Ironman Gravity 1000 Review
Using the Ironman Gravity 1000 is no brainer. It's simple and convenient.
Relieving stress, reducing back pain, stimulating circulation, reducing muscle tension, increasing flexibility and reducing the effects of aging – what if you could find one magical machine to do all of these! If you think we are trying to be humorous, you are mistaken. One machine that is equipped to do all the above is the Ironman Gravity 1000! Bring inversion therapy into your lives with the Ironman Gravity 1000 and notice a significant change within a few minutes.
It is quite similar to the Ironman Gravity 4000 barring a few features – 1) Nylon covered backrest as opposed to vinyl memory foam cover of Gravity 4000; 2) Spring loaded ankle locking system instead of ratchet mechanism found in the Gravity 4000; 3) No lumbar support. One positive difference between the two though is that the Gravity 1000 is lighter compared to its upgraded version, making movement considerably easier.
Highly durable, easy to assemble, easy to operate, comfortable, effective and an absolute value for money, you will not regret purchasing it.
About the Ironman Gravity 1000
Size & Storage:
Like the Ironman Gravity 4000, the Ironman Gravity 1000 also has storage issues. Although foldable, the hand – holders do not fold completely rendering it inconvenient to be put away into a narrow storage space. Leaning it against a wall or putting it behind a door are some storage options,, which do not eat up a lot of room. Also, the unit comes with a height adjustable system to suit persons between 4’10” to 6’6” tall.
Installation & First Time Setup:
The instruction manual and tools accompanying the Ironman Gravity 1000 make it effortless for the user to compile it. With clear step – by – step instructions and the requisite tools, assembling it wasn’t really a time consuming tedious task. Even though it isn’t that heavy compared to the Ironman Gravity 4000, you might nevertheless require an extra pair of hands just to ensure that the machine is properly bolted and accurately assembled.
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Comfort & Support:
The backrest is nylon covered making it comfortable, although not as comfortable as memory foamed backrests. The side handrails are foam covered, giving better grip and protection to fingers along with providing support to return to upright position from an inverted angle. The non – skid rubber floor stabilizers prevent the table from moving during full inversion, providing better balance and support. The Ironman Gravity 1000 also features an adjustable tether strap to control different incline positions.
One major letdown of the Ironman Gravity 1000, however, is its poorly constructed ankle support. Although it comes with a spring loaded locking system ensuring better support and safety, it lacks enough cushioning making it uncomfortable during use. You will need a good pair of sports shoes and socks to protect your feet from the additional strain. It also lacks a lumbar support, which could have added to the experience.
Ruggedness & Durability:
Weighing nearly 46 pounds, it isn’t that heavy but is certainly well – constructed and solid. The Ironman Gravity 1000 is built with 1 ½ inch tubular steel frame and scratch resistant powder – coated finish for extra durability. The anti – skid rubber stabilizers make it firmer and prevent breakage by slipping during high inversion angles. Further, it has a standard weight limit of 300 lbs like most other inversion tables.
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Ease of Use:
Using the Ironman Gravity 1000 is no brainer. It’s simple and convenient, although you might need to figure out the inversion angle, which suits you the most to achieve adequate balance. Two efficacious features, aiding ease of use are – 1) the spring load lock mechanism, which releases the ankles by a simple tug of a pin; 2) the extra long hand-rests, which make it easy to bring your body out of inversion to an erect position. There are three adjustable modes for setting starting inversion angles,, which is a benefit for novice users to make the transformation from lower inversion angles to full inversion.
Warranty & Brand Image:
Although originated in China, the Ironman Inversion tables have been floating in the US market since 2007 and have made a pretty good brand name for itself. The Ironman Gravity 1000 is covered under a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. In case of any manufacturer’s defect, your replacement is just a phone call or email away. With no questions regarding the same, the customer service expeditiously dispatches the replacement with no extra charges. It loses one star here because we cannot really vouch for the packaging and delivery time.
All things considered, the Ironman Gravity 1000 lies somewhere in between the expensive Teeter inversion tables and the bulky and heavy Ironman Gravity 4000 inversion table. For someone who is looking for an inexpensive, non – bulky, productive, fairly comfortable and secure inversion table, the Ironman Gravity 1000 is the route to follow. If you are ready to compromise on the mild discomfort of the ankle supports, we highly recommend the Gravity 1000. Whether you are an athlete, a worker or a homemaker, spending barely 5 minutes on the inversion table before closing your day will breathe new life into you.
Features and Specifications:
- Constructed with 1 ½ inch tubular steel frame
- Scratch – proof surface
- Non – skid floor stabilizers
- Total inversion angle of 180 degrees
- Sustains weight up to 300lbs
- Adjustable height mechanism ranging from 4’10” to 6’6”
- Spring loaded ankle long system
- Nylon covered backrest
- Foldable design for portability
- 1 year manufacturer’s warranty
Pros: Affordable, Easy to set up, Long-lasting, Anti – skid floor stabilizers, Foldable, Ankle clamps with locking mechanism, Comfortable, Not too heavy.
Cons: No lumbar support, Does not fold flat making storage a matter of concern, Foot- holder slightly uncomfortable when used for longer span at a stretch.