Gerald Levy

The reason why a manual treadmill might not be suitable for a tall user is that the deck is rrelatively short, about 42" in length, which would make it somewhat difficult to walk or jog for someone with a long stride. But because I'm on the short side, about 5'5", it works very wellfor me. If you can find a manual treadmill with a long deck, then it might work for a taller person. Another advantage of a manual treadmill that I neglected to mention in my previous message is that it is safer than a motorized treadmill, especially for a blind user who has difficulty walking or jogging without holding on to the hand rails. On a manual treadmill, the belt only moves when you move and stops when you stop. So there is no danger of flying off the back of the machine if you let go of the hand rails as on a motorized treadmill.


-----Original Message-----
From: Laz
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 AM

Gerald, Curious as to why the limitation of under 6 feet tall? I'm six
feet one inch tall and am puzzled as to why that limitation.


On 8/13/16, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@...> wrote:

If you are under 6 feet tall, a manual treadmill might be worth considering

instead of a nmotorized treadmill. Because a manual treadmill has no motor,

there are no complicated buttons on the console to deal with because it is
self-powered. You simply step on the deck, hold onto the side rails and
start walking or jogging. I have a Phoenix 516 Easy Up manual treadmill
which I jog on every day for about 30 minutes. In place of the electronic
monitor, whose LCD display I can't see, anyway, I have attached a small,
clip-on fan to keep me cool while I'm working out. To me, the biggest
advantage of a manual treadmill, aside from the great workout it provides,
is the fact that it has no motor to break down. Once the motor dies, you're

almost always totally screwed because most low-end treadmills such as those

made by Icon Fitness, which includes the Reebok and Nordic Track brands,
have short warranties, and so there is no way to repair the unit after the
warranty expires. And try moving around a bulky, heavy motorized treadmill

that weighs over 100 pounds. If you set it up in your downstairs basement
and it craps out, how are you going to get rid of it unless you hire an army

of body builders to haul it upstairs for you? On the other hand, a manual
treadmill usually weighs only about 40 or 50 pounds and is much easier to
move around and should last for years with normal use. But even if it does

crap out eventually, it's no big deal to replace because you can buy a
decent manual treadmill for under $200.


-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 9:48 PM

Hi Everyone:

Crist óbal, a dear friend wants me to come over and take a look at the Sol
F63 which he recently purchased. This guy is sighted and DOES NOT care for
non tactile stuff. He asserts that his treadmill does have tactile
I hope to visit with him over the weekend.

I've been reading copiously about the Sol treadmills. Indeed, the ones
Sol are bluetooth-enabled and do work with smartphones based on what I've
read. Sol does in fact have apps for both Android and iOS. I'll write
myself a note to check the side rails for height adjustment.

Walter, I could not track down anything on Reebok Z9 here in my village.
Perhaps it's a model not sold here. The search goes on and I look forward
to reporting my findings sometime soon.

Denver, Colorado

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