All new dynamics.
Designed for rowers, to benefit everyone.
The Slider has been designed to be the ultimate rowing machine for rowers.
However the best equipment should not be for rowers only.
Our aim was to go well beyond the expectations of rowers and design a rowing machine that everyone
can use and for good reason, your body.
The dynamic movement of the Slider produces a safe and natural rowing stroke, which greatly reduces the loading
and stress on the body. This benefits everyone who uses the rowing machine but particularly those rowers who rely
on the machine for long endurance workouts, fast interval work, fitness testing and racing.
It is built to withstand heavy use in a gym or rowing club and has all the features of a modern rowing machine,
but with the added versatility of being an ideal technique trainer with the same stroke dynamics and ergonomics of a
Regardless of your level, you will row and feel better on the Slider.
We have combined high performance features with stylish ergonomics to make the Slider look, work, and feel right for all users.
The seat is soft and contours to your shape.
The feet are placed closer together, as they are in a rowing boat, for optimal
power output, and to make it easy to bring the arms inside the knees at the beginning of the stroke.
The handle is a broad width to set the arms in a strong and comfortable position.
The chain height is set higher so that you work at a more effective pull level.
The flywheel is set low to provide a clear and open view over the front of the machine.
The handle stop is set further forward so that tall rowers can row a longer stroke without limiting forward reach.
The unique dual rail design of the Oartec Slider
allows for greater stability, simplicity of the dynamic
mechanics, and durability of the rolling frame.
Only four wheels to make it glide
The rolling frame requires only four bearing mounted
roller wheels to glide the rolling frame along the
stationary base rail.
The wheels are concealed inside the custom rail
extrusion, keeping them clear of dirt and dust and
maintenance to a minimum.
Smooth and frictionless
The contact area between the wheels and rail is minimal
which reduces the mechanical friction and makes the rolling
frame glide with smooth and seamless ease.
Long range of travel
The Slider has a long range of end to end travel and a neutral zone where there is no bungee engaged
to return the rolling frame. The bungee is there only as a
preventative measure to return the rolling frame to the center once
it approaches the end of the available travel length without
interruption to the rower.
Unrestricted Seat Movement
The seat is free to move unhindered along the entire length of the seat rail.
The resistance is created by an air fan flywheel and is adjustable
by moving the lever on the side of the flywheel housing. The resistance can also be set to a numerical drag factor displayed on the monitor.
Leveling Rear Leg
The Slider has an adjustable rear leg for easy leveling of the base rail and a spirit level for quick reference.
Oartec Training Monitor
The Oartec Training Monitor (OTM) is a performance monitor that provides a number of display and training features specific for rowing.
Calibrated exactly to industry standards for rowing speed.
Scores are accurately comparable from machine to machine.
3 Workout Modes - Just Row, programmable Time and Distance, and custom Interval workouts.
Heart Rate Monitoring - Compatible with Polar HR chest belt and receiver.
Technique feedback - Stroke Length and Drive Ratio.
Resistance can be set to a numerical Drag Factor.
Workout Memory - previous workout recall.
USB output for connectivity to external software programs.
For more detailed information, please click here to view the Oartec Slider Monitor Manual.
The Oartec Slider uses a simple connecting tube that attaches to the front of one machine and to the rear of another to link the machines together for crew simulation of up to 8 machines in line. This feature creates the ability to train as a crew and work on timing, rhythm and stroke cycle coordination together as a great training alternative.
Moving and Storage
The Oartec Slider has wheels mounted on the front leg base so that it can easily be moved around. It can also be stood upright on the front end of the frame for convenient storage when not in use.
Length: 210cm / 85"
Maximum Overall Length (in use): 322.6cm / 127" in / 10.6' ft
Width: 56.5cm / 22.25" in
Height: 96.5cm / 38" in
Total Weight: 45.5kgs / 100lbs
Dynamic Frame Weight: 24kgs / 53lbs
Stored Height: 214cm / 84" in / 7' ft
Stored Length: 96.5cm / 38" in
Stored Width: 56.5cm / 22.25" in