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by sekitori
April 12th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seat comfort
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Seat comfort

I don't think this is a technique issue. When I row longer rows of 5k or more, my legs begin to get numb. This is WITH bubble wrap layered underneath the cushion that C2 sells. So - here's my questions: Am I the only person that suffers from legs going numb during longer rows? If not, is it just a ...
by sekitori
March 26th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Can you get Erectile Dysfunction similar to a bicycle seat?
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Can you get Erectile Dysfunction similar to a bicycle seat?

I have no idea how this discussion changed from rower seats and erectile dysfunction to handle positions. Concerning the position of the handle, I like to change it during a longer workout. If nothing else, altering the way I hold the handle keeps the workout more interesting (if that's the proper w...
by sekitori
February 14th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: have to oil the chain for the first use?
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: have to oil the chain for the first use?

No, it's ready to use. C2 recommends that the chain should be oiled after every 50 hours of private use. For institutional users such as gyms, it should be oiled weekly.
by sekitori
December 27th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: model d was last updated in 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: model d was last updated in 2006

I sold my 2003 Model D about a year ago. I was still in excellent shape but after over 14 years of constant use, I thought it was time to get something newer. The display on the PM3 monitor was starting to fade noticeably and was getting difficult to see. I also wanted the newer locking mechanism be...
by sekitori
October 30th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Will Model E legs fit Model D rower
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Will Model E legs fit Model D rower

The 14 inch height of my Model D seat is quite comfortable. However, it is now a bit higher--for an entirely different reason. I live on the third floor and even though the rower is on a carpet, the neighbors below me said they could sense something through the ceiling when I used it, although it wa...
by sekitori
October 16th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tunturi performance R50 versus concept2 model E
Replies: 7
Views: 4510

Re: Tunturi performance R50 versus concept2 model E

Why specifically do you want the the Model E ? Its not in your list of "Wants" so personally I would get the Model D. The Model E is heavier, is 6 inches higher off the ground, and costs about 200 USD more than the Model D. An advantage of the Model D is that the monitor arm can be folded for stora...
by sekitori
September 14th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fair price for a used Model D?
Replies: 11
Views: 1160

Re: Fair price for a used Model D?

Earlier this year, I sold a fourteen year old Model D for $475.00. Despite the many meters I put on it, it was in excllent condition. The original shock cord was still in fairly good shape and it should be quite a while before it needs to be replaced. To keep things as fair as possible, I included a...
by sekitori
September 9th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?
Replies: 34
Views: 3465

Re: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?

Some folks on here are approaching the time when they will get a ban from the forum. Please remember one simple rule, "Dear forum, please play nicely". Concept 2 is in my estimation, literally is the best company I have ever dealt with. It has the best customer support possible and sells what I con...
by sekitori
September 8th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: great shoe to use with the concept 2
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: great shoe to use with the concept 2

Following Carl's past advice, I've learned to keep my shoes on the rower and to double tuck the foot strap. Unfortunately, I can't find an inexpensive shoe in the USA that I can use with my C2. So I opted for a relatively low priced racing flat, a Nike model that sold for around 60 USD. It's extreme...
by sekitori
September 3rd, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?
Replies: 34
Views: 3465

Re: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?

I don't care very much for the C2 seat pad. It just doen't feel very comfortable. I instead use a one inch thick high density foam rubber cushion cut to the same size as the C2 pad. I much prefer it to the C2 pad. Any store that sells foam rubber should be able to make one for you and it shoudn't co...
by sekitori
August 17th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: C2 measurements
Replies: 5
Views: 6011

Re: C2 measurements

The Model D is 96 inches long and 24 inches wide. But when stored, it takes up much less space. it breaks down into two pieces that when placed upright next to each other has a footprint of approximately two by three feet.
by sekitori
August 10th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Supplements and anything else to help with a 2k attempt...
Replies: 32
Views: 3573

Re: Supplements and anything else to help with a 2k attempt...

I believe that most people who exercise do it basically to get into better physical condition. Some of us do obsessively--the more you exercise and the faster you go, the better things will be. The man who founded the principle of aerobic training, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, had this to say about runniing-...
by sekitori
August 4th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Newbie and erg care
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Newbie and erg care

If you clean the rail that the seat slides on occasionally, that is all you really need to do. I personally clean the rail after after every workout. Some people use water. I prefer Windex. Whatever you use will remove small particles from the rail, resulting in a smoother workout. I also oil the c...
by sekitori
July 22nd, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Total membership
Replies: 11
Views: 7770

Re: Total membership

I have been told that there are between 4000 and 6000 indoor rowers in this country alone and yet there are only 79 people rowing more than 1500m a day from New Zealand using the online Logbook. Does that 4000-6000 figure refer to the number of people using indoor rowers or the number of machines a...
by sekitori
June 21st, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: What is important?
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: What is important?

I try and concentrate on proper form and posture and stroke length more so that stroke rate/spilt times. I'm beat when I'm done with a workout is that enough? The stoic in me says I shouldn't care so much but there is a 20 something still buried deep inside of me that wonders. I'm 57 and average ab...