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by Carl Watts
February 4th, 2010, 5:54 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ROWPRO graphics problem
Replies: 24
Views: 9043

I would not run RowPro on a laptop unless it is a very new one. Have a look at you FPS or frames per second on the bottom right of the machine. With decent graphics this will be 60 to 70+. If you have like 30 or less your graphics are not up to the job. With a decent PC there is no problem with RowP...
by Carl Watts
February 2nd, 2010, 7:43 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ROWPRO graphics problem
Replies: 24
Views: 9043

Wouldn't worry about the odd error code as long as you can continue with no visible problems. PM3 firware version 101 came up with a few but it didn't affect anything. Just upgraded to 105 so will see how this performs.
by Carl Watts
February 1st, 2010, 4:06 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ROWPRO graphics problem
Replies: 24
Views: 9043

The rowing on milk, or as I prefer to call it rowing on ice can be solved in the graphics advanced settings in RowPro. It's either turn on or turn off the "Use Minimal" setting I cannot remember which.
by Carl Watts
February 1st, 2010, 2:44 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ROWPRO graphics problem
Replies: 24
Views: 9043

You need a reasonable graphics card and I have stayed with 3.012 as my graphics don't work with the latest version V3.016 for some reason even though I have the latest video card driver and version of Direct X
by Carl Watts
January 28th, 2010, 7:34 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM1 Lifetime Mileage
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Wow I have never even seen a real life PM1 ! Very familiar with the PM2 onwards. The PM3 is a good monitor these days and is excellent for online rowing as well. Try the following link:- http://www.concept2.com/us/service/monitors/pm1/manuals.asp I don't think the PM1 records the lifetime meters. Th...
by Carl Watts
January 27th, 2010, 9:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Adding external resistance
Replies: 24
Views: 5426

Pays to look at you actual "Drag Factor" on the PM rather than the damper setting. The damper setting is not telling you anything, it is adjusted to get the required Drag Factor. Dust or fitting a C-Breeze dramatically affects the setting. If everything is clean I cannot imagine why anyone in the wo...
by Carl Watts
January 27th, 2010, 2:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: run vs row
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

Your going to be hard pressed to row faster than running on a single erg. What the main difference will be however, is the rower is a low impact exercise as far as your knees are concerned and it is an all over body exercise unlike running. There wouldn't be many forms of exercise better than rowing...
by Carl Watts
January 26th, 2010, 3:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing is really hard! - first timer
Replies: 25
Views: 6269

Too many people talk about pace but forget to mention the all important rating or strokes per minute (SPM). Kind of like talking about speed without the rpm's.

Damper setting of 4 is pretty low, what drag factor are you getting ?
by Carl Watts
January 25th, 2010, 5:54 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing to strengthen my gut after prostate surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 3727

Not sure about other rowers on here but the Concept 2 doesn't appear to be doing a great deal of work to my gut area ! Legs and arms and shoulders for sure but I'm going to have to do some running again to work the stomach area ! I only train at 20, 30 or 40 minute intervals so perhaps thats the pro...
by Carl Watts
January 25th, 2010, 5:44 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Heart rate monitor on PM3 stopped working
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

You don't need to remove the batteries for 24 hours to do a reset on a PM3. Even if the memory back-up supercap is working (most of them on the PM3's are not) then it will backup for 10 minutes or less, after which point if you have to re-enter the time and date it has been reset. The PM3 itself app...
by Carl Watts
January 25th, 2010, 2:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fitting a C Breeze on the Concept 2 Erg.
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

No the product ships out of the USA and I'm in New Zealand. I'm always happy to push a good product or design for free because I love design and build work myself and appreciate people with good ideas. Concept 2 should be providing one of these with every new rower sold....unless you live in Antarti...
by Carl Watts
January 25th, 2010, 2:06 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: do i have to oil seat rollers?
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Use a wet cloth to clean the slide and rollers.

The seat should be very smooth and quiet and if it is not then replace the four 7/8"x3/8" Chinese bearings in the rollers with some Japanese RS bearings.
by Carl Watts
January 24th, 2010, 6:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My butt comes up off the seat when I push the pace.
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Foot straps should be low enough so your arms clear your knees for the catch.

I suspect you must be pulling the handle up too high or your not driving with you legs first, have a closer look at your technique.

It could be that I'm just so heavy I don't have the problem !
by Carl Watts
January 20th, 2010, 10:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Breathing technique
Replies: 29
Views: 8238

Good thread, was about to ask about breathing technique in a new thread but found this one first. Not sure after all the looking that there is a right way and a wrong way, there is no clear concensus. There may be a optimium way but for the average rower like me I feel it's not going to make alot of...
by Carl Watts
January 20th, 2010, 7:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 6:28 2K
Replies: 3165
Views: 394700

Wow 150 pages of dribble in this thread. Glad someone finally put some actual best known performance results up. It's good to set yourself personal goals, vital in fact at the top level of any sport but you shouldn't really go on and on about them, just get on with it and let us know when you have a...