I saw that and I don't get it.
What about the belt design is different enough from a Woodway belt to warrant the different sensation? I'd start there. Because, while I really trust DCR, his statement seems incredibly odd, especially the part about the slats moving at different speeds. How would that be the case on the Peleton, but not on a Woodway?
The real question is, was Ray's perception biased by the visual of the slat design? He commented that he's run on a Woodway 7 years ago, so while it's possible to assume Ray's perception of the slats isn't the issue, I'm still not convinced that his visual perception wasn't the source of some sort of sensory bias.
The belt design is definitely a departure from the Woodway design in terms of the slats not being connected on a Woodway. Is the source of Ray's perception that connecting of the slats?
My issue is that I feel that if Ray is going to rail against the price so many times in a single article, he should be comparing the Tread to a Woodway, discussing where the Tread departs from the Woodway, and maybe try to identify that broken tile sensation; again, because he's railing against the price, I guess I feel there's a extra degree of scrutiny to be placed on his criticism.
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