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Do they still make the ORIGINAL Bowflex (c)??

Postby seaton » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:50 am

The original Bowflex machine is not made now.To understand better you have to get aquinted with a little history.

The Bowflex grew out of a now expired patent first conceived by Ethiopian Engineering student in San Francisco, Tessema Dosho Shifferaw. Bowflex of America, Inc. began marketing the first product, The Bowflex 2000X in 1986. Bowflex of America changed its name to Bowflex, Inc, and became a public company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 1999 the company changed its name to Direct Focus, Inc. and initiated an IPO on Nasdaq. With the success of Bowflex, the company bought the Nautilus Corporation, Schwinn Fitness, and Stairmaster Fitness. In 2002 the company moved to the NYSE and renamed itself The Nautilus Group and is now Nautilus, Inc. which owns and markets the Bowflex along with Nautilus, Schwinn Excersise, Stairmaster and Pearl Izumi lines among other brands

Instead of conventional weights or pulley machines, the original Bowflex machine used a combination of polymer rods to create constant resistance or tension. The machines were marketed as taking up much less space than a complete set of weights and machines. The company held a patent (U.S. Patent 4,620,704 ) on this "power rod" design which expired in April 2004

In January 2004, about 420,000 Bowflex machines were recalled due to mechanical problems. In November 2004, there was a recall of nearly 800,000 (680,000 Power Pro units and 102,000 Ultimate units) Bowflex machines after reports that several models had broken unexpectedly. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the seats could unexpectedly break, and that the backboard bench could collapse when in the incline position on the Power Pro model. This recall was voluntary and the company offered every purchaser a free safety repair kit.
In 2006, Nautilus released the Bowflex Revolution with a completely new design and new resistance technology. The new model uses circular plates containing coiled straps around a cam which can interlock in place of the polymer rods. Nautilus claims that the new system makes the machine easier to use than its predecessor. It has more adjustments to accommodate different sized users and provides a larger variety of exercise variations.
You can contact following address if you are interested in the new machine:
If you want only the old model you can try ebay stores

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Do they still make the ORIGINAL Bowflex (c)??

Postby baran38 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:51 am

most likey not but you can buy one on ebay
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