Introducing the all-new Drive QRS (Quick Release System) and Drive QRS+ by Bont Rowing. Featuring a modular design and easy-to-use operation, Drive will change the way rowers and clubs think about quick release systems.
Built using marine-grade components including Titanium, carbon composites and 316 stainless steel fittings, Drive is designed to go the distance and specifically tailored to meet the demands of life on the water.
Drive is for rowers of all abilities and thanks to its modular construction, is perfect for clubs with crews operating across multiple boats.
Istvan Nemeth, CEO of Bont Rowing, shared some of the thinking behind the creation of the system.
"We wanted to make Drive QRS affordable and modular and we think we've nailed both of these objectives. It's given more rowers the opportunity to own their own pair of shoes and most importantly, to allow them to reach their absolute potential in greater comfort with improved injury prevention.
"It would seem crazy in any other sport to borrow a pair of shoes and yet as rowers, we've been brought up to think this is the way it should be. For young rowers, especially those in school programs, wearing correctly-fitting shoes isn't just better for performance, it also reduces the change of foot damage during an important physical development period.
"Despite rowing shoes being the single contact point for for transferring power through the leg drive, rowing shoes have long been overlooked and their importance marginalized. We firmly believe it should be considered one of the most important pieces of equipment any rower can acquire to ensure maximum efficiency, comfort and to help minimize potential injuries. Combined with our adjustable Heel Set, even those with more limited flexibility can enjoy improved efficiency and power.
"We've been designing and manufacturing performance-based sports footwear for well over a decade and we truly understand the importance and benefits from using products designed specifically for a sport. Our cycling 'trophy cabinet' includes Olympic gold medals on the track, a world road race title and a Tour de France overall victory just to name a few. Since launch, Bont Rowing shoes have already been worn to more than 100 medals at world level and we're confident we'll be seeing many more over the years to come."'
Keeping you safe and efficient on the water, Drive QRS remains completely secure throughout the drive and catch of the stroke. Bont Rowing shoes are also equipped with fully adjustable safety straps along with the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron (FISA) regulated heel ties, to further enhance safety on the water.
Bont Rowing Drive QRS includes base plate and shoe plate. Drive QRS+ includes complete Drive QRS kit, heel set and toe wedge. Drive base plate, shoe plate and steering plate also sole separately.
- Approved by FISA.
- Easy to use: Twist and Row operation.
- 316 marine grade stainless steel fittings.
- Optional Angle Wedge; 3.5-degree toe lift.
- Compatible with all Bont Rowing shoes and standard four hole drilled shoes.
- Durable and lightweight carbon composite construction with Titanium base and shoe plates.
- Optional heel height blocks to cater for flexibility and ankle mobility; 3mm, 7mm and 11mm effective heel lift sold separately.
- Lightweight construction (Drive QRS, 135g complete kit; Drive QRS+, 227g complete including heel set and toe wedge).