Gimmick. Poor product that claims more than it delivers.
AB Rocket Twister, not a copy.
The best excercise you get is in the assembly.
Essentially a sit up device that makes it easy by having the springs do the work.
Gravity for reclining, springs for getting up again.
Little difference between the 3 spring tensions.
Seat twisting has no resistance and is useless as part of an excercise program.
Seat is not locked in so tends to fall off when carrying the device. Locking pin also falls out.
Next best excercise is when you throw it out.
AB Rocket Twister, not a copy.
From my engineering background it doesn't work.
Not a useless piece of rubbish after all -
This is a follow up to my review of the Ab Rocket Twister titled 'Useless piece of rubbish!!!'. After receiving a comment from the TV Shop and someone called 'Ray' suggesting that the Ab Rocket Twister I'd gotten via ebay was a counterfeit I contacted the TV Shop and got an Ab Rocket Twister from them and it's not a useless piece of rubbish and it seems that the Ab Rocket Twister I bought via ebay was indeed a shady one; the Ab Rocket Twister that I got from the TV Shop doesn't lift off the ground when rocking back and therefore allows me to do...the exercise(s) properly. In my original review I didn't mention the rep clicker on the Ab Rocket Twister that I bought via ebay not working; unlike that Ab Rocket Twister the rep clicker on the TV Shop's Ab Rocket Twister actually works. But still the back rest/rollers aren't as wide as the Ab Rocket Twister's that they use on the infomercial(s); after contacting the TV Shop the lady I spoke with denied it...well, either it's true or I'm seeing things. I've noticed this with buying products from television; they can be 'watered down' e.g. I bought an 'Ab King Pro' in late 2008 and it wasn't as good as what they showed on television. Another thing that I don't like about the Ab Rocket Twister that I got from the TV Shop is that when the pin's in place (to stop the seat from swivelling) the seat is off centre i.e. it doesn't sit squarely in the middle; it's a minor thing, but it adds to my theory that what they show on television can be better than what you actually get. However, when I bought my Ab Rocket Twister from the TV Shop I got a second one free (plus a free StoneDine fry pan); I haven't opened my second Ab Rocket Twister from the TV Shop yet so maybe the seat not sitting dead set in the middle when the pin's in place is just a one off. Interestingly though with the Ab Rocket Twister that I bought via ebay; when the pin's in place the seat DOES sit squarely in the middle. And Ray while I appreciate your comments I disagree about items from television etc., necessarily being superior to what's selling on ebay; I buy Wen cleansing conditioners via ebay and they're actually better than the Wen that's sold from the official Australian website because the Wen that I buy via ebay gets shipped from the USA and it's the same ingredients as in the Wen that they sell at the Chaz Dean studio in Los Angeles (who won't sell to me because I'm in Australia). See, the ingredients in the Wen on the official Australian website/the Wen that I used to buy from television aren't as good as the ingredients in the Wen from the USA that I buy via ebay. And buying Wen via ebay allows me to purchase a wider variety of Wen's than what's available from television/the official Australian website. And there's another other product that I buy via ebay where it costs me less than if I were to buy from the official website and as far as I can tell I'm getting exactly the same thing. Anyway, back to the Ab Rocket Twister from the TV Shop; verdict: it's okay; it makes sit up's and crunches etc., easier, but it's not magic either; sometimes when I'm rocking back and forth I don't feel any abdominal benefit or the effect on my abs is very subtle, almost non existent so I have to focus on my abs and or shuffle around until I find a position where I can feel my abs working. Anyway, don't think that just because you get an Ab Rocket Twister you're automatically going to get toned, sexy abs...it doesn't work like that; you have to overcome laziness and sit down and actually do the work and put your mind to it and possibly shuffle around until you find a position where you can feel your abs working and be consistent and persistent with the exercise(s) and be diet conscious etc...then you might get the desired result.
Good workout and starting to see results
Bought the Ab Seat rocket twister similar to the as-seen-on tv product. No problems with the qualtiy and the seat is very padded so it's very comfortable.
In terms of results I have seen an increase in definition around the abs. Slowly I have been able to increase up to the top resistance level. A great alternative to regular sit-ups and without having to be on the ground and hurt your tailbone.
Definitely a very useful and versatile machine for the price.
Questions & Answers
I have purchased 2 of these ab rocket twisters. The first one is great, and the second one came with a missing gasket that holds the swiveling seat in to the base of the chair....the seat falls out when I move the chair etc.....and the back of the chair does not come up to its original place like the first ab rocket twister I purchased....how do I return this item? It is so heavy to send back....who do I call.....I purchased it online....it is unclear who will send me a replacement?
I also purchased my ab rocker online but because it was not through an eBay seller which I did not realize at the time I could not do anything through eBay regarding getting my money back or a replacement.
If you bought yours through a eBay seller, you can contact the seller first, as that's what they like you to do to resolve the problem.
Where it says , contact seller, leave feedback, buy another ect, you can explain you are not at all happy with your product and would like your money back or a replacement, whatever is your decision.
As the item is too heavy to send back, you can discuss this with the items seller and tell them you don't feel that it is your responsibility to incur a cost or full cost to send this item back when the seller has sent a faulty or not as described item.
If the seller accepts your request, sometimes they will ask for a photo as proof of a noticeable fault, but if it does not work as described, you can ask for your money back and the seller may or may not go half in the return postage or take full responsibility of the postage.
If the seller is a eBay seller and refuses your requests, you can go to your eBay appt for buying and open it and click on ( Help and Support) at the bottom of that page, follow through on the page until you reach ( Contact Us) I was then advised from eBay help and support what action was needed to get your money back or your replacement which ever is applicable to you.
As long as you have the PayPal transaction details and it is a eBay seller eBay will help you resolve this matter to the end.
Good luck. Molli
Is there a weight limit as I weigh 92 kilos?
Don't know; if you're overweight it might not be suitable 'cause the seat (in fact the whole device) isn't big. Perhaps get a cheapie/fake from ebay; saw one for $20.00 + $9.95 postage just to see if you want to invest in the real thing and who knows; maybe a cheapie from eBay will work just as well as a genuine?
I guess I might have bought a counterfeit ab rocket twister online. How can I identify if it is fake? Coz when I received the package and tried to use it, I was very disappointed and they won't let me return the product.
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