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New 2020 First Degree Fitness Viking Pro XL Rowing Machine

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This beautifully crafted indoor rower takes inspiration from the design of a Viking’s ship and combines modern fluid rowing technology to deliver the luxurious Viking Pro XL. Built for performance as much as appearance, this rowing machine sets remarkable benchmarks in both form and function. A standout favorite in health clubs and CrossFit facilities, Viking Pro boasts a robust construction that is suited to high-use environments. From its solid timber profile to its ergonomic handle and seat – every design aspect has been considered to assure comfort and sensory satisfaction. The Viking Pro XL offers a Huge XL Tanks that offer 10 levels of resistance, delivering over 50% greater resistance than standard range models.

Packed full of advanced features, the Viking Pro is an intelligent fitness machine. A patented twin tank design underpins FDF’s water resistance innovation known as Fluid Force to provide users with the closest emulation of rowing a boat on the water. A steadfast cardio platform, this indoor water rowing machine encourages a professional rowing stroke with its instant catch and consistent resistance throughout the entire rowing action. This impressive machine is equipped with goal tracking technology including FluidRower app integration and Heart Rate Handle compatibility. Complete with advanced console innovation, Bluetooth auto-adjust technology correlates the chosen tank resistance level with performance monitor parameters, for accurate workout readings.

 

FluidRower Viking Pro XL Features

Viking Pro XL Tank

Tank Size: XL (65% more Resistance)

Adjustable Fluid Resistance, from feather-light to Olympic sprint at the turn of a dial.

No dead spots. Unique triple bladed impeller and baffled tank internals deliver instant catch and consistent resistance throughout the whole stroke.

Viking Pro XL Monitor

Bluetooth enabled Multi-level computer. Display shows: time, distance, 500M split time, strokes per minute, calories per hour, watts and heart rate.

Viking Pro XL Footboard

Height adjustable footplates and straps to ensure optimal foot placement and comfortable rowing position.

Viking Pro XL Handle

Durable belt drive – smooth, clean, quiet and again maintenance free.

Deluxe ergonomic design allows a comfortable grip and minimized strain on forearms, wrists, and hands.

Viking Pro XL Frame

Hand lacquered Solid One Piece American Ash Frame.

Simplified assembly and virtually maintenance-free.

Viking Pro XL Specs

Upright Storage – 22" x 21"

Product size – 84" L x 22" W x 21" H

Max User Weight – 330lbs





How Does FluidRower Twin Tank Technology Work?

At the core of all FDF FluidROWERS is our patented Twin Tank technology, providing several distinct levels of Fluid Resistance regardless of the speed you row at. Our Twin Tank technology comprises the inner, passive (or holding) tank and the outer, active (or resistance) tank.

When you select a high level, water will flow from the passive holding tank to the active resistance tank as you begin to exercise, and you will experience the smooth fluid resistance, no matter what your speed.

Conversely, if you select a low level, the water will be transferred away from the active resistance tank and back into the passive holding tank, lowering the resistance. You can even make adjustments on the fly to find a load that is just right for your fitness training.

FluidROWERS largest format Twin Tanks produce at maximum on Level 10 an extra 65% fluid resistance. The XL Horizontal Twin Tank has extra-large impellers that capture more water and maximise the drag impact against the internal baffles and horizontal tank walls. The XL Horizontal Twin Tank has 20 litres of Fluid Resistance, three more litres than the standard horizontal twin tanks.

First Degree Fitness FluidRower Fluid Resistance visual chart

Level 1 – 10% / level 2 – 20% / level 3 – 30% / level 4 – 40% / level 5 – 50% / level 6 – 60% / level 7 – 70% / level 8 – 80% / level 9 – 90% / level 10 – 100%

FDF’s patented adjustable Fluid Resistance technology creates a challenging rowing workout for any fitness level. It allows the user to change the rowing resistance by a simple adjustment of the lever to your desired level, even mid-workout. The level of resistance can vary from feather light to Olympic challenge. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or you are a professional athlete, our fluid resistance rowers have been designed and engineered to provide a challenging, smooth, full body workout that can be adjusted to suit your training requirements.

The water in our active resistance tank acts as a brake to hold back the multi-bladed impeller, the more water in the active resistance tank the higher the braking effect. The water in the active tank isn’t all staying in the active tank during the exercise (at any level), some of it is always being cycled through the passive holding tank. As you attempt to generate more power by increasing your speed, the water cycles faster between the Twin Tanks at a greater and greater rate to maintain a consistent amount of water in the tanks. This creates such a unique smooth action and at virtually any speed.

Air resistance works in a similar way, however the variation in the load that is possible by restricting air flow to an impeller does not create distinctly different levels of resistance, this is very obvious at low speeds.

FluidRower Handle Resistance vs Amplitude


At high speeds, the two mediums, water and air, start to feel similar except for one very crucial difference that makes adjustable Fluid Resistance so unique. When rowing, the drive phase is followed by a recovery phase, during the recovery phase air does not provide the braking force that the water in our tanks does. At the catch or beginning of the next drive phase, the air machine impeller has higher momentum and that creates the soft or no load pick up that you feel at the catch.

Essentially the resistance on an air machine can not be felt again until your speed catches up to the flywheel and you start to apply a greater force against which the air will resist. These differences are so easy for you to test for yourself, compare an FDF FluidRower against any air or water based rowing machine and you will quickly see why our patented Twin Tank Fluid Resistance system is so different; the firm catch, the smooth stroke and the consistent load, that all come together in the FluidRower.

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