A Dark Horse quiz to test your knowledge!
A few months ago, we released part one of quiz – What’s Your Rowing IQ? Well, here’s part 2, this time the coaching team here at Dark Horse are testing your knowledge of “how well do you know your erg?”
Let the knowledge bombs be dropped!!
Between workouts, in what position is it recommended to store your erg?
Answer: Between workouts, some athletes find it convenient to separate their Model D or Model E Indoor Rowers for storage. Separated into two pieces, the indoor rower can fit into a corner or closet more easily. https://www.concept2.com/news/storing-your-indoor-rower
Also accepted answer, with the handle out of the mount, monitor reclined and in an upright position.
What type of oil is recommended to lubricate your rowers chain?
Answer: Oil the chain using purified mineral oil, 3-IN-ONE oil, or 20W motor oil (this should also be performed as regular maintenance).
What are the weight and dimensions of the Model D indoor rower?
Answer: MODEL D Weight: 57 lb (26 kg) Dimensions: 8 ft x 2 ft (244 cm x 61 cm)
What prize do Concept 2 send you once you’ve logged 10 million meters on your online logbook?
Answer: A Concept 2 sweatshirt.
How long is the estimated assembly time for a new Model D?
Answer: The Model D Indoor Rower requires the installation of the front legs using a total of eight screws. Included are all the necessary tools along with clear, illustrated instructions. Allow about 20–30 minutes for the job. https://youtu.be/7OP5Pq2tIWk
When using the force curve display what shape should you see each stroke?
Answer: Haystack curve. The smoother the curve, the smoother the application of force. The larger the area under the curve, the greater the amount of force applied.
What denomination does the monitor default to when setting splits for a given workout?
Answer: The performance monitors break a workout into fifths; so a split is 1/5 of a workout. There are a few exceptions to this. For example, splits for 2000m workouts are set at 500m, and splits for a marathon (42,195m) are set at 2000m. It is also possible to set your own split if you are setting up a new workout.
Which game give you 4:00mins to accumulate as high score as possible?
Answer: The fish game.
What is the maximum number of ergs that can be wired together for race events?
Answer: 40! (Good luck finding a venue for all of them!!) https://www.concept2.com.au/service/software/venue-race-application
So there you go!! How well did you get on?
Share your thoughts on social media @Darkhorserowing. Feel like you learnt something? What else would you enjoy testing your knowledge on??
Yours in fitness, education and getting to know your erg.