Rated 5 out of 5 by Zeus Inversion Table
We just received our inversion table and were very pleased with the quality of construction and the ease of assembly. Using the table was also a snap as well except for the dog licking my face when I'm inverted. Sorta confusing for the dog.
February 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Searcher Excellent purchase
I am a 64 year old woman with degenerative disease of the spine. I try and stay as active as possible but still have some numbness in legs and back pain from time to time. I was advised to try an inversion table and purchased this one from Giam. Easy to put together and even easier to use. No problems with getting on or off the table.. If used every day, I have experienced no more numbness in legs. It is very relaxing - I use early in AM and before bed at night.
August 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by polarbear Inversion Table
Love it! Due to two medical conditions, my body needs to invert, and I use the table pretty much every day, so far. I love the feeling of my body stretching out, but then I was one of those kids that liked to hang on bars, too.
For some reason, it is easier for me to do abdomen crunches when I'm upside down, too, and I sometimes play around with arm strengthening by "rocking."
I feel more energized and balanced, as a bonus.
The directions could be a bit better. The person who helped me set it up couldn't figure out where the safety bolt went, so it is still not in. However, I feel safe.
(I did wait for a sale.)
March 16, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by WillO Help on construction
The first reviewer wrote:
"For example, there is a part called adjustable hook spacer, which has three different settings. I'm 5'1" tall. Which hole is best for someone my height? "
I have a 15 year old inversion table from Living Arts that was the precursor to the current model. Back in those days, the instruction manuals were better. Unfortunately, I've lost the manual, but I clearly remember that it said that only one of these three holes was recommended, and that the recommendation was independent of your height --- basically everyone should use the recommended hole and ignore the others.
Sadly, I've forgotten which was the recommended hole, except that I'm sure it was not the middle one. The folks at Gaiam were incredibly helpful in trying to track down this info for me, but in the end, nobody could find the 15 year old manual.
However, a series of experiments suggests to me that the hole you want is the one farthest from the protrusion that fits into the stand.
I had hoped to leave this as a comment on the first review, but that doesn't seem possible, so here it is in case it helps anyone.
May 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by proudsailor Great table but little instruction
I just put my table together. Not too difficult, but the instructions were a bit difficult to follow. The instructions are all pictures, so if you can't follow those types of directions, have someone help you interpret them.
I only gave it three stars on 'ease of use' because even though I got it together, there were no directions on best/recommended settings for different heights and weights. For example, there is a part called adjustable hook spacer, which has three different settings. I'm 5'1" tall. Which hole is best for someone my height? Considering the $20 ball comes with an instructional DVD, I would expect the $250 table to come with some kind of 'how to use this effectively' instructions!
I also found the safety strap a bit of a challenge. Since I am so short, I've had to adjust the safety strap to the very smallest I could make it to maintain the 45-degree angle my doc recommended. I may look into getting additional safety straps made so that when my 6'2" tall hubby uses it, he actually rotates past 15-degrees since my adjustments make the strap too short for him to use.
Other than those two concerns, I love this table. My L2, L3 and L4 disks are all bulging, so this has really alleviated the pressure on the nerves, making my life much less painful.
June 17, 2012