View Full Version : Needak or Urban Rebounder?
03-29-2007, 10:03 AM
Has anyone used both of these? If so which do you prefer? Do you recommend the soft bounce with the stabalizing bar? or the fold up kind vs the non fold?
How much weight has this helped you lose? did it help with toning up a flabby belly? How long do you rebound and how often?
03-29-2007, 10:10 AM
I love my Urban Rebounder. I bounce around during commercials.
Sharon in Colorado
03-29-2007, 10:29 AM
I use a Needak with no stabilizing bar. I can only compare it to the cheap sporting good's store's mini trampoline which was terrible. I've never used the Urban.
I can tell you though that Needak has an exceptional bounce. And my workouts are very effective.
03-29-2007, 10:33 AM
too funny. i was gunna ask this same question this morning. LOA :D
03-29-2007, 11:38 AM
I would suggest read up on both and then decide...
03-29-2007, 11:41 AM
I have done that just wanting to see why different people prefer one over the other. I am ordering one today. Just trying to figure out which brand and rather to get a folding one or one with a bar. I would think the non folding one would be more durable?
03-29-2007, 11:42 AM
Both of these fold I believe. I can't speak for the Needak. The Urban Rebounder comes with a DVD and let me tell you - WHOA, I haven't been able to go very far on that. It's brutal, which is good, don't get me wrong...
03-29-2007, 11:46 AM
How long do you bounce each day or how many days a week do you try to get in a workout? What benefits have you noticed personally?
Im excited to add rebounding to my exercise arsinal (sp?) lol
Sharon in Colorado
03-29-2007, 11:57 AM
My Needak does fold in half and I slide it under the bed when I'm done.
I wouldn't get the ones that fold in a quarter. I don't think they'd be very sturdy.
I bounce for 20-30 minutes. At first I used the video that came with it, but now I just put on some rockin' music and go to town.
This is my usual routine:
2-3 minutes light bouncing, stretching
5 minutes jogging w/hand weights
5 minutes twisting w/hand weights
200 jumping jacks
alternating high knee and kicks
remaining time high jumps and then light bouncing for a cool down
When i do the jogging and twisting I do a lot of different arm exercises.
I receieve many benefits: lower cholesterol, weight reduction, the desire to eat more fruit, more energy and an overall feeling of well-being.
03-29-2007, 11:58 AM
2,587,492 times a week! HA!
Seriously, if I watch, say American Idol - if it's a good bouncing song, I get up and bounce. If I'm watching something else - I bounce during commercials.
I've even bounced during Judge Judy!
What have I noticed? Um, my legs are stronger. It helps with some of that raw energy. It just feels good.
03-29-2007, 12:03 PM
i think i will get the non folding one because if it is out of site it will be out of mind. Space is not an issue. Still deciding between the two.......keep the responses coming please. They are very helpful.
03-29-2007, 12:09 PM
This can be purchased locally at Dick's Sporting Good store with the stabalizing bar and 3 DVD's and the rebounder of course for 99.00. Or $299 plus shipping for the rebounder plus the bar with no videos. Do I need the bar? I just wonder how much better the needak is? hmmmm
Better than the Needak or the Urban rebounder by far. www.cellercise.com
But read up on all of them and make your decision. I know people that made the switch from the Needak/Urban to the cellerciser, but do not know of anybody who has downgraded.
Sharon in Colorado
03-29-2007, 12:46 PM
The bar is for people who need assistance walking, and balancing. If you can walk, dance, move around without falling, you do not need the bar.
03-30-2007, 12:44 AM
Have you checked out a "Ultimate Rebounder"? Al Carter's ( the father of rebounding) rebounders rule, and I LOVE mine alot. I have the quarter fold model. Lifetime warranty and more...
here is a link comparing the most purchased brands ( on Carter's site)
03-30-2007, 02:16 AM
I have no trouble walking on terra firma but I find that I really do need the bar. I'm very overweight and feel like I'm going to fall over without the bar there to grab when I need it.
03-30-2007, 09:10 AM
Hi MyPinkBow... Not sure if you've purchased a rebounder already. I haven't tried both rebounders but, I use an Urban with bar. I like having the option of the bar for some of the movements and stretches I do. I also like the various DVD's I have from Urban. Although, I sometimes just do various movements without DVD's. My rebounder folds in half with carrying case. It's convenient and stable. Rebounding is a great exercise! And, whatever you choose will have positive benefits! Happy Bouncing! :D
04-01-2007, 09:40 PM
Okay I am too impatient and went ahead and just bought what I could get locally........i got the urban rounder and just did the intro 15 minute workout that basically just teaches you the different moves and OMG!!!!!!! That was crazy intense for me. I bounced barefoot. I wonder if i should wear tennis shoes as my feet or kinda sore?
Thanks for all your suggestions. I think if I wear this one out I will upgrade to one of the other models as long as i stick with this. That sometimes tends to be my problem. Sticking with something once the newness wears off. For example, I have a spinning bike and peak pilates reformer collecting dust.........
04-01-2007, 10:23 PM
Oh cool! YES - it IS an intense workout! I always wear shoes of some kind. Once in a great while I'll go shoe-less...
glad you like it.
04-01-2007, 11:35 PM
Okay I am quickly convinced this is a great workout and I can get a quick workout in half the time on this baby! I went ahead and took the plunge and ordered a needak. Since I know will have both, I will let everyone know my thoughts comparison wise. My husband and my son were bouncing tonight too! So fun.
mypinkbow - if this is your first time using a rebounder, take it easy the first 5 days. Just do baby bounces or else you could feel very sore and have to miss a few days. Just a suggestion.
Also, I never wear shoes when rebounding and I use mine everyday.
04-02-2007, 08:18 AM
i've heard that knees roll unnaturally together thus a rebounder is tough on your knees. any truth to this?
04-02-2007, 08:26 AM
They can, but you don't just bounce, you try to bounce using your thighs. It's hard to explain, but you push more with your legs then just bouncing/jumping...
The urban rebounder shows the difference. You can literally bounce/jump/rebound, whatever you wanna call it and have your head literally not go really high in the air. I have low, low ceilings, so I have learned to rebound the correct way!
Lodestar - How's your shoulder? Didn't you break it on a skiing accident?
05-22-2009, 01:28 PM
Ok, so I HAVE to post this. Here is my story:
6yrs ago we bought the kids a rebounder from Toys R Us for $60 and it got us thru the winter. We set it up in the livingroom and they had a blast- we knew it was cheap but wow it didn't last very long at all. The cover started to crack and the legs got bent within 6 months- keep in mind my oldest was only 5 at the time and I'm only 110lbs and my husband never used it. Not exactly heavy duty usage.
As a kid I recall my parents having a high end rebounder for us in our livingroom. So in 2004 my husband and I finally took the leap and got a Needak for about $320. We went thru the Canadian Distrubutor - Beverley and she was incredible. Her support, enthusiasm and of course experience using it were good selling features and not only that she willingly shared her time and advice!
I believe my kids are 'hard' on stuff- either that or things are just made cheap these days! LOL Mind you we homeschool so our things are used ALOT because we are home all the time!!! Anyhow my point is 5 yrs later our Needak is the ONLY thing in our house that has not broke. Sure there are a few food stains on the cover (because they use it as a table when I'm not looking!) but it is ROCK SOLID. no rips or tears in the cover, the mat is going strong and we use it EVERY DAY. It is a permanent fixture as it's in the middle of our livingroom (we removed the coffee table and end tables ;-))
So fast forward to May 2009. We now have 3 children. I see the Urban Rebounder VIDEOS and I think wow that would be great for me to do my post partum workout- less boring and more motivating for me. JB Burns seems to have good credientials ;-) So I ordered the videos. They aren't bad. I actually like JB Burns sort of, but the women in his videos are totally irritating with their inappropriate super pumped up actions or fake smiles. But enough about that. What struck me as interesting was that the Urban Rebounders they were using looked identical to the Needak! Well I thought- this is awesome! Of course I should know better- yes, you do get what you pay for. sigh. As much as I'd love to...I can't justify spending the money for another Needak ---the Urban Rebounder seemed really comparible for 1/2 the cost- I mean I'm watching them jump on them through hours of videos and wow the Urban mat looks even softer then the Needak. I say this because I was having trouble keeping "time" with some of the workouts when I was using the Needak- theirs seemed SO MUCH more bouncy. So I thought hey why don't we get another one so the kids or dh and I can do a workout together??? For 3 payments of $39 why not? So I jumped online - watched the informercial and thought well they say they are in gyms across the US- they show you EXACTLY what you are supposed to get, so I bought one.
Well when it arrived I thought hmmmm that box is small??? I pulled it out of the box and WHAT A STENCH!!! Talk about offgasing - oh my gawd. I had to leave it outside on the back covered deck for 4 days before I could even go near it and I can still smell it. Ewwwwwwwww. Worth noting is that the one I received folds TWICE not just once like in the infomercial (or like the Needak). The frame and legs are BLACK not silver like in the infomercial - oh and the welding at the joints looks so cheap and crude. Then I started REALLY looking because I am getting upset at this point that they have clearly misrepresented this rebounder.The purple cover feels plasticky and there are 2 small holes in it!!! They tell you in the video there are 36 springs...not so my friends on this one- it only has 32!!!!!!!!! My first and only impression of this is WOW this is indeed a piece of crap and not what they show you AT ALL. I wonder how many people they have fooled? When I set it up My 4 yr old jumped on and then said "heyyyy how come this thing no work?" LOL Seriously the mat on the Urban Rebounder is horrible- I couldn't stop laughing. There is no spring to it at all compared with the Needak.
Needless to say, it's going back and they better give me a full refund including shipping. This isn't a case of just not liking what I bought...this is a case of them sending a completely inferior product other then what they advertise.
I could have gone back to Toys R Us and bought a cheap one just like the Urban Rebounder and saved $100!!!
07-24-2009, 12:31 PM
So it seems like Needak and ReboundAir are best. THey are about the same price too. Does anyone have experience with both?
07-26-2009, 08:10 PM
The Needak is a very sturdy well made unit. The bifolding hinge is very strong. The mat and springs and frame are all heavy duty made for years of use. I use mine almost everyday for a 20 to 30 minute workout - with handweights. It is a wonderful workout that is kind to the joints and body overall. One added benifit I have found is that if I feel a headache coming on from eyestrain or stress - I jump on the rebounder for about 10 minutes and it is gone.
08-03-2009, 01:21 PM
I like that! I don't have many health problems, but headaches are my regular one.
08-09-2009, 11:28 AM
Okey, so finally I decided on ReboundAir, because it has lifetime warranty(Needak has lifetime just for the frame), and a pretty good sale on half fold model, which includes rebounder workout dvd(not just lecture dvds as Needak). I liked more that Needak is made in USA, but after weighing things in my mind, decided to go with ReboundAir. I will let you know, how I like it when it comes.
08-12-2009, 01:32 PM
Good article to help decide http://www.qibounding.com/rebounders_quality-rebounders-tested.html
10-06-2009, 01:38 PM
So I'm looking to upgrade from my sporting good's store cheapie rebounder (now that I've decided that I definitely want to keep doing it!).
For those of you with the Needak, how is the noise level?
freelive, any feedback on the ReboundAir?
It's confusing, because the guy who made the Needak and endorsed it is now making and endorsing ReboundAir. Yet the Qibounding site rates the Needak higher (but not by much).
11-05-2009, 04:02 PM
My friend and I were just talking about this very thing this morning!!
She had an Urban and upgraded to the Needak.
She likes the Needak much better.
06-11-2011, 09:58 AM
Although this is begin posted two years after the last post on rebounders I thought I would add one thing about ReboundAir. I HAVE MAT SEPARATION.
Thank goodness the ReboundAir was given to me. My choice for a replacement will be a Cellerciser. From what I have read this is probably the best overall. Of course you have to go to Needak to see the comparison of theirs to ReboundAir and then use another web site to get further comparisons to find out that Cellerciser overall is better than Needak, ReboundAir and the rest.
Oh well, with so many products and parts being manufactured overseas and so much marketing hype it is hard to decide what to buy. Gambling in Las Vegas is more predictable.
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