The Ultimate In Pleasure Rowing
Ron Rantilla makes the patented Frontrower™ forward-facing rowing system. Not only is it forward facing, it gives you luxurious option of rowing your boat hands free. It has three modes of operation: (1) hands only, (2) feet only, and (3) hands and feet combined.
- Do you appreciate the exercise qualities of rowing a boat, but not the backward-facing position?
- Do you enjoy paddling a canoe, but wish that you could use your legs for power and exercise?
- Do you have a disability (such as an arm amputation) that prevents you from enjoying the pleasures of rowing or paddling?
The Frontrower™ solves the above problems and does lot more.
It is more comfortable and easier to use than conventional propulsion systems. The large padded seat with backrest is designed to be comfortable for hours at a time. The oars lift and dip, feather and square, and return to the front automatically. In the easy-to-use "hands free" mode, rowing can be less effort than walking. And as one senior rower says, "If you get tired, you're already sitting down."
In the "full body" mode, it gives you the same high-quality low-impact exercise as rear-facing sliding-seat rowing.
It is powerful and efficient, and has competed successfully in some of the most grueling long distance competitions in the world (see Bragging Rights and Rowing Efficiency).
You can install the Frontrower™ in many existing canoes and rowboats (see Slide Show of Owner's Boats).