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Kettler Kadett Rowing Machine

by KETTLER

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  • Rowing machine to help you stay in shape and train in your own home
  • Outrigger style rower simulates actual water rowing, resistance setting from 1 to 12
  • Training computer provides info on time measurement, number of oar strokes, speed of strokes, distance covered, and more
  • Program for desired distance covered and stroke speed, visual and audio signals
  • 250-Pound weight capacity, measures 49 x 31 x 10-Inch
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Product Description

Provides a circular rowing motion ideal for training at home 2 hydraulic cylinders control resistance between 1 and 12 Comfortable, smooth-operating seat rollers mounted on durable rails Moving foot plates with straps for safe positioning of feet and ankles Battery powered training computer measures time, strokes, speed of strokes, cumulative distance during a training session, energy consumption, and pulse rate Heart rate measured with ear lobe clip Anti-slip floor protectors for safe use on multiple types of surfaces Durable steel construction Weight capacity: 285 lbs. Assembled dimensions: 59L x 67W x 18H inches Manufacturer's warranty included: see complete details in the Product Guarantee area   About KETTLER Known throughout the world, KETTLER is a leading manufacturer of leisure furniture, sports and fitness equipment, bicycles, and more. This German company has grown from a small enterprise in 1949 to an international organization with products sold in 60 different countries. They have been designed for people who want to stay fit or simply relax and enjoy their leisure time. More than half a century after it was founded, KETTLER's central focus remains innovative, premium-quality products that are made in Germany. 12 Adjustment settings control resistance through two industrial strength hydraulic cylinders. Sturdy KETTLER designed frame with ball bearings in the padded seat’s rollers provide a smooth glide along the main aluminum track. Adjustable footplates pivot and extend to accommodate various rowers. Oars easily fold down for trouble-free storage. KETTLER ear lobe clip measures hear rate electronically. LCD Training computer displays time, oar strokes, current cadence, cumulative distance over a training session, heart rate and kilojoules, a precise measurement of energy consumption (4.2 kJ = 1 kcal). Settings include time, distance goals and a visual and acoustical cadence signal.

Product Details

Size: One Size
  • Product Dimensions: 59 x 67 x 18 inches ; 64 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 67.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0008G2V76
  • Item model number: 7977-900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,337 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

In terms of overall quality, it's very high.
ccc
Each oar has an insert inside the oar pipe with the center drilled out for the screw that holds the oar handle.
Matthew J. Goode
The Kadett really is like rowing a boat, the motion is very smooth and it is very quiet.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

113 of 113 people found the following review helpful By ccc on March 4, 2006
Size Name: One Size
I initially tried to order my Kettler Kadett from a company called Mercantila, a.k.a. Rowingmachines.com. It was a complete disaster and nightmare including some false advertising, trying to cover up some mistakes on their part which caused about a month of delays, some horrible customer service (or lack thereof), some false charges, and a lot of headaches. Eventually enough was enough and I wound up ordering it directly from Amazon, which cost me a few bucks more, but was well worth it.

The machine comes mostly disassembled and took about an hour and a half to put together. There were a few confusing moments as the instructions are only pictures and no text, so making sure you have the right part takes a little extra focus. It came with all the tools necessary except an allen wrench which was necessary for one small thing.

In terms of overall quality, it's very high. I'm not concerned about this thing breaking, nor does it rattle or have ill-fitting parts. That said, the housing for the computer is a little wimpy and doesn't attach very securely to the main body as I've knocked it off a couple times. A small piece of tape at the base has kept it firmly locked into place since.

Some people have complained about the location of the straps on the foot plates. I actually find their location ideal, although they do tend to loosen themselves during a workout. I made a trip down to the store and bought some velcro which I sewed onto the straps. It took 15 minutes to do and I now have the best foot straps in the world.

The best thing about this machine, and the reason I bought it, is that it REALLY DOES in fact mimic an actual rowing motion.
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80 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Karl Treen on January 6, 2006
Size Name: One Size
The Kettler Kedett rowing machine is an amazing piece of equipment. I unpacked mine last night and despite missing a washer and having to wade through 90 minutes of assembly instructions, I was impressed from the very start.

From the solidity and the perfect fit of the parts, it is clear that this machine is the product of German engineering. I haven't seen anything so well designed in years. Each part fits well, tightens nicely and still rotates or slides with ease. The machine is sturdy, sits well on carpet or hard flooring and easily folds into a compact shape when not in use.

A workout on the Kadett is better than any workout I've ever experienced, aside from rowing or kayaking. The motion is very realistic, with nothing to distract one beyond the small chirping of the pistons and the occasional knock of the seat against the front of the rail. It is easy to close my eyes and imagine myself rowing down a quiet river. The entire experience is more like meditation than exercise -- the perfect way to start, or end, a busy day.

After a 45 minute workout, I wasn't sure that I had really gotten a particularly strenuous workout. Then I stepped off the machine and realized that my legs were like rubber. It was that subtle.

I highly recommend this machine to anyone looking for an alternative to the ordinary. The full-body workout provided by rowing is a beautiful thing. The price is less than most elliptical trainers, the unit weighs only 66lbs, and it gives your arms a workout too! I can't say enough good things about this machine.

Happy rowing!
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Rezensent on January 8, 2009
Size Name: One Size Verified Purchase
well, after reading that many positive reviews, I decided to buy one.

delivery and assembly were flawless.

There are some strange things about this piece of equipment, however.

1. all the labels on the equipment are in German. Not a problem for me, because I am a German living in the States. Must be strange for locals, though.

2. the pulse meter is completely inaccurate. I was rowing like mad to get my pulse into my aerobic zone (130). Once I was exhausted and double-checked with my chest-strap based other pulse-meter, I was already beyond 150, when the Kettler thing still showed only 110. If you don't want to kill yourself, don't use the built-in pulse meter.
Besides, I hate having a cable dangling at my ear while rowing.

3. at the beginning of my 2nd training session, when I tried to fix my shoes with the 2 tapes which were provided for this purpose, one of the plastic rings broke. It is made of such a cheap material, it cannot last for long.

4. I can't prove it, but I have the strong impression that I have to apply different levels of power on the right vs. the left handle, no matter to what "level" I set it. I always have the feeling, that I have to pull a lot harder on the right side than the left. That does not feel good.

5. it is not as quiet as I expected it to be. The rowing motion is ok. It is the sliding seat which I am worried about. So far, my wife doesn't complain when I use it at 6am in the morning. Still, I think, this is an area of potential improvement.

Would I recommend it to a friend? no.
At this price range, I would not have expected those kind of flaws.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By E. M. Bertalan on April 2, 2010
Size Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Although there have been some reviews complaining about the item, I did not find any of the problems mentioned. I will go over a few thing in order to help future buyers, as there is some inaccurate information in some reviews.

First, the manual does contain instructions in English, it can be found on any page marked with a GB (Great Britain) at the top. It is true that there is no written paragraph next to the assembling pictures, but they are very easy to follow. The only issue you might come across is the way you install the rowing hands. My suggestion is to place them onto the locking arms without actually installing them, you will quickly realize if you have them backwards (the piston has to compress when you pull rather than extend).

Second, the adjustments on the pistons are not off as some people have mentioned. There is a patent number stamped onto them with a triangle background. The tip of the triangle will point toward the number you select and this way the resistance is equivalent. Where some folks went wrong is simply looking at the piston from the top. By doing so, they see different numbers on each of the two units and this completely throws them off. Just look on the side where the patent triangle is located and match the numbers, you will feel the same resistance throughout.

Lastly, this item is NOT a regular rower, this type of rowing is called SCULLING. If you want some excellent advice on sculling technique, body position, arm and leg extension, wrist position, and proper catch/pull/release, you need to take a few minutes and go to [...] (click on "how to scull") and read the instruction by following along with the pictures.
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