Q. Which kind of tools are necessary to fix and to adjust SRD system?
A. Please prepare 2.5mm, 3mm and 4mm hexagon wrenches.
Q. I would like to know standard rigging numerical values of SRD foot stretcher.
A. Please refer to Assembling the Foot Stretcher.
Q. Do I need to change the method for riggings (from that of a conventional stretcher)? Is pin-heel distance the same? How do I adjust shoe height?
A. With Shimano Rowing Dynamics (SRD) Foot Stretcher System, as the sole angles change throughout the stroke, SRD Rigging differs from current rigging (heel-based) with a conventional stretcher. SRD rigging is based on the ball of the foot (same position of Virtual Pivot rotation axis). If you want to replicate the same rigging as a conventional system, measure the distance from the pin to the ball of the foot with the current system, then adjust SRD's pin to ball of the foot distance to the same distance as the current system. For heel-depth, measurement is also based on the ball of the foot. However, we recommend adjusting the position of the ball of the foot to the same level as the seat height. Please refer to the Foot stretcher assembling Manual for detail.
Q. Should I install SRD stretcher at an angle of 50 degrees?
A. Our recommended stretcher angle is approximately 50 degrees, but it is not mandatory. Please try and find the angle which works best for you. If you are stuck, contact us.
Q. Can I replace the shoes if they don't fit ?
A. Yes, we accept the replacement under certain conditions. Please refer to returns and replacement for conditions.
Q. How can I install SRD Foot Stretcher while my boat does not equipped with 25mm Upper pipe.
A. If your boat has a 25mm metal angle (i.e. single sculls by Empacher ®), you can attach by using an optional part (KP-R600). Ask your boat maker or contact us