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Still great after a couple of months
on January 24, 2006
I have degenerative disc disease, so I get pretty significant back pain if I overdo things, but being in pretty good shape otherwise, I'm not willing stop doing the things I like. I'm always on the lookout for things that can help with the pain.
I looked quite a bit, and wasn't able to find any inversion table anywhere close to this one in price. Despite that, it's a quality unit, and should last years.
Be warned that it is heavy - especially if you are getting it for a bad back. It comes in a single box when it is shipped, and you will definately want a buddy with you when you bring it in the house and start to assemble it. If I had to guess, I'd say it was about 50 pounds.
There are a lot of parts - some assembly required is an understatement. Again, if this is not your forte, you will want a buddy with you to help. When you get it all together, you'll find that the weight pays off in it being a nice sturdy unit you can trust to hold your weight.
It is semi-portable, but keep in mind the overall weight. It does fold for storage, but moving it around is not something you're going to want to do every day. Also, it comes with covers that you install over the hinges of the frame. I think these are a safety hazard, since they cover the hinge lock. If you are moving the frame a lot, and one day you get on without the frame being fully locked, I think bad things could happen. I'd rather be able to see that things are locked in place rather than have the decorative covers. Luckily, they are easy to remove. I don't want anyone to think I'm saying I think the table is unsafe - just be cautious when you set it up.
It has a number of adjustments that make it useful for a wide range of body sizes. I'm 6'4 and 220#, and it does just fine with me.
I've found that just a couple of minutes on this table does my back more good than an hour in a hot tub or a handful of Tylenol. It's amazing how much good it's done me.
I have every confidence in this table and highly recommend it. I don't think you'll find a better table for the money anywhere.
Update: I originally reviewed ths product in 2006. It's now 2012. The product has held up extremely well. Definately a good investement.