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G.A. Ewen
08-06-2003, 03:29 PM
This is one of the most unusual jobs that I have ever been asked to do. The fella that ordered these brackets is going to screw them to the bottoms of a pair of ski boots so that he can hang by his feet like a bat! His goal is to relieve lower back pain. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif

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Bill Cook
08-06-2003, 04:29 PM
He can sleep in the closet.


08-06-2003, 04:33 PM
maybe you could remind him to have a really good way to get down, didn't a couple of people get stuck doing this? I mean if no one finds you it can kill you to be inverted for too long. ive been stretched on a table, and it does seem to help a little but only under the supervision of a physical therapist

08-06-2003, 09:28 PM
Seems to me that shoes such as this were available commercially some years ago.
Probably in the 70's when I lived in SoCal.

08-06-2003, 10:05 PM
they are still available, marketed as inversion boots for about $100.00.

08-06-2003, 10:35 PM
Luckily, I am too fat to hang in the closet - so I don't have to worry about being "stuck" there. Gravity and me are real tight... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by Thrud (edited 08-06-2003).]

08-07-2003, 12:11 AM
Also known as "Gravity boots".

08-07-2003, 06:45 AM
A book entitled Oh My Aching Back by Dr. Root changed my life. Just 4 simple exercises that strengthened my back made it possible for me to live an active normal life. I know that I was headed for serious traction sessions and possibly a crippled existence before I found this book.

I cannot praise or recomend this book enough.

08-09-2003, 01:21 AM
Inversion table, you clip your ankles into the clamps, raise your ams and the center of balance changes, you invert, lower your arms and your right. About 170$.. Much easier than the grav boots. My 350 pound ironworker buddy broke mine, I had to reinforce it. I set the eccentric to flip fast to pop his back for him. It snapped the a-frame and he busted his head on my floor.

Since I dated a Korean girl in Colorado springs I have not needed mine. She showed me how to pop my own back. Align the bones. I now carry my wallet in my front pocket also and my spine is much straighter.


08-09-2003, 03:02 AM
I presume you mean "align the bone".