Everything you need to know about our revolutionary 3-in-1 ERG machine.
whipr is the world’s first 3-in-1 paddle, cross country ski and rowing machine 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 three functions (modalities): stand up paddling, sit down rowing and cross country skiing.
Good question. Let's get into it:
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. We have a custom built SUP handle that collapses to fit in a roll on bag, a proprietary fold down (compact) rowing sled, and a ski rig that slots over the top of a door to enable cross country skiing.
Whipr is roughly 6" (16cm) square and weighs around 5lbs (2.25 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 convinient 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.
Retail price of the base unit will be $349, but if you back us early on Kickstarter you’ll score whipr for $199 (that’s a 43% discount!!).
You may choose to purchase just the base unit or add accessories to it which will be priced between $50 and $100. Adding all three paddle/ski/row accessories will cost our early backers just $200, with an all in package price of $399. To get the same functionality from comparable fitness machines would cost you $4000+!
We will be delivering product in February 2021 to our Kickstarter backers. Our crowdfunding campaign runs for 40 days from August 11, after that the price goes up and further pre-orders will be delivered later in 2021. Manufacturing times may vary due to various public health and political issues but we're confident that the turnaround time from campaign to fulfillment will be expedient as all the hard engineering work has been done already.
August 11 - September 20 2020
Early Bird funders will have the opportunity to save up to 43% off the retail price.
Yes. You may buy multiple during the campaign.
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 will turn whipr into a stand up paddle machine, rowing machine or ski-erg and will be available either singularly or together.
Working with whipr
We may be looking for YOU!
NOTE: We are not currently sending out free units to anyone. We're heavily focused on launching out kickstarter campaign after which we'll look at building an ambassador team. If you feel you can help us launch please read on...
We're looking to partner with journalists, product testers and brand ambassadors in specific fields:
- SUP, ski and rowing athletes
- Personal trainers
- Influencers with a fitness audience
- Complimentary product manufacturers (eg SUP builders)
If you're in one of these categories and think you'd like to work with us please reach out to email@example.com