What Amount of Space Do I Need to Fit an X9 Hybrid Gym Into My Room?
Suggested minimum horizontal space for fixed cable arms is 10 feet. Suggested minimum horizontal space for 2D articulating cable arms is 12 feet. Suggested minimum horizontal space for 3D Articulating Cable Arms is 12 feet. Suggested minimum depth of room (front to back) is 13 feet. Suggested minimum room height for normal X9 operations is 8 feet (If you place pull-up handles in the low position and select fixed cable arms minimum height can be reduced). Minimum room height to insert 2D arms is 8 feet. Minimum room height to insert 3D arms is 9 feet (we are looking at an alternate installation method that may reduce this height). These distances above are all minimum values. More space will give you greater freedom of movement.
Where Can I See Videos or a Review of the X9 Hybrid Gym?
We were going to shoot some HD video of our prototype but then elected to wait for the production units underway to avoid confusion. As soon as we receive a production unit, we will be creating videos that articulate the many benefits the X9 and H3 have to offer. John Stone of JohnStoneFitness will also be receiving one of these units and is planning on doing a thorough review. I understand he may take some video as well. If you know John, he will be going through everything with a fine tooth comb.
What Colors are Available for the X9?
Right now the X9 will come standard in metallic silver with black shrouds. The bench will also come in metallic silver with black upholstery. We have found this to be the most aesthetically pleasing combination. Other color options may become available in the future (ie different color shrouds or upholstery) for an additional fee but those options likely will not be available until late 2017.
How Does the X9 Hybrid Gym Compare to the Titan (Titax) T1 or T3?
Although we designed the X9 Hybrid Gym to compete with all products in the premium strength training category the Titan sometimes gets singled out for comparison due to a few similarities. Dollar for dollar we beat the Titan products in virtually every category. Function, design, efficiency, quality, metal gauge, removable bench, walk through design (Titan has a heavy carriage system with cross-section as well as metal tubing permanently bolted right where you would walk in the middle of the machine), selectorized weight stacks (not found on the Titan), articulating 2D and 3D cable arms in the high position and 180 Arc Cable Arms in the low position found only on the X9. The Titan has two fixed cable arms up high and two fixed pulleys in the low position. The Titan does not have the ability to move the low pulleys from narrow to wide or high to low, which is a valuable function. We believe a workout on the X9 is more seamless, requiring less time routing cables, etc. Although we do use some manual cable segments (ie modular pec deck, leg press resistance multiplier, leg developer and carriage bridge/tethering), the core cable system is always connected and ready to go...you can always walk up, select your weight and start exercising. Not so with the Titan. Our footplates and multi-function pad have angle adjustments. The Titan does not. The Titan Pec Deck resistance curve- heavy start easy finish, is opposite from that desired. The X9 resistance curve is consistent. The list could go on. While the Titan is a decent machine overall, it is no match for the X9. Lastly, the Titan styling, in our humble opinion, looks dated. We feel the custom D-shape tubing and design of the X9 is cutting edge and leads the pack in the looks department. The X9 will not go out of style anytime soon. Note: we will be creating a comparison table measuring the X9 against 20+ of the most popular premium strength machines on the market. Keep checking back for more info.
Is This Going to Be Your Website Going Forward?
This is a temporary website we are using to get information out in a responsive (mobile friendly) format while a new, expanded website is being created. Please keep checking www.bodyforce.com (the domain of our old website). This is where the new website will be published. More details will be posted there.
When Will the First X9 Hybrid Gym's Be Delivered?
Current orders will be delivered in January. Orders received through the end of the year will be delivered in Feb or March. If you are thinking about ordering, the sooner the better as it gets you into the Que. This allows us to begin production of your X9 and get you a higher priority for delivery.
What is the Warranty on an X9 Hybrid Gym?
Bodyforce warrants our products to the original purchaser to be free from defects in workmanship and/or materials under normal use or service. If at any time a component part is defective, Bodyforce shall repair or replace it (at Bodyforce’s option) within a reasonable period of time.
BODY/FRAME: Lifetime of the original purchaser.
STRUCTURAL MOVING PARTS: 5 Years.
BEARINGS, BUSHINGS, PULLEYS: 3 Years.
COATING, CABLES, EXTERIOR UPHOLSTERY AND ACCESSORIES: 1 Year.
Please see Warranty Page for more details once our new website has been published.
I Have Looked At the Various Packages. Will You Be Creating a Chart Showing Muscle Groups for Each Attachment?
Yes. A lot of this will be done through videos. We will also have a chart illustrating muscle groups worked with various exercises and options.
Are the Rubberized Weight Plates I See On Your Website Available For Purchase?
These will become available in 2017. In the mean time we can arrange delivery of some other high quality Olympic weight plates to your location (USA only).
What's the difference between Barbell Hooks and Barbell Rests?
Barbell Hooks are placed on the swing wing. They are shaped like a hook. They have a locking mechanisms on top to prevent the barbell from coming off the hooks in between lifts or when loading/unloading Olympic Plates. Barbell Rests insert into the front inside of the frame. This is another location to do barbell work. The Barbell Rests come with UHM plastic that protects the knurling on your barbells.
Where does the Lower Crossbar (Swing Wing) go?
The lower crossbar slides onto the Swing Wing. It has insert point for the Multifunction Pad, Dips Handles, VKR arms and other options currently under development.
Can You Clarify How the Rear Legs Are Used?
To maximize the flexability of the X9, the front and rear legs were made optional (bolt on design). Some customers with less space can choose to not purchase the rear legs and place their X9 closer to a rear wall for example. If you intend on using the Gun Rack, Monolift, Cable Arms or Pec Deck at the rear of the machine you will want the rear legs. They provide extra support.
Can You Clarify what "Telescoping Support (H3 & H3XL Bench)" Is For?
Both Catalyst Benches glide (using rollers) forward and back on guide rods. As the rolling part of the bench moves into the aft position, the center of gravity shifts. The Telescoping Support prevents the bench from tipping when it gets to extreme aft position. For those using the gliding aspect of the Catalyst Benches, it is recommended to purchase the Telescoping Support.
How Does the " Counter Weights For Linear Carriage System" work?
To offset the weight of the heavy duty carriages, the Counter Weights are used. Each Counter Weight is formed out of solid steel. They travel on a 19mm guide rod inside the frame tubing where they are out of sight. By using the counter weights, the effective carriage weight (with no attachments) is reduced to roughly 15 pounds. Without Counter Weights, each carriage starting weight is roughly 45 Lbs. If you anticipate users that benchpress less than 135 Lbs it is recommended to purchase the Counter Weights.
What's the difference between the 2D Articulating Cable Arms and 3D Articulating Cable Arms?
The 2D Articulating Arms are able to change positions laterally, anywhere from the front to the back of the X9. The 3D Articulating Arms cover a similar range but also have a secondary arm that rotates vertically 360 degrees, similar to a clock. This allows lateral and vertical adjustments.
Is the Pec Deck the same height as the 2D/3D Articulating Cable Arms?
The Pec Deck is a slightly lower height than both articulating arms.
What's the Relationship Between the Gun Rack and the Monolift ?
They both attach at the rear of the X9. You would purchase one or the other, but not both. Primary use is squats but the Monolift can go lower for Benchpress as well.
Are the Cage (Stabilizer Ball) & Stabilizer Ball (45CM) required to use the Peck Deck.
These are not required to use the Pec Deck. You can effectively use the Pec Deck without these. However, they are useful for supporting your body to add stabilized targeting to your workouts while performing Pec Deck or Cable Exercises. Note: The Swing Wing at the front of the machine accepts these stabilizing attachments as well. Note: these items have been replaced with a D-shape pad, which serves the same function. The itemized list of parts will be updated to reflect this.
How are the Swing Wing and Monolift Different?
The Monolift attaches at the back of the X9, the Swing Wing attaches at the front of the X9 (locks onto Safety Spotters). The primary function of the Monolift is squats/benchpress and stabalization. The Monolift as a system and also arms separately can adjust in height. The Swing Wing also allows squats and benchpress but other attachments as well. By placing the Lower Crossbar on the Swing Wing, other items such as Dips Handles, VKR, Multifunction Pad can be attached. Future items under development can also be plugged into the Swing Wing. The Swing Wing is height adjustable through the arms. To adjust the height of the Swing Wing, the Safety Spotter height would need to be changed. The standard configuration for the X9 has the Safety Spotters always in the highest position and normally there is no need to move the Swing Wing system higher or lower. The Swing Wing has two separate locking discs to adjust arm angle. The Monolift has a single locking disc.