So I have been seriously consider getting a kayak erg for this winter. When the weather gets really cold or the water freezes I would like to continue training. Does anyone know if there is a good brand kayak ergometer distributor in Sydney (or east coast), Australia? Last time I looked into it the only way you could . I recently completed the instructional video on how to build your own kayak ergometer from a Nordic Track ski machine. The plans and part list.
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I recently completed the instructional video on how to build your own kayak ergometer from a Nordic Track kayakk machine. You will find other such DIY ergometers online but many of them are very long and look like they have bed frames attached to the front of the device which causes ropes to rub, require a lot of space, and are not really portable. These plans assume you will be able to obtain an older style Nordic Track ski machine made from a wooden frame as you will be using some of the mechanical and wooden parts from it.
You might want to check on local availability first, but this video will also offer tips on how to get one for a great price or even free. The device can be built with either the square legs or the rounded ones and the video discusses both approaches. Buy the video plans from the original designer! Put it together this weekend and it works great. Its smooth at the catch and really does feel like paddling. If you are interested in reading the full story and evolution of this ergometer then you may read all about in this previous post.
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It kahak not ask for my address or email. Dianne, Your email address was indeed captured and came through via PayPal and your ordered was just processed.
Thank you so edgometer Please let me know if there is any problem with the email or the instructional video. The youtube video shows a device with a rounded bottom for balance training. It does not look like this one has that so I am confused as the link in the youtube video brought me here. Jeff, the device can be built with either the kaak legs or the rounded ones and the video discusses both approaches.
I am looking on craigslist for a Ergoometer Track ski machine there are many of them. How do I know which will work? Is there a list of models somewhere mayak have the correct parts? Is there a sticker on the Nordic Track ski machines that will help with this? If it is an older ski model made with a wooden frame it will work. The foot position you use for your Kayak Ergometer has your feet almost touching together — looks like a surf ski type position to me.
I paddle sea kayaks and my feet are more widely spread. What modification would I have to make to the ergometer to accommodate a wider foot spread? It seems that wider foot board might interfere with the ropes.
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It could be easily modified. I want to do the same mod.
However, It seems if you make the foot rest wider the ropes from the paddle will hit the foot rest. Wich seems to imply the entire rope path needs to be wider?
Not really, but ergomfter the length of the paddle dowel last so you are comfortable. Hi, I purchased your plans a while back. I live in Ireland and well no one in Ireland seems to know what a nordic track thingy is and getting a second hand one seems impossible. Can you kaywk me out I am not the most technical but I am willing to try anything because I really want this machine.
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You can buy the flywheel and bearings as spare parts…and if you do that I can make measurements of everything else and email them to you. I am going to ask the stupid and probably obvious question. Does that include the Nordic Track fly wheel?
As stated in the blog post, this assumes you will source and obtain a ski machine on your own to use many of its parts, including the flywheel. The video does, however, give you tips and techniques on how to get a ski machine for free or very little money. How hard would it be to swap between the stable legs and the balance ones?
As I get more comfortable with the setup I was thinking of switching up. I also have an old hydraulic rower I was thinking of scavenging the foot braces from. Would those be easy to incorporate or just get in the way?
For tools, would a drill and jigsaw be enough or are there others I might need? As for tools, yes, assuming you also have screwdrivers and a spade bit or two for your drill you should be fine. Thanks for the ideas for the rockers.
Does the design incorporate any of the electronics from the nordictrack to track distance and whatnot? If you are lucky enough to have gotten one with working electronics then yes.
I have the computer on my personal ergometer mounted using Velcro just in front of the flywheel. There is a magnet in a sleeve on the shaft that you must use and then mount the sensor close enough to it to detect the revolutions. I accomplish this using a bend nail and some hot glue. Most people left batteries in them years ago and the internals are corroded. Which nordic tracks provide the correct flywheels? As for the models of Nordic Track skier, if it is an older ski model made with a wooden frame it will work.
I have two question. With pleasure I would buy drawings but: You are best served by searching your local area to see if a Nordic Track ski machine is available for purchase first, since buying the parts separately would be even more costly. My video plans assume you are starting with a complete machine. I try to search on ebay. Please revise, I will organize purchase.
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