basic techniques of adaptive rowing are the same as with "regular"
rowing -- balance, timing, and oar work. The adaptations are based
on the needs of the individual rower. Fixed seats (as opposed
to sliding seats) are used for para's and quad's. For amputees,
extra weight may be added to the boat for balance. Pontoons can
also be added for extra stability. Disabled rowers can pair up
with either another disabled rower or able bodied rower in a double
"shell", or row by themselves in a single. Adaptive rowing can
be competitive, recreational, or both.