The SUP-Specific Ergometer

Rowers have used ergometers (ergs) for years as part of their land workouts. Aside from providing off-the-water stroke work, they measure the amount of energy expended, distance traveled and overall strength. In recent years, “erg” manufacturers have come out with kayak- and canoe-specific pull bars, and now standup paddlers can get on the dryland workout train with a SUP-specific erg.

The KayakPro SUP Ergometer replicates standup and the relationship in SUP between balance and resistance. Equipped with a moving SUP platform as well as adjustable resistance and paddle shaft length, the SUP erg was developed to give paddlers the full-body workout one would expect from a water session. The moving board platform is designed to simulate the movement of a real SUP board, while the adjustable resistance can help increase performance and speed when doing the real thing.

“It’s pretty killer for when it’s cold out or conditions are bad,” says elite standup paddler Danny Ching. “If you can’t get on the water, the SUP erg is the closest thing to a water workout [you can get]. And it’s great for coaching too.”  – Shari Coble

For more info: Kayakpro.com

  • http://MoonwalkerPhotos.com Moonwalker

    Now I’ve seen everything

  • http://vimeo.com/33798761 Willy Burnett

    Thanks to Blue Planet Surf, we’ve been using our Vasa Ergometer for SUP paddle training AND for surf paddling & swimming. We’re considering getting the kayak paddling kit for the Vasa Ergo so my son can do his sport too.
    The Vasa is more than a one-trick pony.
    Check out this video.
    http://vimeo.com/33798761

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