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DIMOVE WAVEpro works your body – if you can manage to stand on it

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April 16, 2013

The DIMOVE WAVEpro

The DIMOVE WAVEpro

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Bored of run-of-the-mill home exercise options like the stationary bike and treadmill? Austrian manufacturer DIMOVE recently introduced a full-body workout contraption called the WAVEpro. This challenging piece of equipment will hone your balance, endurance, muscle tone ... and will to survive.

The WAVEpro sits on a razor-thin plateau between exercise equipment and torture device. Depending on how coordinated you are, it will quickly teeter its way into one category or the other.

From my brief experience trying it out, I'm leaning toward torture device. The WAVEpro wants nothing more than to wrest you from the comforts of vertical posture and twist you violently to the floor. The entire structure is on a curved rocker, and the footing panels slide simultaneously frontwards and backwards and to the sides. Just being able to stand on it for mere seconds was a full workout of body and mind that should have been rewarded with a beer. Getting off it and onto flat, stable ground was the equivalent to the feeling that many folks experience when they step off a terrifying carnival ride and realize control of their own beings once again.

She makes it look easy, but it's not so easy for the newcomer

For those that have the fortitude to learn how to effectively use it, the WAVEpro offers a versatile fitness platform that can be used in many different ways. In fact, DIMOVE says that there are more than 70 different ways to exercise with it, and it challenges users to come up with their own. You can work all kinds of muscles – core, quads, calves, arm muscles, etc. – many at the same time. DIMOVE also claims that it improves balance, coordination, endurance, motor function and cognitive abilities.

The WAVEpro was nominated for a BrandNew Award at this year's ISPO Munich sports show. Company representatives told us that it would be on the European market this spring for a retail price of €6,400 (approx. US$8,400). At that price, it's definitely more of a "wait for my local gym to get a hold of one"-type of device. My experience confirms that you wouldn't want this sadistic machine in your home anyway.

Source: DIMOVE

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C.C. Weiss Upon graduating college with a poli sci degree, Chris toiled in the political world for several years. Realizing he was better off making cynical comments from afar than actually getting involved in all that mess, he turned away from matters of government and news to cover the things that really matter: outdoor recreation, cool cars, technology, wild gadgets and all forms of other toys. He's happily following the wisdom of his father who told him that if you find something you love to do, it won't really be work.   All articles by C.C. Weiss
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4 Comments

there is probably about $150 worth of materials in this thing. rip-off! and looks like it could be dangerous.

Denis Klanac
16th April, 2013 @ 05:37 pm PDT

This isn't a new idea - I remember a similar device called the Pro-Fitter when I used to work in the fitness industry over 12 years ago -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqduACM7u6k

They've been making them for over 20 years, and a quick online search puts the price at about $600 USD.

Meijer
16th April, 2013 @ 06:27 pm PDT

This device is probably 3 times the size of my Nordic Track, and twice the size of any treadmill or elliptical machine around, so it takes a lot of area to use. Perhaps the upper rails can be removed and the lower portion stood against the wall to save space. Still, the activity that this device would seem to replicate is hard soled shoes on ice.

Bruce H. Anderson
17th April, 2013 @ 10:22 am PDT

I see many groins begging to be pulled.

sk8dad
18th April, 2013 @ 01:38 pm PDT
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