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by Carl Watts
January 17th, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Ruptured achilles
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Ruptured achilles

Horrible injury. After 6 weeks mine felt no better. Total rest with the leg in the air and had to crawl everywhere. Then at 8 weeks it made some progress and at 12 weeks I was driving a manual car again. Took about 12 months to get to 95% recovery but even now I get the occasional twinge. The most a...
by Carl Watts
January 16th, 2021, 10:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Exchange magnets
Replies: 29
Views: 712

Re: Exchange magnets

If you cannot get the small 3/32 inch imperial magnets (2.4mm) then re-drill the holes for 3mm diameter x 4mm long Neodymium magnets. I used a decent quality, brand new 3mm drill and you need to keep it square to the flywheel. The old hole makes it pretty impossible to stuff it up. If you have a sco...
by Carl Watts
January 16th, 2021, 2:31 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: PM5 not connecting to ERGdata
Replies: 18
Views: 9468

Re: PM5 not connecting to ERGdata

You don't need location on. You need to follow the correct sequence or it doesn't work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhj5eWtipEg
by Carl Watts
January 12th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Battery life in PM5?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Battery life in PM5?

Its pretty important to use only top quality Alkaline Energizer or Duracell or the likes of Varta batteries for not only how well they last but the fact they tend not to leak corrosive fluid, even when flat. The leading cause of monitor deaths is leaking batteries. Don't use a USB stick in the monit...
by Carl Watts
January 12th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowpro, online racing and HR
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Rowpro, online racing and HR

As above, at least it is possible to run everything at the same time if your prepared to do it every row. Still have the odd problem now and again transitioning to a second row or cool down straight after the first row without a complete restart. I think you need to enter the second row slower and r...
by Carl Watts
January 11th, 2021, 11:44 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowpro, online racing and HR
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Rowpro, online racing and HR

What HR system are you using ? ANT+ works fine but there is a specific start up sequence if you use ErgData on the phone as well. Are you sure its stops working ? The heartrate did not show up until you start rowing on the older version of rowpro it showed 0. Not really noticed on the latest version...
by Carl Watts
January 11th, 2021, 1:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight adjusted times
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Weight adjusted times

I love weight adjusted times! A skinny guy like me at 157lbs did my one hour of steady state at 1:52. I can pretend I'm a rowing beast! ErgData does weight adjustment at the press of 1 button. Anything that suddenly makes you faster is going to make everyone happy :lol: Love that my 2:01.6 average ...
by Carl Watts
January 11th, 2021, 1:39 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rumbling seat/monorail w/ white flakes/dust
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Rumbling seat/monorail w/ white flakes/dust

I suspect not great technique, those while flakes are from the lip of the roller breaking off. I would say your skewing the seat sideways with uneven leg pressure. Have to admit I have a few chips in my rollers as well. Personally I preferred the old gray rollers, never had them chip bits off. The g...
by Carl Watts
January 10th, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PM3 Seems off centre...?
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: PM3 Seems off centre...?

I would say your right leg is shorter giving you that perspective.
by Carl Watts
January 10th, 2021, 9:24 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Slight pain in big toes
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Slight pain in big toes

Its important the foot stretchers are set to the right length so the straps goes across the ball of your big toe and not on the toes themselves. Also the straps want to be pretty loose or they start to cut the circulation off in your feet. Some people prefer to row strapless, however I prefer loose ...
by Carl Watts
January 9th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 firmware 15 to 31 upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: PM5 firmware 15 to 31 upgrade

Don't use a USB stick, thats why I said use a cable.
by Carl Watts
January 9th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData+RowPro+PM3
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: ErgData+RowPro+PM3

Get yourself a new PM5, you can run RowPro, an ANT+ heartrate strap and ErgData all at the same time. You need to follow a set startup sequence for it to work. 1. Turn on your PC and the PM5. 2. Connect the ANT+ HR strap 3. Connect ErgData via Bluetooth 4. Open RowPro 5. Join an online row or setup ...
by Carl Watts
January 8th, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interactive training future upgrade ?
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Interactive training future upgrade ?

RowPro is as interactive as you can currently get, using the online rowing to row with other people from around the world.

It was looking like Zwift was going to be the number one choice and then they dropped the ball.
by Carl Watts
January 8th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 firmware 15 to 31 upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: PM5 firmware 15 to 31 upgrade

Preferably use a Windows 10 laptop with a fully charged battery and also plugged into the mains with a printer USB cable to do the firmware update.
by Carl Watts
January 7th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Targeting strokes per minutes
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: Targeting strokes per minutes

You rating or spm and your pace are linked with equal stroke power. 24spm is not "Low", try 18 to 20spm thats low and is harder than 24 to maintain the same pace for any distance work. As above you need to be specific on spm, pace and the distance or time or its all pretty meaningless without all th...