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Anyone got an old Armaid they want to sell?
Kinetic
26/11/2013
12:26:48 PM
Keen to buy one, not so keen to buy new.
Paul
26/11/2013
1:23:28 PM
Just buy a new one, they are well worth it and not that expensive

Sabu
26/11/2013
1:47:07 PM
First time I've come across these. What are people's experiences with them?
kieranl
26/11/2013
2:19:19 PM
On 26/11/2013 Sabu wrote:
>First time I've come across these. What are people's experiences with them?
Haven't heard of them before either but their website promises : "Proven to rapidly relieve and prevent problems without fatigue".
Only problem is they don't actually cite any evidence that it has been "proven etc". If there is clinical evidence as opposed to personal anecdotes I would think that they'd be only too willing to refer to it.

Miguel75
26/11/2013
4:38:36 PM
I've used one a few times and really like it. I wish they made a bigger one (body aid?)because some days I reckon I could do with a full body work over.
maelgwn
26/11/2013
5:19:53 PM
On 26/11/2013 Miguel75 wrote:
>I've used one a few times and really like it. I wish they made a bigger
>one (body aid?)because some days I reckon I could do with a full body work
>over.

Its called a foam roller ...
argos44
26/11/2013
5:42:33 PM
I bought one because of this review and have been super happy with it. Lee doesnt stock them anymore but I bought one from 'Cohesion Therapies'

Armaid
Kinetic
27/11/2013
7:57:02 AM
Yes, I'll buy one new if I have no luck here.

To those who have one, did you bother buying the orange roller as well?
argos44
27/11/2013
8:11:30 AM
I don't have the orange roller but I would get it if I was you. Depending on what it costs?

arniearms
27/11/2013
12:11:01 PM
A few points about my experience with Armaid.

* DVD included explaining how to use and different techniques to target different problem areas - eg tendonitis, forearm pain, tennis / golfers elbow, carpel tunnel, thumb problems etc http://www.armaid.com/page/858-825/all-videos

* Versitile & specific for arm therapy. Beats cheaper alternitives eg soup can or tennis ball - http://www.armaid.com/page/2-2146/therapies

* Not always necessary to attach base support to your leg, this makes it easy enough to use on a restless night when you can't sleep.

* Can also be used on legs to some degree (though not intended by design)

* Not very portable, takes a lot of room to stuff in a back pack.

* Haven't seen orange roller till now, but is advised for heavily muscled arms and higher pain tolerance, sounds like a more advanced option. Also shows some different techniques specific to the orange roller - http://www.armaid.com/page/2-1744/orange-roller

Worth $100 bucks? If you use it enough it feels like I can get a better deeper massage than you're average massage therapist (not sports massage). Great if you actually use it. Not being super portable means I just leave it under my pillow so if I feel like a nanna nap I can give the forearms some TLC.
Kinetic
27/11/2013
12:53:29 PM
Thanks for the info. I will dfinitely use it. Don't see me taking it to any crags, but having it at home would be sufficient. Considering how much physio and sports massage costs, ~$150 (with the orange roller and shipping) seems like good value.

arniearms
27/11/2013
1:05:45 PM
Aye, it's great for wear and tear on the body.

As for portability, the 'base' is removable (and not essential) which allows for a flat pack. I have never taken it to a crag, but I think it would be good for recovery.

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