is the difference between cable-lock (pop-up) tables, and locking-pin
Cable-lock brace systems are the most
commonly used design of portable massage tables today. They
are used especially by massage schools where the 'pop-up' feature
is important. The reason massage schools favor the cable-lock
pop-up tables is because their tables are set up and down so
often, by students who are unfamiliar with the workings of massage
How does the cable-lock
system work, and why don't we use it?
The cables that support the two sides of the
folding table are used to keep the braces in the open
position, so when the table is set up, there is no need to secure
the braces. It's done automatically. The students don't need
to worry about the details of setting up the tables. Sounds
great right? So why don't we make them
anymore? Why have we gone to the trouble and expense to design
and have manufactured custom hardware for the purpose of an
alternative brace locking system?
Simply because our focus is on the long term
professional use of our tables. We would rather build QUALITY
tables that last a long long time, designed for the professional
setting than to build tables for the massage school market.
Why don't we think
that cable-lock tables last as long?
In our experience with cable-lock massage tables,
we have found that as long as there is stationary weight
on the table, everything is fine. But the problem is; the movement
of the weight on the table is transferred through the brace
system, wearing out the pivot points. In time the table is loose,
squeaky and swaying back and forth as the therapist applies
Our solution to this long-term problem was to design and
fabricate a better more secure brace locking system. It takes
about half a minute longer to set up, but is well worth it in
the long run. Our tables have proven themselves over and over
again as truly long lasting therapeutic tools, favored by professionals.
is the difference between static weight and working weight?
Static weight is the amount of weight
the table will hold without any movement of the table. Place
a 3000 lb. truck on a massage table, but do not touch -- just
look. Gently push the truck -- watch it and the massage table
Working weight is determined by the weight
of the client and takes into account movement of the massage
table. Movement is defined by the pushing down and sideways,
pulling and rocking motion encountered during a massage session.
are the covering options?
We offer oil and stain resistant vinyls, our
standard vinyl, and Dura Touch™. Both are available
in a number of colors. Both are cold resistant to zero degrees
Fahrenheit. You can special order a number of colors. Our vinyl's
do not "out gas" (release obnoxious fumes) like the
vinyl used in the automobile industry.
long does it take to get my massage table?
We will build your table within two weeks provided
we are not backlogged. Call for our current production schedule.
Shipping time is one to ten days depending on the carrier.
I upgrade my Robert Hunter massage table?
As your style changes, you may upgrade your
table so that you never get stuck with an obsolete massage table,
even with our Outcall table.
much does it cost to ship a table?
Shipping, packing, insurance and ground tracking
is $28 to $50 for most tables within the continental United
States. See our Shipping
We are a direct sales manufacturer. We
prefer to pass on volume savings directly to the purchaser
rather than pay commissions to re-sellers. One way we do this
is to offer a group discount arrangement. Businesses buying
multiple tables as well as groups of students can take advantage
of our group rates. Call us about our group discount rates.