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Vertical Climbers: Versaclimber vs Steelclimber?



I’m considering buying a climbing unit for home gym usage; these are my options:

Versaclimber H/HP models, fixed resistance
Versaclimber LX CC model, variable resistance, cross-crawl feature

What’s your experience with these machines? How they compare?
Is variable resistance really a necessary feature?
Do they require frequent/complex maintenance, especially if refurbished?
Have you ever dealt with customer service for broken parts or repairs? How is it?

Thank you!