If two inversion tables look similar, they must be the same...right? In side by side comparisons of inversion tables, consumers may have a difficult time identifying the differences between Teeter and competing brands in regards to materials and features that are vital to their security and product longevity. What factors make Teeter the best choice for you and your family?
There are currently no adequate government regulations to effectively oversee the structural integrity or reliable function of inversion tables. Consumers have the daunting task of sorting through options and selecting the best inversion table, a confusing process because many manufacturers use terms like "safe" and "heavy duty" without substantiation. Below is how Teeter validates our quality claims and what you must consider before buying an inversion table:
Underwriter's Laboratories, a renowned independent product safety certification organization, has introduced safety testing and certification requirements specifically for inversion tables in UL 1647. Currently, Teeter offers the only inversion tables on the market to have passed these specifications, which test the unique function of the inversion table and simulate "real world" use.
Top Ratings in Comparison Studies:
In engineering reviews comparing competing brands of inversion tables, Teeter was rated Number 1 across all categories of evaluation:
- Static Load Test - How much weight the inversion table holds.
- Functional Endurance Test - How many times the table cycles from upright to inverted and returning upright again.
- Ease of Assembly – Time from opening the box to the product being operational.
- Ease of Rotation – Required effort to balance and cycle the inversion table.
- Ease of Lockout In Full Inversion – Required effort to fully invert and have the table lock in to that position.
In fact, during these tests that simulated actual use, all four competing brands experienced catastrophic failure resulting from torn or broken metal at 12% or less of the UL 1647 standard of 30,000 cycles. Teeter remained structurally sound for over 27 years, exceeding the cycles standard by 133% before the test was stopped for time.
- Learn more about the inversion table comparison testing and how Teeter ranked.
Specialized & Patented Features
One inversion table may look the same as the next, but buyer beware--looks may be deceiving. What may not be immediately obvious are vital design features for user protection and reliable function. Teeter inversion tables offer more specialized features than any other home-use model including auto-locking hinges to prevent accidental separation of the bed from the base during stretching or exercise, special squeak-free roller bearings and the ability to customize your inversion experience with accessories. Teeter uses proper welding methods as opposed to cheaper spot welding commonly used by competing models. High stress points on the equipment are reinforced with heat-treated steel, resulting in better durability and security for the user.
Be wary of lighter weight inversion tables - less weight often equates to less steel. Components made from thinner tubing, cheaper materials and with less of a support structure may look fine, but may be shortcuts that compromise quality and user security.
Bulky inversion tables can also be deceiving - features like padded bed frames or tube diameter can weigh more, but that increase in bulk doesn't equate to a stronger table or better engineering.
Teeter Inversion Tables stand apart from others in the marketplace because we understand the essential engineering needed to make a truly exceptional inversion table. We put extra steel in the key components where it matters!
Teeter inversion tables feature a base to height stability ratio 20% greater than other competing models, on average. The smaller the ratio, the greater the risk of product instability. Teeter's tapered A-frame design and corner feet not only look good, but provide a reassuring foundation whether you're doing sit ups, stretching or oscillation.
Since 1981, Teeter is the only company in the world to continuously produce inversion equipment, building a reputation for incomparable quality standards, testing and marketing efforts. With the passion that comes from his own recovery credited to inversion, Roger Teeter has built a company where excellent customer service and quality are paramount. You can put your trust in the experience behind Teeter, the most enduring brand of home-use inversion products on the market.
Built for the Benefits
Our engineers consult with doctors, chiropractors, athletes, independent engineers, and consumers to ensure that our inversion tables withstand the scrutiny of the most discriminating users. Over the years, Teeter inversion tables have benefited from over 100 design evolutions to improve ease of use and achieve better results. The introduction of our patented Flex Technology design featured on the EP and Contour-Series is just one example - the flexible bed moves with you, accommodating stretching for greater range of motion to promote realignment and relax muscles. The ComforTrak bed design accommodates our Acupressure Nodes and Lumbar Bridge accessories which provide our customer with a customized inversion experience. Precision balancing allows the table to rotate without over-acceleration and respond to simple arm movements for smooth oscillation, which encourages fluid exchange in the discs and joint soft tissue.
The Teeter Guarantee and Full Warranty
Out of all the inversion equipment manufacturers, Teeter offers one of the most extensive product warranties
, an industry-leading 5-years* covering every component.
No other inversion equipment manufacturer offers Teeter's level of service and product support, including live Customer Service Agents
available Monday through Friday and comprehensive web support
that includes everything from benefits information
to full warranty registration
. Teeter's dedication to building superior quality products and parts, and our commitment to providing our customers with great customer service, is one of the many reasons Teeter is an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.
Most Teeter inversion tables are accompanied by detailed assembly and user instructions, an attached laminated Owner's Manual, and an instructional DVD with five bonus 10-20 minute Healthy Back Stretching and Strengthening Routines. Printed support materials are available in PDF format online