We received an update from the Rowperfect Manufacturer this week. Here is his message in full.
At last! A brief update and some progress photographs. We do apologise for the delay since the last Update, we hope that the attached photographs of the Indoor Sculler are some compensation for that delay.
We have basically revolutionised the leg, seat and bar configuration – the result is a lighter and much easier to use Rowperfect with a reduced footprint – note the angled legs and increased seat height in the “Comparison” photographs. This first unit has undergone extensive testing already and the news is: so far, so good!
We will be in touch soon with a more extensive update.
Meanwhile, here are the photos. The new Indoor Sculler has a flexible attachment between the chain and handle to simulate the 'give' in the oar when it enters the water; it was photographed without the MKIV monitor installed. You can see the resistance adjustment is a sliding panel over the flywheel cage. It stores upright or horizontal.
Hover over each image for a description.
And for the sharp-eyed, yes we did spot that the old RP doesn't have a seat!