Oartec | Tanks

The Slide Erg

Novelty Ergs

In addition to the standard Concept2 erg, there are a number of novelty ergs and rowing simulators. The two major types of novelty ergs/simulators are the slide erg and the rowing tank. The slide erg was invented to more closely recreate the feeling of rowing on the water. The major manufacturer of slide ergs is Oartec, which is based in Australia. Oartec also makes a sweep erg that they call a simulator erg.

The second major type of rowing simulator is the tank. The large indoor pool is designed so that rowers can get all of the technique benefits of pulling a blade through the water while remaining indoors.