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by Slidewinder
July 12th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New model
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: New model

Concept 2's utopian vision of the future is to have everyone, stretching to the horizon, sitting on a static Model D. In that glorious world, no dynamic rowing ergometers will exist - not even its own. Concept 2 never did want to manufacture a dynamic erg. To realize that desirable future, C2 contin...
by Slidewinder
July 12th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New model
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: New model

The only time Concept 2 pre-announced a new model was with the introduction of its dynamic erg. C2 built a few prototypes of the dynamic and dragged them around the country for months. Purportedly this was to received public feedback. The real reason was to sabotage the launch of the beautiful new O...
by Slidewinder
July 4th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 4535

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

On the second point: Suppose a competitor in an indoor rowing competition, during training, posts 7 minute times on his well-used home unit. This time is at the limit of his strength and endurance. At the official event, on a new machine, with a new cord, he attempts to maintain the same pace, but ...
by Slidewinder
July 4th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 4535

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

I acknowledge that the elastic cord assists in moving the user's mass forward during the recovery portion of the stroke, but that energy does not flow back into the user's muscles, restoring strength and vigour. You don't get energy flowing back into your body. You use less energy to return to the ...
by Slidewinder
July 3rd, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 4535

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

Slidewinder has been advocating this for years, and it does have some merit, even though the opposing argument also has some merit: If you row at a rate where you have to actively pull with your feet to return to the catch, the increased tension will make you use less power on this. Anyway, even wh...
by Slidewinder
July 3rd, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 4535

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

Very interesting, and all seems to make perfect sense - presumably, then, everybody who has a replacement cord notices this apparent change in performance? In the forum archives many users have reported differences in times recorded on different machines - most notably between new machines or machi...
by Slidewinder
July 3rd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 4535

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

20 minutes HIIT (40 sec at 34-40 SPM followed by 20 second recovery 20 SPM). In that 40 sec, I was reaching sometimes 1:37 to 1:40 split time, something that I can’t get on my new Model E, even if I pull as hard as I can ! 5 min recovery at 20-22 SPM low wattage. At a 1:40 split time, at 36 spm, th...
by Slidewinder
May 3rd, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
Replies: 76
Views: 4535

Re: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers

I agree that the O.P. is complaining of differences in readouts of a magnitude that can't be just a matter of perception. There must be one or more real physical or electronic differences between the machines. I also concede that the differences reported are too great to be solely attributable to di...
by Slidewinder
April 12th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Looking for a pair of slides UK.
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Looking for a pair of slides UK.

If you have no luck in your search for C2 slides, may I suggest you make your own. It is not a difficult project, and the result will probably look better than the C2 contraption. In my case, I mounted 6" wheels on the outer ends of the floor level rectangular steel tubes fore and aft. Then I made w...
by Slidewinder
September 18th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 5240

Re: PM update

+Jag: Take the long view. It is true that dynamic ergometers cost more than statics now, but with the Casper Rekers patent recently expired, and the technology open to all, the cost of dynamic rowing ergometers will inevitably go down. Then more people will buy them and understand why they are bette...
by Slidewinder
September 18th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 5240

Re: PM update

Aussie sliding head 1895USD out the door from Seattle WA today. Please don’t hesitate. Bargain for the “advances” in mechanical design over the poor old C2 static. You have no genuine interest in anything much except your grudge match with C2. Thanks, but I own a dynamic (and a Model D). I don't ne...
by Slidewinder
September 18th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 5240

Re: PM update

Others here have more interest in electronics and the monitor than I, although I think a weight factor input, as suggested by Johnlvs2run, and already a feature on the RowPerfect monitor, is a very good idea. Mechanically, the Model D could be improved in limited ways. I have shared my ideas about t...
by Slidewinder
September 17th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 5240

Re: PM update

. So we work from that starting point and try to help each other out with technical problems, motivation, training ideas etc. It is not about thinking that C2 are innovative or not. I do not comment in threads discussing motivation, training, etc., because I am not interested in those things. But I...
by Slidewinder
September 16th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 5240

Re: PM update

You are boring and tiring me. I share your sentiment Allan Olesen. On this forum I find the relentless evangelizing for the C2 rower and other C2 products enormously wearisome. One would expect that comments from a person who is not a "true believer" would be a refreshing and stimulating change for...
by Slidewinder
September 16th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM update
Replies: 53
Views: 5240

Re: PM update

I think you should start using the built-in quoting functionality in this forum. It would make your posts much more readable. +Allan Olesen: Without using the quoting function, my posts were as readable as any newspaper (ie: using quotation marks around the quote, and identifying the person quoted)...