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SUPErgometer Stand Up Paddle Trainer For New England Winters

The new SUPErgometer by KayakPro is a full fledged dry land stand up paddle trainer that looks like it will keep you in shape through a long cold New England winter. Does the onset of real fall like temperatures today have you feel like you are dry docked until next spring? The crew here at Surfari are pretty hardcore and in the cold winter water stand up paddle surfing year round on Boston's North Shore, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, the Cape, and the Islands. We are also flat water distance paddling and doing down winders. For most people however, the thought of climbing into a five or six mil wetsuit to walk through the snow and into the frigid waters of the NE is not an option. The SUPErgometer looks like it will replicate stand up paddling for those of us who would rather be in gym then pulling into barrels in the wild on those brutal Arctic cold snap days in January. I saw one at the end of September at the Battle of the Paddle in California but didn't realize it was a shipping product and not an elaborate one off project. Although I didn't get to try it, I watched someone else using it and the body mechanics and stroke technique seemed to be the same. It would definitely build strength and stamina while improving your technique if you weren't able to get out in the water regularly during the winter. Of course for the price of it you could get a new SUP, winter suit, and all the fixings to comfortably hit the mind numbingly cold New England water for real all season. Or you could just get a ticket to somewhere warm for a couple weeks... SUPErgometer SUP Trainer From the website: It’s robust Aluminum and steel frame construction and easy operating mechanisms, allow intuitive use and easy adjustment. The KayakPro SUP Ergometer replicates SUP paddling precisely. The adjustable resistance and adjustable paddle shaft length allows you to train at your preferred resistance level, to best mimic your own board. The “feel-real’ stand-on, moving tilting SUP platform provides the board motion that you would expect from a real SUP board, encouraging you to use the small stabiliz- ing, and core muscles that also need to be trained in order to give you the full body work out that you would expect from on the water SUP paddling. This “feel real” board motion is essential in order to encourage the relationship and balance between maintaining board stabil- ity and intensity of effort - that’s how to increase performance and speed on your SUP board. Sure, it may be nice to be on the water all the time but, due to limitations of time, cold and inclement weather, limited daylight hours and other factors this is not always possible.. However the good news is that the KayakPro SUP ergometer can actually promote a better specific SUP specific fitness and strength workout than on the water! Leaving you one step ahead of the competition! The SUP ANT+ compatible on-Board console provides you with your speed, pace, heart rate, Kcals used, and a whole array of training data that allows you to see and monitor your improve- ment in a replicable and motivational way. The KayakPro SUP Ergometer can be upgraded [by purchasing the available upgrade pack] to an Multistroke O1-M outrigger Ergometer – this allows you 2 x uses with one machine!