Many of the fitness freaks try to balance the workout regime with the day to day activities. Bodycraft VR100 Rowing Machine is obviously the choice of many. While this machine has a wide fan following, it is also true that in certain areas the rowing machine lacks finishing touches. It has simplistic design and yet has much to improve on. This bodycraft vr100 rowing machine review is aimed at fitness enthusiasts with an honest outlook to depict the machine’s perks and flaws.
Features of Bodycraft VR100 Rowing Machine
The first feature I am talking about here is the seat. Keeping in mind it is a medium budget rower, the seat is wider than the other rowers in the market. Rubber coated handles often provide a strong grip while exercising. The rower has 6 resistance levels for you to work with. The first level of resistance is air and the next five is air-magnetic resistance. These resistance levels are close to each other when it comes to extracting gravitational pull and giving you a good workout. Many of the beginners will find it good for a light workout of 20 minutes or so. The machine is built with steel and aluminum which is used in making aircrafts.
As far as the display console is concerned, it is optimized for best viewing and provides the vital stats for everyone to use. The machine is referred as Rowing Simulator. It gives you the closest feeling of rowing. If you think it will eat up your space, sorry to tell you that it folds into 24 by 16 inches of space to make your job very easy.
Few Dissatisfying Things
Bodycraft VR100 Rowing Machine is not free of blemishes once it comes to practical use. The seat for one is not very stable. It moves around when you are on it exercising. People are complaining about the resistance levels. The resistance levels hardly present any challenges, according to them. Out of the six, only two are challenging for some. The others won’t give you anything to pull against. The display unit is not accurate enough for some people. Even though the machine has an updated display console, the problem remains the same it seems.
Another issue is the flywheel. It is too close to the seat and often the seat bumps because of it. As a result, exercising on it might prove to be problematic for people.
The footrests are problematic for some. They also move around allegedly. They are set too far apart from one another. Some of the users complained that the machine is too pricy compared to the advantages it offers.
It is true that this machine is great when you are considering light workout and toning your body. But when you are considering intense workout to totally reshape your body, think again, this machine isn’t what you are looking for. The machine is a bit overpriced. Not only that, machines which are much less pricy, deliver much more when it comes to warrantee periods. It has a lifetime warranty on frames and one year on the parts. Seeing the performance, I think the company could spare another year on the warrantee. I am sure people who have used different machines, would be able to compare and assess the quality of the rower better. For me, it has a lot to do with future models.