Blackstone Automation Announces New Patent Covering Shox-Box Rowing Machine Suspension

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent to Blackstone Automation covering the Shox-Box rowing machine suspension design.
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June 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Blackstone Automation, LLC is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,192,332 covering Blackstone's Shox-Box rowing machine suspension design.  The patent centers on energy absorbing suspension equipment for a rowing machine which enhances conventional ergs by simulating the on-water motions of a boat through the additions of responsive and compliant roll, pitch, and yaw motions throughout the entire rowing stroke.  

Some of the benefits and advantages of adding the Shox-Box suspension to the rowing machine are: (1.) A significant reduction in axial compression of the lower back, thereby reducing back pain and trauma at the finish. (2.) A significant reduction in shear and tensile stresses on the knees, shoulders, and neck, thereby reducing pain in these key areas at the catch. (3.) A more realistic on-water feel to an Erg at the finish and/or the catch positions. (4.) And in addition to building fitness, the increased on-water feel enhances the Erg experience by causing the rower to focus on improving rowing technique.

The Shox-Box products will be demonstrated at the USRowing Club National Championships (Camden, NJ) July 11-15 and the USRowing Masters Nationals (Worcester, MA) August 9-12.

For a limited time, Blackstone Automation is offering FREE shipping on any Shox-Box puchase over $50.  For more details, please visit  

Shox-Box can also be found on Facebook at and Twitter at

About Blackstone Automation
Blackstone Automation, LLC based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts was founded in 2004. The President of Blackstone Automation, Dave Baker, is a life-long rower, High School crew coach, Registered Professional Engineer (MA), and two-time lumbar surgery survivor who initially developed the Shox-Box as a way for him to train without pain on an Erg through the winter.
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