New Model D: rail sacks at connection point, normal?

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New Model D: rail sacks at connection point, normal?

Postby Rob_ortho » May 19th, 2017, 2:49 am

Hi!

I'ma new forum member after owning a new rower model D indoor rower for three months now. After my last training I discovered the rail is sacking and the seat spontaneous rolls from the back towards the connection point. The connection point is about 1cm lower compared to the end of the rail. Is this normal? The rower is new and my weight is 85kg.

Thanks!

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Re: New Model D: rail sacks at connection point, normal?

Postby Carl Watts » May 19th, 2017, 6:13 am

Yes its normal. On a level floor the seat should roll forward on its own if you release it anywhere on the monorail.
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Re: New Model D: rail sacks at connection point, normal?

Postby Ombrax » May 19th, 2017, 6:55 pm

Rob_ortho wrote:the seat spontaneous rolls from the back towards the connection point.


Just think of it as a little free help from gravity on the recovery! ;)

I don't know if we've ever discussed this here, but I'm pretty sure that as long as you bolted the rower down to something heavy (like a frame in the International Space Station) rowing in 0 G would be very similar to and just as hard as rowing at 1 G. When you're on earth as long as the rail is somewhere close to horizontal, the vast majority of your work is done fighting the inertia and damping of the flywheel, not gravity.

Enjoy your new "toy" - it helps provide one heck of a great workout.
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Re: New Model D: rail sacks at connection point, normal?

Postby Carl Watts » May 19th, 2017, 10:10 pm

The energy stored in the Bunge/shock cord and the slight slope assist you on the recovery.

Anyone who has been to a Gym and used the leg press and the leg curl will know how much more weight you can press rather than curl. Your legs are not efficient and bringing you back to the catch on the Erg so your better off with a bunge/shock cord thats like new and not an old one that is not assisting you.
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Re: New Model D: rail sacks at connection point, normal?

Postby Rob_ortho » May 24th, 2017, 3:04 pm

Thanks for the help!

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