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WHY DID WE BASE OUR NEW COMPANY AROUND A NEW RESISTANCE SYSTEM?
At the heart of any item of fitness equipment is its resistance system. Without resistance, the user would be merely "pushing at an open door", and the simple fact is that all the energy expended by the user during a workout needs to be ultimately dissipated by some means. With an accumulation of over half a century in this industry, we have encountered items of equipment that come far too close to the “pushing at an open door” example, and conversely others so demanding that only elite athletes could use them without fear of injury. We saw that full and instant adjustability was essential to achieving our goals, and uniquely in this industry we believed that exploring the realm of fluid technology would hold the key.
WHY FLUID TECHNOLOGY?
It was because our design team knew and understood the unique resistance properties of water that they believed we could use these at the centre of a superior new product range for the fitness industry. Our patented “Fluid Technology” water resistance system was designed to offer 20 levels of resistance, from “feather light” to “Olympic sprint”, all at the touch of a lever. This system, which has always been subject to continuous improvement, is at the core of our original three models. During 2006 we responded to market demands with the release of our two new compact rowers, which have a modified 16 level resistance system, using gearing to still give a fully effective range.
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE - MORE THAN JUST A SLOGAN!
We actively encourage those who are unfamiliar with our products to give them a try, because it is only through direct first-hand experience that you can feel just how different the Fluid Technology resistance system really is. We are confident in our claim that in today's market Fluid Technology resistance provides a unique combination of smoothness, instantaneous take up of load, evenness throughout the operational cycle, and exponential response to increases in work intensity. Yes, please do experience the difference!
With three of our five products being rowers, it has been asked whether we are just a rowing machine company. Well, we consider that we are first and foremost a fitness equipment company, but we know and understand the benefits of rowing as the best total body aerobic exercise available, and very purposefully chose to make a rower our flagship product. We even employ a professional rowing coach as an advisor on product development and applications. That’s how seriously committed we are to ensuring our customers get the very best out of their First Degree Fitness equipment.
First Degree Fitness Limited warrants that the Fluid Rower (model FR-E520), purchased from an authorized agent, is free from defects in materials and workmanship. First Degree Fitness or its agents will, at their discretion, repair or replace parts that become defective within the warranty period.