Just like you were on water
Old Danube enables you to train at home, so basically it is an indoor boat. Our main design goal was to get as close to the feeling of paddling on the water as possible.
The same movement on water and land
Customizable setup options and performance measurement for outstanding results.
One of the goals of ergometer setup is to provide the athlete with the feeling closest to paddling on the water, yet with customizable options for targeted development and training. The combination of the adjustment options with performance measurement helps the athletes to find the most effective movement for themselves. The rollers are 40 cm higher than the seat, giving a great feeling of water catch, without delay. Footrest, paddle length, seat height and resistance are all adjustable. For strength training, you may also select a resistance level harder than a sprint kayak. Being Nelo compatible, the footrest and the seat may be replaced with those of the real boats of the athletes. Equipped with the ArguStress performance meter, the system gives a comparable and accurate feedback on the athlete’s progress, physical condition, and performance difference between different techniques.
Outdoor training on water is highly depending on weather conditions. Alternatives include training camps abroad, gym trainings, sometimes a training pool – and an ergometer. OD ergometers, thanks to 10 years of development, represent now a real alternative to paddling on live water. Moreover, they provide further benefits in training, being adjustable to have more resistance than a sprint kayak. Raising the rope rollers makes the feel of paddling even more realistic.
An Old Danube ergometer is not just what it seems to be. First of all, of course, it is a training machine. The passion for kayaking of its designer is reflected in every detail. Each element is fine-tuned as a result of over 10 years of continuous development. It might even be considered as a hand-crafted training tool that has been developed and refined so that it provides now an experience very similar to water training in terms of feeling and efficiency. It can be set up anywhere, personalized with your own settings, and even the strength of the air resistance can be adjusted, so you can train harder than usual.