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 ennya A Challenge but Worth It
The incline table is sturdy and seems to do its job well, providing relief for back pain. My husband is an inch taller after using it. It came in pieces, but with the new instructions was not difficult to put together. However, the packing was atrocious. Our first shipment seemed to be missing several pieces and the tools to put the table together. A second shipment was sent, with small pieces put in a small box in the bigger box rather than scattered in the box like the first shipment. When I got the table together and tried it out, I heard something rattling on the inside of the table. Yes, there were the original tools and extra piece, which I had missed even though I shook and felt the table during my first search. It is also heavy and awkward to move, requiring a fair amount of space.
March 8, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeckandRob Assembly a nightmare
The table works fine; for the price it's decent quality but assembly was a HUGE PAIN!! The nuts & bolts were strewn all over the place - would it have been so hard to put them in a bag??? A couple of nuts weren't even included. Directions were so so. It took my husband almost three hours to put this together and he regularly tears apart appliances and puts them back together. the worst thing was that he was feeling around the table for the missing nuts and there was a BOX CUTTER RAZOR left inside the table cover and he cut his finger quite badly. I think the company should be responsible for better quality control. Because of my husbands injury I would NEVER recommend this to a friend.
That being said, it works as advertised for stretching the spine.
January 10, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Affiliate I Expect More From GAIAM
We purchased an inversion table. The instructions were poorly illustrated, especially for inexperienced assemblers.
When I opened the box, I found some of the bolts, nuts and washers were strewn about while others were partially installed.
There are very sharp edges around the holes for the strap and the achilles adjuster bar so be careful.
I used a dremel tool to remove the sharp edges.
When assembled, the unit feels sturdy, however, it costs too much for an average quality Chinese made product.
I expected more from GAIAM, especially since they produce the product.
December 27, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by chistudio assembly
I almost cried when we opened the box. Several plastic bags filled with screws and nuts and bolts etc. were zip tied to several parts of this. My husband should have been put on your payroll for several hours. This much assembly is not something you put on a customer! And a few things simply weren't made accurately enough to fit together. We had to bend and force one connection and another...well we should have sent it back because it just doesn't fit securely, but by then it was almost assembled. Poor instructions with poor illustrations.
August 20, 2010