I spent a good 6 months trying to justify the expense and floor space of this machine, but now after two weeks of using it, I couldn't be happier. This is the perfect complement to my power rack, providing some amazing exercises for muscle groups I was having a hard time targeting like hamstrings and abs. Glute-ham raises are way harder and more technique intensive than I was expecting, but I really feel the results. The reverse hyper is the same way, it's a compound exercise that will leave you feeling better and more whole after doing it. As an ab station, it can't be beat, especially side crunches. There are some small issues so far, but they're not deal breakers. As others have mentioned, the pad is pretty dense when doing the reverse hyper, but adding a folded towel on the edge helps with that. The only design issue I have is that the reverse hyper's arm pegs are too small to use clips on (spring or plastic). It's pretty annoying, since doing the movement explosively does move the plates around. They haven't fallen off yet, but it's been close. On v3 the pegs should be a standard Olympic size. It'll make the plates more annoying to load, but it will mean plates aren't flying through the air by mistake.
Hey Ian, Thank you for the review, We are happy to hear you found the space to have this amazing piece of equipment in your home gym! Reverse Hypers and GHR are an incredible addition to anyone workouts. As for the issue with the pegs, our Reverse Hammer uses a 1.9" tube and not a 2" Olympic bar and there for a spring clip will not fit. We do 3D print an Axle Collar that fit our Reverse Hammer and is available on our website! Enjoy all the gainz! Yours in strength, William