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Jena Posted On:2018-12-08 16:34:12

Hey Lloyd I have a HyperGravity but train using your protocol. Curious why Hypergravity made your black list, is it primarily their tactics or the quality of their machine. Also curious if youve had a chance to check out the Turbosonic usa and if so, what do you think


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Nicole Posted On:2018-12-05 18:48:40

Hi again, it’s actually a Vibabody Slimmer VBS4000

Nicole Posted On:2018-12-05 18:41:56

Hi! Thoughts on the Vibrabody Slimmer it goes up to 30.

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-11-12 15:24:11

FitVibe are a good brand. I would find out exactly how old the machine is though.  I think they have had some in stock for years  And ask how much replacement isolators etc... are.  or any other parts that wear out  



Maia Posted On:2018-11-10 21:38:20

Hey Lloyd what are your thoughts on the vibration machine on the website called( fitvibe )costs 12g

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-10-19 12:45:14

Peter .  All good mate.

Peter Posted On:2018-10-17 17:26:06

Hi Lloyd

Many many thanks for your help regarding the HQGravity fix, one of your contacts was extremely helpful in fixing the computer board error and we are again up and running. Really appreciated.


Robie Posted On:2018-10-05 23:57:12

Hey All, 

The vibration concerns can be fixed by using a wireless vibration transmitter from which I am using with ith vibration training device which keeps me updated whenever I use it with vibration training device, It was just a test which works well with this device.

If any consultation you need do let me know.

Phil Posted On:2018-09-24 12:14:27

Hello Lloyd, my wife and I just purchased a hyper vibe G-17 pro and have been using it for a couple days and are enjoying it very much. Now I see on your site that hyper vibe is on your blacklist. I’m wondering why? Is it the ethics of their business practices that you have an issue with or the machine itself? 

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-09-01 10:14:05

Jody M    Email me 

Jody M Posted On:2018-08-14 18:25:21

Hi Lloyd,

Do you know if there is a contact in New Zealand for the Gravity HQ 

jose Posted On:2018-08-07 19:25:20

Lloyd, thank so much! I will read it tonight

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-08-06 15:54:53

Read this, I still apply the same rules for my studios




Jeg Posted On:2018-08-02 12:49:37

hello! I just bought a vibrator plate.

Four years post Colon cancer surgery, still two lymph nodes present in the abdominal cavity which are involved.

how safe according to your experience will be to use the machine in this situation

thank you so much for all the help

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-07-05 13:29:15
Connie , sorry for late reply.
Yes, use it in a Lineal fashion at 110. 
Connie Posted On:2018-06-22 15:33:45

Thank you soooo much Lloyd!  Once I’ve settled into the seated therapy would it be best to do standing sideways so it’s more like lineal or 110 degree squats. 

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-06-22 14:04:31
Sorry I cant answer that, as these types of machines are a bit specialized. Without the plans a standard tech may find it hard to find the issue.
Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-06-22 14:01:36
(1) Yes Ok to do seated therapy multiple times a day.
(2) A few hz, ( 3 or 4 )  but not too fast or it will stop communication with your brain.
(3) Make sure of you do any standing. Keep the fq low and keep your heels down the whole time. So feet dead flat and equal pressure over your whole foot. Going on your toes will put strain on your knees. 
Or even better, turn sideways which will give you a Lineal vibration. It may be softer on the knees until you build up some strength. 
(4) Just a standard squat, feet flat will do all that needs to be done. Going up on your toes actually shuts of some of the muscle that needs stimulating.    
Connie Posted On:2018-06-22 03:44:05

Good morning, Lloyd  Im back to using my Gravity Revolution 2.  I have been sitting on a high stool with feet flat at the lowest speed of 5 for 20 minutes and my knees felt better afterwards

1.  Can I do it many times a day

2.  Would it be okay to up the speed

3. If so, what would be the max speed I should go to

You had suggested I do a very low speed 110 degree squat as a result of my severe bone on bone medial arthritis.  I did it once and my knee hurt more although the next morning I was okay.  Thinking of focusing on the sitting therapy mentioned above and gradually adding this in. 

4.  My daughters feet and ankles hurt her especially if she stands for long.  Advice from GR taking my knees into account was to stand and go up on tiptoes and back down etc for 5 minutes at speed 12.  Im thinking that would help feet and ankles.  Do you have any other thoughts on exercises that would help


Michael Posted On:2018-06-20 12:48:39

Hi Lloyd.

Referring back to Peters problem with the Gravity HQ machine, the E02 error, what type of a technician would be required to investigate and fix problems with these vibration machines. Surely maybe a sparky would be able to have a bash at fixing it

Cheers, Michael

Peter Posted On:2018-06-18 20:46:11

Much appreciated lloyd, thanks for that.


Lloyd Sha@W Posted On:2018-06-14 13:18:12
Have contacted the HG guys to see if they can help. 
Yes a shame what happened, but some people just get burnt out by such a viscous but young industry. As far as I am aware, they had plans to come back, but we can only wait and see. 
Am keeping an eye out for something decent for both of you. I know what type I would recommend, it is just a matter of time before one pops up. 
Michael Posted On:2018-06-12 17:01:26

Hi Lloyd

Adding onto Peters comments re gravityhq machine, my partner and I are also looking for good quality machine we can buy for ourselves that I can get deliverred to us in Christchurch. I had my heart set on the GravityHQ but if there is no local support, then I would rather steer clear. Can you recommened a good quality machine such as GravityHQ that we can purchase for home use. As per recommendation, we need to get hold of a good quality machine that can easily handle a weight of at least 160kgs.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated

Cheers, Michael

Peter Posted On:2018-06-12 09:18:30

Hi Lloyd

As an extension to my question regarding HQ Gravity support in NZ, I see you are pretty up to the play with machines available here in NZ. Can you recommend any that also seem to have solid backing and are likely to be around in 5 to 10 years. Pretty annoyed that only 3 years after spending 3000 this company no longer exists and its owners have gone underground.

Peter Posted On:2018-06-02 08:53:21

Hi Lloyd

Partner and I bought an HQ Gravity machine 3 years back which died several months back showing an E02 error. Unable to contact the company or individuals on any of their numbers or web addresses. We are in Hamilton. Any idea who services these in NZ

Lloyd Sha@W Posted On:2018-05-14 14:12:36
Hello Donald,
The review guide is so you can ascertain what category a machine is before you part with any money. Actual brands are pretty useless due to most companies just buying any machine available and putting a sticker on it. 
Also read this    lots of the articles in the consumer side of this site educates and protects you.

If you come back and give me some idea of what you want or can afford, I should be able to nail something down local  for you. And please add any details about yourself if relevant.   

Donald Posted On:2018-05-11 04:33:56


I was hoping to see some brands listed on the review page, but none of the pictures have links associated with them. Can you suggest any brands for premium speed piviotal types or triplanar motion




Donald Posted On:2018-05-11 04:04:04


I was hoping to some brands listed on the review page, but none of the pictures have links associated with them. Can you suggest any brands for premium speed piviotal types




Science and Honesty @ Work SH@W Posted On:2018-03-19 15:04:03
Kathy Z
Yes it can help, but you need precise instructions and follow some rules. 
Here is a quick article on general benefits for muscle wasting illnesses. It must be noted it can not cure it, only slow down the progress and give back some muscle control. 
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