Recommend Rowing machine-?WaterRower

Recommend Rowing machine-?WaterRower

Post by Iain Cheyn » Sun, 13 Oct 2002 03:53:23



Quote:
> My son is trying out for crew and we are thinking of buying a rowing
> machine for home (both for son, myself and my wife). We went to a store
> and were shown the WaterRower, with the water tank. It looked
> interesting. How does it compare to either the Concept-II or the
> Tunturi. It appeared that there was no way to vary the resistance on the
> WaterRower. I am not sure that is necessary.

Don't forget to consider the Rowperfect (http://www.rowperfect.com).

It's more expensive than the other machines you mention, but it helps
develop good technique.

--
Iain Cheyne
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Recommend Rowing machine-?WaterRower

Post by MisteurKott » Sun, 13 Oct 2002 05:52:54

Hi,

I have not read the whole thread but just a little remark to tell you that
C2 France has set up a rental system. You can rent a C2, use it at home on
this rental service basis, then keep the machine (or not) by buying it (of
course, your rental is taken into account when you buy).

Hope it can help

Cheers,

Tristan
Rowing Frog
C2 model C at home



| I will leave all the technical arguments to other posters on this thread.
Most
| if the points are good. Here is my twist on the subject...
|
| Want to see what Rowers are in demand?
|
| Look at eBay listings under cardio equip/rowers... You will see tons of
| machines listed with no bids at all except for the C2 which sells on
regulary
| on eBay for nearly the new price. Lots of bids on C2's indicates the C2 is
a
| highly desired machine. Basically you can buy it new and if you don't like
| it... it will be easy to get most of your money back.

 
 
 

Recommend Rowing machine-?WaterRower

Post by Henning Lippk » Mon, 14 Oct 2002 07:04:18

Quote:
> Don't forget to consider the Rowperfect (http://www.rowperfect.com).

> It's more expensive than the other machines you mention, but it helps
> develop good technique.

And as I just found out, it's cheaper than a C2 + slides... don't compare
peas with apples.

-HL

 
 
 

Recommend Rowing machine-?WaterRower

Post by Mark Campbe » Sat, 19 Oct 2002 15:18:09

Quote:

> > Don't forget to consider the Rowperfect (http://www.rowperfect.com).

> > It's more expensive than the other machines you mention, but it helps
> > develop good technique.

> And as I just found out, it's cheaper than a C2 + slides... don't compare
> peas with apples.

> -HL

Thanks HL - 100% right. And putting slides under a C11 does not make a
Rowperfect - just as bolting wings to a Ferrari doesn't make a Lear
Jet. If you want to fly, properly and safely, you choose the aeroplane
which was designed from the ground up! By the way, has anyone seen the
article below from Sports Biomechanics? Regards, Mark

Quote:
> Contents of Volume 1, Issue 2
> ORIGINAL RESEARCH
> Rowing

> The RowPerfect Ergometer: A Training Aid for On-Water Single Scull Rowing
> Bruce Elliott, Andrew Lyttle, and Olivia Burkett
> The purpose of this study was to compare rowing technique on the dynamic

RowPerfect ergometer with a single scull. Eight national-level rowers
performed on both the RowPerfect ergometer and in a single scull over
500m,
at rates of 24, 26 and 28 strokes/minute. Blade force and oar angle
(on-water) and handle force and stroke length (on the ergometer) were
measured. Both force and stroke angle/length were normalised from 0 to
100
(where 100 was the peak value.) Body positions of the subjects at both
the
catch and finish of each of these rowing strokes were also compared
for each
stroke rate. The coefficient of multiple determination (CMD) was used
to
measure the consistencey of force curves over a sample of five
sequential
storkes for each rower. Cross-correlations were performed between the
left-
and right-side on-water sculling force curves and a mean of these
values
with the ergometer curve for each rowere. Stroke angle/length, which
did not
vary with rate, was similar for both forms of rowing. The CMDs showed
a high
consistency across the normalised strokes of each subject (=0.98).
Cross-correlation values of 0.91, 0.92 and 0.93 were recorded between
the
force curves from the ergometer and on-water trials for stroke rates
of 24,
26 and 28 strokes/minute, respectively. The mean trunk, thigh and
lower leg
angles at the catch and finish of the stroke were also similar across
the
stroke rates as determined by t-tests. Results indicate that technique
used
on the RowPerfect ergometer was similar to that for on-water sculling,
thus
validating its use in off-water training.
 
 
 

Recommend Rowing machine-?WaterRower

Post by Cas Rekers ROWPERFECT B » Wed, 23 Oct 2002 23:19:32

Yes it could; For backgound information look at www.rowperfect.com  under
Publications, ARA Senior rowing conference and in the Injury prevntion
section.
Regards
Cas Rekers.


Quote:
> > My lower back always feels these sessions,
> >> perhaps because of pushing that bit harder.

> Could using a C2 cause lower back problems?  Mine always feels
> dreadfully tired after even a short session, yet i can go for hours on
> the river!  I admit that my technique is somewhat lacking, and im on the
> wmoend lightweight boundary, but I am worried that long (compulsary)
> club sessions could put me out of action!
> Sarah