The Crew Stop Rowing Gloves
The Crew Stop make the worlds first specialist rowing gloves. Founded by Patrick Fricke, we discuss the intricate design process they used to make their classic rowing glove.
Timestamps to the interview:
1:00 Introduction and background in rowing
3:00 What does the Crew Stop sell?
4:00 Designing solutions to taping your fingers got us started
8:00 The challenge of getting the first design right and Concept Design Principles – materials conform to shapes
15:00 Consideration of elasticity in the fabric
17:50 Sweep versus sculling glove design. Silicone pad print on the palm and fingers.
20:00 Ongoing developments included different velcro
21.10 New technology of polyester nano-fabrics.
24:30 NASA Fabric which stores body heat as you warm and releases it as you cool
27:40 The Paddle Glove – with 5 fingers
34:00 Caryn Davies uses The Crew Stop gloves http://www.usrowing.org/news/2019/08/24/fifteen-u-s-crews-hit-the-water-on-sunday-at-the-2019-world-rowing-championships/
36:00 Manufacturing partner is in Connecticut and they make for Nike and Marmot
40:00 How to measure hand for snug glove fit
42:00 International distributors for The Crew Stop gloves
44:00 Common blister spot is the centre of the palm
50:00 A special offer for listeners buying The Crew Stop gloves – 10% discount and free shipping for 30 days to 7 November 2019.
Find out more http://www.thecrewstop.com/