The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends. I hope you get to take some time to go sing carols and drink egg nog. If you must have some fun, test your peak power with a few family members this Christmas. Maybe you can show the sport to someone new!
The Peak Power Test will give you a sense of the raw power you can put into one stroke. For the Peak Power Test set the monitor for 20 seconds of work and 2 minutes of rest. Start by paddling a couple of strokes to get the fan moving and then go for max watts. It may help to video the test or have a partner watch to tell you the highest watts you pulled in just one stroke. During the 2 minutes of rest paddle lightly or roll out. Take 3 or 4 tries to find your max wattage starting with the damper set low and increasing the drag each successive try. At some point you’ll find a drag that you like and gives you the most power. Your score for the Peak Power Test is the Max Watts pulled in just one stroke.
Post your Max Watts and/or your favorite Christmas Tradition! I’ll see you guys in the New Year. Have a happy, safe, and fun Holiday!