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anything similar to normatech just cheaper?
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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surfNJmatt wrote:
anything similar to normatech just cheaper?

There is a very good thread on here which runs through how many of the mid price range options are just re-branded with a sports logo instead of a medical logo and then the price is inflated a few hundred percent!

My question is also does anyone know of some of the cheaper options that can ship to Australia??!! I can't order them through Amazon.
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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Sitting back with your feet up on a chair wearing Nike football socks with compression zones... 10 euro value
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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We just got the Air Relax system, seems to work fine. Lacks the battery operation of the Normatech and some other bells and whistles but seems to get generally good reviews.
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [tttiltheend] [ In reply to ]
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AirRelax. Search for the thread by Thomas Gerlach.

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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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Air Relax....we've had them over a year and they work great! I'm sitting in them right now after my 6 hour bike:) Well worth the money.
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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Yes there are a few of players in this space. I did the following quick comparison of Normatec vs Air Relax a couple years back. Be aware Air Relax only sells the smallest version on Amazon, the majority of us need the two larger sizes so you need to order direct form Air Relax. I do have a $20 coupon off a set of Air Relax if you go that direction. Basically gets you to a $400 price point.

Rapid Reboot does some heavy promotion at the expos with some nice packaging and the signature Normatec color ie. black legs. They are basically a rebrand, import, and big markup of Dr. Life LX7 boots. The following is a link to a set of Dr Life LX7 on eBay $255 but notice the 220-240v. In general you can save some money by importing boots by yourself but be aware of voltages. Best to buy a US voltage. Rapdi Reboot did put some money into things like the color, design, packaging, and hidden hoses that is definitely worth something. Rapid Reboot also has an all inclusive package including system, legs, arms, hips, and case for $1500. I have sets of arms, hips, waists, shorts for the various units and IME you are probably going to spend the majority of the time in boots, then hips/shorts, then arms. Regardless it seems the best price for Rapid is always with haggling with the reps on site to purchase their slightly used demo boots.

There are other systems including Elevated Legs, RecoveryPump, but I feel you best best on the top-end is going to be Normatec. You want to get the less expensive route go Air Relax.


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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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another air relax user here. fantastic product. works well. ive used a normatech unit at a recovery place up in the woodlands in texas and really the air relax does the same basic thing at half the cost.

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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [Thomas Gerlach] [ In reply to ]
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Thomas, just purchased the Air Relax for my daughter who run's cross-country and track at a D1 school for Christmas. She uses the Normatec at school all the time and after reading your review went with the Air Relax with your discount code. Thank you!!
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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lacticturkey wrote:
Sitting back with your feet up on a chair wearing Nike football socks with compression zones... 10 euro value

I had ITU Olympian stay at my house and did similar. Feet on wall while playing video games on his back


http://www.coupleofathletes.com
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [surfNJmatt] [ In reply to ]
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FYI. In case anyone was interested. I was looking to get a quality version without paying the huge premium for Normatec. I bought the Speed Hound recovery system, which really looks and feels very similar to Normatec. I think the only thing that it really doesn't have is the battery pack. but since I rarely travel with it, that wasn't a huge priority. It has multiple settings and times like the Normatec for about half the price.
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Re: anything similar to normatech just cheaper? [steve25] [ In reply to ]
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What about medical boots which are not the whole leg? Would they be just as good?
Most of my injuries are lower leg anyway, so I'd be fine with boots that are only lower leg.

This is an example:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electric-Massager-Compression-Massage-Intensity/dp/B07874VYWG/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8


obs: I live in the UK, so I need things that are available for purchase here. Unfortunately Air Relax are much more expensive here, although Doctor Lifes are available here for 330£ ish.
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steve25 wrote:
FYI. In case anyone was interested. I was looking to get a quality version without paying the huge premium for Normatec. I bought the Speed Hound recovery system, which really looks and feels very similar to Normatec. I think the only thing that it really doesn't have is the battery pack. but since I rarely travel with it, that wasn't a huge priority. It has multiple settings and times like the Normatec for about half the price.

I have been testing the Speed Hound recovery system for a bit. I do have some questions for the owner and will connect with him at some point, maybe even this week. My one big concern with these is how narrow the boots are. I know they ship with extenders but from a usability/customer understanding stand point I don't like that the average person may have to use an extender. I think it is better to make wider boots. Any comments from you about that? I am a skinny triathlete but a thicker triathlete. Based on your profile picture it looks like you might be a very skinny triathlete.


Save: $20 on Air Relax Recovery Boots| $100 on Normatec| 15% on The Most Absorbable Magnesium | Best $50 Indoor Cycling Desk

Blogs: 2018 Normatec Pulse vs 2015-2017 Normatec Pulse | QUICK Air Relax Travel Case Review | Q1 2018 Blood Test Results | Why Latex Bikes Tubes | Vittoria Corsa Speed Aero Data | 10 Reasons To Consider HED JET+
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