and 1/2 Fold1
|Type of company
||Manufacturer with direct retail sales
|Country of manufacture
|Various Asian countries
|Years in production
||15th year of continuous rebounder production
||ReboundAIR® label has been applied to units from various manufacturers since 1994 and the current rebounder has been available since Dec. 2001. Other marketers may change source more often.
||ReboundAIR® introduced this latest experimental version in June, 2002. Three previous evolutions of this design have been sold by them. All failed to endure in the real world when released to the public.
||40 inch diameter-American Steel
||40 inch diameter-Some models use Steel others use brittle plastic
||American Steel-Overall rebounder height is 10 inches
||Test unit legs are made of Aluminum-Overall rebounder height is 11 inches
||Synthetic rubber. Shorter design puts more rubber where it's needed. Doesn't fall off the leg.
||Weighs the same as the Needak® leg tip (1.7oz). Same diameter as Needak® tip, but concave design allows uneven wear.
||American Steel "Bullhorn"
||ReboundAIR® Non-Fold and 1/2-Fold use the same "Bullhorn" design as Needak. 1/4-Fold Ultimate-ReboundTM uses coated Aluminum.
||Needak® pioneered the 4 1/4 inch Soft-BounceTM configuration in 1993.
||Others have attempted to duplicate Needak®'s spring design.
||Time Tested design with no failures. For your safety, hinges are securely attached with a high tech welding process.
||Not secured to frame. Attached with a bolt. Could result in catastrophic failure and collapse of rebounder and injury.
||Plastic, held together with screws or bolts (Plastic Hinge)
||Industrial nylon (packcloth weave) resists tearing. Designed with folding in mind.
||Old style vinyl. Cracking and tears a common complaint
||Does not have one! Danger to userís toes and childrenís fingers.
||Between 28 and 32 pounds depending on model
||Best available today
||Asian manufacturer(s) unknown. Marketing/Promotional company warranty.3
||Lifetime of original purchaser
||"Lifetime"3 of rebounder
||Unlimited replacement for 5 years if mat should fail.
||ReboundAIR®2 will replace only 1 mat
||Unlimited replacement of broken springs for 2 years.
||ReboundAIR®2 will replace up to 36 springs
|Warranty Weight Limit
||300 pounds. Needak offers unadvertised options for those requiring additional weight resistance.
||400 pounds. Frame failed in less than 60 days with use by individual weighing less than 200 pounds.
||New OEM parts always in stock and are easy for the user to install.
||Since ReboundAIR® is not a manufacturer, availability varies. Needak® parts often fit ReboundAIR® rebounders.
||Some parts are not easily serviceable by the user. Others cannot be replaced and require the entire unit be retired.
|Endorsed by Albert Carter
||See Al Carter demonstrating and selling a Needak® rebounder
||Mr. Carter understandably endorses whatever rebounder his marketing company is currently selling
|Recommended by Dr. Morton Walker
||Via UPS. Almost always sent within 1 business day. Needak® has UPS e-mail tracking Info and estimated delivery date to you.
||Delivery time varies with service. Actual shipping time depends on stock availability.
||Largest selection of videos and books on rebounding available anywhere.
1The Quarter folding rebounder design has several serious flaws which cannot be overcome by fancy engineering or trendy materials. In the interest of consumer safety, Needak does not produce a Quarter fold rebounder.
2Taken from ReboundAIR® marketing materials July, 2003. Correspondence by an independent surveyor regarding clarification of details and specifications of ReboundAIR® rebounders and their programs remains unanswered.
3"Fine print" of the ReboundAIR® warranty severely restricts the "marketing hype".