Olympic Rowing: Building the best Women's Eight. "If the team believes they have a better chance of winning a gold medal with the boat I worked on, that is indeed quite special." Sandra Klein Nagelvoort, R&D Manager at DSM, has been working on the latest innovations for the Olympic 8 of the Dutch Olympic Team.
Having the best boat is clearly a vital component for any rowing crew with Olympic ambitions. Which is why DSM has developed a series of innovations for both professional athletes and amateur rowers alike.
Using DSM's turane resins, we set out to improve the stiffness of the boat, making it better equipped to handle the rigors of a race. By combining it with TeXtreme carbon fiber, stiffness of the hull has been increased up to up 25%, reducing the energy loss of each stroke and thus increasing the speed.
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Acknowledgements: Zwolsche Roei-en Zeilvereniging ZRZV and Edwin Hendriks, Program Manager at DSM Composite Resins.
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