Deck and cushion system rating – LifeSpan TR1200i Treadmill

by Jack on November 1, 2015

LifeSpan Folding Treadmills review

Deck and Cushion System

A while back we wrote an overall review and rated the LifeSpan TR1200i folding treadmill. Sometimes we receive specific questions on a certain quality or feature. One question we recently received, “How does the deck and cushion system rank?“.

The deck and suspension system of the LifeSpan TR1200i is designed to allow biomechanically correct running, walking and jogging. It has a weight capacity of 300 lbs.

Giving a definitive absolute answer to how soft and comfortable the cushion system of any treadmill model can be a little tricky. The answer to this question is very much dependent on who you ask.


 

Who do you ask about cushion?

The cushion system is built on 6 elastomers, a type of elastic polymer that expands and contracts to absorb shock or stress. This is nothing new, many treadmills use elastomers in their cushion system, some have more, some have less than 6 elastomers.

As a 6-1 225 person we found walking and jogging on the LifeSpan TR1200i folding treadmill to be comfortable. Kicking it up to a decent running speed the comfortable level decreased but was adequate enough.

*A word of advice, whatever treadmill you end up buying for your home if you find that you need a little more comfort you can always buy one of those thick rubber treadmill mats to put under the unit, these do help quite a bit.


 

Anyone else to ask about comfort?

The opinions about the deck and cushioning of this treadmill are the opinions of just one person.

Different factors will certainly influence an individuals answer, such as: Age, weight and overall physical condition. Also, does this person have any lower extremity issues (knee or ankle problems). Other things could also influence their response, the type of shoes they wear and if they are using a rubber treadmill mat under to provide extra cushion.

If you need more information there are plenty of customers reviews on different websites that sell this model, we suggest you look for and read these. You can also visit a internet forum where you can post a question and you will probably receive answers from other people who use the forum.


 

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