Most people who by Powertec Racks have owned a rack before and know what they want, and most simply buy them online. But when they want to actually touch one, they almost always do just one thing: grab hold of it and shake it. Then they buy one. (Why buy a cheap rack when they often weigh less than the lifts you want to get to?)
The Powertec Power Rack has a reputation in major markets for having a feel about it which gives users extra pleasure and commitment. It's the difference between 95 kg weight, and, say 60 kg or less; of higher-quality corner reinforcing, steel thickness and finish. (Many racks are promoted with hype and meaningless terms like semi-commercial descriptions; but they never reveal the weight, because it's what counts in making a rack worth using).
(Note Powertec Racks, like other Powertec equipment, has European Union EN-957 standards certification, which means it meets EU safety, documentation standards, and the maker's performance claims. There's not much else that has that in NZ)(Actually in strength equipment, we're not aware of any)
The Powertec Power Rack is more expensive than many others, but it's more solid and stable than anything else anywhere near its price. It also has many add-on options which make a valuable machine even better, such as a height extender, a multi-grip chin up bar (which replace the well-designed standard chin up handles), a Landmine Attachment (which greatly expands what you can do with weights and a barbell) plate storage horns and others.
Lat Tower Option
The most formidable option is the Lat Tower. Unlike any others (that we're aware of in this country, at least) this does not simply hook onto, and mechanically depend upon, a feeble rack. While it's attached to the rack for stability, it supports itself with substantial weight and structure, (alone, it's heavier than many racks) and provides dual carriers for smoothness and loads that surpass many commercial gym offerings. Variable-height knee rollers lock you in, and a footplate provides stability for the trainer. And of course it offers a great pull-downs and rows and a wide variety of other compound and isolation movements, with a great pull-down stretch for taller trainers.
Videos below give you a view of what can be done with the Power Rack and Lat Tower Option. Note the extra space needed for the Lat Tower. A picture shows the relative dimensions. Note that this quote doesn't include weight plates, bench or an Olympic bar. Note also: there's a colour choice of black or industrial yellow for the rack. The Lat Tower Option is always black.
These videos give a good idea of the Power Rack's and Lat Tower Option's capability.
Lee Priest Demo - Power Rack
Lee Priest - Lat Tower OptionHere are some reasonably heavy squats being performed in with an older model Powertec Rack
Lifetime Warranty on structural frame (excludes paint). Two year warranty on components (bearings, locking pins, pulleys, cables, slide rods etc). One year warranty on pads, grips and other unspecified parts. The warranty is for the original purchaser and for domestic use.
Loads: Power Rack = 1000lbs or 454kgs. Chin Up Bars = 400lbs or 180kgs. Dip Handles = 400lbs or 180kgs
Lat Tower Weight Carriage/Cable = 400lbs or 180kgs.
Rack: L = 128cm W = 127cm H = 213cm
Lat Tower Option: L=84cm W=104cm (the width of lat pulldown bar) H=203cm
The WB-PR and Lat Tower Option are primarily constructed with 2 and 3 inch steel tubing with a 12 gauge (2.5 mm) wall thickness. A durable baked on powder coat finish is applied to the frame. Bearings and spring pins are industrial grade. Nuts and bolts are high tensile strength. The Chin Up grips are heavy duty.
Powertec Power Rack and Lat Tower Option
- Brand: Powertec
- Product Code: Powertec Power Rack and Lat Tower Option
- Availability: In Stock