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Valor Fitness CA-27 Leg Stretch Machine
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- Great for any sport or just maintaining your flexibility
- Recommended maximum load 250 lbs.
- Assembly Instructions: Assembly required
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CA-27 Features: Leg stretch machine is great for any sport or just maintaining your flexibility. In the seated position, place each leg in its own extension arm. Start to turn the crank wheel while the extension arms start to separate. Once you have found the desired distance to stretch your legs you can sit back or lean forward. After a few minutes of stretching, release the tension all the way back to your starting point. Repeat as needed.
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Someone remarked that it doesn't have any measure of angle, which is true. It would be helpful, but it's all going to be relative anyway - the "actual angle" of your legs will depend on how wide they are. That is to say that the same machine in the same position will stretch to different leg-leg angles depending on your anatomy. With the exception of 180 degrees straight (which would still be subject on the machine to leg thickness) there's no good way to assign a meaningful angle anyway. Instead, I count turns on the wheel, starting from as closed as it will go so I have a consistent reference point.
It's comfortable, and really nice that the wheel is removable, should you want to pop a book or keyboard in front of you and read or work while stretching. That said, stretching on a machine like this won't really get you too much more flexible - you have to do active movements for that. What it will do is help you lock in the flexibility you gain and track your progress (by counting turns). In 6 weeks it has helped me get from groin at 12" to 6" off the ground (in true straddle) so far.
My only negative is that there is a bit of a gap at the bottom of the thigh pads, particularly as it gets taller toward the foot. This allows the leg to kind of sink into that space if you're not careful. I may make another inner leg pad to put in the holes, but the main components of the machine are terrific.
After calling the manufacturer and being sent a new unit (they were very helpful and pleasant to deal with) I found that the leg pads of the new unit fit nicely into the holes allotted, which made me feel much better about things. However, I had the same problem with that one particular bolt that was loose but unable to be tightened which causes the unit to feel very wobbly when being used. I've only just recently been sent my new unit and the wobbliness and general "cheap" feel to the parts that are used make me somewhat concerned about how it will hold up in the long run.
Here's the thing, though - it works. And it's very comfortable. My previous groin stretch machine was a Century brand, and compared to that brand this is MUCH better. You definitely want a unit that utilizes the wheel as opposed to the crank in order to expand the legs because, 1. the crank will eventually break and 2. it's a MUCH more comfortable stretch due to the fact that you can expand the legs in one smooth, continuous movement as opposed to short, jerky movements.
The other attribute that this machine has that makes me give it four stars is the fact that you have the option to put the leg pad down by your shin instead of right on your knee. With my Century machine, and it seems most of the other machines on the market based on the pictures I see on Amazon, the point of pressure is always directly on the knee and that hurts! You'd think the padding would be enough to alleviate the pain but, for me at least, the inside of the knee is so sensitive that it just kills no matter how well padded the unit is. I would tell anyone to get the Valor machine based on their unique design alone, because the pressure on the knee is a SERIOUS drawback to machines that don't offer the ability to put the outward pressure down by the shin where it belongs.
Ultimately, its drawbacks are that it's cheaply made and feels very wobbly, but it's advantages are that it offers a smooth, comfortable stretch that doesn't place pressure on the knee and it's about $50 cheaper than the nearest competitor that uses a wheel-based design instead of a crank-based design. You'll know how the manufacturer is able to save you the $50 the moment you open the box, but then again, who cares? It's just a groin stretch machine, and a very comfortable one at that.
It's a must for any martial artist looking to aggressively stretch. This one is priced write and unlike many others out there, takes a licking but keeps on ticking. Works very well.