- 02-26-2003, 03:39 PM
I like to use free weights in my home gym but have been looking at add'l equip to add. Been reading about the Weider Crossbow. Although I normally distrust anything from Weider, this looks pretty good and feedback I've heard seems good, too. Weight goes up to 440lbs. Anyone heard anything?
- 02-26-2003, 03:51 PM
02-26-2003, 06:23 PM
It costs $ 650 with the weight add-on to 440 lbs. Looks pretty solid but once again it's a Weider product.
02-26-2003, 06:41 PM
02-26-2003, 06:50 PM
ill second that. I wouldnt think bowflex would cost you too much more. (thats if you are set on a homegym and not able to afford free weights, benches, racks, and all them good stuff) im not saying this cuz its a debate between weider product and bowflex, but bowflex is def. proven and worthe the money for a c"omplete" (cough) home gym. SageOriginally posted by Biggin
I'd get the Bowflex so you don't have to support Weider crockery
02-26-2003, 06:56 PM
yep. they're really not that bad, I've seen a few before and the quality seems good for what it is... would never really trust or give that much money to Weider though
02-26-2003, 07:18 PM
For the same weight and options Bowflex is three times as much. I always thought they were overpriced. I was hoping someone might have seen or used the Crossbow. I agree with you about Weider but saving bucks is a good idea when possible.
02-26-2003, 07:43 PM
There's also that Gold's Gym machine that I sometimes see. I think it's called the powerflex or something like that. I don't know how much it costs or how it works exactly, but except for the fact that it doesn't have rods the setup looks kind of similar.
02-26-2003, 09:42 PM
02-27-2003, 12:59 AM
Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought too. Still looking for someone who's seen it in person or tried it.
02-27-2003, 11:38 AM
i think Sears actually has it in the store... i'm pretty sure mine does... i've played around with it... i'm not fond of machines for compound work... i can spend far less and get a better free weight setup
03-01-2003, 07:36 PM
I tried one out at Sears just for the heck of it and the resistance felt more like a Soloflex, which sucks. I've tried the bowflex and liked it a lot better, the resistance was more consistent through the movement. If I had to build a home gym I would go with those Power blocks and a good bench though much cheaper and true weight just feels better to me. Hope that helps.
03-01-2003, 10:29 PM
make sure you keep a bar with heavy weight for deadlifts.... I think neither of these machines allow that excercise.
03-03-2003, 12:32 AM
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