I'm quite aware of how to use the machine properly. The way the machine is built doesn't make a whole lot of sense in my mind, majority of the weight is positioned on one very small leg/stand setup. As the weight transitions through the lift almost all the weight then becomes balanced behind the actual load-bearing legs underneath the seat when using a full ROM.
I am leaving this gym within the next week or so due to it just being miserable. Gym manager bitched today about someone elses chalk (I started using liquid chalk and he found a bag of regular chalk and accused me of owning it) and deadlifting too heavy. I'm simply wondering for curiosity sake.
No the reason you have huge spaces for cardio equipment and very few dumbbells past 100 lbs is due to the clientele that use the gyms. From a business standpoint it's a poor investment to put a lot of money into equipment that very few people are capable of using/don't use. It has very little to do with lawsuits against gyms.
Again this is simply for my own curiosity and I was wondering if something like this would have legal ramifications.
As an aside, my bud is opening his own warehouse style gym soon and will be having mats down over concrete. To be ale to drill into the concrete/lay wood foundation on top of to drill into would be much more expensive. If he can avoid doing this and not have legal ramifications it'd be good to know.