It’s not just an ergometer. As a result of a long development process, Old Danube training machines represent top quality in every detail, providing high level training opportunities even for elite athletes.
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. Our own Ergoholic (iOS) workout application gives a comparable and accurate feedback on the athlete’s progress and physical condition.
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 more than 12 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.
The right paddle shaft lenght for you is about 90% percent of your height. We include a 160-170 cm adjustable paddle shaft, so it is good for 178-187 cm body height. If you are out of this range then you may contact us for an extra shaft of the lenght of your choice, or saw your paddle shaft shorter with a metal cutting hand saw. The plugs in the end are hot glued in like the blades of a kayak paddle, so you can glue them in again using a heat gun.
The setting that represents the resistance of the race boats is about halfway on the scale. A flatwater race boat has less drag than a wider boat or a surfski. Also a biger hull has more drag, so if you use a Nelo XXL race boat than you should adjust the drag setting to a higher value than if you used a Nelo M. Higher settings are for strength training.
Yes, you can! All of our available ergometers are designed to meet the standards of the Hungarian Kayak Canoe Federation, both for training and performance measurement.
You should use the same muscles during the winter, that you use in your boat. This is why numerous elite athletes do cross country skiing during winter as a outdoor sport, or even using ski ergometer indoor. These are also closer to paddling in term of musle groups than running, but doing kayak/canoe ergometer workouts indoor is your best option.
Yes! Contact us, so we can find a solution for you!
The kayak ergometer comes with a fix seat, but you can fit a Nelo rotating seat on it.
We don’t have this option yet.
The dimensions of the safe working area are 2.5 meter in length, 2.2 meter in height and 1.8 meter in width.
The 2019 model is only available in matt antracyt gray powder coated finish.
The 2020 and 2021 models are only available in galvanised steel finish.
You can buy those products only, which are listed in the webshop.