If you have done a bit of research on these various whole body vibration machines and talked to a few companies or read on their sites you will notice that everyone of them make the same claim that “Ours is the best because of blah blah blah reason.” Hmm I guess I should just buy them all then since they are all the best.
After spending years visiting hundreds of vibration websites, studios, clinics, manufacturers, companies, investigating this industry I started to feel like I was "Sherlock Holmes." Who was really telling the truth about their machines?...and could they really prove it?
Between purchasing and using many machines at my clinics along with using ones I did not own at other places of business, I started to develop the ability to just use a machine for 15 minutes and be able to tell the quality of the machine’s performance and even if the specifications were probably off. If I felt like something was off I would go into Sherlock mode and do deeper research and digging into more objective proof.
I started to see a trend that once I found out which big manufacturing facility was producing which models I knew what that facility was capable of engineering. Then when I encountered any “new” models/brands of machines that came out I could simply find out which manufacturer they came from and immediately know what to expect in terms of performance capabilities. For example, 95% of all the various models and brands of machines produced by some of the big WBV manufacturers overseas all make machines with similar performance specs of around 0.5-2.5 Gforce and 9-15hZ.
I will say this though is that when trying to identify machines as being similar you really can’t go by just looks of the machine. In this industry there are only a couple companies that produce most of the shells and frames that go around these machines along with the control panels. It’s what is “under the hood” or internal components and the engineering that matters.
I quickly realized that the average consumer was never going to figure this out on their own and that all of the direct experience, time and effort I had put into my investigations could potentially be invaluable information to help others make more informed purchase decisions.
I was using what I thought were the real best machines at my clinics but I could only help the small amount of people that would get involved in our programs, what about everyone else?
So keep in mind that all the information I shared was in part feedback from clients, physical trainers, and myself and also a lot of investigation into actual objective data from requesting manufacturer’s specs to access independent engineering studies as well as validating some of the performance myself with specific mechanical devices as is featured in some of my videos.
Whenever I see a new machine or talk to a new company I cut right through the BS about them telling me about all the results their customers are getting and how great it is. These are products with a lot of moving parts and they can be analyzed objectively apples to apples comparison with no marketing frills required.
I also will not accept these “in house” studies that some of these companies provide. If that is the only information they will supply me then that is a red flag. If they supply my their own studies and meet all of my other review and testing requirements then perhaps the results they get in their studies has some merit. Of course I can also set up and replicate those studies with my clinics..or at least that’s what I used to do.
Figures don't lie. Liars figure!! I like that saying. So, if think you want to buy a vibration machine based on private research, I keep getting complaints that most people are buying these cheap machines after hearing a company's "convincing" marketing presentation.
THIS INDUSTRY IS FILLED WITH LIES, GREED AND SO MANY SCAMS, but I know that there are also legitimate vibration machines out there and my goal is to shine the light on who they are. I always tell people, if the person you are speaking to who is trying to sell you their machine is claiming it to be superior to most brands and models, simply request that they in detail explain to you the differences between other brands…not just the difference of why theirs is better, but the difference between brands they don’t sell. If they can’t do this then they really are just blowing smoke. How can they make a superiority claim if they don’t understand their competitors!