Rated 4 out of 5 by Kkind Better than expected.
This was a gift for my boyfriend. As he is 6'3" I had my reservations but he has tried it and feels it is relieving his back pain and stiffness. He seemed to have no trouble putting it together.
October 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ltlsaint33 Not bad
The product itself isn't bad. It is difficult to adjust the length for my legs and the adjustment for the pads for my feet isn't an easy process. It does stretch the spine, so it serves its purpose.
July 22, 2015
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by amygdogs Inversion table
I think the product is fine, but there was little information on how to use it. I had to find resources on the web from other sources. Also the product arrived with missing tools and nuts, but Gaiam did send it out quickly.
It was easy to put together.
March 3, 2012