Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

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Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by Cromlech » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:29 pm

Has anyone else tried Armaid (www.armaid.com),

Last March, I partially tore my right bicep. It hadn’t fully healed before I started back with my normal training and climbing routine. I got into a cycle of partial recovery and re-injury and sought professional help to rehab my arm. The physical therapist I visited recommended I try Armaid. Apparently, it is common (if ironic) for massage therapists to develop chronic forearm issues. She saw a parallel to climbing injuries… I bought an Armaid at the beginning of September 2010 out of the pure frustration; I couldn’t climb. I was blown away by the results. I found more knots and sore spots in my forearms and elbows than I could have imagined. I used Armaid to break-up the scar tissue in my right bicep and released all the muscle tension around my elbows.

Armaid allowed me to start train and climbing again. Armaid enabled me to get back to climbing and flash Magnum Opus (yes, I know it's soft) and Super Best Friends by November 2010.

As I haven’t seen any other climbers using anything like Armaid, I was so impressed by the product I contacted Terry Cross the inventor and told him the above story. I told Terry about the climbing community and the RRGCC and he has agreed to make a donation to either the RRGCC or the Access Fund whenever a climber buys an Armaid. He is adding the donation buttons to his website. If the button isn't up yet please send him a note of you are a climber...

I am continuing to use armaid as part of my post training warm down.

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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by clif » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:54 pm

so, no donations to rrgcc unless people buy this product?
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Post by Caspian » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:10 am

Sounds cool. I shot Terry an email telling him I was looking for the "climber button".
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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by Cromlech » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:57 am

Hey Bob, long time no speak, I thought it was a sound move on terry's part to offer to donate to the RRGCC.

I used my Armaid last night after training. I just modified my Treadwall to tilt to 40degress and Armaid seems to help my recovery.

Let me know what Terry says he's very responsive and loves feedback on his product.

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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by heavyc » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:48 pm

looks like a great device for ancient overtrained frequently injured climbers like myself, another one of those times when you think "why didn't I think of that"

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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by pigsteak » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:43 am

I'll be getting one soon..I'll report the results.
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Post by SCIN » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:14 am

I've been using the device for the past couple of months. It's well built and a great concept. I had severe tendinitis in both elbows and both shoulders and from using this along with other therapeutic techniques the pain has been reduced about 80%. It comes with a DVD which is an easy watch and quickly explains how to use it depending on the symptoms you're experiencing. The only problem I had with it was the pin which holds the rollers on broke (my fault) but I was able to replace it with a plastic drywall anchor.
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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by Caspian » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:43 pm

Mine is on its way, will let you know how I like it.

Anyway, they are donating 5% to RRGCC or Access Fund, your choice. They also donated an extra 5 bucks for me because they like climbers so much.
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Post by captain static » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:52 pm

Does this mean Willie will be performing at the next Rocktoberfest?
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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by Cromlech » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:35 am

Bob/Kipp, what do you think? Have you tried it?
Terry posted my testimonial on his website

Bob, I think you took the photo in 2005.

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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by climb2core » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:52 am

Ok, so I just went to the site to buy it.. Wow, it is more than I expected. Is this thing really worth $70+. I have an outpatient PT clinic and I have a climbing friend I am treating for a pretty good case of medial/lateral epicondylitis. I was going to use it on her as my test case. So, is this worth $70?

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Post by cognomen » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:07 pm

climb2core wrote:Ok, so I just went to the site to buy it.. Wow, it is more than I expected. Is this thing really worth $70+. I have an outpatient PT clinic and I have a climbing friend I am treating for a pretty good case of medial/lateral epicondylitis. I was going to use it on her as my test case. So, is this worth $70?
Quote from Jack Bellis, author of "It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" about Armaid.

"Now, for a lot of sufferers, $100 might as well be a million. And if you don't have $100, no amount of logic is important, but for those on the fence, let me share my thoughts on the price. Knowing something about manufacturing costs, I took one look at Armaid and was surprised it could be sold for as little as $100. It has at least 7 different types of material (injection-molded plastic, rubber, spring steel, machined aluminum, fabric, polyurethane, and nylon). Injection molding alone costs somewhere around a half-million dollars for a product of this complexity. The bottom line is, by my estimation, $100 is an extremely low price. (I'm more concerned about the opposite possibility, that the maker is not able to get enough profit out of each sale to keep making Armaid. Only time will tell.) If your only alternative is a physical therapist who charges $100 for one to three hours, it's money well spent. Don't have $100? Join a group and get a few folks to chip in for one. Not convinced it will be right for you? Take Terry up on his money-back guarantee—it's an honest offer. And tell your friends."

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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by clif » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:24 pm

does Willlie Nelson use one?
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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by ynp1 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:46 pm

I can see how this can help climbers, BUT why do they not market this to cronic masterbaters??? Any testimonials from those people?
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Re: Armaid = Donation to RRGCC

Post by clif » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:56 pm

half million dollar complexity driven development cost for a spring loaded hinged rolling pin with BALZ.

$70. totally worth it.
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