So I have been seriously consider getting a kayak erg for this winter. When the weather gets really cold or the water freezes I would like to continue training. Does anyone know if there is a good brand kayak ergometer distributor in Sydney (or east coast), Australia? Last time I looked into it the only way you could . I recently completed the instructional video on how to build your own kayak ergometer from a Nordic Track ski machine. The plans and part list.

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World-Class Simulation The Stroke2max Kayak Ergometer, is a high-tech kayak simulator with an unparalleled authentic water feeling. You should search that.

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As stated in the blog post, this assumes you will source and obtain a ski machine on your own to use many of its parts, wrgometer the flywheel. Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation. What I really like about it is it’s size.

Last time I looked into it the only way you ergoometer get hold of a decent one here was to import from the US. I recently completed the instructional video on how to build your own kayak ergometer from a Nordic Track ergometef machine. It looks like a less sexy version of the speedstroke, however the guts of it look to be the same.

Kayai paddle stroke feels like a water stroke. It is a large machine, no doubt. My video plans assume you are starting ergometre a complete machine. The kayak seating position is height adjustable and can be either fixed or rotating and a retrofit add-on kit means the machine can easily be set-up for use by single-paddle canoeists. You will find other such DIY ergometers online but many of them are very long and look like they have bed frames attached to the front of the device which causes ropes to rub, require a lot of kayakk, and are not really portable.


Took me about 3 weeks from purchase to finish not that it is really finished but it works great. I have a Concept II model C in my basement that I enjoy a lot but would like be able to mimic the kayak stroke. Definitely a cool looking erg. Please let me know if there is any problem with the email or the instructional video.

An air displacement turbine simulates water fluid dynamics and provides erogmeter almost unlimited range of resistance as the load is regulated by the pulling effort. Brand new product which simulates the motion stereotype of paddle sport for test and training. Review of rooftop V-bars for Kayak Transport: Or for more information you should visit web portals.

I think it is also perfect to etgometer a lot of solid training for kids at school. If you are lucky enough to have gotten one with working electronics then yes. Protected by R Antispam. Kayak racer and fitness enthusiast in Charlottesville, VA.

Are there any opinions regarding the off-water training benefits of kayak ergometer versus rowing ergometer for surfski cross training?

Homemade kayak ergometer from Nordic Track ski machine.

Your story matches mine. What modification would I have to make to the ergometer to accommodate a wider foot spread? Is there a list of models somewhere that have the correct parts?

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Other less expensive models that work well exist, though. When its windy in Cape Town, Michele and I paddle on the ergo. I would really like to have a monitor with it as it would help track my progress and help me keep pace. I am looking on craigslist for a Nordic Track ski machine there are many of them.

The seat I had laying around from when I replaced it on my rowing erg. So I have been seriously consider getting a kayak erg for this winter. Buy the video plans from the original designer! If you don’t have the room, then an alternative is needed. Lots ergommeter extra holes and such from changing things around to get it to work.


It did not ask for my address or email. That Nordic Track will work. Kaya, is a lot smaller than a lot of other ergos on the market.

It does not look like this one has that so I am confused as the link in the youtube video brought me here. You can ergomeger easily regulate fly-wheel drag for additional flexibility. This allows coach and athlete to instantly see the difference that technical changes make to power output and paddling performance. Erik wrote a great review of the SpeedStroke Gym for Surfski. Notify me of new comments via email. Index Recent Topics Search. I live in Ireland and well no one in Ireland seems to know what a nordic track thingy is and getting a second hand one seems impossible.

How do I know which will work?

DIY Kayak Ergometer Plans now available!

As far as i know about that Does the design incorporate any of the electronics from the nordictrack to track distance and whatnot? Obviously re-used a lot of the old ski machine, in fact made it a priority to use only and all the parts from the machine.

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I was researching a couple of different models and tried out a few of the gym type ones but I like the feel of the paddlelite pro and had a really comfortable seating position. However, if you really ergo,eter an erg that is close to the on-water experience, I confess that the KayakPro Speedstroke GYM is beyond comparison.

Weba Science Software is an advanced analysis package which allows you to connect to a PC and live record your training or transfer stored training sessions from the monitor for deeper analysis.

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