I don't believe that a company can say they are the best because their equipment costs the most. We work hard to be the most efficient we can be and maintain a low overhead so we can deliver a great value to our customers. Most of our advertising is word of mouth, the rest is a few YouTube videos. We believe if you get our bands you will tell your friends about them and they will want them as well.
In the end, the best way for people on the fence to evaluate what we are saying is to buy kits of the same value or resistance from both companies. Keep the ones you want and return the others.
12-13-2012, 05:30 PM #31
12-13-2012, 05:38 PM #32
12-13-2012, 05:48 PM #33
I think we can leave it to the consumers to decide. We both issued the same statement. Buy kits from both companies that are either the same price or the same resistance. Keep the one you want, return the one you dont.
12-26-2012, 06:08 AM #34
12-26-2012, 02:08 PM #35
05-08-2013, 08:11 AM #36
I'm a fitness pro (Personal Trainer/Fitness Boot Camp Instructor) and have not gotten to try the Gorilla Strength bands but do have both Lifeline and Bodylastics sets. I also have Slastix covered bands as well which I use w/ the boot camps I teach. For Boot Camps or Personal Training, the Slastix are the main bands I use because they are the safest bands on the market. This is especially important in the context that I use them because on the rare occasions that they might snap the elastic stays inside the sheathing. However for my at home workouts I use both the Bodylastics and Lifeline. If I had to choose between those the Bodylastics would win hands-down due to their versatility, user friendliness, and I feel they are safer than the Lifeline due to the DGS system.
I'm mentioning all of the above to illustrate that I have a lot of different products in the elastics realm.
Anyway, I'd be curious to try the Gorilla Strength bands to compare them to the Bodylastics in particular since they are similar setups.
Without actually trying them (meaning the Gorilla Strength bands) the two things that I think Bodylastics has in their favor are these:
1. Now this first one is a minor advantage, but just makes the Bodylastics a bit more user friendly. Having the Clips on the bands (rather than the handles which is how Gorilla strength has them) makes the Bodylastics much easier to use for things like "drop sets". If you're using the Gorilla bands you'd have to make sure you put the bands on in a specific order and remove them in that order where you don't need to do this w/ the Bodylastics bands since you can easily unclip the bands form the handles regardless of there they are placed. A minor item but still an advantage.
2. I think the DGS system is a HUGE advantage. I have used my Bodylastics bands for many years, several times per week, and they have shown zero sign of failure due to the DGS system (and I bought my bands pretty soon after the DGS system was introduced). If any elastic bands snap they can be extremely hazardous (which is why I use Slastix covered bands in my boot camps, for that extra layer of safety when we do things like partner squats-rows and the like). So to me the DGS system is a huge advantage over the Gorilla bands.
However, if one takes good care of their bands, doesn't over-stretch them, and does safety checks to inspect for tears or other damage, then certainly most good quality bands like Bodylastics, Gorilla Strength, or Lifeline, should be pretty safe.
Still, I did buy my College age son a set of Bodylastics recently to use to supplement his gym workouts and all things being equal, having the DGS as an extra safety feature was important to me!
Lastly, as mentioned in the beginning of this post, I would still be curious to try out the Gorilla Strength bands because my curiousity is aroused but I don't need them so I can't justify buying them just for the sake of curiousity. I'm sure they are a great product in spite of those advantages I mentioned that I feel are in favor of the Bodylastics bands.
Last edited by T4UFIT; 05-08-2013 at 08:48 AM.
07-22-2013, 12:09 PM #37
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This is an old thread so i will keep it short. I have had access both. Bodylastics is better quality and better customer service. Bodylastics is the original and the are alot more professional when they ship you your bands they come packaged nicely with a book. You even get background letter on the company, and info on the warranties and money back guaruntees. Gorilla bands just came tossed in a box no books, no info on company or warranties. The gorilla bands are cheaper for a reason. they are good quality bands and will work just as good as bodylastics but i like the professionalism of bodylastics as a company.
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07-22-2013, 02:19 PM #38()---() York Barbell Club #6 ()---()
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I'm trying to see things from your point of view, but I just can't get my head that far up your a$$.
A recent survey found that 1 in 3 women are just as stupid as the other 2.
03-12-2014, 07:25 PM #39