Training with my new paddleOne ergometer is exactly what I needed to cross train in the summer and eliminates any long winter layoffs from paddling. By increasing the tension on my paddleOne ergometer it allows me to work on and directly strengthen my stroke regardless of the weather outside. Using the PaddleOne my endurance has improved greatly and by the time the ice is off the water in the spring I will be physically ready for the next MR340.
Santo Albright, Missouri
PaddleOne and Forge Racing- A Perfect Combination!
At the Forge (the gym in my basement in Rochester, NY) we use both a paddling machine and a kayak machine by PaddleOne in our workouts all winter long. Several days a week, we have a one hour cardio/medley workout which consists of 5-10 minute bursts on various pieces of equipment. including both PaddleOne machines, a Concept2 Rower, a Schwinn Airdyne, jump rope, speed bag, sliding board, etc. In Forge Racing, members range in height from 5’3” to 6’4”, the easy change foot brace on the PaddleOne Machines makes it a snap to go from one exercise to another.
As a technique trainer, the PaddleOne is unsurpassed. By placing it in front of a mirror, you have immediate feedback about such stroke essentials as posture, torso use, hand and arm alignment, etc. Being indoors eliminates the variables of wind, water, tippiness and boat movement so you can concentrate on proper technique. We have owned several PaddleOne Machines in the past, and these new machines by Mario Blackburn are the best, smooth, easy to adjust, and a joy to use. The large rollers that the Kevlar ropes glide through allow for a smoother stroke and longer rope life.
If you really want to perfect your stroke for next season, get a PaddleOne now, get in front of a mirror and get some good videos of stoked you want to emulate and get going!
Marc Gillespie and Holly Reynolds, US National Champions
Forge Racing, Rochester NY
I tested PaddleOne kayak training machine in March 2008. The main advantage of it , is the compactness. It is possible to take the training machine and use during the training camps and the competitions. I used PaddleOne kayak training machine for warm-up before the race at Europe Championship 2008 in Milan, Italy. This training machine is good as for starter paddlers as for professional paddlers.
Inna Osypenko-Radomskaya, Ukraine, 2008 K-1 Olympic gold medalist 500m
Seven-month deployment, whether in Afghanistan or elsewhere is a long time. Seven months without paddling, now that's not acceptable. Fortunately, I took a PaddleOne kayak trainor with me. It allows me to work on technique or to simply get a got simulated workout. The PaddleOne is as important to me as are my helmet and my "frag vest"...Well...pretty close.
Lieutenant-colonel Bruno Noury
Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
I suppose I have been paddling something like 50 hours to prepare my racing season. My experience from PaddleOne is very good, it has been functioning perfectly. It́s light and dońt need that much space. I really like to use it!
Multisport kayak racer, Finland
Richard Dober JR,
Canadian Kayak Olympic team,
The paddleone machine is an essential tool to maintain good technique especially during the winter and also through out the year. Furthermore, It permits me to perfect my technic by providing both a stable and comparable environment to the one on the water.
Mark Clout (Professionnal marathon paddler)
«I put my mirror in front of me, put on my cardiac monitor and climb onto my Paddleone for an excellent indoor training session. The only thing that is missing is the river!»
Jan Whitaker (professor of physical education)
«Last spring, I had the opportunity to train with the Paddleone. As the training coordinator for the Rochester, NY area Canoe Racing Association, I train beginning canoeists with your machine before the start of the season. I find that the Paddleone is an excellent teaching tool.»
Guy Rousseau (Professionnal marathon paddler)
«When your favorite sport is canoeing, why engage in other sports such as skiing, swimming and the like? Personally, I prefer to turn on my 'Walkman' and work out for 15-20 minutes at 65-70 strokes a minute. The feeling is practically identical to a canoe, only with much less risk of capsizing! Other sports after all are only a poor substitute. With the Paddleone, I can improve my technique for both speed and strength. The controller is very practical and allows you to maintain a known speed for the duration of the training and also to know average speed. I was just able to finish "La Classique 08" in my basement in two months! With the number of races in the upcoming season, it's better to meet the spring fully prepared and I believe with the Paddleone I will be!»