Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine – Multi-Colour : May work better for taller people?

I eventually received this item after the first one disappearedthis item was extremely well packaged and the quality of materials looks great. It is made for a german company and their requirements for quality are very high. It was easy to assemble, tools provided, the only downside was that the instructions were in german but with a little hunting on the internet, i found the english version. The maximum user weight is 110kgs which is not mentioned in the product description on amazon. It’s great for everyday fitness but maybe not demanding enough for the more experienced or gym fit user. There are 3 resistance elastic cords which can be reduced if required but i found i was using all 3. Overall it’s a well made bit of kit and i shall have fun using it but might need to progress to something more demanding in the near future.

I eventually received this item after the first one disappearedthis item was extremely well packaged and the quality of materials looks great. It is made for a german company and their requirements for quality are very high. It was easy to assemble, tools provided, the only downside was that the instructions were in german but with a little hunting on the internet, i found the english version. The maximum user weight is 110kgs which is not mentioned in the product description on amazon. It’s great for everyday fitness but maybe not demanding enough for the more experienced or gym fit user. There are 3 resistance elastic cords which can be reduced if required but i found i was using all 3. Overall it’s a well made bit of kit and i shall have fun using it but might need to progress to something more demanding in the near future.

Husband bought great exercise machine. Needs a bit of space to use. Here are the specifications for the Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine – Multi-Colour:

  • Training computer
  • Foldable
  • Low-noise polyfibre pulling system
  • Variable handles

Used everyday, excellent quality.

Very good rower and well worth the money.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • May work better for taller people?
  • Perfect for My Husband who is 80 and I am
  • It has high tension, if put together correctly. also instructions are in English, look at the back of the manual.

It has high tension, if put together correctly. Also instructions are in english, look at the back of the manual. . My partner built it, he advised me it was easy, but obviously would of been easier with help of another pair of hands. I was also impressed with the resistance, after reading other reviews of it being low, my partner informed me that you have to tighten the cords to get the high tension. I’m happy with just 2 ropes attached, i’d rather go for longer at a lesser tension than over work and burn out quick. It’s a good bit of kit and well made. I’m 5’8′ and it’s perfect for me, the mr. Is 6′ and it shakes a bit under his weight, but it seems to cope. Lol (he’s above the max weight allowance)after using for 2 weeks, my muscles are toning and my energy is increasing. It’s cheaper and easier than attending the gym, i can set up a film and row away watching thatit’s not a small piece of kit, even folded it takes up space.

However i’m pleased to say it’s exactly what i am looking for. I was a bit wary ordering this, having seen some of the negative comments about it. However i’m pleased to say it’s exactly what i am looking for and am very pleased with it. Firstly, there are very clear instructions on how to assemble it and guidelines for use in english are supplied. Ok, so the instructions start off in german but the english ones follow and how anyone can miss these is beyond mewith regard to the tension, this is based on 3 elasticated ‘belts’ (i think that’s the best way to describe them). The handles can be hooked up to one, two or all three, depending on the type of tension you are looking for. I am an active person, reasonably strong from plenty of fast paced yoga but not a gym bunny. I find the highest tension setting (ie all 3 belts) was too much to begin with so i’m starting lower and building up sensibly. Maybe the negative comments are from gym bunnies who are expecting an industrial strength rowing machine at silly money. Who knows but i am very happy with this and would highly recommend it for someone who wants a reasonable amount of strength building exercise.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine - Multi-Colour, 130 x 45 x 95 cm
Rating
1.0 of 5 stars, based on reviews
Price
£145.91

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  1. This review is from : Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine – Multi-Colour, 130 x 45 x 95 cm

    Fabulous machine, lovely and neat,well designed and built. Hits away under a table or bed.
      1. Had this a little while and still works great. Instructions are in german though. Had this a little while and still works great. Instructions are in german though, but was pretty easy to construct without.
  2. This review is from : Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine – Multi-Colour, 130 x 45 x 95 cm

    Had this a little while and still works great. Instructions are in german though. Had this a little while and still works great. Instructions are in german though, but was pretty easy to construct without.
    1. I absolutely love this rowing machine and when folded up it hardly. I absolutely love this rowing machine and when folded up it hardly takes up any room at first i thought it was too easy and the cables could have bit more tension but having used it i’ve changed my mind if u use it properly u can feel u have done proper workout and a bonus u can do side and front lateral raises as it comes with not just pulley bar but two separate pulley hand grips it’s very smooth and quiet and the foot straps are good quality at 6ft 1 inch i feel that anyone taller might find it not long enough for full stretch.
      1. I absolutely love this rowing machine and when folded up it hardly. I absolutely love this rowing machine and when folded up it hardly takes up any room at first i thought it was too easy and the cables could have bit more tension but having used it i’ve changed my mind if u use it properly u can feel u have done proper workout and a bonus u can do side and front lateral raises as it comes with not just pulley bar but two separate pulley hand grips it’s very smooth and quiet and the foot straps are good quality at 6ft 1 inch i feel that anyone taller might find it not long enough for full stretch.
  3. This review is from : Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine – Multi-Colour, 130 x 45 x 95 cm

    However i’m pleased to say it’s exactly what i am looking for. I was a bit wary ordering this, having seen some of the negative comments about it. However i’m pleased to say it’s exactly what i am looking for and am very pleased with it. Firstly, there are very clear instructions on how to assemble it and guidelines for use in english are supplied. Ok, so the instructions start off in german but the english ones follow and how anyone can miss these is beyond mewith regard to the tension, this is based on 3 elasticated “belts” (i think that’s the best way to describe them). The handles can be hooked up to one, two or all three, depending on the type of tension you are looking for. I am an active person, reasonably strong from plenty of fast paced yoga but not a gym bunny. I find the highest tension setting (ie all 3 belts) was too much to begin with so i’m starting lower and building up sensibly. Maybe the negative comments are from gym bunnies who are expecting an industrial strength rowing machine at silly money. Who knows but i am very happy with this and would highly recommend it for someone who wants a reasonable amount of strength building exercise.
  4. This review is from : Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine – Multi-Colour, 130 x 45 x 95 cm

    However i’m pleased to say it’s exactly what i am looking for. I was a bit wary ordering this, having seen some of the negative comments about it. However i’m pleased to say it’s exactly what i am looking for and am very pleased with it. Firstly, there are very clear instructions on how to assemble it and guidelines for use in english are supplied. Ok, so the instructions start off in german but the english ones follow and how anyone can miss these is beyond mewith regard to the tension, this is based on 3 elasticated “belts” (i think that’s the best way to describe them). The handles can be hooked up to one, two or all three, depending on the type of tension you are looking for. I am an active person, reasonably strong from plenty of fast paced yoga but not a gym bunny. I find the highest tension setting (ie all 3 belts) was too much to begin with so i’m starting lower and building up sensibly. Maybe the negative comments are from gym bunnies who are expecting an industrial strength rowing machine at silly money. Who knows but i am very happy with this and would highly recommend it for someone who wants a reasonable amount of strength building exercise.
    1. It has high tension, if put together correctly. Also instructions are in english, look at the back of the manual. . My partner built it, he advised me it was easy, but obviously would of been easier with help of another pair of hands. I was also impressed with the resistance, after reading other reviews of it being low, my partner informed me that you have to tighten the cords to get the high tension. I’m happy with just 2 ropes attached, i’d rather go for longer at a lesser tension than over work and burn out quick. It’s a good bit of kit and well made. I’m 5’8″ and it’s perfect for me, the mr. Is 6′ and it shakes a bit under his weight, but it seems to cope. Lol (he’s above the max weight allowance)after using for 2 weeks, my muscles are toning and my energy is increasing. It’s cheaper and easier than attending the gym, i can set up a film and row away watching thatit’s not a small piece of kit, even folded it takes up space.
      1. It has high tension, if put together correctly. Also instructions are in english, look at the back of the manual. . My partner built it, he advised me it was easy, but obviously would of been easier with help of another pair of hands. I was also impressed with the resistance, after reading other reviews of it being low, my partner informed me that you have to tighten the cords to get the high tension. I’m happy with just 2 ropes attached, i’d rather go for longer at a lesser tension than over work and burn out quick. It’s a good bit of kit and well made. I’m 5’8″ and it’s perfect for me, the mr. Is 6′ and it shakes a bit under his weight, but it seems to cope. Lol (he’s above the max weight allowance)after using for 2 weeks, my muscles are toning and my energy is increasing. It’s cheaper and easier than attending the gym, i can set up a film and row away watching thatit’s not a small piece of kit, even folded it takes up space.
  5. But the pictures are easy enough to follow. Just got this machine so can’t comment on the results yet. It did arrive quickly and looks of solid manufacture. Yes, the instructions are in german, but the pictures are easy enough to follow. You can also follow this link http://www. Com/fileadmin/user_upload/files/anleitungen-fitness/sf-1150_anleitung. Pdfthe english instructions are half way through. I’m hoping i stick with it (it was bought under the influence of alcohol over xmas) as i just can’t be bothered going to the gym.
  6. This review is from : Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine – Multi-Colour, 130 x 45 x 95 cm

    But the pictures are easy enough to follow. Just got this machine so can’t comment on the results yet. It did arrive quickly and looks of solid manufacture. Yes, the instructions are in german, but the pictures are easy enough to follow. You can also follow this link http://www. Com/fileadmin/user_upload/files/anleitungen-fitness/sf-1150_anleitung. Pdfthe english instructions are half way through. I’m hoping i stick with it (it was bought under the influence of alcohol over xmas) as i just can’t be bothered going to the gym.
    1. Managed to straighten but not a great start. Can’t be bothered at the moment to dismantle and send back.
      1. Managed to straighten but not a great start. Can’t be bothered at the moment to dismantle and send back.
  7. Perfect for my husband who is 80 and i am. Perfect for my husband who is 80 and i am 42 and have rheumatoid arthritis. So its the right level of workout we need. And construction wise i am lucky i am into jigsaws as everything is in german. And build wise its like a mercedes as in quality of parts.
  8. This review is from : Skandika SF-1150 Regatta Multi Gym Poseidon Rowing Machine – Multi-Colour, 130 x 45 x 95 cm

    Perfect for my husband who is 80 and i am. Perfect for my husband who is 80 and i am 42 and have rheumatoid arthritis. So its the right level of workout we need. And construction wise i am lucky i am into jigsaws as everything is in german. And build wise its like a mercedes as in quality of parts.
    1. May work better for taller people?. This was an expensive mistake for me. The machine itself is very good quality. It’s sturdy and has a slim footprint. Don’t be put off by the assembly instructions either. It’s a lot easier than it looks. I read lots of reviews of this and other machines before making my purchase. I read people felt the resistance was low but there were plenty of good reviews too. I am extremely unfit and was nervous about buying anything too strenuous but this machine doesn’t seem to work for me. I think the reason for mixed reviews may be height related?.
      1. May work better for taller people?. This was an expensive mistake for me. The machine itself is very good quality. It’s sturdy and has a slim footprint. Don’t be put off by the assembly instructions either. It’s a lot easier than it looks. I read lots of reviews of this and other machines before making my purchase. I read people felt the resistance was low but there were plenty of good reviews too. I am extremely unfit and was nervous about buying anything too strenuous but this machine doesn’t seem to work for me. I think the reason for mixed reviews may be height related?.

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