Stretch Your Limits
The Dansprint ergometer is a high tech Kayak and Canoe Ergometer, designed for professionals, clubs and Multi-use setup in Gyms. With an unparalleled authentic water feeling. As close to the real thing as you will ever get, without leaving your house. Off season, after dark, water frozen and weather punishing, Dansprint will allow you to keep up the most tenacious training programme indoors.
Developed by a team of engineers and designers headed by kayak world champions Ole Torp and Lars Koch, the Dansprint ergometer was designed to meet the exacting requirements of elite paddlers striving for perfection. Toning your muscles, improving your techniques, and driving your performance towards untold horizons.
To an astonishing degree, Dansprint simulates the actual feel of both inertia, hydrodynamic drag, and wave resistance of an Olympic style K1 kayak moving through water. The results you achieve paddling the Dansprint range of three to five meters per second, the resemblance to open water is especially outstanding.
In terms of technology, Dansprint is an extremely advanced execution of a charmingly simple idea. Paddle action pulls a rotating fan in the front. Stroke by stroke a built in computer continuously measures and translates the power of your pull into both graphic and numeric information about energy input and accumulated work. The easy to read computer display shows paddling time – forward or countdown. Distance covered. Left and right stroke balance. Stroke rate. Water/air ratio. Maximum and average power produced. Also, adjusted to your own weight, Dansprint accurately measures maximum and average speeds. Expressed as kilometers per hour or as time per 1,000 meters. Even your heart rate can be monitored (requires chest ribbon). Less advanced ergometers simply make rough assumptions about the power developed from the speed of their flywheels, whereas Dansprint measurements are scientifically correct. With a resolution of app. 80 points per stroke. Dansprint gauges breaking force and kinetic energy stored before calculating the actual power input. Also, air intake in the rotating fan is adjustable to compensate for size and weight of the paddler. Finally, build from superior materials, the Dansprint ergometer is dependable, durable and virtually unbreakable.
A Winning Proposition
Benefits for the athlete are obvious. You can exercise whenever you
like, or when it fits into your schedule. Dansprint allows your coach to follow you on close range adjusting your technique as you paddle. Even the most subtle change is immediately visible on the monitor. For the kayak club, Dansprint offers a variety of new and exciting activities in the club house environment while improving winning chances on the sports arena considerably. Connect a row of Dansprint ergometers, and you have an in-door regatta lined up. Project their combined score onto a wide screen for the benefit of a cheering crowd, and you are looking at a real sports event in progress. With Dansprint in the studio, the fitness club can also challenge its users with a whole new body building concept which requires a lot more technique and finesse than just raw muscle power.
Our Service Promises
The Dansprint Do-It-Yourself Kit is assembled in a jiffy. Fit fan and computer screen to the frame, plug in the cords, and you are done. If you can use a wrench or turn on a toaster, you can do it. Software is fully installed and operational. The computer is extremely easy to use, but we do offer free hot-line support. PC interface for on-line display, sequence logging, advanced paddle analysis, heart rate, and multi competition events is optional. There is a one year world wide warranty on all parts of the Dansprint ergometer.
The Dansprint touch display provides easily readable, relevant numeric and graphic information to the athlete while training on the ergometer. The following quantities are updated for each individual stroke:
- Paddling time
- Speed / power
- Stroke rate / water-air ratio / max. speed / power / Calories
- Heart rate (Requires chest ribbon)
- Average speed / power
- Graphic left / right power balance / power graph
For speed values, it is possible to choose from one of several units:
- km / h
- time / 1,000 m
A countdown facility enables the paddler to record the exact time spent travelling a certain distance.The Dansprint computer continuously records power input values of paddling. In order to study details in performance. Values can be displayed as a power vs time graph.
You can set the work time or work distance and the rest time between each interval.
In the interval training mode it is possible to race against a pacer. When setting the work time you can set how far the pacer comes in that time interval. When setting the distance you can set the finish time for the pacer. The pacer starts when the paddler starts and keeps the same speed during the interval.