Approval Rate: 71%
One of the handles broke during a regular upright pullup. I'm 5'8" and 150 lbs. I like this product because it does give you a good workout, but the brokage is a big concern because it is extremely dangerous. I contacted the company and they are sending me a set of new handles made from a new material. This must be a common problem.
Within a month of me using the perfect pullup, the plastic handles broke. This has been reported by several other users. I always performed the pullups in a controlled and smooth motion, and I am well within the weight limit. It is unacceptable that a product like this should break so easily and quickly, and it is a safety hazard. I am just glad that they broke while I was using it, and not while my older father was using it, he probably would have been hurt pretty bad from a fall. If they would just take the extra effort (and I'm sure not a major additional cost) to make the handles all metal, or even fiberglass, they would have a much better product. The plastic is not reinforced! Bad, and UNSAFE design.
Yes the plastic handles broke. I bought this for my use and for the Marines that i work with to use also. It has received heavy use in 7 weeks. the young Marine who broke them weighs 185 pounds! Both handles broke and he fell on his knees. Somebody with bad knees would have been in the hospital. The idea is great. Quality really is poor. Read the other reviews they all talk about quality issues. I custom made a door frame and secured it to the concrete hanger wall. Also made it higher. It is too low for everyone but dwarfs to use in a door frame. I took the handles to my machine shop and they are making new handles out of metal. The pushups are plastic too and by the way they creak and crack , they will break soon. I am going to make a metal set of those as well. maybe use a caster from a wheel as my swiveling base. If you have no machining skills i recommend using a rope for the pullup handles. thread the rope thru a piece of pipe, say five inches long and use that for... Read more
WONDERFUL PRODUCT. ALL THE FAMILY USES IT INCLUDING THE NINE YEAR OLD. WE DO PULLUPS EVERYTIME WE WALK UNDER IT. THANKS.
I'm a 59 year old Captain of the water rescue team here in Maine and I find that the perfect pullup reduces the strain in my wrists, which is my weakest joint, and allows me to concentrate on my back, shoulders, and arms. Great product.
This is the latest and greatest in Chinese engineering. Ist, try getting the screws into the top of the doorway.There is so little clearance from where the screw hole is supposed to be & the top of the door jamb. Impossible to drill a straight hole & even harder to get the screw in. Didn't really matter though; most of ther screw heads broke off before the screws were seated. I am not a novice with hand tools. Indeed, I own every type of tool there is. However,no quality or quantity of tool could help me with this piece of junk! The fold down part of this contraption is unpredictable & always manages to bind. Overall this is a purchase I regret. If you got to have one,Wait!...you will eventually be able to buy one at Big Lots for $19.95 I do own the Perfect Push Up-No problems there. Must be a distant relative.
I purchased the Perfect Pushup a year ago and really like it, so I was looking forward to the Perfect Pullup. I've never had a pullup bar in my house because I'm not into carpentry and don't really have the tools to go drilling holes in the walls/doors. The box illustrated a hand turning an allen bolt to mount the unit and claimed it featured "easy installation". Fair enough, I purchased and unpacked it and found it had probably been returned several times already. I soon discovered why. The instructions require you to have an electric drill with 1/8 bit for installation, something the exterior of the box conveniently fails to mention. Also, there are only two screws holding in each side of the bar. I weigh 195lbs and wouldn't trust my weight to those when doing hard pullups. The other MAJOR problem is with the handles hanging down, if I did a pullup from a regular door jamb my knees would hit the floor. I am 6' tall but this just will not work with a standard size door. I bou... Read more