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Cruise ships with ergs

Postby remisture » February 19th, 2017, 7:53 am

Has anyone been on either Anthem of the seas or Harmony of the seas (RCCL) and found ergs? I'm planning my next holiday, and hopefully I can combine buffet'ing and rowing :D
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby remisture » February 19th, 2017, 8:46 am

Looks like a couple of Model E's on the Anthem :wink:

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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby Oarsome Fitness » February 19th, 2017, 10:04 am

The swaying of the boat will do your core well and maybe give you a small experience of what rowers on the river face!
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby sekitori » February 19th, 2017, 11:25 am

I notice that the handles on both of these ergs are placed on the handle hooks instead of directly against the cage. I thought that when not in use, the handle should be resting on the cage, not the hook. Is there any negative effect placing the handle on the hook with the chain slightly extended and keeping it in that position when the erg sits idle?
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby Cyclist2 » February 19th, 2017, 12:36 pm

Returning the handle to the cage just relieves the stretch in the bungee cord that pulls it back on the recovery. Lengthens the cord life slightly.
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby Anth_F » February 19th, 2017, 2:27 pm

And also keeps excessive dust etc off of the chain since model E comes with a fully enclosed housing unit. I automatically return mine back all the way after each session just out of habit now.
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby remisture » February 19th, 2017, 5:34 pm

I always place the handle in the hooks. Isn't that the whole idea with the hooks?
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby Cyclist2 » February 19th, 2017, 7:37 pm

remisture wrote:I always place the handle in the hooks. Isn't that the whole idea with the hooks?

Probably not a real problem. The life gained on the bungee cord, and the amount of dust not collected on the chain by returning it to the cage is likely pretty insignificant. I use the hooks during the rest periods of intervals just so I don't have to reach all the way to the cage, but at the end of the workout it's back to the cage. Like Anth says, just habit.
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby Anth_F » February 20th, 2017, 9:43 am

Yeah!!! If it's the gyms machine then leaving it in the hooks after a workout wouldn't worry me... i would probably do the same.

But when it's your own machine much more care taken to look after it.
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby Ombrax » February 21st, 2017, 12:55 am

remisture wrote:Looks like a couple of Model E's on the Anthem :wink:


The Anthem also has a few of these, but unlike those in the Titanic, it doesn't look like they don't come with oars:

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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby remisture » March 5th, 2017, 6:41 am

What kind of rower is this?
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby remisture » March 5th, 2017, 7:04 am

Probably this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h4NFTiAeVE

Will it make sense to log meters from the Row GX in the Logbook?
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby Citroen » March 5th, 2017, 8:11 am

remisture wrote:Will it make sense to log meters from the Row GX in the Logbook?

No. The monitor won't have the same calibration as a PM3/PM4/PM5. Some of those cheapo, crappo rowers simply count strokes and muliply by 10 to give "metres".
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby remisture » March 5th, 2017, 8:21 am

It isnt that cheap, tho :P Almost double price of a Concept2.
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Re: Cruise ships with ergs

Postby sekitori » March 5th, 2017, 1:45 pm

remisture wrote:It isnt that cheap, tho :P Almost double price of a Concept2.


It's actually more than double the price of a C2 Model D. But that's not all. In addition to the $2,219.00 cost, they charge $99.00 for shipping and handling, $194.16 for tax in California, and something called "Installation" for $100.00. That's a total of $2,612.16 for an erg, almost three times the price of the C2.

http://shop.lifefitness.com/row-gx-trainer

Life Fitness also makes the HX model which is similar to a Water Rower but costs considerably more.

http://shop.lifefitness.com/row-hx-trainer

They know how to charge for that one, too. The basic cost is $1,699.00. Shipping and handling is $99.00, Installation (again) is $100.00, and California tax is $148.66. That's a total of $2,046,66, about double the cost of a basic Water Rower.

By the way, Life Fitness is also very sneaky when it comes to charges. With both the GX and HX, you clearly see the words "Free Ship". That's true only if you include the code word "Freeship" in your order. If you forget to do that, you find you're spending $99 for shipping and handling. Why don't they just offer free shipping without the use of code words and leave it at that? The reason is that they will do everything they can to make a few extra dollars and if the buyer doesn't see or forgets to take advantage of their offer, they get that money. And even if you do have free shipping, you're still getting an extremely expensive piece of exercise equipment.

Life Fitness makes high qualty, high end exercise equipment which costs a great deal of money. They remind me of two similar companies--Dyson vacuums and Bose electronics. They all make very good products and try to charge as much as possible for them. And since they are all successful, they somehow seem to get away with doing that.

If someone wants to spend a lot of money for an extremely expensive rower that could be pretty good but hasn't been around that long, get one made by Life Fitness. But if you're looking for an erg that's reliable, has been around for a long time, has many satisfied users, and costs far less than the ones from Life Fitness, go for the C2 or Water Rower.
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