I’ve completed my new, more compact design for the kayak ergometer. I call this model “The Tortorich Model” because this one was specifically built for Vinnie Tortorich to train on.
This design is some 15 inches shorter than the original and the flywheel is now brought much further back on the device so it resides under the knees of the paddler. This makes it much smoother and better balanced.
In researching what it would take to ship one of these things I have decided that shipping these is simply cost prohibitive.
So now that I’ve engineered this better design, I will build another one very soon and take detailed measurements, photos, and step-by-step videos along with a part list so you will have the basic specifications needed to build your own. I’ll then make the training video and e-book instructions available for a nominal fee.
In the meantime, here are some photos that should give you a pretty good look at how to build one for yourself.