Remove round fan plate in front of FlyWheel, makes workout intense.

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Remove round fan plate in front of FlyWheel, makes workout intense.

Post by cardioking408 » March 25th, 2020, 6:25 pm

Has anyone removed the round fan plate in front of the flywheel? I did it last week, now the workout is more challenging. I'm on SkiErg for 1 hour a day, and the Rower 1 hour a day. Waiting for my BikeErg to arrive so I can use that too. I start with the hardest first, SkiErg.

"No pain , no gain. Go heavy or go home" LOL

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Re: Remove round fan plate in front of FlyWheel, makes workout intense.

Post by hjs » March 26th, 2020, 5:33 am

cardioking408 wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Has anyone removed the round fan plate in front of the flywheel? I did it last week, now the workout is more challenging. I'm on SkiErg for 1 hour a day, and the Rower 1 hour a day. Waiting for my BikeErg to arrive so I can use that too. I start with the hardest first, SkiErg.

"No pain , no gain. Go heavy or go home" LOL
Most do, but that gives a very high drag, makes the stroke super slow. For fast sprinting usefull, but for longer sessions absolutely not.

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Re: Remove round fan plate in front of FlyWheel, makes workout intense.

Post by CaseyClarke » March 28th, 2020, 11:53 am

It simply increases the drag range from 60-160 ish to about 90-240 with the plate off. Doesn't necessarily make it any more intense. You can still do intense sessions at low drag and easier sessions at higher drag if you want to.

If you want really high drag (350-400) on the SkiErg then also remove the metal mesh as well as the plate. I've seen 404 drag on mine a couple of times and always upwards of 350 on a 10 damper.

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Re: Remove round fan plate in front of FlyWheel, makes workout intense.

Post by cardioking408 » March 29th, 2020, 2:53 am

Great tip. I’ll remove the fan plate and the metal mesh.

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Re: Remove round fan plate in front of FlyWheel, makes workout intense.

Post by hjs » March 29th, 2020, 3:08 am

CaseyClarke wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 11:53 am
It simply increases the drag range from 60-160 ish to about 90-240 with the plate off. Doesn't necessarily make it any more intense. You can still do intense sessions at low drag and easier sessions at higher drag if you want to.

If you want really high drag (350-400) on the SkiErg then also remove the metal mesh as well as the plate. I've seen 404 drag on mine a couple of times and always upwards of 350 on a 10 damper.
Great stuff, nice to rip your shoulders to pieces :D

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