FAQ's

Thanks for your interest in whipr. Below you'll find the answers to commonly asked questions, if you don't find what you're looking for please reach out at support@whipr.com

About whipr

Everything you need to know about our revolutionary ERG machine.

Whipr is the world’s first portable multi-sport ERG training machine.

With whipr you can Paddle, Ski, Row, Kayak, Canoe, Dragon Boat, Swim, Surf & more.

It's specifically designed for travel and home gyms.

whipr is an 'ERG' machine, otherwise known as an ergometer. An ergometer is simply a machine that measures effort. Rowing and ski machines are usually ERG machines.

Most ERG machines are single function, like a rowing machine, where as whipr has multiple functions (modalities).

Good question. Let's get into it:

Anchoring

To start with whipr needs to be secured using one of two anchor methods. The first is the inflatable anchor that is built in to the back of the device. By sliding this under a door (or fixed object with a clearance of less than 3/4") and inflating it using the pump button on the front, whipr will securely lock itself in place. The second method uses a removeable anchor hook that is positioned on the back and a webbing strap. The webbing is passed through the hook and around a fixed object like a tree or a fence post. Once the webbing strap is cinched down it is now locked in place and ready to work.

Choose your function

Once whipr is secured you simply have to decide which activity you'd like to do by selecting one of our accessories. Whipr comes with a range of patent pending accessories that enable each modality. They are all designed to be compact, portable and bulletproof.

Whipr is roughly 6.75" (18cm) square and weighs around 7lbs (3 kg). It is specifically designed to fit in a roll on bag to make it easy to travel with.

We also realize that many people won't want to travel with it and it'll live in their home gym. The size makes it convenient for storage.

Don't let the size fool you though, this is a very capable machine, just like its full size competitors.

In short, we built it to be both suitable for travel as well as for convenient storage.

Our secret is in decoupling the actual gear drive that provides resistance from the traditional rail system that defines the machine. If you imagine a rowing machine that has had the seat and rail removed, leaving only the fan/resistance unit, that's the beginning of whipr. We then went through an exhaustive engineering process in order to shrink it down to a footprint that was suitable for travel and convenient storage. This is what we call the 'base' unit and it forms the core of the whipr ecosystem.

We will be delivering product in May 2021 to our pre-order customers backers. Once we have stock you'll be able to purchase them through this website.

No problems. The whipr "base unit" is the actual resistance machine. Our range of accessories are added to it to enable the modalities. The accessories enable multiple modalities and are available either singularly or bundled together.

Working with whipr

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NOTE: We are not currently sending out free units to anyone. We're heavily focused on our launch campaign after which we'll look at building an ambassador team.

If you feel you can help us launch please reach out to support@whipr.com