Fitting SkiErg in A Short Space

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Fitting SkiErg in A Short Space

Post by goldem » January 8th, 2018, 3:34 pm

I've been using the rower for about 5/6 years, and I'd like to try working in some SkiErg as well. The problem is my basement has a height of 78.5". I know the specs on the SkiErg are around 83", but I'm wondering if there's any way to move/adjust that height to work in my space. I'm just under 6' (yes, it's a little close but workable).

I could possibly open a couple of holes into the joist space above to gain 4 inches or so, but would rather not if it's just a matter of adjusting height of the unit somehow, or if the natural motion/setup actually lowers the height used.

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Re: Fitting SkiErg in A Short Space

Post by Ombrax » January 10th, 2018, 9:29 pm

Looks to me like the simplest solution would be to clear some space between the joists.
Wall Mounted:

Width at bottom: 19 in (48.3 cm)
Width at top: 20.5 in (52 cm)
Depth: 16 in (40.6 cm)
Height: 83.5 in (212 cm)

Mounted on Floor Stand: 24 in x 52 in x 85 in
(61 cm x 132 cm x 215.9 cm)


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Re: Fitting SkiErg in A Short Space

Post by Cant Climb » January 11th, 2018, 11:41 am

I feel your pain.
I live in an old house and my basement was just high enough by a 1/4 inch to fit the skierg.
But then had to find a spot without wires and pipes and then had to have enough room between joists when reaching up.
Took me 11 hours in total to install.
Used zip ties attached to a steel band and that was screwed into a joist to Secure it.

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