About RL2700 x 1000
of Rodby Treadmills
Suitability for Activities
of this model of Rodby Treadmill
Estimated suitability of skate treadmill for practitioners of activity regarding the length and width of the treadmill belt. Suitability is graded from Optimal via Very good to Good but not optimal. If the treadmill is to be used for several sports activities, the least common denominator should, if possible, be applied in terms of the length and width of the treadmill. The estimated suitability pertain for practitioners of at least experienced level up to elite level. This is for your benefit in selecting the size of the treadmill, based on experience from treadmill installations made and feedback from users.
Endurance, VO2 max, lactate threshold etc.
Absolutely optimal for fitness testing. The RL2700E x 1000 is suitable for test labs and sports centers for physiological testing and evaluation with accurate measurement and testing of a practitioner's physical ability for a number of activities and is used in many countries. Rodby's treadmill has very good repeatability, which means that the treadmill with minimal deviation produces identical measurement data from one measurement to another. Optimal choice: for fitness tests with the different techniques of roller skiing and with running. Good choice for fitness tests with bicycle and wheelchair.
Classic skiing double-poling technique on roller skis
Absolutely optimal combination. The RL2700E x 1000 is an optimal treadmill for training with roller skis and double-poling. Double-poling has become a decisive discipline in cross-country skiing and being able to pole with the right technique in different slopes. Positioning, the position of the torso and finding the balance when the rider moves the body weight forward and comes up high with stretched legs and raised heel, and relaying the body weight force down through the poles are technical steps that are difficult to master. The treadmill provides unique opportunities for training the various elements and a safety belt can provide that extra security for daring to approach balance points that may feel unsafe. To become good at double-poling, mass training in different slopes angles is usually required. In this way, safe movement patterns are created that the practitioner can use and switch between completely naturally. For skiers who invest in long distance classic skiing, where the best nowadays pole all the way, a treadmill is very valuable.
Classic skiing diagonal technique on roller skis
Truly optimal combination. RL2700E x 1000 is the optimal treadmill for training with roller skis in the classic skiing diagonal technique. The diagonal technique is the basis for all cross-country skiing and is used today mainly on uphill slopes from light slopes to steep slopes. A treadmill provides fantastic opportunities to practice diagonal technique in exactly the desired elevation, speed and distance and without unnecessary downhill slopes. Classic technique on cross-country skis (practiced on roller skis) has also been developed towards double-poling being used to a much greater extent on the flats and to a certain extent slightly uphill (see double-poling above). The treadmill is very suitable for training in all "gears" of classic skiing and tuning the technique.
Running, racewalking and walking
The RL2700E x 1000 is an optimal treadmill for running, racewalking and walking. Rodby's treadmills are equipped with aluminum sheets in a special alloy as the gliding base for the belt so that the feeling for the runner will mimic outdoor running on hard gravel roads. The width of the treadmill and large running surface make it easy to do running analyzes to correct and improve running and walking techniques. The control system for the treadmill is equipped with heart rate control. The treadmill works very effectively for VO2max training, lactate threshold training, quick distance, intervals, and uphill exercise.
All kinds like road, mountain or track bicycling
Good but not optimal combination. The RL2700E x 1000 treadmill is used successfully by cyclists. A treadmill provides a much more realistic training environment, partly because the bike's vertical angle to the ground is not static as it is on a stationary training bikes that stand on a floor. And also, the cyclist can exercise with his own bike and does not risk impinging incorrect movement patterns like with a floor-placed training bike. The Rodby RL2700E x 1000 can be equipped with the option Rodby Max Top speed upgrade which allows the treadmill to run up to 40 km/h. The belt size 2700 x 1000 mm is enough for cycling training but there are no large margins forwards, backwards and to the sides. Expect a certain learning period.
Träning med rullstol och framerunner
Good but not optimal combination. The RL2700E x 1000 treadmill can be used successfully for training with a wheelchair and framerunner. However, the width of the treadmill is a factor that must be addressed through practice. There are special options for this category of practitioners that Rodby can equip the treadmill with and that can facilitate easier use for wheelchair and framerunner practitioners.
Alla nya rullband från Rodby levereras med Styrsystem 2.0 inklusive dator och pekskärm.
All new treadmills from Rodby are delivered with Control System 2.0 including computer and touch screen. The system interface is English. Older treadmills can be upgraded to Control System 2.0 (see Prices treadmills, options and upgrades). All conveyor belts that are delivered with Control System 2.0 have Pulse Control of belt speed as standard. The interface to Control System 2.0 can be operated via the touch screen or keyboard and computer mouse. You choose what suits you best for the moment. When the control system is to be used next to the treadmill, touch control is preferred. It is also possible to control a treadmill with Control System 2.0 via the Remote Control option with Bluetooth® – which means that you do not have to let go of the focus on training. An external communication via the Trackmaster RS-232 protocol can also control the treadmill. The interface has two languages: Swedish and English.
Treadmills in use
Rodby roller ski treadmill RL2700E x 1000 and RL2500 x 1000 are the elite athletes' choice for training in classic skiing techniques, double-poling and running. The treadmills are in use at many sports centers and test labs.
Prices for treadmills and options are quoted. Contact us.
Roller skiing on Rodby treadmills
Rodby recommends fitting the belt with vulcanized rubber strips primarily because the Karda pole tips will last longer. Though the belt is very wear resistant the belt will also last longer with these self-healing rubber strips. Please note that according to some riders, the rubber strips can to some minor degree adversely effect the grip capabilities of the “Karda” tips. The most extremely powerful double-poling riders should opt for the 8 mm strips and tips mention below.
The vulcanized red rubber strips are available in two thicknesses: 3 mm and 8 mm.
Drag the handle horizontally to see with or without vulcanized wear strips for pole tips.
Rubber strips 3 mm
- With the 3 mm thick rubber strips we strongly advocate using only tips modell “Karda” or walking ski pole rubber tips with studs having a maximum protrusion of 2 mm.
- With the 3 mm thick rubber strips the treadmill is more suited for a usage situation where roller skiing is combined with running or other types of exercise.
Rubber strips 8 mm
- With the 8 mm thick rubber strips you can use the same tips as for the 3 mm strips.
- The belt will last longer with 8 mm strips.
- The belt with 8 mm thick rubber strips allows you to use the tips Swix Force or Swix Triac tips with the sharp tip slightly grounded off leaving a protrusion of maximum 3 mm. This combination of 8 mm strips and the before mentioned tips give good pole tip grip and minimal tip and belt wear.