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Old 02-21-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
Brad Hirakawa
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The Concept rowers cost a fortune!!! Do you all think I could get a good workout from one of the cheaper piston-type models? Or, does anyone know of a place to get discounted (maybe used?) Concept rowers? If not, I'll just save my pennies for now.

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Old 02-21-2003, 10:14 AM   #2
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They are expensive but I would say well worth it. Of course you pump out muscle-ups as well as I pump out plain-old pull-ups so I don't why I am advising you on any physical fitness matters! I do think that you can find them used online or at gyms. Try doing some searches under "used gym equipment". You will probably find something. Parts can be purchased at Concept 2's website I believe. They may even have refurbished ones as well. Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2003, 05:32 PM   #3
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Seriously, don't even think about wasting your money on the piston type . . . even if you spend $10 on a used one in the classifieds (and that's about all it would take), it's $10 wasted . . .

The C2 is expensive, but it's a hugely different experience than struggling with one of those cheap things. Patrick's advice is probably the best way to lower the cost . . . but it will still cost.

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Old 02-21-2003, 06:12 PM   #4
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This is true that they are expensive, but look at it as a long term investment. It will be something that you will have for a very long time. I think that it is worth it. By the way, I am saving my pennies as well! I just might get there before year's end!
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thanks all, I'll take your advice and keep saving my pennies for a C2!
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:02 PM   #6
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Does any one out there have a Waterrower? I inherited one from a neighbor who was "downsizing" and the thing is smooth beyond belief.
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Old 02-26-2003, 05:25 PM   #7
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The biggest problem with the watterrower is the monitor. The distance calculation pays no attention to the power of your stroke. As I recall, there is also some additional problem with the latest version....I use rowh2o, a pc software program that provides much more accurate information. The problems with the monitor are documented in detail on the yahoo waterrowerusers group.
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:09 AM   #8
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Thanks Gene, do you have a URL for the group?
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Old 02-28-2003, 06:19 AM   #9
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waterrowerusers/
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Old 06-26-2003, 04:42 AM   #10
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I'm trying to check the total kms rowed on my LED on the pm2 monitor of my concept2 model C. Anyone know how? Also my resistance doesn't seem to be any different between setting 4 and 10.Anyone know what the problem is or how to fix it and how much it will cost?
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