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#41

Good. Everything else would mean a very inefficient room layout.


#42

My chair doesn´t have wheels for nothing and it also doesn´t have wheels that are designed to drive much of a distance. So it works perfect like that! :+1:


#43

Back to normal:
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#44

Here is the ultimate rowing machine setup… (scary as hell):


#45

That reminds me of something that I don’t think I’ll post on here…


#46

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

It made me think of a trap from the Saw movies (especially with the video screen and it being in this dirty surrounding) but now I´m intrigued…


#47

It made me think of a certain scene in Burn After Reading :flushed:

Probably influenced by the fact I’ve been gazing at watching George Clooney every evening, though.

Sorry, hijacking the sport thread!


#48

RUN sports thread! RUN!


#49

Don’t forget to read Tim’s thread to check out why there is a CRT in the first place and to learn he has already upgraded to current technology.


#50

I think Tim is still trapped down there:

Best case is somebody build him an escape room for Christmas…

worst case:


#51

Music box playing out of of nowhere?

Yeah, this is bad. I just know what is gonna happen next.


#52

@PiecesOfKate

Do we have a rowing machine topic around here? This classic one is mine:

The keen-eyed may have spotted some matrix printer paper in the bottom left of the picture.


#53

Not that I’m aware of. That’s very retro :wink:


#54

I’d say it’s slightly closer to the real thing than a modern flywheel, but I think it doesn’t measure force.


#55

The ass part looks like it was made from the sort of chairs we had at school.


#56

That’s a run of the mill rowing seat. :wink:


#57

I thought the same! :joy:


#58

Yup, definitely a lot more like the real thing. You can shop for seats here. This particular one is a 280 mm model.

43

The difference with an ergometer is that the latter measures your force (also in nice graphs) in a rowing-like motion, while this machine is purely for training in a more realistic manner.

Since you don’t simulate the oar twist for putting it in and taking it out of the water it falls short of being a full simulation, but you’re actually pulling on more or less lifelike oars instead of a little static stick.

Also the way the seats work on better ergometers can be more like being on a real skiff balance-wise.


#59

Exactly my thoughts!

I have seen some people trying to simulate something when returning to the starting position: They make awkward arm movements navigating around their knees…


#60

I guess they would be “simulating” not knowing how to row or use an ergometer. :wink: