If you’re wondering about where to set the damper on the rower flywheel when you are paddling, you should take a look at the Concept2 webpage explaining how the damper works. Keep in mind, though, that while you are paddling, you are using smaller and fewer muscles than you do while you are rowing. If you typically row with the damper set between 3-4, you would probably want to set the damper between 1-2 while you paddle. Paddling on the paddling adapter with a damper setting that’s too high for you will feel like paddling with a blade that’s too wide. Set it so that when you get up to speed, your stroke feels most like it does while you are paddling on water.