Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Sport Inversion Therapy Table


Achieve a better back, better body with Teeter Hang Ups. The industry leader since 1981, Teeter Hang Ups has focused solely on producing the best value inversion equipment with time-proven design features that ensure dependability and user security. In just a few minutes a day, you can experience a wide range of benefits, including temporary relief of back pain, improved posture through better alignment, stimulated circulation and reduced stress. When you want a natural, in-home solution for a healthier back, try inversion – if you value quality, look to Teeter Hang Ups. The EP-550 Sport adds the Teeter Gravity Boots and the EZ Stretch Traction Handles to the outstanding design and engineering of the EP-550 for an enhanced inversion workout. Use your gravity boots with the table or take them to the gym for inverted sit ups and squats. With the muscles in your lower back relaxed, pushing on the handles can help to increase traction and enhance your stretching experience. The EP-550′s new “Flex Technology” allows the table bed to move with you while performing stretches and exercises with ease and precision.Unlike most fitness products, inversion tables are not required to meet any mandatory structural or performance requirements. But Teeter meets the new UL 1647 standard. This top-rated sport inversion therapy table was ranked #1 for longevity, strength, and weight load capacity.

Built for the Benefits
Never before has an inversion table worked with your body the way the EP-series inversion tables do. The union of Flex Technology, combined with time-tested engineering and value-added features, have established Teeter as the best-selling, most popular inversion tables on the market today.

Moves as You Move
Teeter’s patented Flex Technology design moves with you, accommodating stretches for greater range of motion to promote realignment of the spine and relax muscles. With an ideal surface to encourage body slide for added decompression, the durable construction remains comfortable and features an adjustable head pillow.

Precision Balancing
One-of-a-kind engineering offers smooth rotation and controlled lockout in full inversion.

Certified Quality
Unlike most fitness products, inversion tables are not required to meet any mandatory structural or performance requirements. Only Teeter meets the NEW UL 1647 standard. Unlike previous UL certifications, the new standard is designed to test the unique function of the inversion table and stimulate “real world” use, evaluating key safety factors.

Features:

  • Ergonomic Flex-Technology moves with you to accommodate a greater range of motion
  • Optimum decompression surface is smooth to reduce friction, allowing the body to slide and achieve the optimum decompressive stretch
  • No tear, no stain construction is more durable than typical nylon or vinyl beds vulnerable to wear and tear and is easy to clean
  • Ankle Comfort Dial is a new foot platform design that dials up or down for smaller or larger feet, allowing a comfortable and secure fit
  • Precision balancing tests have shown that Teeter inversion tables are precisely balanced to promote fluid movement in the joints
  • Pre-set rotation control; adjustable or removable tether strap allows you to easily pre-determine your maximum angle of inversion
  • Customizable and can be modified with accessories
  • Vibration cushion with heated neck pillow with 10 vibrating motors and two heaters to help increase circulation and relax muscles
  • Gravity boots provide maximum comfort and support for the ankles.
  • EZ StretchTM traction handles provide added benefit for inverted stretching and decompression, as well as an effective tool for oscillation
  • Corner feet increase the A-frame base by 20 percent for a stable base, floor protection, and reduced sliding on hard surfaces
  • Auto-locking hinges, cam locks, and heat-treated steel parts for reliability and security
  • De-rattler knob and specialized pivot bearings ensure a lifetime of squeak and rattle-free rotation
  • Durable, rubber-coated handles offer user assistance while maintaining a compact profile for storage
  • Scratch-resistant powder coating and triple-plated chrome
  • Easy assembly in under 20 minutes; 90 percent pre-assembled
  • Folds in just a few seconds to 28 by 16 by 66 inches for easy storage
  • Owner’s manual, instructional DVD with 5 healthy back routines

Benefits of Inversion:

  • Rehydrates discs to expedite repair for better shock absorption and flexibility
  • Reduces nerve pressure
  • Realigns weight bearing skeleton
  • Relaxes tense muscles
  • Rejuvenates joint flexibility and range of movement

Specifications:

  • Height Capacity: 4 feet 8 inches tall to 6 feet, 6 inches tall
  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Assembled Dimensions: 83 by 28.5 by 88 inches
  • Packaged Dimensions: 48.5 by 29.5 by 8.5 inches
  • Packaged weight: 68 pounds
  • Warranty: 5-Year warranty

$ 358.69

Customer Reviews


79 of 80 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful after learning how, October 11, 2008
By 
H. Kim (New York, NY) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Sport Inversion Therapy Table (Sports)
Why I chose EP-550 Sport:

Purchased this item on Oct.6,08. Chose this model, because of a positive reputation and the easy storage function, though it was a bit more expensive than other brands. In addition, this model is supposed to have a very comfortable ankle clasp. Sport version even includes the gravity boots. So, I decided to purchase EP-550 Sport instead of regular EP-550.

The First Day:
The assembly is not hard, but the whole package is quite ponderous. Once assembled, the inversion table needs some practice, adjusting the height and weight distribution, when one first uses it. This will take a while to get used to it. Unlike some other models, this table uses a seesaw mechanism, which means there is no locking into 30, 60 or 90 degree angle. The whole movement depends on balancing weight between one’s head vs. his feet by swaying his arm either toward his head or toward his knee, once the balance has been established. Make sure to view the DVD that comes with the kit.

Pros:
Gravity boots are quite helpful, and I love how I can oscillate.

Cons:
Cam Locks arrived completely broken on both sides. When I called the customer service, they knew exactly what was broken, even before I mention the specific location. Obviously, there is a proven packaging problem.

If you are less than 100 lb, you might have a difficult time going into full inversion, since there is a lot of weight at the bottom. Using the gravity boots helps a bit.

Because the table is bottom heavy, it does not fold like a video. I find that, even when I shorten the table to the maximum storage mode, the table still sways into the horizontal angle, which makes it difficult to store without scratching the wall.

Traction handle is a rip off. Personally, I do not find them useful at all. Besides, they are supposed to be worth ?!

Conclusion:
I recommend buying the regular EP-550 and the gravity boots kit separately and save money for Traction handle. If you really want to try the traction handle, just buy them separately. Buying EP-550 Sport model does not give you any discount for buying the whole package. EP-550 Sport should be around 0, when EP-550 is 9.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect, March 30, 2009
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R. Pugliese “Dr. Rob” (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Sport Inversion Therapy Table (Sports)
Its solid, real solid…and it works great. Perfectly balenced construction makes inversion easy. Great move going with the sport model since it makes hanging upside down a lot more bearable. People often complain about ankle pain caused by inversion, however some discomfort is to be expected because our bodies are not made to be hung by our ankles. The boot kit makes inversion much more tolerable than traditional methods and I can hang comfortably for a half hour or longer in them. If you have bad ankles however look into waist supported inversion (not as effective, but much easier on the knees and ankles). If your joints can take a little beating, this is the best your gonna get!

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Go slow and don’t buy the options., March 8, 2009
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This review is from: Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Sport Inversion Therapy Table (Sports)
This is a good product however it’s important to ease into a routine. Until you become comfortable, do the minimum. Ignore your urge to hang upside down or you will likely spend the rest of your day nauseous.
Purchasing the boots and other hardware is a needless expenditure.
The unit works fine without add-ons. It is possible, if you haven’t properly adjusted the machine to your height, to get stuck in an upside-down position which, if you’re alone, could be “problematic.”

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