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Finally, i receipt last week and i'm so happy can training ! I bought because i wanted a paddle erg and ski erg, my two sport in competition and they are take little place and not expensive in kickstarter... !
SUP : excellent resistance, good movement, really good !
Ski : i'm frustrated by resistance, it's low for me with a puissance 10, i added weight bracelets 2kg for more resistance... and this is better
Rower : no test, but for montage, a notice is better, because when you received a pack, you want immediate mount, no looking in internet for how to...
I just received my unit and have to say that it’s amazing and well worth the wait! I got a great workout in 15 with minimal setup time. I especially love how compact it is, perfect for getting a low impact cardio fix.
Pretty cool so far. but worried about the inflated pillow anchor. Seems like it was a poor design to mount to doors. Eventually it will wear down?
Overall, this was the best option for my situation - living in a small 2-bedroom apartment. It was easy to put together, and it's easy to disassemble into two pieces when I'm not using it so it doesn't take up storage space. However, the one issue is that the cable isn't long enough. I'm 5'6" and when my legs are straight and I lean back, the handle doesn't make it to my chest. It's fine enough for my height but it would make a difference for anyone taller than me.
After having it for a few weeks I am struggling to get it into an efficient workout routine due to a few problems.
1. I live in and older home and the gaps under my doorways are too large to use Whipr- even with a board underneath and the added foot. This is more of a personal issue but I wish there was a wall anchor to avoid this and have a more permanent set up station.
2. I primarily wanted a rower- this is SO LOUD in both the machine, and the clicking of the seat over the seam. With the resistance doubled I still don't feel as though I am getting the same resistance as a full size machine.
3. I cannot for the life of me get the ski handles apart to get the extra rope out. I will keep trying!
I am impressed with the overall quality of the parts and design but its just not quite working for me yet.
Thanks for your review. Couple of tips that may help out.
1- If your doors have super high clearance a 12x12 thick rubber flooring tile has been used successfully by a few users. You just want a solid surface under the base unit but the rubber would help grip the floor. They can be bought from Amazon or a hardware store very cheaply.
2 - The rower is designed to deliver the same feel as a full sized machine at around half resistance setting. This is a zone most people feel comfortable rowing for distance (rather than burst).
3 - If the ski handles do not slide apart feel free to submit for a warranty replacement. You've probably seen this but If it helps, you can see the instructions for adjusting the ski handles around 50 seconds into the video here https://support.whipr.com/hc/en-us/articles/4404285812887-VIDEO-How-to-Ski-with-whipr