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Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine

Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine

Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine
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Features

  • High resolution LCD digital display is easy to read and provides the following workout data: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency
  • Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance with adjustment knobs to vary the resistance level; Includes an infrared earlobe clip sensor measures pulse rate electronically
  • Resistance levels are changed by using adjustment knobs with settings from 1 to 12 providing a wide and challenging range of resistance
  • Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion; Frame is made of high carbon steel and powder coated and has a lifetime warranty against breakage
  • Thick padding on seat provides maximum comfort and combines with sealed ball bearings to yield exceptionally smooth performance along the chrome plated steel rails

Description

The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine is an excellent option for improving one’s muscular and cardiovascular health. The high resolution LCD digital display is easy to read and provides the following workout data: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency. Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance with adjustment knobs to vary the resistance level. An infrared earlobe clip sensor is included that can easily measure your heart rate. The level of resistance can be changed by using adjustment knobs to change between settings 1 to 12, this provides a large range of resistance to accommodate workouts of varying intensity. The biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action, providing a full longitudinal rowing motion. The frame of the machine is made of high carbon steel and powder coated, the frame has a lifetime warranty against breakage. The seat is thickly padded to provide maximum comfort and combines with top grade rollers to yield exceptionally smooth performance along the chrome plated steel rails. The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine does not require any AC power source, however, the LCD display operates through two "AA" batteries.


Product Dimensions: 59.1 x 66.9 x 18.1 inches ; 66 pounds


Shipping Weight: 67.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B0008G2V76


Item model number: 7977-900


Customer Reviews: 3.5 out of 5 stars102 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,882 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #96 in Rowing Machines


Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes


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Features

  • High resolution LCD digital display is easy to read and provides the following workout data: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency
  • Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance with adjustment knobs to vary the resistance level; Includes an infrared earlobe clip sensor measures pulse rate electronically
  • Resistance levels are changed by using adjustment knobs with settings from 1 to 12 providing a wide and challenging range of resistance
  • Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion; Frame is made of high carbon steel and powder coated and has a lifetime warranty against breakage
  • Thick padding on seat provides maximum comfort and combines with sealed ball bearings to yield exceptionally smooth performance along the chrome plated steel rails

Description

The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine is an excellent option for improving one’s muscular and cardiovascular health. The high resolution LCD digital display is easy to read and provides the following workout data: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency. Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance with adjustment knobs to vary the resistance level. An infrared earlobe clip sensor is included that can easily measure your heart rate. The level of resistance can be changed by using adjustment knobs to change between settings 1 to 12, this provides a large range of resistance to accommodate workouts of varying intensity. The biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action, providing a full longitudinal rowing motion. The frame of the machine is made of high carbon steel and powder coated, the frame has a lifetime warranty against breakage. The seat is thickly padded to provide maximum comfort and combines with top grade rollers to yield exceptionally smooth performance along the chrome plated steel rails. The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine does not require any AC power source, however, the LCD display operates through two "AA" batteries.


Product Dimensions: 59.1 x 66.9 x 18.1 inches ; 66 pounds


Shipping Weight: 67.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B0008G2V76


Item model number: 7977-900


Customer Reviews: 3.5 out of 5 stars102 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,882 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #96 in Rowing Machines


Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • High resolution LCD digital display is easy to read and provides the following workout data: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency
  • Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance with adjustment knobs to vary the resistance level; Includes an infrared earlobe clip sensor measures pulse rate electronically
  • Resistance levels are changed by using adjustment knobs with settings from 1 to 12 providing a wide and challenging range of resistance
  • Biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action providing a full longitudinal rowing motion; Frame is made of high carbon steel and powder coated and has a lifetime warranty against breakage
  • Thick padding on seat provides maximum comfort and combines with sealed ball bearings to yield exceptionally smooth performance along the chrome plated steel rails

Description

The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine is an excellent option for improving one’s muscular and cardiovascular health. The high resolution LCD digital display is easy to read and provides the following workout data: Time, Distance, Energy Consumed, Strokes, Pulse Rate and Frequency. Two industrial strength hydraulic pistons provide resistance with adjustment knobs to vary the resistance level. An infrared earlobe clip sensor is included that can easily measure your heart rate. The level of resistance can be changed by using adjustment knobs to change between settings 1 to 12, this provides a large range of resistance to accommodate workouts of varying intensity. The biomechanically correct footplates offer a natural pivoting action, providing a full longitudinal rowing motion. The frame of the machine is made of high carbon steel and powder coated, the frame has a lifetime warranty against breakage. The seat is thickly padded to provide maximum comfort and combines with top grade rollers to yield exceptionally smooth performance along the chrome plated steel rails. The Kettler Home Exercise/Fitness Equipment: Kadett Outrigger Style Rower Rowing Machine does not require any AC power source, however, the LCD display operates through two "AA" batteries.


Product Dimensions: 59.1 x 66.9 x 18.1 inches ; 66 pounds


Shipping Weight: 67.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B0008G2V76


Item model number: 7977-900


Customer Reviews: 3.5 out of 5 stars102 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,882 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #96 in Rowing Machines


Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes


abunda_amazon_reviews The Kadett and I have been together for a week now. Like any good relationship, I think that's substantial enough time to tell if you've found the one you'd like to spend the rest of forever with since 7 days is definitely sufficient for getting to know the ins and outs of a partner. With that being said, it seems the verdict so far is -- I can settle for the Kadett. Hello, Mr. Right Now. With the Texas summer chill quickly approaching, I figured it might be time to invest in a piece of exercise equipment that can be set up in my apartment and not force me to brave the raging forces outside. This machine suffices for that. Typically, I'm used to standard rowers that mimic the use of one oar so in a geeky way that's unfamiliar for a girl who hates working out, I was pretty stoked to try an erg that's modeled after the use of not one -- but TWO -- oars. The transition in rowing style isn't hard to get used to. Watching videos on "proper techniques" is always a safe bet, but honestly, the motion with this machine is so fluid and natural that your body should tell you if you're not doing something correctly. Pain does not always equal gain, people. The machine itself is a substantial piece of equipment. Believe it clocks in at around 65 lbs which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so awkward to move. (Kettler, the introduction of wheels somewhere on this frame would be well appreciated!) I guess I choose to see this as a bonus since lugging it around my place might bump up the fitness level, yes? Yes? With that being said though, the parts and make are quality. I have no fear that something is going to brake or fall apart. Pure beast, this one. Some things I don't love about this rower, hence the docking of a star on our relationship? - First, it was a monster to assemble. In general, it came together pretty easily until I got to the arms. Oh God, THE ARMS. The fittings used to secure them don't quite...well, fit. A few times I was forced to pull out a hammer in hopes of getting them in. Not sure if that's best practice, but between that and the slur of curse words, it seemed to do the trick. Assembly was a bit lengthier than anticipated -- two Mad Men episodes rather than just one. The incessant hammering may have been the culprit there, though. - Second, Mr. Kadett is a bit of a squeaker at times. He does the job, but the machine is not the quietest. The rotation of the arms causes a clinking noise every now and again, sometimes more frequent than others. It's not AWFUL, but a bit of a pain to listen. - Third, oh...the hand grips! One great thing about the grips is that they're able to rotate with the machine so you're not forced to constantly slide your precious skin awkwardly to keep with the motion. One not so great thing is that the hard plastic is...well...hard, and also features a seam that's convenient for developing blisters. This is kind of a bummer, but no pain, no gain...amiright? (No, I'm not right. Never listen to me.) One reviewer had suggested wrapping sports tape around the handles to cushion them a bit, which I'm going to try. May also snag some gloves for the full effect. Better to look like I'm trying too hard than to have beautiful whelps on my palms. All in all though, this is a decent machine for the price. Compared to models I was considering (looking at you, Concept2), it has a smaller footprint, is easier to move, is better for storing in a small space, and falls into the less inexpensive realm for quality of what you're getting. The motion of the ocean is also fantastic and actually seems to be less tiring and more natural than a standard one-rower erg -- Of course, you get the same degree of a work-out, it just feels less strenuous on body parts that a regular erg can wreak havoc on, like your back. So far in our brief romance, I'd recommend. If this relationship takes a turn for the worst though, I'll be sure to alert the tabloids. Happy rowing!;;Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2016;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Mr. Right Now;;Jenn Still;;;Like most reviews, I agree that the Kettler Kadett is an extremely well engineered rower in terms of a truly realistic rowing experience due to the outrigger design; However, there are a few issues that I wish I was aware of before purchasing this unit. First off and most importantly, the shocks on my unit failed within the first three months of using the rower. Unfortunately, I did not notice that they were leaking hydraulic fluid all over my carpet until I glanced down during a workout and saw the puddle soaking into my carpeting. After speaking with Ketller USA, the shocks are considered an expendable component; Therefore, they are not covered under warranty. As such, buyers should be made aware that they will need to routinely replace the shocks, which cost $150 per set. In my case, I use the rower for 30 minutes per day, so I assume every 3 months I will need to purchase new shocks, which will result in a yearly additional cost of $600. If you only plan to use the rower 2-3 times per week for <30 minutes per session, you might be able to get 6-12 months out of your shocks, in which case you should plan on spending $150-300 per year to maintain the rower. Also, I highly recommend that you don’t put the rower on your carpeting unless you don’t mind having your living room look like the Exxon Valdez has floated through each time the shocks start leaking oil. Another issue with the shocks themselves is that they are very tight at the beginning of each workout session and then they drop resistance to something more manageable after about 10minutes, but unfortunately after about 20 minutes they have lost almost all of their resistance even at the highest setting. That was the case with the first set of shocks that came with my unit, so I’m still waiting to see if the 2nd set actually function better to maintain a reasonably same amount of resistance from the beginning to the end of a workout. Also, the heart rate monitor is completely useless. Mine is so erratic that it will fluctuate anywhere from 60-160 bpm during my workout, which is completely inaccurate. Kettler is also well aware of this design flaw and they are more than willing to resolve it by charging you an additional $89 for a chest strap style heart rate monitor, but considering their quality on the other issues, I don’t think it would be a wise decision to purchase anything else from them. In hindsight, I wish I purchased a rower that had a better warranty and did not require an additional $600 per year expense to replace the shocks. Hope this helps and good luck with your decision.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2015;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Pretty good, but requires $150 in parts every 3 months;;EricS

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Jenn Still - Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2016
Mr. Right Now
The Kadett and I have been together for a week now. Like any good relationship, I think that's substantial enough time to tell if you've found the one you'd like to spend the rest of forever with since 7 days is definitely sufficient for getting to know the ins and outs of a partner. With that being said, it seems the verdict so far is -- I can settle for the Kadett. Hello, Mr. Right Now. With the Texas summer chill quickly approaching, I figured it might be time to invest in a piece of exercise equipment that can be set up in my apartment and not force me to brave the raging forces outside. This machine suffices for that. Typically, I'm used to standard rowers that mimic the use of one oar so in a geeky way that's unfamiliar for a girl who hates working out, I was pretty stoked to try an erg that's modeled after the use of not one -- but TWO -- oars. The transition in rowing style isn't hard to get used to. Watching videos on "proper techniques" is always a safe bet, but honestly, the motion with this machine is so fluid and natural that your body should tell you if you're not doing something correctly. Pain does not always equal gain, people. The machine itself is a substantial piece of equipment. Believe it clocks in at around 65 lbs which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so awkward to move. (Kettler, the introduction of wheels somewhere on this frame would be well appreciated!) I guess I choose to see this as a bonus since lugging it around my place might bump up the fitness level, yes? Yes? With that being said though, the parts and make are quality. I have no fear that something is going to brake or fall apart. Pure beast, this one. Some things I don't love about this rower, hence the docking of a star on our relationship? - First, it was a monster to assemble. In general, it came together pretty easily until I got to the arms. Oh God, THE ARMS. The fittings used to secure them don't quite...well, fit. A few times I was forced to pull out a hammer in hopes of getting them in. Not sure if that's best practice, but between that and the slur of curse words, it seemed to do the trick. Assembly was a bit lengthier than anticipated -- two Mad Men episodes rather than just one. The incessant hammering may have been the culprit there, though. - Second, Mr. Kadett is a bit of a squeaker at times. He does the job, but the machine is not the quietest. The rotation of the arms causes a clinking noise every now and again, sometimes more frequent than others. It's not AWFUL, but a bit of a pain to listen. - Third, oh...the hand grips! One great thing about the grips is that they're able to rotate with the machine so you're not forced to constantly slide your precious skin awkwardly to keep with the motion. One not so great thing is that the hard plastic is...well...hard, and also features a seam that's convenient for developing blisters. This is kind of a bummer, but no pain, no gain...amiright? (No, I'm not right. Never listen to me.) One reviewer had suggested wrapping sports tape around the handles to cushion them a bit, which I'm going to try. May also snag some gloves for the full effect. Better to look like I'm trying too hard than to have beautiful whelps on my palms. All in all though, this is a decent machine for the price. Compared to models I was considering (looking at you, Concept2), it has a smaller footprint, is easier to move, is better for storing in a small space, and falls into the less inexpensive realm for quality of what you're getting. The motion of the ocean is also fantastic and actually seems to be less tiring and more natural than a standard one-rower erg -- Of course, you get the same degree of a work-out, it just feels less strenuous on body parts that a regular erg can wreak havoc on, like your back. So far in our brief romance, I'd recommend. If this relationship takes a turn for the worst though, I'll be sure to alert the tabloids. Happy rowing!

3.0 out of 5 stars
By EricS - Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2015
Pretty good, but requires $150 in parts every 3 months
Like most reviews, I agree that the Kettler Kadett is an extremely well engineered rower in terms of a truly realistic rowing experience due to the outrigger design; However, there are a few issues that I wish I was aware of before purchasing this unit. First off and most importantly, the shocks on my unit failed within the first three months of using the rower. Unfortunately, I did not notice that they were leaking hydraulic fluid all over my carpet until I glanced down during a workout and saw the puddle soaking into my carpeting. After speaking with Ketller USA, the shocks are considered an expendable component; Therefore, they are not covered under warranty. As such, buyers should be made aware that they will need to routinely replace the shocks, which cost $150 per set. In my case, I use the rower for 30 minutes per day, so I assume every 3 months I will need to purchase new shocks, which will result in a yearly additional cost of $600. If you only plan to use the rower 2-3 times per week for <30 minutes per session, you might be able to get 6-12 months out of your shocks, in which case you should plan on spending $150-300 per year to maintain the rower. Also, I highly recommend that you don’t put the rower on your carpeting unless you don’t mind having your living room look like the Exxon Valdez has floated through each time the shocks start leaking oil. Another issue with the shocks themselves is that they are very tight at the beginning of each workout session and then they drop resistance to something more manageable after about 10minutes, but unfortunately after about 20 minutes they have lost almost all of their resistance even at the highest setting. That was the case with the first set of shocks that came with my unit, so I’m still waiting to see if the 2nd set actually function better to maintain a reasonably same amount of resistance from the beginning to the end of a workout. Also, the heart rate monitor is completely useless. Mine is so erratic that it will fluctuate anywhere from 60-160 bpm during my workout, which is completely inaccurate. Kettler is also well aware of this design flaw and they are more than willing to resolve it by charging you an additional $89 for a chest strap style heart rate monitor, but considering their quality on the other issues, I don’t think it would be a wise decision to purchase anything else from them. In hindsight, I wish I purchased a rower that had a better warranty and did not require an additional $600 per year expense to replace the shocks. Hope this helps and good luck with your decision.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Jenn Still - Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2016
Mr. Right Now
The Kadett and I have been together for a week now. Like any good relationship, I think that's substantial enough time to tell if you've found the one you'd like to spend the rest of forever with since 7 days is definitely sufficient for getting to know the ins and outs of a partner. With that being said, it seems the verdict so far is -- I can settle for the Kadett. Hello, Mr. Right Now. With the Texas summer chill quickly approaching, I figured it might be time to invest in a piece of exercise equipment that can be set up in my apartment and not force me to brave the raging forces outside. This machine suffices for that. Typically, I'm used to standard rowers that mimic the use of one oar so in a geeky way that's unfamiliar for a girl who hates working out, I was pretty stoked to try an erg that's modeled after the use of not one -- but TWO -- oars. The transition in rowing style isn't hard to get used to. Watching videos on "proper techniques" is always a safe bet, but honestly, the motion with this machine is so fluid and natural that your body should tell you if you're not doing something correctly. Pain does not always equal gain, people. The machine itself is a substantial piece of equipment. Believe it clocks in at around 65 lbs which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so awkward to move. (Kettler, the introduction of wheels somewhere on this frame would be well appreciated!) I guess I choose to see this as a bonus since lugging it around my place might bump up the fitness level, yes? Yes? With that being said though, the parts and make are quality. I have no fear that something is going to brake or fall apart. Pure beast, this one. Some things I don't love about this rower, hence the docking of a star on our relationship? - First, it was a monster to assemble. In general, it came together pretty easily until I got to the arms. Oh God, THE ARMS. The fittings used to secure them don't quite...well, fit. A few times I was forced to pull out a hammer in hopes of getting them in. Not sure if that's best practice, but between that and the slur of curse words, it seemed to do the trick. Assembly was a bit lengthier than anticipated -- two Mad Men episodes rather than just one. The incessant hammering may have been the culprit there, though. - Second, Mr. Kadett is a bit of a squeaker at times. He does the job, but the machine is not the quietest. The rotation of the arms causes a clinking noise every now and again, sometimes more frequent than others. It's not AWFUL, but a bit of a pain to listen. - Third, oh...the hand grips! One great thing about the grips is that they're able to rotate with the machine so you're not forced to constantly slide your precious skin awkwardly to keep with the motion. One not so great thing is that the hard plastic is...well...hard, and also features a seam that's convenient for developing blisters. This is kind of a bummer, but no pain, no gain...amiright? (No, I'm not right. Never listen to me.) One reviewer had suggested wrapping sports tape around the handles to cushion them a bit, which I'm going to try. May also snag some gloves for the full effect. Better to look like I'm trying too hard than to have beautiful whelps on my palms. All in all though, this is a decent machine for the price. Compared to models I was considering (looking at you, Concept2), it has a smaller footprint, is easier to move, is better for storing in a small space, and falls into the less inexpensive realm for quality of what you're getting. The motion of the ocean is also fantastic and actually seems to be less tiring and more natural than a standard one-rower erg -- Of course, you get the same degree of a work-out, it just feels less strenuous on body parts that a regular erg can wreak havoc on, like your back. So far in our brief romance, I'd recommend. If this relationship takes a turn for the worst though, I'll be sure to alert the tabloids. Happy rowing!

3.0 out of 5 stars
By EricS - Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2015
Pretty good, but requires $150 in parts every 3 months
Like most reviews, I agree that the Kettler Kadett is an extremely well engineered rower in terms of a truly realistic rowing experience due to the outrigger design; However, there are a few issues that I wish I was aware of before purchasing this unit. First off and most importantly, the shocks on my unit failed within the first three months of using the rower. Unfortunately, I did not notice that they were leaking hydraulic fluid all over my carpet until I glanced down during a workout and saw the puddle soaking into my carpeting. After speaking with Ketller USA, the shocks are considered an expendable component; Therefore, they are not covered under warranty. As such, buyers should be made aware that they will need to routinely replace the shocks, which cost $150 per set. In my case, I use the rower for 30 minutes per day, so I assume every 3 months I will need to purchase new shocks, which will result in a yearly additional cost of $600. If you only plan to use the rower 2-3 times per week for <30 minutes per session, you might be able to get 6-12 months out of your shocks, in which case you should plan on spending $150-300 per year to maintain the rower. Also, I highly recommend that you don’t put the rower on your carpeting unless you don’t mind having your living room look like the Exxon Valdez has floated through each time the shocks start leaking oil. Another issue with the shocks themselves is that they are very tight at the beginning of each workout session and then they drop resistance to something more manageable after about 10minutes, but unfortunately after about 20 minutes they have lost almost all of their resistance even at the highest setting. That was the case with the first set of shocks that came with my unit, so I’m still waiting to see if the 2nd set actually function better to maintain a reasonably same amount of resistance from the beginning to the end of a workout. Also, the heart rate monitor is completely useless. Mine is so erratic that it will fluctuate anywhere from 60-160 bpm during my workout, which is completely inaccurate. Kettler is also well aware of this design flaw and they are more than willing to resolve it by charging you an additional $89 for a chest strap style heart rate monitor, but considering their quality on the other issues, I don’t think it would be a wise decision to purchase anything else from them. In hindsight, I wish I purchased a rower that had a better warranty and did not require an additional $600 per year expense to replace the shocks. Hope this helps and good luck with your decision.