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Any rowers out there? Looking to buy a Concept 2 or WaterRower A1 for my house. All reviews for both are solid. I can’t make up my mind.

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concept2 if you are a masochist and revel in the idea of mentally and physically flogging yourself to the sounds of metal chains water rower if you want to have a relaxing cardio workout to the sounds of dancing water the erg in general should have been outlawed under the 8th amendment, but seems to have found a loophole in that certain people think 'it's fun'

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i love the sound of lactic acid buildup in the mornings

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Concept2. Best you can get.

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Yes. No question. All the pros use concept2

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Check with lori loughlin. She might have a never used one to sell...

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serious answer: if you are thinking of rowing competitively and want to time splits concept2 all the way, but for general cardio I think water rowers are just as fine and look better in homes.

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Got my husband a WaterRower because our house is small and it doesn’t look hideous out in the open. He likes it, but he wasn’t a college rower so ymmv.

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I’ve rowed on both a waterRower and concept2 a lot and prefer the waterRower myself. I really think it comes down to preference and both are not a bad choice. I know you don’t really find this helpful but until you try both you won’t know your preference and the worst case between the two is still a good choice.

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I have a water rower. It's great in every way.

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College rower as well, you want to go concept2

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Obviously they both have supporters. Had a C2, my wife hated the noise. Now have a water rower and a happy wife. I wasn't a college rower, just wanted to get a full body workout.

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OP here - After reading through this thread I’m leaning WaterRower due to lower noise level and pleasant sound effect. My only concern would be durability since the WaterRower model I’m looking at is wood. Anyone who says they own one have any maintenance issues?

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Concept2 not even a contest

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Used the concept 2 in CrossFit all the time, it’s extremely durable. Prefer it over the water rower

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Crossfitters on ergs make my eyes bleed

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I bought the Sunny water rower from Amazon for $270 on Black Friday and am very happy with it.

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These responses explain my dilemma. Everyone seems to like both.

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I respect the college rowers, but I’m not a college rower. I’m looking for something to do a workout for days I can’t get to the gym. Main decision points are durability and quality of workout.

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I go to Orangetheory Fitness and they use the WR. I love them. You could drop in for a free class or two to test drive them in a workout setting. If you’re going to get super into performance and benchmarks, then C2 since that’s the gold standard for erg. Otherwise, I like the WR for overall enjoyment of my workout.

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Concept2 period

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Do you live near a stream? Row gently good sir

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@BCG1 knows what’s up 😉

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College rower, get the concept 2

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