Problems with Speedstroke Gym Erg

4 weeks 21 hours ago #37558 by jsapan
Hi - it seems like at least a few people here have or have used a KayakPro erg.  I'm having a problem where the anti-twist connectors crash into the housing while paddling.  Has anyone encountered this?

The only suggestion from KayakPro so far is to buy a new set of bungees and ropes, which I'm loathe to do because the KayakPro parts appear to be nothing special and yet are sold for 3X normal retail price.

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4 weeks 16 hours ago #37564 by kwolfe
I've had the same issue with mine.  It's super %[email protected][email protected] annoying.  I have a replacement set that came with mine but haven't installed them.  Instead I do two things:
1) I wrapped the coupler in electric tape to cushion it
2) I found that it was happening when I rushed my catch.  Let the wiggle settle down and start with a smooth transition from exit to catch and the problem went away.

If those hadn't worked, I was going to wedge a small piece of foam in that gap where the two beam pieces meet to build a small "ramp" to deflect it.  That's where it's hitting (where the I beam end goes into the square tube end with the flywheel).

Make sense?  And yes their parts are stupidly expensive.  Nice part about Concept rowers are cheap replacement parts.
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4 weeks 2 hours ago #37570 by zachhandler
Agree with kwolfe about rushing the catch. When my swivels start banging it is a cue to me to be slow and deliberate in the catch. Whenever i do that my speed goes up without an increase in effort. The same thing works on the water too an regards to slowing the catch leading to a better stroke. 
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