KayakPro SpeedStroke Kayak Trainer
Posted by: old_user on Sep-23-07 7:04 PM (EST) Category: Other Gear
Reading all the positive product reviews on p.net, I'm seriously thinking about spending the big $$$ to buy a SpeedStroke so that I can continue my kayak training this year.
The only think I feel uneasy with is spending over $2000 on an online purchase!
From my search I found 2 sources online:
2) a power seller on ebay:
The ebay seller list a wood veneer seat. I think, KayakPro listed the wood seat as an option for an extra $165 versus the standard fiberglass seat.
I) Could someone owning a SpeedStroke (or similar kayak trainer) PLEASE comment on the seat options and their quality.
II) Any comments whome to trust and to buy from?
THANK YOU for any help!!!
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Posted by: old_user on Sep-23-07 8:09 PM (EST)
the answer is obvious. Buy direct from kayak pro. Buying on ebay is always a risk. There are ways you can minimize your risk, by using paypal for example, but never kid yourself into thinking ebay will help you recover if you are defrauded or even if you are simply less than fully satisfied with the purchase. Their fraud reporting and dispute resolution procedures are a joke, and it is fairly easy for dishonest sellers to manipulate their ratings. Before people start jumping in about all the positive experiences they've had on ebay--that's really irrelevant. Ebay is more risky than buying directly from a manufacturer.
Posted by: old_user on Sep-23-07 8:24 PM (EST)
Personally, I'd get in touch with KayakPro directly. Grayson, who owns the company, is great to deal with and a wealth of info. I bought one very expensive boat and V-racks from him without problems. Just email him at the sales info on the KayakPro website. Oh, how I would love to add a speedstroke to my KayakPro inventory!
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Posted by: CD1 on Sep-23-07 9:29 PM (EST)
why not buy direct|
Posted by: carldelo on Sep-23-07 11:26 PM (EST)
As said above, Gray is great to deal with, and will work with you after you get your toy. Why not give the profits to the developer of the equipment, not an ebay middleman? And he is a p-net supporter, to boot.
Posted by: old_user on Sep-24-07 9:25 AM (EST)
I actually just recently aquired a used one off Ebay, no problems at all with payment, shipping, etc. It got a small dent in transit but nothing major. Unfortunately they very, very infrequently are available used.
Posted by: CD1 on Sep-24-07 2:23 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Sep-24-07 2:43 PM (EST)
Posted by: CD1 on Sep-24-07 9:34 PM (EST)
has anyone tried the kayak|
Posted by: santacruzmidwife on Sep-25-07 12:07 PM (EST)
modification for the concept2? i love mine and have no need (or room:), to purchase another machine. i love the workout on the indoor rower, and am partial to the idea of cross training (i also run a bit~ but only a bit!), but i might enjoy a kayak adaptation for when i cannot get out on the water.
THANK YOU ALL|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-24-07 3:37 PM (EST)
for all your valuable input on the kayak trainer!!! All your comments were very logical to me and I consider them all valuable.