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Old 06-21-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
Matt Gagliardi
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Does anyone have any experience with this: http://www.johnsonfitness.com/english/2_products/01_2.asp?b=6&bn=Johnson%20Inter national&d=7&dn=&c=12&cn=Air%20Rower&p=69&pn=W7000 rower?

The exercise equipment store up the street from my apartment has a brand-new one that they're having trouble selling, and they're willing to take $695 for it. I tried it for a couple of minutes and it seemed OK, although when I really put my legs/back into the pull it felt a bit like the drivetrain (a rope here...the C2 uses a chain) was slipping.
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Old 06-22-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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Matt-

I've used the Concept 2 A,B,C and D models. (I just dated myself) Based on the use and abuse I have observed I would recommend you spend the extra $ and get the C2.

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Old 06-22-2005, 05:24 PM   #3
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If your willing to throwdown 7 benjamin's for the rower, you might as well throw down 8 and get the industry standard. You can get a great one on Ebay for @ $500, they're on sale all the time. I feel the rower is like the oly bar, buy right the first time and it will be the only time.
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Old 06-22-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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I agree with you guys...I was set to go with the C2, then I saw this one. The advantage being I could just pick it up at the store and bring it home vs. waiting on shipping, etc. It wasn't a question of price as much as convienence.

But I pretty much decided this morning to just go ahead and order the C2. The D model with the PM3 monitor is going for $850 new...well worth the dough. I did check EBay, it appears that they're selling for essentially list price right now. Yesterday a D model ("lightly" used) went for $825. At that price, I'd rather go ahead and just buy new.

Thanks for weighing in though guys, I appreciate it.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:15 PM   #5
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A model D will be one of the greatest investments you'll ever make for fitness. It's just got so many small things that make it the industry leader for rowers.

Rutman, you used an A? That's like...late 1870s right? I've never physically seen anything less than a B.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:29 PM   #6
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Matt have you tried Craigs list?
http://www.craigslist.org/about/cities.html
They're always on here for a couple hundred under new. It's kind of hit or miss to find one close to home though.

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Old 06-22-2005, 11:24 PM   #7
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in Australia the model D is like $2499(Au of course)
how much do you reackon it would cost for postage to Aus for a model D.
surely postage would not be over $500 dollars.
this would still be much cheaper then buying it in Australia.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:36 AM   #8
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I've faced the same problem, Stephen. I just can't quite figure out why the retail price is so high over here.

You can buy a Concept 2 in the local sports chain store, so it's not like they're rare; just ridiculously expensive.
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:49 AM   #9
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There are lots of problems with bringing larger bits of equipment into Australia.

First is shipping but then you've got GST, import duty and the distributors profit margin.

It's tempting to buy one from overseas but you also have to keep in mind that the warranty will probably not be honoured by the distributor here (since they didn't make any money on the deal)

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Old 06-23-2005, 03:15 AM   #10
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More like the mid 1980'-so you're close.

The A was a beauty. Big flywheel. I believe you could adjust the difficulty by placing the chain on a smaller cog. Exposed working parts. Small digits were at risk. The noise was excessive. Each ERG shipped with earplugs.

The good old days.
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