Monday, September 28, 2015

The “Wall of Forcole”

There’s the Great Wall of China (kinda big),
In the 60’s Phil Spector gave us the “wall of sound” (kinda loud),
And if you were listening to KROQ in the 80’s – Wall of Voodo 
(kinda New Wave).

Meanwhile, in the workshop of the Gruppo Sportivo Voga Veneta in Mestre,
There’s the “Wall of Forcole”.
I’m sure that every rowing club in the Veneto has a similar collection, but this one happened to be right there in front of me when I was creeping around with my Nikon.

Of course there are a heck of a lot more forcole in the club, in fact they’ve got one boat that has 14 forcole that are kept in their own large wire basket.

Back in the “remo room” there are many sets of forcole which are neatly tied together and hung from wall hooks next to their respective remi.

Ask any rower and they’ll tell you – it’s not all about the boat and the oar.

With voga-alla-Veneta, you’re gonna need a few of these.

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