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45 Years Young

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Nov 03, 2021
The old Concept2 farm complex
It was a chilly gray day in November 1976 when the Dreissigacker caravan of Dick. Peter, Peter's future wife Bari, and all their belongings, pulled into the old Vermont farm that would become the home of Concept2. They had spent the last year designing a faster oar for their own use, and thought maybe it had a future. Or if it didn’t, they would design something else. So they formed a partnership and Concept2 was born. Continue Reading ›

Supporting Olympians in the Search for Speed

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Jun 24, 2021

When Pete and Dick Dreissigacker first started playing with oar designs in 1976, they were two rowers who were also engineers and they couldn’t resist the challenge of making a faster oar. Specifically, they wanted to improve their speed in the pair because they were racing together in the Olympic Trials leading up to the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Rowing races can be won or lost by fractions of a second so every little bit of speed is worth gathering. Continue Reading ›

Should I Get a SkiErg? Or a BikeErg?

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Apr 22, 2021

There are a number of reasons to expand your home gym. A prime reason is to add a variety of workouts to your routine to keep it fresh and exciting. Another reason is because it makes it easier to do a longer workout by combining a wider range of movements in one session. Additionally, it can often allow you to workout with another member of your household at the same time. Continue Reading ›

Concept2 Compatible Apps: Try EXR

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Mar 25, 2021

EXR interacts with your RowErg and allows you to row through virtual worlds from the comfort of your own living room. Enjoy famous rowing backdrops such as the Charles River in Boston (available later this year). You can row alone or with other athletes from around the world. During your workouts, EXR provides real-time feedback on your performance and, at the end of each training session, the recorded data can be analyzed and shared to the Concept2 Online Logbook and popular apps like Strava. Continue Reading ›

Balancing Indoor and Outdoor Exercise

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Mar 08, 2021

As spring comes to the northern hemisphere, indoor exercise loses some of its appeal as we long for more time outdoors. Up here in northern Vermont, we know we still have a couple months before it’s really spring—but we feel the same transition coming. We’ll ski until the snow is gone, but we’ll also start running and riding our bikes on good days—and we’ll jump on the RowErg, SkiErg or BikeErg when the weather is just nasty. What’s the best way to balance indoor and outdoor exercise so that you can take advantage of the weather? Continue Reading ›

Oars: A Spring To-Do List

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Mar 02, 2021

This time of year at Concept2 our Regatta Service Team would normally be preparing for a whirlwind regatta season, packing parts and loading the trailer with tools and snacks for life on the road. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be homebound once again—at least for the foreseeable future. Continue Reading ›

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