Made from carbon cloth, with PVC foam core, and epoxy resin cured at high temperature, our stretchers are both lightweight and rigid, and allow the efficient transfer of power. They are easily adjustable for height, fore and aft positioning, and rake (stretcher angle).
Our singles have the stretcher channels located on the saxboards, taking advantage of the slope of the saxboard to allow for wider placement of shoes, and further adding to saxboard stiffness.
All boats, regardless of grade are fitted with the same high quality shoes with Velcro straps that have a single, quick release pull tag. Heel restraints are attached as standard.
There is also the option at time of order to choose the Flexfoot system, instead of rowing shoes. The Flexfoot stretcher uses parts based on CII's rowing machine, but modified for use in rowing boats. That is, the heel is a rounded shape, and is closed for safety reasons. A heel restraint is also attached. This system is preferred by some people for recreational boats, such as our Freedom boats, but can be supplied on racing boats.
For Para boats, you can specify a plain wooden stretcher, which allows you to customize it as you like, for example, by screwing just 1 shoe to it, closer to the centre than is normal with 2 shoes.