The dynamic movement of the Slider significantly reduces the risk of injury by loading your body in a much safer and more natural way. On a dynamic machine, instead of moving your body mass back and forth, the dynamic frame, which is substantially lighter than your body, moves instead. Therefore the initial loading absorbed by the lumbar spine during the drive phase is much lower, and your body's momentum does not have to be decelerated at the finish of the stroke by the hip flexors, or by the knees at the beginning of the stroke. The big advantage of the Slider is how the reduced loading and rate of fatigue improves the ability for you to train safely, regularly, and for the longer distances required to be a competitive rower or to reach and maintain a high level of fitness on a rowing machine. Even if you only use a rowing machine for a short workout or warm up you will feel a significant difference and benefit. So if you have ever felt sore after a workout on a stationary rowing machine, found the lower back has stiffened up and takes a while to straighten, this repetitive overloading is the reason why. Preserving the structural health of your body is paramount and the best reason to make a change now to the way you row.
The Best Rowing Feel
The Slider has the best rowing feel of any rowing machine. There are 3 main reasons why. Firstly, the Slider is dynamic which best simulates the natural rowing movement. Secondly, the unique design of the Slider has the rower and seat mounted on top of the dynamic frame. The seat rail is part of the dynamic movement and moves underneath the rower during the stroke cycle, much the same as a boat moving underneath the rower on the water. Thirdly, the perfect balance between the weight of the dynamic frame and the smooth rolling mechanics allow the rower to generate a solid rowing rhythm of a powerful drive and relaxed recovery. The moving frame returns naturally and builds inertia into the catch, which enables the rower to get good compression of the legs and a quick and direct connection at the beginning of the next stroke. These three important design factors combine to produce the equivalent stroke dynamics of the rowing boat, not only the physics Injury Prevention
Whether you are training for the Olympics or just to keep an active and healthy lifestyle, you want your erg workouts to be doing the best for your body not potentially be leading you to injury. The dynamic movement of the Slider greatly reduces the stress and repetitive strain loading on your body, particularly on the lower back and joints when compared to a stationary rowing machine. You will feel the difference right away and understand why the dynamic Slider erg is fast becoming the new standard for indoor rowers.
Natural Rowing Movement
While it looks like rowing, the stationary rowing machine has less in common with the bio-dynamics of rowing than it actually appears. The rower’s feet are fixed in a stationary position on the machine and the rower’s body does all of the moving. However the likeness, it is not a natural simulation. Rowing on the Slider is closest to what it feels like to row a boat on the water. Just like a boat moving through the water, the Slider’s dynamic system moves back and forth beneath the rower in the same way. The rower’s feet move away, the body stays still. This not only makes it safer for the body, but more natural and enjoyable to row. High Performance The Slider rowing machine has been designed for rowers, for everyone’s benefit. It can easily meet the rigorous demands of high volume training and the abusive nature of testing, while being responsive to subtle changes in technique that make it the ideal technique trainer for rowers. It comes standard with a performance workout monitor and scores are accurately comparable from machine to machine. The feet are together just like in a boat and the unique dual rail design keep the rolling mechanics simple and moving with smooth and seamless ease. So no matter how or where it is used, the Slider is built to last and perform beyond all expectations. Designed for rowers, to benefit everyone. The Slider has been designed to be the ultimate rowing machine for rowers. However the best equipment should not be for rowers only.
Our aim was to go well beyond the expectations of rowers and design a rowing machine that everyone can use and for good reason, your body. The dynamic movement of the Slider produces a safe and natural rowing stroke, which greatly reduces the loading and stress on the body. This benefits everyone who uses the rowing machine but particularly those rowers who rely on the machine for long endurance workouts, fast interval work, fitness testing and racing. It is built to withstand heavy use in a gym or rowing club and has all the features of a modern rowing machine, but with the added versatility of being an ideal technique trainer with the same stroke dynamics and ergonomics of a rowing boat. Regardless of your level, you will row and feel better on the Slider.
The seat is soft and contours to your shape. Feet together The feet are placed closer together, as they are in a rowing boat, for optimal power output, and to make it easy to bring the arms inside the knees at the beginning of the stroke.
The handle is a broad width to set the arms in a strong and comfortable position.
The chain height is set higher so that you work at a more effective pull level.
The flywheel is set low to provide a clear and open view over the front of the machine.
The handle stop is set further forward so that tall rowers can row a longer stroke without limiting forward reach.
Only four wheels to make it glide
The rolling frame requires only four bearing mounted roller wheels to glide the rolling frame along the stationary base rail.
The wheels are concealed inside the custom rail extrusion, keeping them clear of dirt and dust and maintenance to a minimum.
Smooth and frictionless
The contact area between the wheels and rail is minimal which reduces the mechanical friction and makes the rolling frame glide with smooth and seamless ease.
Long range of travel
The Slider has a long range of end to end travel and a neutral zone where there is no bungee engaged to return the rolling frame. The bungee is there only as a preventative measure to return the rolling frame to the center once it approaches the end of the available travel length without interruption to the rower.
Unrestricted Seat Movement
The seat is free to move unhindered along the entire length of the seat rail.
Oartec Training Monitor
The Oartec Training Monitor (OTM) is a performance monitor that provides a number of display and training features specific for rowing. Features include: Calibrated exactly to industry standards for rowing speed. Scores are accurately comparable from machine to machine. 3 Workout Modes - Just Row, programmable Time and Distance, and custom Interval workouts.
Heart Rate Monitoring - Compatible with Polar HR chest belt and receiver. Technique feedback - Stroke Length and Drive Ratio.
Resistance can be set to a numerical Drag Factor. Workout Memory - previous workout recall. USB output for connectivity to external software programs. Crew Simulation: The Oartec Slider uses a simple connecting tube that attaches to the front of one machine and to the rear of another to link the machines together for crew simulation of up to 8 machines in line. This feature creates the ability to train as a crew and work on timing, rhythm and stroke cycle coordination together as a great training alternative. Moving and Storage: The Oartec Slider has wheels mounted on the front leg base so that it can easily be moved around. It can also be stood upright on the front end of the frame for convenient storage when not in use.
|Size in Use||210cm L / 315cm L x 55cm W x 86cm H|
|Max User Weight||No|
|Warranty||LifeTime Frame, 2 Years Parts & Labour|