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First Degree Fitness Viking 2 AR Plus Reserve Rowing Machine

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First Degree Fitness FluidRower Viking 2 AR Plus Reserve Rowing Machine

The Viking 2 is designed with simply the best and most gorgeous wooden frames made from solid American Ash, metal fixtures, and precision components to deliver guaranteeing lifetime service.

The molded seat and adjustable water-based fluid resistance can accommodate users of different fitness levels in comfort even during longer workout hours.

The Viking 2 comes with a multi-functional performance monitor that tracks workout time, stroke count, total strokes accumulated on the machine, and calories burned to keep you motivated and on track to reaching your fitness goals.

Done for the day? Simply lift it on its end and lean it against a wall or hide it away in a closet.

 

FluidRower Viking 2 Reserve Features

Viking 2 Reserve Tank

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 2 Reserve Monitor

Multi-level computer complete with USB port. Display shows: time, distance, 500M split time, strokes per minute, calories per hour, watts and heart rate.

Viking 2 Reserve Footboard

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

Viking 2 Reserve Handle

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

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

Viking 2 Reserve Frame

Ethically produced from solid American Ash construction.

Simplified assembly and virtually maintenance free.

Viking 2 Reserve Specs

Upright Storage – (84" Tall x 21" Deep x 22″ Wide)

Product size – L 2135mm (84″) x W 550mm (22″) x H 540mm (21″)

Max User Weight – 150kg (330lb)

Product Weight- 72lbs


First Degree Fitness FluidRower Being Stored by Model First Degree Fitness FluidRower in room ready for use First Degree Fitness FluidRower upright against wall



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.

Depending on the FluidRower model each will incorporate either a 4 or 5 level adjustable Fluid Resistance Horizontal Tank. The Maximum resistance on Level 4 or Level 5 is the same; the only variation is the resistance increments between the levels. Level 4 or 5 FDF Horizontal Twin Tanks each has 17 litres of Fluid Resistance available.

First Degree Fitness FluidRower Fluid Resistance visual chart

Level 1 – 25% / level 2 – 50% / level 3 – 75% / level 4 – 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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GENERAL QUESTIONS

Why does the water in my tank appear cloudy or changed in colour?

Check to see that your unit has not been positioned in direct sunlight as this can impact the water quality. If necessary, change the location of the ergometer to reduce exposure to direct sunlight.
Your tank requires a water treatment every 12-24 months. If the water becomes discoloured or shows signs of algae or bacterial growth simply add one Water Treatment Tablet.

Do not use any other water treatment tablet other than those supplies with your unit. Please contact your nearest regional dealer to arrange the purchase of further treatment tablets.

How do I detach and reattach the rower belt and the Bungee cord?

Instruction for Reattaching Handle Belt and Bungee Cord for Single Rail Rowers

Instruction for Reattaching Handle Belt for Dual Rail Rowers

Instruction for Reattaching Bungee Cord for Dual Rail Rowers

Can I register my rower online?

To validate warranty support, save your original receipt and record your unique product purchase by completing the online Product Registration Form.
Please refer to the back of your Owner’s Manual for better understanding the terms of your product warranty.

Where can I purchase water treatment tablets?

The time required between water treatments can vary greatly depending on your indoor rower’s location and exposure to sunlight. Typically, you can expect to treat your tank water every 12-24 months. If the water becomes discoloured or shows signs of algae/ bacterial growth, simply add one water treatment tablet.
To purchase additional water treatment tablets please consult your nearest regional dealer by visiting FDF distributors page.

WARNING: Do not under any circumstance use any treatment tablet other than those supplied with your rower.

How do I install the heart rate kit?

Instruction for PACIFIC / NEWPORT AR / PLUS

Instruction for Dual Rail Rowers

What is the ideal user’s height range for the rowers?

There is no height specification for any FDF rower. The specific determinant is by leg length. This is the point of reference that determines whether the seat hits the back stop when legs are straight.

On average (i.e. average leg length) a person of approximately 6’6” would be accommodated on aPacifi c Rower, however if their legs were unusually long in proportion to their height, this may not be a suitable fit. If in doubt, the most efficient way to determine your most suitable fit is to sit on a rower and stretch your legs completely out.

Some important criteria to consider for tall people include:

  • Ample seat rail length so the user can fully extend their legs
  • Rowing motion must not be compromised in any way
  • Users must be able to see the fitness monitor without having to bend their neck uncomfortably
  • Users must be able to access buttons (if applicable) easily
  • Footrests must accommodate larger foot (if applicable)

I noticed the tank was leaking on my floor?

With the resistance level set at the maximum, Please:

  • Check tank is filled to correct level, as shown by the fill level indicator on the tank cover.
  • Check that the filling cap is tightened or sealed.
  • Check if the seal is crooked on the Horizontal Rower.
  • Any sign of cracks around the tank bolts area or tank shell.
  • Fill up the contact form, a distributor will be in contact as soon as possible.

Where can I find the serial number on the product?

The serial number information can be found at – Serial Number Location

GENERAL CONSOLE QUESTIONS

There’s no reading on my console?

Please check the sensor gap follow by the instruction manual provided below.

Apollo Rowers

Pacific_Neptune_Newport_Titan_Trident Rowers

E316_E350_VX2

E520_E550_VX3

Can I connect a USB enabled console to my MacBook?

We do not currently support MacOS however plan to do so in the near future.

Can I write my own software to interface with USB enabled Consoles using an API or SDK?

For technical support reasons we do not currently offer access to our proprietary communications protocol though an API or SDK.

Does the distance displayed in line with the real acceleration of the wheel compared to the water resistance or is it just an estimation based on the number of strokes per min?

  1. Flywheel speed (RPM) through a stroke is used to determine stroke power.
  2. Stroke power is used to determine 500m split time.
  3. 500m split time is used with stroke time (catch to catch time) to determine stroke displacement (i.e. distance traveled through the stroke.
  4. Readings are updated per stroke.

BLUETOOTH HEART RATE CONSOLE QUESTIONS

What software version put in the console at MFG?

Firmware version will appear once you POWER ON the console. It shows in the 2nd line of the LCD.

How would we know when a newer firmware would be made available?

Firmware updates can be done through the Fluid Connect DFU app (iOS & Android)

Do you have a list of compatible 3rd party rowing apps that are compatible with the Bluetooth Heart Rate console?

We don’t have a list of the APP compatible with FDF FluidRower APP. As long as the APP support standard FTMS protocol for Rower data as well as the UBE Bike Data.

What is the specifics type of connectivity you offer for heart rate other than Bluetooth? ANT+, and/or Analog?

The Bluetooth Heart Rate console supports standard Bluetooth Heart rate and standard FTMS protocol.

Does Bluetooth connection for Zwift?

ZWIFT only support Spin Bike at this moment. There is no Rower available in their APP

When does the Bluetooth Heart Rate console loose the memory of the BT connection with the phone? Instantly after the BT connection is terminated? Or does it take longer?

The console will check all sensor status. After 5mins without any input from the speed sensor or level sensor, the console will shut down. Bluetooth connection is defined as 1 to 1. You will need to go through the whole process again once you phone loss the connection.

Is there a Service Menu in the console? If yes, how to access and what can be done with it?

How do I install Batteries into Bluetooth console?

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