Waited over 3 months for an in-stock item and when it arrived I had no floor mount and no clue if it will ever come. ((Paid over 3k for the set))
Instructions on the Kratos website are very unclear and I don't have the floor mount as shown in the manual - I don't even know if I will ever get it or if it exists in my order, as there isn't a proper items list.
Furthermore there isn't any phone for support on the Kratos website.
I will review the item again, when I get all the pieces!
Underdeveloped: All the 3-D printed components have some delamination. The cam in my opinion is upside down. The webbing pulls on the cam’s metal flaps increasing the probability of fraying, cutting, and sudden and complete failure. The clamp for the flywheels should have a rotational lock feature like Olympic barbell clips. The clip detents allow for plate wobble there should be rubber gaskets to reduce the severity. The pully should have a brake in the event impact between the pully and the sliding webbing guide occurs. The ultimate upgrade in my mind is for the wood platform to be on sturdy adjustable stilts or a frame. The fly wheel subsystem could hang beneath the platform for larger range of motion while on the platform. Or a sliding platform connected to the metal frame which elevates the user and allows for platform removal. I recommend sourcing Kevlar webbing. Kevlar is expensive but again safety should be a high priority when dealing with high tension, high energy, rotating systems.
Unowned: The logistics of assembly and delivery felt like there wasn’t much care. Not all the bolts were tight on the platform or the inertia subsystem cover when delivered. The assembly hardware wasn’t delivered with the system. The holes in the platform didn’t line up with the holes in the inertia assembly.
I hope Kabuki Strength continues to improve the design as I believe it has the potential to help everyone perform power movements.
The device didn’t come with the necessary hardware to start using it. I expected more from a device of this expense. The enclosure near the fly wheel is delaminating and makes me question the other 3-D printed components. I’ll update as the issues are resolved or explained.
KStarr here. I had a chance to play around and use the Kratos unit thanks to my good friend Chris Duffin sending one down via the inventor Wes, who dropped it off at our facility (some of you may have seen it on TheReadyState insta).
It’s an exceptionally crafted piece of equipment that looks good in any setting. The oak floor is gorgeous! Applications are endless not just in terms of movement variety but use for conditioning purposes, rehab, time under tension training, and of course strength development.
It’s versatile in that you can slap on pretty much any common gym attachment and find a movement or use for it. Of course, the big feature is having a horizontal option in the same unit and not just being limited to vertical. This opens up possibilities for fighting and other dynamic, upper-body dominant sport applications.
Awesome product, huge fan. Check out my channel for more videos with Kratos.