Submitted: 12-23-2010 by Jon Iannaccone
I'm a triathlete and I got a Vasa ergometer for swim training. It works fantastically for that, and has saved me a number of hours commuting to and from the pool without sacrificing my swim times in races. I consider it the best piece of triathlon related training equipment I own.
Then I discovered kayaking, so I got the kayak attachment to the Vasa ergometer. The machine is equally fantastic for kayak training. It feels very much like actual kayaking and there a bunch of different resistance settings to simulate paddling into the wind or current. I do not own my own kayak, but by training on the Vasa I am still in shape to go on day long organized kayak trips with an outfitter.