Fitness Equipment Pads:
Training Buddy offers the most comprehensive Warranty*
TRAINING BUDDY Biceps Arm for Nautilus, after twenty months of service. White marks are tiny tears in the polymer film, owing to the only weakness in this fabric: excessive backing elasticity. This is considered a hygienic compromise, even though there are no physical holes in the cover.
Though this club would be entitled to a 16/36 = 45% rebate on the replacement, they are satisfied with it as is.
Examples where Warranty may or may not apply:
- The protective coating, or 'film' has lifted or been worn off along the narrow band right along a seam. Warranty is void, because, in the strict sense the pad hasn't been 'hygienically compromised'. There are still three unperforated layers of fabric in the welt of the seam, so no moisture is penetrating to any significant degree.
- A small, triangular, i.e. "^"- shaped rip or tear has appeared in the middle of a panel. Warranty is void, under extraordinary impact, puncture, and slash. A rip or tear of this nature occurs when a stack pin, weight belt, or barbell collar has been driven through the cover. No matter how much money we spend increasing cover toughness; some goon can always hit the pad harder!
- Someone has 'burnt' through the cover on, say, the head end of an incline bench, by sliding down into a low, hunkered seating position, and using the bench for low-pulley triceps cable extensions. Warranty is void, as this is not the intended use of an incline bench. Cable wear is designed against, and warranted, for cushions intended for cable driven equipment: nothing else.
- The edge of a free bench has been beaten to the point that the film has peeled, or worn away. No physical hole is present in the cover, but the underlying backing of the material is exposed in places and the cover is no longer moisture-resistant in these places. The relentless multiple impact of dumbbells, shoelaces and soles, and general 'bumping and grinding' of the wear environment of a free bench has worn out the cover. With or without the presence of a physical hole, the cushion is hygienically compromised. In this, and hundreds of other typical examples this is 'routine wear', for the equipment, however brutal and indifferent its treatment may have been. Warranty applies.
*To our knowledge, this is the most comprehensive warranty in the field of health club upholstery.