat sail and now you get a really diverse vessel that you can enjoy wind or calm, rain or shine.
Rowing is one of the best ways you can get exercise while enjoying the beauty and harmony of being on the water. And XCat RowVista is perhaps the best, most flexible rowing system in the world today.
FEATURES & OPTIONS
Oar blade feathering while facing forwards. This is a real first for forward facing rowing systems. And it is even easier to rotate than with classic rowing systems because the axis is mounted on ball bearings. Rotation is limited in both directions so that the blade is always in the right position. As a result, rowing with RowVista is easier to learn than classic rowing. No energy is wasted thanks to the highly efficient linkage. The handle shaft and blade shaft can be folded up and are self-locking. Advanced corrosion resistant materials used throughout.