New products always mean new bells and whistles. Upgrades can be difficult when a company provides premium products like the Teeter EP-960 inversion table. Innovation and development will always lead to bigger and better things, which is great when it comes to the back pain relieving inversion tables.
The EP-960 is the latest upgraded version of the EP-950 model which was released in May 2012. It has kept all the important pieces of the previous model while adding in some great upgraded features.
Teeter Hang Ups is the leader in premium inversion tables. They have the widest product line with a wide range of prices, but each table comes standard with some very useful innovations. Precision balancing is one of the most standout features that are unique on all Teeter inversion tables.
The ability to control the degree of inversion with simple arm movements is amazing for beginners and experienced users. The smooth transition makes the entire stress relieving experience even better.
The EZ-Angle tether strap is another standard amongst Teeter products. It allows the user to preset the degree of inversion. Presetting the degree of inversion allows a person to control the angle they want to invert at, which allows them to take his or her time getting used to being upside down.
There are not any industry standards or requirements when it comes to manufacturing inversion tables, but the Teeter Company goes above and beyond to ensure ALL of their products meet UL quality standards.
The EP-960 has introduced a handful of features that are not available on any other table on the market. The premium support and excellent quality make Teeter Hangs Up the premium company to purchase an inversion table from. They do their best to look towards customer comfort and safety, which is very important when you are upside down.
Teeter EP-960 Features
- ComfortTrak bed
- Longer Stretch Max handles
- Updated frame
- EZ-Reach ankle system
- Ergo-Embrace ankle support
- EZ Angle tether strap
- 300 pound weight capacity
- Precision balancing
- UL quality standards
The ComfortTrak bed has been completely redesigned and is built to be one of the most comfortable backrests in the industry. It is designed to reduce the amount of pressure on the back when the user is not completely inverted. The bed also flexes with the user to enhance the range of motion, allowing for better stretching. The bed also accommodates new accessories – the Lumbar Bridge and adjustable Acupressure Nodes.
The Stretch Max Handles are a new feature added as part of the upgrade. The handles’ angle guide provides assistance to the user as they go into an inverted position. It also aides the user in performing various stretches as well as helping them get back to the upright position.
The traction handles allow the user to stretch easier, which leads to better stress relief and better decompression of the spine, not to mention being used as an effective tool for oscillation.
The EZ Angle Tether Strap allows for preset angles of inversion at 20, 40, or 60 degrees. This allows the angles to be changed easily and effectively. Because the ‘strap’ controls the preset angle, it has less chances of breakdown, as it doesn’t contain any mechanical moving parts found in other brands.
The EZ-Reach Ankle system is a major benefit for those that have trouble bending over to reach their ankles. An extended handle allows the user to lock his or her ankles into place by only reaching down to the shins. This is great for those that have serious back pain that limits flexibility. It also locks quickly and easily with barely any effort at all, but at the same time it ensures that the ankle system remains locked.
The base has added floor protection and provides the stable foundation to the heavy duty steel A-frame. The sturdy metal meets the UL quality standards and ensures the safety and security of the user.
The patented Ergo-Embrace Ankle System is considered the most comfortable ankle support clamps. It does a great job of distributing weight evenly around the foot and ankles, which is what leads to a comfortable, secure and relaxing inversion experience.
There are also a multitude of security features that make the EP-960 a premium inversion table. The auto-locking hinges, heat-treated steel parts, cam lock, a de-rattler knob and specialized pivot bearings all work in conjunction to provide one of the safest and most secure inversion tables on the market.
Is The Upgrade Worth It?
The EP-960 is going above and beyond the previous version. Considering how good the popular EP-950 is to begin with, improving on the product seems like it would be difficult. Teeter has ventured into other areas and embraced new technologies to further increase the advantages that their tables provide to people undergoing inversion therapy.
The multitude of features shows the level of detail that Teeter has put into every aspect of their premium inversion table. The focus on being able to perform exercises and strength the user’s core show that they want the table to be used for more than just back pain relief. This makes it a product the user can continue to benefit from even if his or her back pain is permanently cured.
- Easy to reach ankle system
- Comfortable ankle supports
- Extended Stretch Max handles for more assistance
- Can be used for core training and exercises
- Foldable for storage
- 5 year warranty
- Premium price tag
- Finding room to set it up
- Getting used to being upside down
What Customers Say
There is a unanimous opinion that the Teeter EP-950 is one amazing piece of equipment, and that the same thing can be said about the EP-960 upgrade. Setting aside all the bells and whistles, the inversion table still provides consistent back pain relief.
With daily use, customers have found that they rarely suffer any back pain. The need for drugs and visits to the Chiropractor begin to fade as the inversion table is able to provide stress and back pain relief on a consistant basis saving customers thousands of dollars on doctors’ fees and medication.
The assembly was extremely easy with the step-by-step video, as well as the fact that the table comes 85% assembled. When all the other features are considered, the EP-960 starts to stand head and shoulders above its competitors. Teeter has added some major upgrades and because of it the EP-960 gives the user an even better experience than the predecessor EP-950.
The precision balancing is still the best in the business and gives the user precise control when inverting. It also leaves the user feeling safe and secure, no matter if he or she is an experienced user or a beginner inverting for the first time. The power of the Teeter EP-960 inversion table is that it covers all bases when it comes to inversion therapy and on top of that it provides a great platform for enhancing flexibility and obtaining core training.