First Degree Fitness FluidRower Viking Pro XL Rowing Machine
This beautifully crafted indoor rower takes inspiration from the design of a Viking’s ship and combines modern fluid rowing technology to deliver the luxuriousViking Pro XL. Built for performance as much as appearance, this rowing machine sets remarkable benchmarks in both form and function. A standout favorite in health clubs and CrossFit facilities, Viking Pro boasts a robust construction that is suited to high-use environments. From its solid timber profile to its ergonomic handle and seat – every design aspect has been considered to assure comfort and sensory satisfaction. TheViking Pro XLoffers a Huge XL Tanks that offer 10 levels of resistance, delivering over 50% greater resistance than standard range models.
Packed full of advanced features, the Viking Pro is an intelligent fitness machine. A patented twin tank design underpins FDF’s water resistance innovation known as Fluid Force to provide users with the closest emulation of rowing a boat on the water. A steadfast cardio platform, this indoor water rowing machine encourages a professional rowing stroke with its instant catch and consistent resistance throughout the entire rowing action. This impressive machine is equipped with goal tracking technology includingFluidRower appintegration and Heart Rate Handle compatibility. Complete with advanced console innovation,Bluetooth auto-adjust technologycorrelates the chosen tank resistance level with performance monitor parameters, for accurate workout readings.
FluidRower Viking Pro XL Features
Viking Pro XL Tank
Tank Size: XL (65% more Resistance)
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 Pro XL Monitor
Bluetooth enabledMulti-level computer. Display shows: time, distance, 500M split time, strokes per minute, calories per hour, watts and heart rate.
Viking Pro XL Footboard
Height adjustable footplates and straps to ensure optimal foot placement and comfortable rowing position.
Viking Pro XL Handle
Durable belt drive – smooth, clean, quiet and again maintenance free.
Deluxe ergonomic design allows a comfortable grip and minimized strain on forearms, wrists, and hands.
Viking Pro XL Frame
Hand lacquered Solid One Piece American Ash Frame.
Simplified assembly and virtually maintenance-free.
Viking Pro XL 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- 75lbs
**NOT COMPATIBLE WITH FIRST DEGREE FITNESS HEART RATE RECEIVER**
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.
FluidROWERS largest format Twin Tanks produce at maximum on Level 10 an extra 65% fluid resistance. The XL Horizontal Twin Tank has extra-large impellers that capture more water and maximise the drag impact against the internal baffles and horizontal tank walls. The XL Horizontal Twin Tank has 20 litres of Fluid Resistance, three more litres than the standard horizontal twin tanks.
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.
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.
Your Satisfaction with the First Degree Fitness FluidRower Viking Pro Rowing Machine is Guaranteed
Main Frame- 10 Year Warranty
Polycarbonate Tank & Seals- 5 Year Warranty
Mechanical Components (of non-wearing nature) - 2 Year Warranty
All Other Components (of a wearing nature)- 1 Year Warranty
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?
Instructionfor Reattaching Handle Belt and Bungee Cord for Single Rail Rowers
Instructionfor Reattaching Handle Belt for Dual Rail Rowers
Instructionfor 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 onlineProduct 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 visitingFDF distributors page.
WARNING: Do not under any circumstance use any treatment tablet other than those supplied with your rower.
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.
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?
Flywheel speed (RPM) through a stroke is used to determine stroke power.
Stroke power is used to determine 500m split time.
500m split time is used with stroke time (catch to catch time) to determine stroke displacement (i.e. distance traveled through the stroke.
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?
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