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Rowers other than Concept?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 15, 2013 at 6:10 AM

I've been looking at rowers on craigslist. Some one had a Concept 2 model B for $400 but sure enough its gone faster than bacon on my breakfast plate. I'm curious if there are other rowers out there that are worth the investment? I recently found a Stamina ATS 1400 air rower. It looks similar to a Concept 2 but I wonder if it is worth a darn. Are there other brands of rowers out there that are worth spending money on?

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on February 15, 2013
at 10:03 PM

I tried the Oaratec and the Swingulator at the Head of the Charles and man are those things cool. But probably cost prohibitive for just tooling around at home for a good workout

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on February 15, 2013
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The Oartec is great too, but if cost is an issue probably out of the question.

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on February 15, 2013
at 09:57 PM

Agreed. The club I'm currently rowing at just did away with the old concept 2s and outfitted the indoor training facility with these. Great feel. Better than a Concept 2 on slides.

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on February 15, 2013
at 09:40 PM

Row Perfect is the best, by a long way, unfortunately it's expensive. Unless you can pick up a 2nd-hand older model.

Ergos are great for sprints, HIIT and lactic training (especially if you like your workouts set to torture level), but it helps to have a small, angry person shouting at you while you do it (for a real on-water rowing experience)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 15, 2013
at 10:00 PM

The Oartec is great too, but if cost is an issue probably out of the question.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on February 15, 2013
at 10:03 PM

I tried the Oaratec and the Swingulator at the Head of the Charles and man are those things cool. But probably cost prohibitive for just tooling around at home for a good workout

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on February 15, 2013
at 09:57 PM

Agreed. The club I'm currently rowing at just did away with the old concept 2s and outfitted the indoor training facility with these. Great feel. Better than a Concept 2 on slides.

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on February 15, 2013
at 06:33 PM

I have a Stamina air rower and I love it! Bought it on Amazon, easily assembled it myself. Not as great as the pricier models I am sure, but it holds up well, and I do think it gives me a great workout-- I was amazed at how hard it was for me to do at first because it does require a lot of body strength-- but with time I've been able to build on it quite a bit. I'd love a fancier, more high end machine, but for my budget, this does what I need it to do.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YPZWT2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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