I did like the fact that you could work thru and change to an
entirely different exercise with ease... Not bad workout...
Here is the CLINCHER and reason I AM NOT buying one to date>>>
*** The RODS loose there RESISTANCE... I noticed that the 50lb RODS
was a good 1/3 already stretched out... This was very apparent when
the 2 RODS in question were unhooked from the clip!!! And, when
used, you only got the resistance when you had the rod bowed about
half into the rep... I mentioned it to the dealer and even called a
BOWFLEX service rep on it...
All I got from the REP was that you could send them back and have
them tested... and if BOWFLEX thought they were loosing there
resistance they would send you a new ROD??? This is arbituary...
For the consumer... how do you know??? Than I just got
drilled... "would you like to purchase a Bowflex today Sir?"
What a bunch of mularky....
Anybody out there have an opinion on this??? or is everyone just
shellin out the bucks!
If anyone has a newsgroup I could better POST this question or a website
that could address this concern I would appreciate it?
Lastly, FREE WEIGHTS are a great workout... there is time and a space
concern when working out... that is why I have considererd alternatives like
the BOWFLEX... perhaps a totalgym is the answer???
So long as the spring is undeformed, has not yielded, it won't loose
resistance. Theoretically it will fatigue over time but if the unit is well
designed and I imagine it would be this should not be a problem.
Bottom line, the unit you tested is probably typical.
I would appreciate if you could post your comments on my message board
as well. (http://groups.msn.com/FitEquipSpecialists/) It is something
that I have discussed with many people. And I agree with you.
As far as the bows/bands loosing resistance, yes they do. Take a
rubber band. If you keep stretching it what happens. Over time if
fatiques and breaks. But the whole while its fatiquing it stretches
further and further. This produces less resistance for the same amount
of movement you used in the beginning.
So what? Replace the rod ( they don't run a test, they just send a free
replacement) or add more to the clip. See the post from mistaroboto. I've
had people useing the same rods for close to 5 years now.
Don't like it, fine....stick with what works for you.
Nautilus Recalls Bowflex Machines
Thursday January 29, 11:34 am ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Nautilus Group Inc. (NYSE:NLS - News) unit said
on Thursday it is recalling 420,000 Bowflex fitness machines due to
defects that have caused more than 70 reported injuries, and shares
plunged more than 17 percent.
The recall comes a day after Nautilus, which also sells products under
the Schwinn and StairMaster brands, said its quarterly profit fell 59
percent due to weak sales of its exercise machines, including Bowflex.
In a statement, Nautilus Direct said there have been at least 70
reports of the machines' backboard benches breaking unexpectedly, and
at least 18 reports of the machines' "Lat Tower" rotating forward and
The Vancouver, Washington, company said it has received at least 73
reports of resulting back, neck, shoulder, teeth and head injuries,
some of which have required stitches.
The recall involves the Bowflex Power Pro XL, XTL and XTLU systems
with the "Lat Tower" attachment. The machines were sold between
January 1995 and December 2003.
The "Lat Tower," which attaches to the Bowflex bench, has pulleys and
a bar used to develop the upper back and shoulder muscles,
specifically hitting the lateral muscles underneath the armpits.
Nautilus shares were down $2.45, or 15.5 percent, at $13.38 in morning
trade on the New York Stock Exchange (News - Websites) . The stock hit
a low of $13.11 earlier in the session and was the Big Board's biggest
"Colin Lanktree" <clan...@flemingc.on.ca> wrote in message
"Sardious" <yoursp...@dontsendit.fu> wrote in message
Good thing I have the Bowflex Ultimate XTLU because it is flawless.
"Lunafate" <luna...@bellsouth.net> wrote in message