Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1 out of 5 by tghrope Horribly Vague and Incomplete Assembly Instruction
You'd have to be out of your mind to purchase this table, because when you open the box and attempt to assemble this you'll think someone was clearly missing most of their marbles when they created the assembly instructions. On top of that, I'm missing bolts, washers, etc. but even the "what's included" isn't a good go-by. I have a pretty high IQ, so I was certain I'd figure this out. But, I now have to call customer service in the morning in hopes that 1) Surely other people have complained (or returned the item) 2) The person responsible for the assembly instructions has been forced to create instructions that actually make sense (or has been fired) 3) That I'm going to get some kind of credit for hauling this thing home and up the stairs and almost getting a hernia, and then spending 2+ hours trying in vain to put the thing together. For a company that supposedly stands for such positive, quality things, this makes me wonder if it's all just marketing.
June 27, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by intp65 Regret this purchase
The assembly instructions for this are possibly the worst I have seen in my entire life. In the step-by-step instructions, there are references to parts that are not labelled in the diagram or elsewhere. There are parts mislabled in the diagram. All of this became very frustrating when the instructions referred to these parts (many momenst of thinking, "What part are they talking about now??"). The instructions often do not specify in which direction things should face. There is one step that is completely out of sequence. It makes one think that nobody stepped through these to verify them before printing. Surprising for a product that has so many potential safety concerns.
The pictures included are black and white, but they are so faint and blurry as to be virtually useless. In addition, about 90% of the washers included were bent, so I had to make a trip to Home Depot to buy usable ones before I could even begin. Later, I discovered that two nuts were missing, so yet another frustrating trip to the store.
Given the assumptions I had to make to assemble it (due to the inadequate instructions), I have so much worry about safety that I haven't been able to enjoy using it. I definitely would not have this in my house if I had children. (I did already have one accident myself.)
If more than one person is going to use this, adjustment of the foot pedal will be very inconvenient, as you have to completely unscrew the bolt to reposition it.
I am not in the habit of writing bad reviews, and I like Gaiam, so I regret having to do this. But there is just no way I could recommend this purchase to anyone.
March 13, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by SpeedyClaxton Real proof that inverting works
i have been using my inversion table for several months now and i love it. i always feel looser, more relaxed and taller after using it. after discussing this with a friend we decided to see if the inversion table really does change your height so we measured our heights 15 minutes before and after inverting and sure enough, we both gained almost half an inch! this proves what i always felt and what the inversion table claims - my vertebrae really do decompress and spread apart while using it. and it feels great - i'm hooked!
June 11, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by diamondjoequimb Best Purchase Ever -- Changed my Life!
Before I bought this product, I was receiving deep tissue massages every other week and going to the osteopath once monthly. Those techniques were moderately successful -- and very short-lived. Not to mention expensive! I received my table and set it up immediately. It was daunting at first, looked like a tough assembly process -- don't be scared off. It took only 1 hour to assemble. I started using the table 2x per day; I would crave it every day at work around 3 pm after sitting in my desk chair all day. I use the table once per day for maintenance; in the 3 months I've had the table, I've had only one massage, and that was for relaxation -- not need! It took a few days to be comfortable with blood rushing to my head and my eyes bulging out. My inversion table was the best purchase ever.
July 1, 2008