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Damper setting

Post by dbelleisle1 » September 1st, 2014, 9:41 pm

Newbie. 50 yo female, 5'2.5", Heavyweight category.

What is your damper setting?

Does damper setting have anything to do with having (or not having) good form?

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Re: Damper setting

Post by Carl Watts » September 1st, 2014, 9:46 pm

Lots of threads on this if you search.

The damper set the drag factor which is a reading on the monitor itself, this is what is important and the damper is used to set this between 110-140 typically.
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Re: Damper setting

Post by ArmandoChavezUNC » September 1st, 2014, 10:08 pm

HW women, especially if you're new, probably good to be in the low 100s (~110).


Really there ought to be a "sticky" thread about damper setting. Seems to be the most commonly asked question
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Re: Damper setting

Post by hjs » September 2nd, 2014, 2:37 am

dbelleisle1 wrote:Newbie. 50 yo female, 5'2.5", Heavyweight category.

What is your damper setting?

Does damper setting have anything to do with having (or not having) good form?
Not directly, but if you have trouble pulling good splits at low drag you have.
Drag is mostly to mimic boatspeed, the faster the boat, the faster the stroke needs to be, this needs a lower drag. And vice versa.
For longer sessions low drag is best and gives plenty enough resistance. For short sprints more drag is needed.
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Re: Damper setting

Post by Bob S. » September 2nd, 2014, 3:02 pm

dbelleisle1 wrote:
What is your damper setting?
The effect of the damper varies with air density and the cleanliness of the cage around the wheel. As a result, the damper setting does not mean too much. Check the C2 site for Drag Factor which is the only valid number to use.

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Re: Damper setting

Post by deborah » July 27th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Longish rows ,30 minutes, 5 km plus etc: I have a ~100 drag factor.
sprints /intervals .......................120 at the moment. I may increase it eventually but only after I get consistently good form at higher ratings.
Look up how to figure out drag factor. press " more options', then 'display drag factor ". Take 3 or 4 strokes.There you have it.
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