The Teeter Fit Spine X-Series are Teeters “new for 2019” inversion tables.
The Teeter X-Series inversion tables are upgraded models to the EP range and overall possess fairly similar features to the Ep-560 and EP-960, a pair of Teeter inversion tables that are generally considered Teeters best inversion tables, until now!
The main change from the EP range of inversion tables, is the futuristic looking backrest on the X-series models that gives the inversion table a really sleek look.
You also have the choice of one of three models – the X1, X2, X3 or LX9. Each of which has slightly different features.
The X1 is the most basic and the cheapest inversion table from the Teeter X range and as you have probably worked out the X3 and LX9 are the most feature packed and expensive of the 4. We will look more into the differences between each model further down the page.
Much like other Teeter inversion tables, the X-series also some very high ratings from buyers.
Teeter FitSpine X-Series Inversion Table Features
Teeter FlexTech backrest:
The new FlexTech backrest on the Teeter X-series has to be one of the most outstanding and unique backrests found on an inversion table.
The futuristic angular design really stands out and looks incredibly stylish.
As with the ComforTrak backrests found on the EP-560 & 960 Teeter models the FlexTech backrests are not padded.
However, the reason for this is as it allows for better spinal decompression as your body is able to slide down the table while you invert more easily. Reducing the friction often encountered with padded beds.
As with the EP model ComforTrak backrests, the FlexTech backrests on the X1, X2, X3 and LX9 inversion tables from Teeter feature a ridged design which allows for accessories such as acupressure nodes and lumbar bridge to be added to the backboard.
The backrest also features Teeters trademark small black padded headrest and 3 stretch grip handles.
There are two grip handles located on each side of the headrest and one located above it at the top of the bed area.
These grips are a great addition that allow for more stretching options while inverted.
The FlexTech backrest provides great comfort and exceptional support while using the inversion table.
On the back of the table bed there is also an 8-point floating suspension system gives the backrest a flexible design that flexes as you move to maximize decompression.
Lumbar Bridge and Accupressure Nodes included:
On the EP-range of inversion tables from Teeter these additional accessories had to be bought separately (unless you opt for the slightly more expensive LTD packages).
However with the X-series they are included.
As you can see in the image to the right (optional accessories), you can add the acupressure nodes to the backrest via the ridges meaning you can place them pretty much anywhere on the table backrest to suit your preference.
The acupressure nodes are a great addition that allow you to apply pressure to certain areas of the back.
You can either shift your weight around the nodes to simulate a shiatsu style massage or simply rest upon the nodes to maintain steady and continuous pressure.
The lumbar bridge is also a great accessory to add extra support and traction to the lower region of the back.
As you can see in the image to the right there a numerous slots in which the lumbar bridge can be placed on the backrest.
This allows the user to set the bridge to a high curved angle to really protrude from the bed, or set it to a more subtle angle to provide a less noticeable amount of lower back support.
Both of these added extras are great features that really add to the inversion experience. They are also accessories not often currently found on other inversion tables making them quite unique to the Teeter range.
Each features the same FlexTech backrest and features a tether strap angle limitation device to restrict the inversion angle should you not wish to invert too much on certain sessions.
Each table also features comfortable wrap around ankle cups for secure support for your ankles while inverting.
All of the X-series inversion tables from Teeter also feature precision rotation which allows the user to easily control the inversion process. Simply by raising or lowering your arms you can balance the inversion table and rotate it in a controlled manner.
The tables also feature optional lock out in full inversion to keep the tables backrest securely in place when inverting fully.
The last similarity is the curved stretch bar you can see at the back of the inversion table on the lower back floor bar. The bar has been raised to provide a curve so that users have further support or an additional stretching support while inverting.
As you can see in the above images the X1 inversion table has fairly small side support handles when compared to the long full length side handles on the other two models.
For those comfortable with inversion this may be fine, however, personally I prefer longer side handles due to the extra support and assistance they can give while inverting and reverting.
Ez-Reach Ankle locks (not on this X1 model):
The Teeter X2 FitSpine inversion table features the standard EZ-Reach ankle lock system (pictured right) whereas the X3 and LX9 features the Deluxe EZ-Reach Ankle lock system.
As you can see in the above images both the X2 and X3 have extra long levers protruding from the ankle lock area.
These features are great should you wish to avoid bending down fully in order to secure your ankles. A good design feature for those who suffer from back pain.
The EZ-Reach ankle levers also provide good security and safety. The deluxe system (on the X3 and LX9) also has a triple lock system and a micro-adjustment feature.
Overall this is a nice feature to consider, should you wish to avoid putting strain on your back while bending down or if you prefer a little more security.
EZ-Stretch traction handles (X3 and LX9 only):
The traction handles are only available on the Teeter FitSpine X3 inversion table and the LX9 and are a great way to add traction at lower angles.
The traction handles are a good choice for those who are perhaps getting used to inversion, or for anyone who prefers not to invert at higher angles but still desires some good decompression from a inversion therapy session.
Simply pushing on these handles provides additional decompression and stretching options.
You can also rhythmically push the handles to allow for oscillated movement or use them as an additional aid when returning to an upright position from full inversion.
You can view the traction handles in the image to the right pointing upwards above the side handles.
Other features and quick specs:
- Max weight capacity: 300 lbs
- User height adjustment: 4’8” – 6’6″
- Easy assembly required
- Folding design
- FlexTech backrest with stretch grip handles
- Precision rotation inversion control
- Acupressure nodes and lumbar bridge included
- Ergonomic ankle supports
- Tether strap angle limitation system
- EZ-Reach ankle lock lever (X2 & X3 models)
- Long side safety handles (X2 & X3 models)
- Traction handles (X3 model)
- padded headrest
- Rear floor stretch handle
- 5 year full warranty from manufacturer
- Registered FDA 510(k) medical device
- Getting started DVD included
Are the Teeter FitSpine X-series Inversion tables a good choice?
Teeter are a company that put a lot of effort into constantly upgrading and redesigning their already excellent inversion tables. The X range are considered by many to be as good (if not better than) the also highly rated EP range from Teeter.
Since many of the features on the X-series can be found on models from the similarly priced EP range from Teeter, the new and improved FlexTech backrest is clearly the main reason to opt for this particular inversion table.
Overall the X-series inversion tables from Teeter are a very stylish choice that are guaranteed to provide the great functionality Teeter are famous for.
They also have plenty of useful features that are great for beginners and for those more experienced with inversion therapy.
Is the Teeter X3 FitSpine inversion table the best in the series?
Out of the X1, X2 and X3 models the X3 is clearly the most advanced and has the most features, it is however also the most expensive of the 3 (as you would probably expect).
The LX9 is again more expensive due to extra features such as a mounting board and a curved frame for easier access.
The X3 is clearly the best out of the 3 X series inversion tables. However, it really depends on how beneficial the extra features are going to be for you personally, as to whether you feel they are worth the extra cost.
If you are prone to spraining your back when bending over then the long ankle lever lock is probably going to be a valuable feature.
If not, then perhaps the the X1 FitSpine may be a better option. Although the lack of extra long side handles on the X1 model may be a little off putting to some inexperienced users.
The traction handles are also a nice addition not found on the X1 or X2, but will they be overly useful to you?
It is also worth pointing out that the X3 only costs a little bit extra than the X2. For the minor difference in price the longer ankle lock lever and the traction handles certainly make this table the best option if it is a toss up between the two.