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by Carl Watts
August 6th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

In terms of graphics I'm pretty sure I dont want to spend the whole time looking backwards. I would much prefer a tv camera type view like in rowpro that moves arround. As bizarre as it sounds the only time I tried OTW I hated it as the whole going backwards thing is horrible and wanted to switch to...
by Carl Watts
August 5th, 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D noise killing me.
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Model D noise killing me.

Stuffed chain and/or chain sprocket and or seized chain guide pulley or the chain is catching the plastic under tray in the frame. Really shouldn't be that hard to find. Sounds chain related. The new chain guide pully is soft the old ones are hard nylon.They also seize on the shaft and the chain rub...
by Carl Watts
August 5th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Proposed pricing structures look like a nightmare, they need to simplify it. Better off to have each different exercise as its own module and you can "Add" a second for a lower price than if you only had that one on its own otherwise you feel your paying for a second that your never going to use. Af...
by Carl Watts
August 5th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Agree 100% Carl. We are I think we are about to see the meteor that is Zwift wipe out the dinosaurs 🦖 😂 Yes it's very sad in a way because RowPro is a New Zealand bit of software that I have used and loved for 10 years but it simply has not kept up with user expectations. Simply not enough rowers t...
by Carl Watts
August 4th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

What makes cycling in Zwift successful is the same formula that will make rowing in Zwift a success. You end up with a large online community of like minded people that like to row and train together with great graphics. I'm not online for the great graphics, but clearly if you analyse where RowPro ...
by Carl Watts
July 31st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Topic for "male" rowers only
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Topic for "male" rowers only

Only ever row in Lycra shorts (bike pants WITHOUT any padding) or compression type underwear which is similar but lighter fabric. Never ever row in running gear or loose clothing.
by Carl Watts
July 29th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Ok yes the cycling is great from the point of view of a universal equipment connection but its hopeless from a racing results perspective as Zwift has the constant problem of cheating which is pretty clear if you follow the forum and they are working non stop to try and minimize it.
by Carl Watts
July 29th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Racing will be the big trick from. I don’t think the Concept2 rowers will be happy in a race vs a SkillRow / RP3 / Water Rower (with the Bluetooth add-on) etc. But maybe I’m wrong? John It's pointless having any other rowers other than concept 2 anyway as this is the key strength of theirs in provi...
by Carl Watts
July 25th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Hey John I think rowing for Zwift will fly. The reason is as you have already suggested, many cyclists ALREADY are on Zwift and they ALSO already own a rower so they are already paying the monthly subscription so for them its FREE. I can tell you straight up that there are ALREADY more users of Zwif...
by Carl Watts
July 24th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

I can see why Zwift has delayed adding the Rowing element. They have skipped trying to integrate the rower into the cycling and have just created a whole separate rowing environment just for the Concept 2 rowers. While this is the ideal situation we have had to wait years for it to be implemented. I...
by Carl Watts
July 22nd, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My ergs are getting harder, HR is going up. Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: My ergs are getting harder, HR is going up. Why?

Maybe if you feel fatigued you are actually fatigued and are over doing it. Your evaluated HR means your not getting the recovery period you need. Personally I always found that it took about 2 weeks for a set rate of exercise to catch up with me. What initially felt doable on a monthly challange go...
by Carl Watts
July 21st, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C vs. Model D
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Model C vs. Model D

The squeak usually comes from the chain guide rollers inside the frame on the recovery. They need a drop or two of oil.
by Carl Watts
July 20th, 2020, 2:44 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 63
Views: 6863

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

It's going to be massive right from the release date.

It's what the Concept 2 rower has needed for 10 years.

I'm picking it may only be for the PM5 monitors but that's not a problem but please make sure it has a USB interface option not wireless only.
by Carl Watts
July 16th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Effect of High Intensity workouts on Drag Factor?
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Effect of High Intensity workouts on Drag Factor?

You think its clean but its not. Those tiny holes in the stainless get slowly obstructed reducing their diameter. You need like a paintbrush and put the stainless in soapy water to clean it and hit it with compressed air to get it back to the new readings. Reality is it doesn't matter as long as you...