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Water Resistance: Just Like Real Rowing
The WaterRower Oxbridge is hand crafted in solid Cherry wood. Like all woods, Cherry wood may vary in color from a red-brown to deep red. The wood will darken in color with exposure to light. For this reason all WaterRower Cherry wood components are kept in light free rooms to protect from shadowing. A new WaterRower Oxbridge will therefore appear quite light in color. The wood will however darken over time reaching a rich reddish hue.
Each machine has been hand finished with three coats of Danish Oil giving a deep lustre and warmth to the wood. Cherry wood has been chosen due to its marvelous engineering properties, primary amongst these is its ability to absorb sound and vibration thus enhancing the WaterRower’s quietness and smoothness of use.
Cherry wood, like all woods used in WaterRower construction, is a premium hardwood with incredible longevity and dimensional stability.
For reasons of ecology, all our woods are harvested from replenishable
The Oxbridge rower is outfitted with the Series 4 (IV) – S4 – Performance Monitor
The S4 Monitor has been designed with user friendliness in mind.
It has been designed for easy QuickStart of most functions, simply press the on button and away you row.
Delve a little deeper and there are many more advanced functions for the novice through the elite user.
The S4 Monitor displays intensity in m/s (meters per second), mph (mile per hour), /500m (time per 500 meters), /2km (time per 2 kilometers), watts and Kcalories per hour. It Displays Strokerate, Heartrate (with optional heartrate attachment), Distance in units of meters, kilometers, miles and total strokes and duration.
TOTAL Window displays Total Time, Total Distance (in meters), and Total Calories burnt.
CURRENT Window displays current stroke rate, current speed in mph (miles per hour) and /500m (split time per 500 meters).
RACE/PACE Window allows setting of time or distance race pieces as well as a quick restart of the race.
There is no heart rate function, no PC interface and no advanced functions.
The WaterRower’s unique WaterFlywheel design uses a specially formed paddle to cup the moving water, reduce slippage and produce an unrivaled simulation of the benefits of rowing.
Self Regulating Resistance – like rowing, the WaterFlywheel resistance varies proportional to the users intensity. The relationship between resistance and speed responds according “the rule of cubes”. The rule of cubes dictates that a doubling of speed requires an eight fold increase in power. The outcome is that the resistance when rowing is infinite and infinitely variable. Water is 800 times denser than air, and there is therefore no need for extraneous adjustments.
Self Paced – like rowing, the WaterFlywheel does not apply resistance to you, you apply work to it; you are the engine. By the “rule of cubes”, the amount of work you apply dictates the speed at which you row. From a gentle paddle to a “give it your all” workout, you are in control. This allows Anyone to row regardless of age, sex, size of level of fitness.
Even Stroke – like rowing, the WaterFlywheel uses a relatively slow-moving heavy mass to generate a smooth uniform load throughout the stroke. Air resistance machines, by comparison, tend to be jerky, jarring, and uneven, fading as the initial resistance is overcome.
Fluid Connection – like rowing, the WaterFlywheel creates a fluid connection between rower and water using a simple immersed paddle. There is no solid mechanical connection, instead the contact between the paddle face and the water acts to dampen out any detrimental mechanical feel. This provides some “give” which is essential for accommodating bad or developing technique, lessening the risk of injury.
- In Use: Length – 82.25” / 209 cm, Width – 22.25” / 57 cm, Height – 20” / 51 cm
- Stored: Depth – 20” / 51 cm, Width – 22.25” / 57 cm, Height – 82.25” / 209 cm
- Weight: 66.5 lbs / 30.5 kg (dry), 103.5 lb / 47 kg (17 l of water)