SUPErg

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$1,549.00$2,526.00

 

Stand Up Paddle Board Training Machine

Gain more endurance and build a stronger core.

The Vasa SUP Ergometer & Stand-Up Paddle Board Training Machine provides a realistic simulation of paddling on water.

  • Increase paddling-specific strength, stamina & power
  • Save time by getting in quality paddle training at home
  • Develop core stability & agility
  • Improve technique and resistance to injury

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Build endurance and strengthen your paddling strokes by training with SUP-specific exercises — in your own home or at the club.

The Vasa SUP Erg is the ultimate dry land paddling system off the water to improve your SUP experience on the water.

Get outstanding results for developing paddle-specific strength. Its variable wind resistance system replicates the realistic feeling of paddling on the water with accurate feedback to develop sustained paddling power, speed and endurance. With over 50 exercises, you can train for your season. The optional Power Meter will allow you to measure performance and keep track of your workouts with reliable, repeatable metrics.

Training for other sports?

Add the Vasa portable Sport Bench to train for surfing, swimming, triathlon, and other paddle sports.  Also, consider our traditional freestanding Swim Erg or Kayak Erg. Simply add a SUP shaft and use one versatile machine to train for all the sports you love.

Accessories

Make sure you have everything you need for your training with Ergometer Accessories.

Questions?

Contact us anytime: 1-800-488-8272 (International 1-802-872-7101)

The Vasa SUP Erg is the perfect machine to help you reach your performance goals efficiently. The SUP Erg features:

  • Adjust airflow resistance with 7 damper settings
  • Measure effectiveness and progress of training with the optional Power Meter
  • Precision drive shaft, fan flywheel and bearings for smooth and quiet action
  • Rugged tubular steel frame coated with a durable baked-on epoxy finish
  • Exercise handles to perform a wide variety of functional exercises
  • Add optional instability cushions to maximize core/torso challenge

Power Meter

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The Vasa Power Meter completes your swim training system by providing instant feedback on your performance. Measure time, distance, pace, stroke rate, watts, and right arm / left arm power balance.

This information allows you to:

  • Measure effectiveness of training
  • Create repeatable workouts and benchmark tests
  • Set up power-based training
  • Perform intervals, distance, & speed
  • Simulate races & time trials
  • Measure right & left arm power balance
  • Stay motivated, train smarter and have fun!

SPECIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Pre-set Distance
  • Monitor Clock
  • Built-in Tempo Trainer
  • Pre-set Intervals
  • Split Times
  • Workout Review
  • Odometer

Vasa SUP Erg: Power Meter Options

POWER METER (NON-WIRELESS)
Provides precise, real-time data on the LCD screen only. Track your daily and cumulative workouts manually to evaluate overall performance gains.

ANT+ POWER METER (WIRELESS)
View live workout data on the ANT+ Power Meter LCD screen as well as have the option to transmit the data wirelessly via ANT+ technology.  Connect to a third-party power monitoring devices such as Garmin(TM) device that receives bike power profiles, or applications like TrainerRoad(TM) or Training Peaks(TM) to enhance your options for viewing, logging, analyzing and sharing your workouts. Learn more about the ANT+ Power Meter.

NO POWER METER
If you purchase an Erg without a Power Meter, it’s easy to upgrade later with the Electronics Upgrade Kit.

Vasa SUP Ergometer Includes:

  • Illustrated Instruction Manual
  • Assembly Hardware and Tools
  • SUP Paddle Shaft with comfort grip
  • Wall Mounting Bracket
  • Exercise Handles
  • Power Meter (unless another option is selected)

*Note: If you purchase a Vasa SUP Ergometer without a Power Meter, it’s easy to upgrade later. Learn more here.

Optional Components:

  • INDO Balance Board & Cushion
  • Surfset’s RipSurfer X (available from Surfset Fitness)

PLEASE NOTE:  As we are continually making improvements to Vasa products, actual items shipped may vary slightly from the images shown on our website.

Vasa SUP Ergometer Specifications:

Space Requirements:

Assembled Measurements: 19″ deep x 30″ wide x 31″ high (cm = 48 x 76 x 79)

For Use: 4 feet x 10 feet (M= 1.2 x 3)

Power Meter (optional)*: Includes (2) AA Batteries

Assembled Weight:  64 lbs (29 kg)

Shipping Weight:  78 lbs (35 kg)

Shipping: SUP Ergometer is shipped in 1 box. Additional accessories may require additional boxes.

Vasa SUP Ergometer Resistance:

Resistance: Airflow Flywheel with 7 damper settings

Shipping Information

Shipping costs for Vasa products and accessories are based upon weight & location. Our shopping cart will calculate shipping costs for you or you can contact us for assistance.

Attention International customers: Duty & taxes are additional and will be your responsibility at the time of delivery.

Contact Us if you have any questions or need more information.

Return Policy

Vasa has a 90-Day Improvement Guarantee. If you don’t see a performance improvement in three months, or if you find it’s not precisely what you’ve been looking for, we’ll refund the full purchase price—no questions asked. You will be responsible only for all shipping charges.

How easy is the SUPErg to assemble?

The Vasa SUP Ergometer requires very little assembly, as most of the difficult parts are already put together.  Mounting the wall bracket properly will take the most time and effort.  Clearly illustrated instructions are included. Allow about 30 – 45 minutes for this step.
You will need to attach the Power Meter and either paddles or handles before use.   
If you need help, please call Vasa’s customer service and technical support toll-free at 1.802.872.7101 M-F, 9am-5pmEastern Time.

How much space will be needed to use the SUPErg?

We recommend a space of 8′ to 10’ long by 4’ wide, to allow the full range of motion in every direction.

What is the recommended environment for the Ergometer?

The Vasa Ergometer is designed to be used and stored in relatively dry areas with low humidity. Because of its sophisticated electronics and internal configuration, we do not recommend using or storing it for long periods of time in environments with high levels of chlorine or ocean air. If used on pool decks, we strongly recommend placing it on a dry floor during use and then storing it in a dry area with low humidity and low chlorine levels in the air.

How much maintenance is required?

Regular maintenance of your Vasa Ergometer is an important component of years of enjoyable, functional, and safe use. Maintenance requirements will vary considerably depending on how much use your Vasa Ergometer gets. Please read the guidelines carefully, as these recommendations are made to help you maintain your Vasa Ergometer most effectively.

Read the owner’s manual for complete details.

How do I adjust resistance?

There are2 ways to adjust the resistance:
1. Damper Door: You can open the door in 7 increments. Setting number 1, when damper door is fully closed, provides the least resistance. It feels like swimming with a current or like paddling downstream. Setting number 7, with the door is fully open, provides the most resistance. It feels like swimming against a current or paddling upstream.
2. Flywheel: Variable wind resistance feels like the resistance of swimming in water – the harder & faster you pull, the more resistance you will feel.

Damper Door

Damper Door

Flywheel

Flywheel

Tether Cord

Tether Cord

Trainer Strap System

Trainer Strap System

Which Vasa Ergometer model is right for me?

Vasa Ergometers are currently available in multiple configurations for a variety of sports-specific training.
The SUPErg is wall-mounted and specifically designed to save floor space and for versatility. It comes with exercise handles and swim paddles.  For swimming, the best option is the Vasa portable Sport Bench. (it can be used with many standard weight benches sold separately)   You can attach the Exercise Handles to perform a variety of functional exercises and Ankle Straps for leg exercises.
The standard SwimErg and KayakErg are freestanding configurations.  They are perfect for swimmers, triathletes, surfers and paddlers who have the space and prefer the features of these models over the wall-mounted Erg. 

Is the Ergometer safe for people of all ages / abilities?

The Vasa Ergometer is simple to use, sturdy in construction and completely safe for use by people of all ages and abilities. It is easy to determine a safe operating resistance. If your children safely play on a jungle gym or other playground equipment, then they’ll safely enjoy the Vasa Ergometer.

What exercises can I do on the Ergometer?

In addition to the primary sports-specific training, you can perform a wide range of exercises on the Vasa Ergometer. You can do functional training exercises for strengthening abdominals, arms, back, chest, shoulders and legs. Each exercise can be performed at a resistance setting that is appropriate for your specific need, be that strength, power, speed, endurance, rehabilitation or flexibility. Make sure to order the Exercise Handles if you wish to perform these useful exercises.
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Add the Trainer Strap System (accessory) to greatly increase the number of swim-specific strength exercises.

Can I accomplish hip roll / body rotation for freestyle?


Accomplishing a complete hip roll and body rotation on any swim bench cannot be simulated perfectly. This is because the axis of rotation while swimming in water is a straight line through the center of your body. On a swim bench, the axis of rotation is about four inches below the stomach, which requires the swimmer to roll over, rather than with, the axis of rotation. In water, the body is buoyant, which allows the swimmer to catch the water at full arm extension and initiate the arm pull with a hip rotation by driving the opposite hip toward the bottom of the pool while pulling with the opposite arm. The hip rotation engages the core abdominal muscles and transfers that energy into the pulling arm. To a degree, swimmers can effectively condition the core muscles used in hip rotation while training on the Swim Erg. The padded benches on Vasa Ergometer (and Vasa Trainer) are designed to allow the swimmer to activate and strengthen the core muscles used in hip rotation while performing Freestyle exercises. This is accomplished by simultaneously driving one hip into the padded bench just at the catch of the opposite arm. If the swimmer uses proper stroke technique, then hip rotation on the bench will activate the correct muscles of the core torso and will provide better conditioning. The difference between swimming Freestyle on the bench with and without hip rotation is quite noticeable. Swimmers can find slight destabilization and greater activation of core muscles by swimming Freestyle while laying on a long Aeromat pad, a rolled up towel or placed lengthwise on the Vasa padded bench.

4 reviews for SUPErg

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is an update to a review I submitted a few months ago:

    My wife says my back looks like I’m a strong twenty-something. But I am a reasonably fit 66-year-old. In October, 2016 I injured my left knee, which restricted my normal cardio activities – biking, high-intensity elliptical training, and walking. It was a late fall, and I was able to continue paddle boarding until November 27, so that partly made up the gap, but when it became apparent that my tendonopathy would take up to a year to rehab I started looking around for an upper-body based cardio machine. I looked at ski ergs, but when I found the Vasa SUP Ergometer it seemed like a natural fit. I live on a lake, and I paddle front the day the ice goes out until a few days before it returns. What I found in the Vasa SUP Ergometer has far, far exceeded my expectations. In the course of five months, the Vasa has substantially altered my upper body. I am developing a swimmer’s V physique. The impact on my on water paddling has been really dramatic as well. I went to Mexico for a couple of weeks in early March, after two months on the Vasa, and logged 20 + hours on my inflatable in often very tough conditions. I was astounded at how much the power and rhythm of my stroke had improved. A few months on, paddling on the lake at home, all of these improvements are even more dramatic. I estimate a 15% increase in speed on the water.

    I use the Vasa SUP Erg for three semi-distinct types of activities:

    Balance training – Using the Indo Balance Board, which I bought with the Vasa, I spend about 10 minutes working on balance at low paddling intensity. My ability to increase the intensity may improve over time, but for the moment in this segment the focus is balance. The Indo is very challenging! I do this training two or three times a week.

    Strength / cardio training – The beauty of the Vasa is that it creates a really strong upper body while doing a cardio workout. In the beginning, I wasn’t strong enough and didn’t have enough endurance to really get my heart rate up (in contrast to the elliptical, where I do 20 to 40-minute workouts at 90 to 100% of TMR). But this strength / cardio balance is on a steep upward curve. I have found that I prefer to paddle on one side for about 20 to 30 seconds, then change paddle hands, and step laterally either right or left, so that the pull on the ergometer is directly out from the machine. This stroke is to me most like a power stroke on water, with the line of force directly down the side of the board. This is the part of the workout where I concentrate on form and cadence, and also on my tennis player grunt that accompanies each stroke, and has carried over to my on-water paddling. This part of my workout is typically either 20 or 40-minutes long and depending on what else I am doing as part of the session, four to six times a week.

    Ancillary exercises / functional mobility – In this part of the workout I put the handles on the machine, and do exercises like: back to the machine, punch low, middle-low, middle and high; reverse chest fly; swimming strokes in a standing position, including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly; both hands on the handles, round the world movement, clockwise and counter-clockwise, both sides; one hand round the world. These exercises work some different muscles from the regular SUP stroke.

    We have had a wet and windy spring, so I haven’t been out on the water or on the bike as much as I normally would be at this time of year. So in the past five days, I’ve done:

    20 mi Elliptical, 10 min. Balance training, 20 min. Strength / Cardio, 10 min. Ancillary
    20 min. Elliptical, 30 min. Strength / Cardio
    Rest day, just walking the dog
    77 min. Bike ride, 40 min. Strength / Cardio
    20 min. Elliptical, 10 min. Balance training, 20 min. Strength / Cardio, 10 min. Ancillary

    I cannot overstate how much I like the Vasa SUP Ergometer. I recommend it to everyone who is serious about fitness! I am confident that this machine will make it much easier for me to enjoy many, many active happy years. Thank you Vasa!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Vasa-riffic! That’s what I think of it. As a professional stand up paddle athlete, I knew the value of training indoors but hadn’t found a way that really mimicked being out on the water. Now, aside from not getting vitamin D and sunshine, this machine and all its many modalities have not only made me a better paddler, but it’s amazing how many other exercises I can use it for! I teach pilates and yoga as well as being a certified personal trainer, and I have literally found that I need no other piece of equipment for what I do than the Vasa SUPErg. I love the extra attachment accessories like the ankle straps as well. And the power meter really is a must. I have been able to adequately increase my strokes per minute, and the power behind my stroke in a very short time of using it even just 3x per week. I get on the water every chance I get, but in Missouri, that’s not quite as often as I’d prefer, so I’m SUPer stoked to own my Vasa SUPErg and have no excuse not to keep my paddling muscles amped.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I just returned from two weeks in Cabo San Lucas, where I logged fifteen plus hours on my inflatable paddle board. Paddling in the Sea of Cortez can be really tough, with egg carton sea conditions and two to three-foot boat wakes. I was really amazed how much stronger I was on the board after two months using the SUP erg. I am really looking forward to seeing the improvement after a couple of years of training! I was also really happy to come home to my Vasa. It is such a great piece of equipment!

  4. 5 out of 5

    I’ve had a bad sup surfing accident about a year ago. The fin of my board cut me right under the right calf. 34 stitches to close. 5 inside and 29 outside. Basically, it sidelined me for almost 10 months. Absolutely no leg activity for 4 months. Just hearing those words was enough to drive me nuts. I kept active by using your SUP Ergometer. Transferring the activity from SUP to canoe paddling. It did the job but I had to wait until the 4th month to start to walk without fear of tearing muscles on the inside of my calf. After awhile, I was able to stand on my paddle board and actually paddle again. Being on the ocean, my leg still felt weak. Slowly I was able to work my leg back into shape. Although I was very hesitant about doing any squats or strenuous lifting.

    Then one day I got an email from Vasa showing the Vasa Trainer (which helps keep me in shape for surf season.) It showed a platform and a short video of how you could do leg exercises. That was exactly what I needed! The squats and one legged push-offs helped me get to 80% of my leg strength. Especially since it isolates a specific area. For me, it was being able to directly work the calf muscle. Although I have a little ways left to go, using the Vasa Trainer has definitely helped my rehabilitation. Now with the extra bands, it will definitely get me to where I need to be.

    As part of Team Hobie Hawaii the SUP Ergometer is one of our most versatile workout machines. We constantly incorporate it in our training. By using some of the accessories and making our own versions, we are able to closely simulate the paddling stroke and motions that occur while on the water. It’s perfect to practice paddling stroke and technique. In fact we actually take it down to some of our beach demo’s just to show people how our pros do it.

    There are times when our schedule won’t permit us to get to the water. But with the SUP Ergometer, we can still get our workout in. Even at night! When being too dark….is not an option.

    Its versatility is a big reason why we use the SUP Ergometer. When we want to change up the routine, we’ve actually switch the stand and make it into the Kayak Ergometer which helps our athletes cross over into the canoe paddling side of things. Now with cross training the big rage, we actually use it during our lifting workouts. By standing and using the SUP Ergometer we can do shoulder exercises, hip twists, cardio paddling (just to name a few) we are able to stretch and strengthen specific muscles groups in our bodies.

    Awesome machine! Mahalo (thank you) Vasa for what you do for our athletes and workout enthusiasts everywhere!

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