To Berner: the link you post doesn’t look like the Reverse Hyper, it’s normal a back extension chair.
Thanks I kinda thought that but couldn’t figure out what to type into their search engine (back extension) to get their version:
So we’re talking
$300 for the NY barbell version
$1000 for a standard elite and
$1900 for the roller pendulum–ouch!
OK so if I get the elite, why is the roller worth an extra $900?[/quote]
Ok, I may be able to help here with my 2 cents. I bought first the elite pro strap model, and then bought the elite pro roller model. For me, I could never get the “hang” of the strap model. I was swinging too much, and just didn’t “feel” it very well. When my pro roller model arrived, I could tell on the first set how effective the machine was at hitting the low back. I’ve been using it for about a year now, and it has been a fantastic exercise.
I’d say the biggest difference between the pro roller model vs. the pro strap model is that the roller model helps idiots like me isolate the areas you want to work with the exercise, it sort of “locks you in” to the right training position to get the most out of the exercise.
Knowing what I know now about both models, I would have bought the pro roller model from the start.
I also have an elite glut ham raise. Between the glut ham and the rev. hyper, you really have two of the most effective post. chain pieces of equipment that exist.
And, BTW, regarding whether to buy from elite FTS or from NY barbell, the NY barbell model is friggin’ tinker toy compared to the elite. Save and spend your money on the elite, it truly is the best equipment around.