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by Ombrax
August 9th, 2020, 12:49 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Big swollen left foot...
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Big swollen left foot...

I'm no expert, but I'll throw this out there just the same: 1) Do you have the problem after going for a longish walk? Or at the end of the day, even if you haven't rowed lately? 2) Could it be related to the shoes you wear while rowing, or the erg foot-strap? (fwiw, I use minimalist 5-Finger "shoes...
by Ombrax
August 7th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Used Model B worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Used Model B worth it?

In defense of the Model C, I don't think it's inherently VERY LOUD when in good condition. (At least mine hasn't been.) I believe the C fan "Whooshing" during the drive is somewhat louder than the D or E, but not dramatically so IME (my C vs gym's E) and certainly not enough to be an issue for me. I...
by Ombrax
August 4th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Used Model B worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: Used Model B worth it?

$600 for a Model B is nuts. As you probably know, a new Model D is $900 (when available).

Unless you're super, super desperate I wouldn't even bother attempting to negotiate with them.
by Ombrax
August 3rd, 2020, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rogue - rower shipped - time to UPS?
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Rogue - rower shipped - time to UPS?

Fl_Rower wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 8:09 pm
Do you have a specific link to that?
https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/ ... orce-curve

Not much, but still helpful. They also have a link (at the bottom) to a PDF document that goes into greater detail.
by Ombrax
August 2nd, 2020, 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rogue - rower shipped - time to UPS?
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Rogue - rower shipped - time to UPS?

trying to focus on technique. Good idea. One simple way to check things out is to take a video of yourself, then watch the videos on the C2 site. You'll be able to tell if you're in the right ballpark. As you gain confidence you can save the video online and post a link to it here, where you'll get...
by Ombrax
August 2nd, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model A spoke replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Model A spoke replacement

Given how few Model As are out there still up and running, I think you're much more likely to get a useful response directly from C2.

Their contact info is here:

https://www.concept2.com/company
by Ombrax
August 1st, 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Topic for "male" rowers only
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Topic for "male" rowers only

I use compression shorts and don't wear anything under them. The brand I am using is using Aerotech Designs https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens-exercise-shorts.html. They work really well and don't have an annoying seam that the JL ones had, a seam which runs crosswise on the back of the hamstring...
by Ombrax
July 31st, 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Two a days
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Two a days

But the snack demons were hard to fight off while home for COVID and I gained back to 214! This is actually a relative easy situation to fix: At home you are 100% in control of what's available to snack on. If you don't buy it at the store it won't be in the cupboard for you to to eat. Only purchas...
by Ombrax
July 31st, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Topic for "male" rowers only
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Topic for "male" rowers only

I use rowing "trou" from JL Racing. The seem to keep things fairly well in place. Sometimes at the start I have to rearrange things a bit, but in general it isn't a big issue. Prices are reasonable and they have a wide variety. (I'm cheap so I just get the plain ones.) https://jlathletics.com/collec...
by Ombrax
July 28th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2K Time Plus What, for UT1
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: 2K Time Plus What, for UT1

Funny this question should be asked now - I almost posted the exact same query two days ago. Once my gym reopens I'll have a better idea, but I'm guessing that my UT1 pace (say, 75% of HRR) will be around 2k + 15 seconds. The last few years I've stupidly been "going as hard as I think I can for a gi...
by Ombrax
July 27th, 2020, 11:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model D Strong Whirring Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Model D Strong Whirring Noise

Does it do it only on the drive, or also during the recovery?

How old is the erg?
by Ombrax
July 25th, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?

Another random comment for those who are new to HRMs: You may get lucky, but in the vast majority of cases you can't trust the 220 - age or other such equations to figure out your max HR. (although they will get you in the right ballpark) You will get a more accurate number by putting in the painful...
by Ombrax
July 25th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?

That's one of the things that was off putting to me as it sounds very uncomfortable If you're a guy, then chest straps are no problem at all, and you shouldn't worry one bit about whether one would be a problem. If you're a gal, then do some checking online and see what folks say. I do know that wo...
by Ombrax
July 24th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Heart rate monitor advice and should I upgrade PM3?

ttreaders wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:16 am
am I able to buy a heart rate watch such as a Garmin or do I have to buy C2's own chest belt and cable?
Regular old Garmin will work just fine, as long as it meets the requirements described here:

https://www.concept2.com/skierg/accesso ... -equipment
by Ombrax
July 24th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Like Starting All Over Again (How Long ?)
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Like Starting All Over Again (How Long ?)

This is a bit of thread drift from Ted's original question, but still somewhat related: I have no clue when the gym I use at work will reopen, and given that C-19 things don't seem to be improving around here, I don't think I want to join a local gym. However, when "my" gym finally does reopenI've d...