Info: The Secrets of RP3

12 May 2023

Info: The Secrets of RP3

The first distinctive value of RP3 is obvious: the rowing movement is dynamic. Like it is in the boat on the water. The boat moves at certain speed in one direction and rower / rowers are moving separately and differently in the same direction, in opposite direction / speed in every stroke.

Rowing the RP3 simulates this almost identical using the weight and inertia of the mass of the flywheel and mechanics in simular interaction with the rowing movement.

The flywheel has always been the same, since the start of the company. With a 0,05% accuracy it is always the same, as its physical behavior is. This provides the inertia which gives the rowing feeling, together with the dynamics behavior mentioned above.

Measuring the movement of the flywheel with sensor technology provides the data that is translated into the numbers and figures behind the power curve and other values on the RP3 Monitor. The data used is measured at changing accelaration of the flywheel, which provides comparable values with rowing and blade work on the water.

The bar has got the same horizontal angle as the slidings in the boat, so while the boat is floating under the rower during the recovery, RP3 provide with the same angle the simular feeling of the recovery. The bend in the beam at the end, near the rear leg, ensures that the rower remains loose and flexible but properly positioned in the right place.

The cage around the flywheel has a hollow shape and parabolic bars, allowing the sucked-in air to hit the flywheel at all points across its entire diameter. This provides a stable sensation of acceleration and deceleration.

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