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In the the 73 reply CII link that I provided above, there is an option for kayaking specific mod for the CII; here is the link:
I stand by my CII, just as tcvride, santacruzmidwife, and alfope suggsted to me in November 2005 (on link in my prior post on this thread). It is such an incredible machine.
As a rehabilation expert, I can tell you that the CII is training muscles specific for kayaking, and frankly, I think the variable resistence and strong use of the serratus anterior, lat dorsi and posterior delts given by the CII will make anyone a much stronger paddler. A Kayakpro, and I have never tried one, although kayaking specific, I think will not provide the workout intensity as the CII.
I even bought, and you might be interested in this alfope, the training DVDs for the CII from a German athlete on eBay. I forget his name, but anyhow, 7 DVDs with ab workouts, arm workouts, etc all done on the CII. Amazing gym quality machine right in my home. The DVDs are motivating (but not mandatory, as you know)
Wait wait, Xeno Muller. Ebay search "concept xeno" and you'll see his discs.
I have studied the Concept II website, and seen it compared to the Kayakpro device's website and info, and frankly, I cannot see why the Kayakpro is worth $2000, the wooden seat at $165 or the computer program for $350. The Kayakpro looks like the original model Concept II from 25 years ago. Really, the CII is a top of the line machine with a proven track record and resale, national competitions, used by Olympians in all sprts, and 24/7 gyms, and is $850 including everything you need to get going, including the computer program. Hard to beat.