Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Core-Tex . If your question is not among this list, please reach out to us directly. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
What is the Core-Tex ?
The Core-Tex is a reactive training device that combines razor sharp reaction, dynamic strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibilty and balance into ONE design, creating the optimal training environment. It was specifically designed to provide a multi-dimensional reactive training challenge.
What is Reactive Training?
Reactive training is training that unconsciously challenges and coordinates all the necessary systems in the body responsible for efficient movement. The Core-Tex does this by creating an environment that maximizes the body's options along multiple vectors available only on the Core-Tex . The continuous "pitch and catch" between the body and the Core-Tex will help maximize performance, prevent and/or rehabilitate injury and take full advantage of your movement potential.
What are the benefits of using the Core-Tex ?
The Core-Tex is one of the very few pieces of equipment that is truly versatile. The patented design of the Core-Tex allows the base to move like no other training environment. It is the ONLY product on the market that tilts, translates, and rotates in an unrestricted 360 degrees, which means that the blend of these three movements allows for an almost infinite number of combinations of movements. With the Core-Tex you get an effective whole body workout, Iincreased calorie burn, builds strength, movement and coordination are improved. It can be used for strength and power as well as rehabilitation, balance, agility and sports performance.
Can anyone use the Core-Tex or do you have to be anadvanced athlete or super fit?
Approximatley 50% of all Core-Tex units are sold to the physical therapy and rehabilitative community. This is because the Core-Tex has many exercises and applications that can be extremely beneficial to people of all abilities. The programming of exercises for the Core-Tex can be designed for people of all ages and abilities.
How long will it take to receive my order?
In the continental US please allow 5-7 business days to receive your order. Canada please allow up to 10 business days.
Can you ship to an APO?
Is there a Weight limit?
Maximum weight limit per unit is 350 lbs.
Is any assembly required?
The handrails easily connect with snap push buttons. There are no tools necessary. Just drop the ball transfers into the provided receptacles, place the dome on top and you are ready to go. Assembly should be less than 5 minutes.
How durable is Core-Tex and does it have a warranty?
The platform is constructed from durable ABS plastic and features a padded, non-slip rubber surface. The frame is made from steel with a professional powder coat protection. The three stainless steel ball transfers are highly engineered and protected in a steel casing. There is a 1 year warranty on all parts.
What are the Core-Tex dimensions, how heavy is it?
The Core-Tex RT weighs 56 pounds and the Core-Tex Dual weighs 67 pounds. The platform is 30"in diameter and the assembled unit is 6" in height and is mobile enough to carry or transport. More detail can be found here: http://coretexfitness.com/about.html
Do I need to maintain the Core-Tex ?
Very simple but routine maintenance will keep your Core-Tex moving smoothly, extend the life of your ball transfers and minimize the sound produced. Click here to see this short video for cleaning instructions.
The ball transfers on the Core-Tex don’t seem to move as well as they used to. Can I clean them?
Yes. The ball transfers can easily be washed with soap and water. Dust and small debris will get stick to the lubricant and get trapped inside the holding cup. Brand new ball transfers may also have some machine dust that negatively impacts their performance before being cleaned. Click here to watch the maintenance video for specific cleaning instructions. Rinse and remove excess water by holding upside down and moving the large ball transfer with your hand. Place on a paper towel with the outer ball transfer facing up and allow to drip dry with the help of the small drain hole on the bottom. Our suggested lubricant to improve the motion of the ball transfers is TriFlow. This is available at most bike shops: https://www.triflowlubricants.com/
Is there any way to quiet the sound of the ball transfers?
Regular maintanence of the ball transfers minimizes the sound they produce. If you do not have them, consider adding the Pad, ball transfer isolation rings
How come the bumper occasionally falls off?
On the original Core-Tex, a rubber bumper is used to limit travel. If the holding washer is not centered when the thumbscrew is tightened down, the bumper will turn the washer which then turns the thumbscrew until it backs out of the threads allowing the bumper to drop to the floor. To make sure the bumper stays on, the bumper should turn freely after the thumbscrew is tightened all the way down.
What can I do to limit members or clients from using the Core-Tex unsupervised?
Many facilities will simply turn the platform upside down on top of the base with the bumper facing up. This communicates to the members that the Core-Tex is not available to use. Some facilities have removed the ball transfers and kept them in the trainer’s office until the next use. When doing this, you run the risk of members attempting to use the Core-Tex without the ball transfers in place. This will likely scratch the underside of the platform and create an uneven surface for further use.