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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:26 am

Just a question about conveyer belt on treadmills.

I've just recently purchased a brand new treadmill and when I run on 10.5 speed or higher the conveyer belt skips every now and then.

Has anyone else experienced this with their treadmills?

It's so frustrating. I'm going to have to go talk to the people at Rebel Sports.
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Postby vanessa0305 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:31 pm

Is the treadmill especially made for running? You have to make sure it is as most treadmills are made just for walking and running will make the belt slip and the vibration of running on it will damage the machine. I bought one for walking but now that I am running I have to use the machines at the gym rather than my home one because its just not made to take it!
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Postby Chelle » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:12 pm

You would probly find that the one you bough is just for walking. I use the one at the gym too.
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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:37 pm

Thanks girls for your reply. I wasn't aware that there are different treadmills for walking and running.

As it turns out the treadmill I purchased is designed for running. Lucky I specified that’s what I wanted the treadmill for to the sales guy.

The actual treadmill is faulty and I'm getting it replaced. It's such a pain when you spend so much money on something and it doesn't even work properly.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:59 pm

whew im glad its getting replaced jen, theyre not cheap pieces of machinery and you deserve to use the best for what you are paying for it :)
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Postby Chelle » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:16 am

That's good that you are getting it replaced. Hope you get it soon.
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Postby milkyway » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:21 am

What a hassle, Jen. Hope your new tready comes asap. Your home gym sounds fab :)
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i need a good pair of walking shoes

Postby mandy » Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:13 pm

can anyone advise me of a good pair of walking shoes to buy and from what shop please
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Postby KimE » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:59 pm

Personally I love asics but it is a personal choice. I got them from a local sports store and I asked the assistant all sorts of questions and told her exactly what I would be using it for. I love my asics. :D
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Postby Jisgone » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:14 pm

i have asics too, they are great!
i think the thing about sports shoes is u do get what u pay for, mine were $160 (daddy bought them after i lost 10 kilos, he bet me i couldnt do it :P)
mine are gel 225 tr crosstrainers and the gel in the base moulds to your feet so they are really comfy and supportive :)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:34 am

you do get what you pay for and it depends what you want them for (court shoes, runners, cross trainers, walking shoes etc). Go around all the shops and try everything on and ask lots of advice, then decide and buy off the shop that has the cheapest price (many shops will have the same brand but vary in price)
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Postby Chelle » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:05 pm

Last two pair's have been nike & newbalance & have lasted years but the last pair of nike's has only lasted 3 month's not even I can't wait until I go do my tax so I can but myself another pair of running shoes.
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