C_Breeze

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C_Breeze

Post by fatfitnessguy » May 2nd, 2019, 7:19 am

I live in humidity-soaked, often-quite-warm South Carolina. My Model D is kept (and used almost daily) in the garage and for most of the year, used in conjunction with a couple of box fans. I decided before it got to bad this year, I'd try a C_Breeze. So far, so good, but I'm curious for those of you who may have/use one, do you just leave it on year round? I'd rather not be going back-and-forth with it.
Any other tips/insight you may want to offer?
Any other accessories I should know about?
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Re: C_Breeze

Post by Quatroux » May 2nd, 2019, 10:12 am

I didn't realize they still made those. I have one sitting around somewhere. I think your concern with taking it on and off is valid. I took it off and forgot about it. It would be nice to have on a hot/humid day, but I never remember to put it on. I wouldn't 't leave it on in the winter simply because where I erg doesn't have heat.
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Re: C_Breeze

Post by DavidA » May 2nd, 2019, 2:23 pm

fatfitnessguy wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 7:19 am
I live in humidity-soaked, often-quite-warm South Carolina. My Model D is kept (and used almost daily) in the garage and for most of the year, used in conjunction with a couple of box fans. I decided before it got to bad this year, I'd try a C_Breeze. So far, so good, but I'm curious for those of you who may have/use one, do you just leave it on year round? I'd rather not be going back-and-forth with it.
Any other tips/insight you may want to offer?
Any other accessories I should know about?
I have had one for a long time. I leave it on all the time. I find it very helpful. It is not a terribly big deal to take on and off if necessary/desired.

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Re: C_Breeze

Post by Ombrax » May 2nd, 2019, 6:46 pm

I have one, and I used it for a while, but decided that a pedestal fan gave me more flexibility in terms of location and air flow, so I switched to that instead.

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Post by Carl Watts » May 2nd, 2019, 10:32 pm

Yes they work, but only to a limited degree. Used it for years on the Model C, they fit better on the C and they should have customized one for the Model D so the elastic can fit under the "Bridges" in the fan housing.

This summer for the fist time I splashed out and purchased a Powerbuilt 760mm diameter industrial floor fan with 3 speeds. It sits outside the garage door pointing fresh air inside at the rower. Its sits on a low bench so when sitting on the rower I'm looking directly at the middle of the fan. Only need it on the lowest speed or it starts assisting you on the drive. :lol:

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Should have bought one 10 years ago. The difference is quite remarkable on your performance. Its cuts out all the sweating and your body no longer overheats even in 30 Deg C weather. Temperature in the airflow stream is immediately 2 or 3 degrees lower than ambient and when we hit 93% humidity you can still row without melting.
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Re: C_Breeze

Post by caiw » May 5th, 2019, 3:49 am

I have one on my Model C permanently and it helps, but once the temperature is above 25C or so, I have a pedestal fan on as well.

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Post by Rowan McSheen » May 6th, 2019, 5:19 pm

That's quite a serious fan, Carl :o

I had a C-breeze for a while. My gripe was that I couldn't get it to blow cool air over all of me, only on one side. At the end of a workout I resembled an antiperspirant commercial - one side dry as a bone, the other dripping wet. Maybe I was doing it wrong, but in the end I gave up and now I just sweat.
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Re: C_Breeze

Post by Carl Watts » May 6th, 2019, 7:35 pm

Not having a fan has affected both my performance and probably health for years due to my body overheating.

Basically moving air gives you 5 times the cooling effect over static air, not to mention better oxygenated air to breathe.

Unfortunately until recently my rowing room for years was a small bedroom with just enough room for two ergs and had one small window and the door. Upon reflection it couldn't have been worse short of closing both the door and the window.
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