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OWNER’S MANUAL
Important: Read all instructions carefully before using this product. Retain this owner’s manual for future reference.
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TOLL FREE: 866-325-2339
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TitlePage
Introduction03
Safety Information04
Exercise Instruction05
Training Guidelines06
Workout and Stretching10
Overview12
Assembly Instructions13
Console Operations17
Exploded View
Drawing24
Parts List25
Warranty26
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations on your purchase of Bladez Fitness equipment. We hope you appreciate
the style, quality, and value that exercisers around the world have come to expect from
Bladez Fitness.
If you have any questions, concerns or product issues, please call our Customer Service
Team at 1-866-325-2339 or email us at CustomerSupport@BHNorthAmerica.com.
Carefully read through the instructions contained in this manual. They provide you with
important information about assembly, safety, fitness and use of the vibration machine.
Please read ALL the safety information contained in the following pages.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
PRECAUTIONS
This rower has been designed and constructed to provide maximum safety. Nevertheless,
certain precautions should be taken when using exercise equipment. Read the whole
manual before assembling and using the rower. Please observe the following safety
precautions:
1. Keep children and pets away from this equipment at all times. DO NOT leave them unsupervised
in the room where the rower is kept.
2. If you experience dizziness, nausea, chest pains or any other symptom while using this rower STOP
the exercise. SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION!
3. Use the rower on a level and solid surface. Adjust the feet for stability.
4. Do not place hand or objects in or near any openings.
5. Wear clothing suitable for doing exercise. Do not wear baggy clothing. Always wear athletic shoes
when using the rower and tie the laces securely.
6. This rower must only be used for the purposes described in this manual. DO NOT use accessories
that are not recommended by Bladez Fitness.
7. Do not place sharp objects near the rower.
8. Do not use the rower if it is not working correctly.
9. Before using the rower, thoroughly inspect the equipment for proper assembly.
10.Keep a clear perimeter of 3 feet (1 meter) around the rower before operating the equipment.
11.Use only authorized and trained technicians if a repair is needed.
12.Please follow the advice for correct training, as detailed in the Training Guidelines.
13.Use only the tools provided to assemble this rower.
14.This rower was designed for a maximum user weight of 265 lbs (120 kgs).
15.The rower can only be used by one person at a time.
16.Do not use this rower outside.
17.Do not use the rower if the main electrical cord becomes damaged or worn. Keep the main electrical
cord away from hot surfaces.
Caution: Consult your doctor before beginning to use the machine or any exercise
program. Read all of the instructions before using any exercise equipment.
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS SAFE FOR FUTURE USE.
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EXERCISE INSTRUCTION
Use of the rower offers various benefits; it can improve fitness, muscle tone, flexibility
and circulation. When used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet, it can help
you lose weight.
1. Consult your doctor before starting any exercise program. It is advisable to
undergo a complete physical examination.
2. Exercise at recommended level. Do not over exert yourself.
3. If you feel any pain or discomfort, stop exercising immediately and consult your
doctor.
4. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the exercise; do not wear baggy
clothing; do not wear leather soled shoes or high heels.
5. Get on to the equipment slowly and securely.
6. Select the program or workout option that is most closely aligned with your
workout interests.
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TRAINING GUIDELINES
Exercise is one of the most important factors in the overall health of an individual.
Listed among its benefits are:
• Increased capacity for physical work (strength endurance)
• Increased cardiovascular (heart and arteries/veins) and respiratory efficiency
• Decreased risk of coronary heart disease
• Changes in body metabolism, e.g. losing weight
• Delaying the physiological effects of age
• Reduction in stress, increase in self-confidence, etc.
There are several components of physical fitness and each is defined below.
STRENGTH
The capacity of a muscle to exert a force against resistance. Strength contributes to power and speed.
MUSCULAR ENDURANCE
The capacity to exert a force repeatedly over a period of time, e.g. it is the muscular endurance of
your legs to carry you 10 km without stopping.
FLEXIBILITY
The range of motion of your joints. Improving flexibility involves the stretching of muscles and
tendons to maintain or increase suppleness, and it provides increased resistance to muscle injury or
soreness.
CARDIO-RESPIRATORY ENDURANCE
The most essential component of physical fitness. It is the efficient functioning of the heart and
lungs.
AEROBIC FITNESS
Is an exercise of relatively low intensity and long duration, which depends primarily on the aerobic
energy system. Aerobic means "with oxygen", and refers to the use of oxygen in the body's metabolic
or energy-generating process. Many types of exercise are aerobic, and by definition are performed at
moderate levels of intensity for extended periods of time.
ANAEROBIC TRAINING
Is an exercise intense enough to trigger anaerobic metabolism. This means “without oxygen” and
is the output of energy when the oxygen supply is insufficient to meet the body’s long term energy
demands. (For example, a 100 meter sprint.)
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OXYGEN UPTAKE
The effort that you can exert over a prolonged period of time is limited by your ability to deliver
oxygen to the working muscles. Regular vigorous exercise produces a training effect that can increase
your aerobic capacity by as much as 20 to 30%. An increased VO2 Max indicates an increased ability
of the heart to pump blood, of the lungs to ventilate oxygen, and of the muscles to take up oxygen.
THE TRAINING THRESHOLD
This is the minimum level of exercise which is required to produce significant improvements in any
physical fitness parameter.
OVERLOAD
This is where you exercise above your comfort level. The intensity, duration and frequency of exercise
should be above the training threshold and should be gradually increased as the body adapts to the
increasing demands. As your fitness level improves, the training threshold should rise. Working
through your program and gradually increasing the overload factor is important.
PROGRESSION
As you become more fit, a higher intensity of exercise is required to create an overload and therefore
provide continued improvement.
SPECIFICS
Different forms of exercise produce different results. The type of exercise that is carried out is specific
to the muscle groups being used and to the energy source involved. There is little transfer of the
effects of exercise, i.e. from strength training to cardiovascular fitness. That is why it is important to
have an exercise program tailored to your specific needs.
REVERSIBILITY
If you stop exercising or do not do your program often enough, you will lose the benefits you have
gained. Regular workouts are the key to success.
WARM-UP
Every exercise program should start with a warm-up where the body is prepared for the effort to
come. It should be gentle and preferably use the muscles group to be involved later. Stretching
should be included in both your warm-up and cool down, and should be performed after 3-5
minutes of low intensity aerobic activity or calisthenic type exercise.
WARM DOWN OR COOL DOWN
This involves a gradual decrease in the intensity of the exercise session. Following exercise, a large
supply of blood remains in the working muscles. If it is not returned promptly to the central
circulation, pooling of blood may occur in the muscles.
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HEART RATE
As you exercise, your heart beat increases. This is often used as a measure of the required intensity of
an exercise. You need to exercise hard enough to condition your circulatory system, and increase your
pulse rate, but not enough to strain your heart.
Your initial level of fitness is important when developing an exercise program for you. When starting,
you can get a good training effect with a heart rate of 110-120 beats per minute (BPM). If you are
more fit, you will need a higher threshold of stimulation.
To begin with, you should exercise at a level that elevates your heart rate to about 65 to 70% of your
maximum. If you find this is too easy, you may want to increase it, but it is better to lean on the
conservative side.
As a rule of thumb, the maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age. As you increase in age, your
heart, like other muscles, loses some of its efficiency. Some of its natural loss is won back as fitness
improves. The following table is a guide to those who are “starting fitness.”
Age Target Heart Rate 25 3035404550556065
10 Second Count 23 2222212019191818
Beats per Minute
138 132 132 126 120 114 114 108 108
PULSE COUNT
The pulse count (on your wrist or carotid artery in the neck, taken with two index fingers) is done
for ten seconds, taken a few seconds after you stop exercising. This is for two reasons: (a) 10 seconds
is long enough for accuracy, (b) the pulse count is to approximate your BPM rate at the time you are
exercising. Since heart rate slows as you recover, a longer count isn’t as accurate.
The target is not a magic number, but a general guide. If you’re above average with your fitness, you
may work comfortably a little above that suggested for your age group. The following table is a guide.
Age Target Heart Rate 25 3035404550556065
10 Second Count 262625242322222120
Beats per Minute 156156150144138132132126120
Don’t push yourself too hard to reach the figures on this table. It can be very uncomfortable if you
over exercise. Let it happen naturally as you work through your program. Remember, the target is a
guide, not a rule, a little above or below is just fine.
Two final comments: (1) don’t be concerned with day to day variations in your pulse rate, being
under pressure or not enough sleep can affect it; (2) your pulse rate is a guide, don’t become a slave
to it.
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MUSCLE SORENESS
For the first week or so, muscle soreness may be the only indication you have that you are on an
exercise program. This, of course, does depend on your overall fitness level. A confirmation that you
are on the correct program is a very slight soreness in most major muscle groups. This is quite normal
and will disappear in a matter of days.
If you experience major discomfort, you may be on a program that is too advanced, or you have
increased your program too rapidly.
If you experience PAIN during or after exercise, your body is telling you something. Stop exercising
and consult your doctor.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear clothing that will not restrict your movement in any way while exercising. Clothes should be
light enough to allow the body to cool. Excessive clothing that causes you to perspire more than you
normally would gives you no advantage. The extra weight you lose is body fluid and will be replaced
with the next glass of water you drink. It is advisable to wear a pair athletic shoes.
BREATHING DURING EXERCISE
Do not hold your breath while exercising. Breathe normally as much as possible. Remember,
breathing involves the intake and distribution of oxygen, which feeds the working muscles.
REST PERIODS
Once you start your exercise program, you should continue through to the end. Do not break off
halfway through and then restart at the same place later on without going through the warm-up stage
again. The rest period required between exercises may vary from person to person.
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SUGGESTED STRETCHES
Head Rolls
Rotate your head to the right for one count while feeling the stretch
up the left side of your neck. Next, rotate your head back for one
count, stretching your chin to the ceiling. Rotate your head to the
left for one count, and finally, drop your head to your chest for one
count.
Shoulder Lifts
Lift your left shoulder up toward your ear for one count. Then lift
your right shoulder up for one count as you lower your left shoulder.
Side Stretches
Open your arms to the side and continue lifting them until they are
over your head. Reach your left arm as far upward as you can for one
count. Feel the stretch up your left side. Repeat this action with your
right arm.
Quadriceps Stretch
With one hand against a wall for balance, reach behind you and pull
your left foot up. Bring your heel as close to your buttocks as possible.
Hold for 15 counts and repeat with right foot up.
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SUGGESTED STRETCHES
Inner Thigh Stretch
Sit with the soles of your feet together with your knees pointing
outward. Pull your feet as close into your groin as possible. Gently
push your knees towards the floor. Hold for 15 counts.
Toe Touches
Slowly bend forward from your waist, letting your back and
shoulders relax as you stretch toward your toes. Reach down as far
as you can and hold for 15 counts.
Hamstring Stretches
Sit with your right leg extended. Rest the soles of your left foot
against your right inner thigh. Stretch toward your toes as far as
possible. Hold for 15 counts. Relax and then repeat with left leg
extended.
Calf/Achilles Stretches
Lean against a wall with your right leg in front of the left and your
arms forward. Keep your left leg straight and the right foot on the
floor; then bend the right leg and lean forward by moving your hip
toward the wall. Hold, then repeat on the other side for 15 counts.
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OVERVIEW
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1
Fit the Front Stabilizer (F) to the Main Frame
(B) and secure it with 2 of M8xP1.25x55L
Carriage Bolts (I-1), 2 Flat Washers (I-2), and
two Nuts (I-3). Make sure they are securely
tightened.
STEP 2
Fit Pedal Holder (E) to the Main Frame (B)
and secure it with 4 M8xP1.25x20L Screws
(I-4) and 4 Flat Washers (I-2).
Remarks: Do not screw one set of the
M8xP1.25x20L Screws and Flat Washers too
tightly at one time. It is better to fix the four
sets firmly at the same time to allow you to
change angles and to level easily.
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STEP 3
Please remove the M8xP1.25x20L Screws (H-3) and Flat Washers (H-2) on the rear Stabilizer
(G). Then fit and attach the rear Stabilizer (G) with slide rail (H-12) with the M8xP1.25x20L
Screws (H-3) and Flat Washers (H-2).
Remarks: Do not screw one set of the M8xP1.25x20L Screws and Flat Washers too tightly at
one time. It is better to fix the four sets firmly at the same time to allow you to change angles
and to level easily.
STEP 4
1. Please remove the M5x35L Screws (H-11) on the Slide Rail (H-12)
2. Pass the Slide Rail (H-12) through the Slide Seat (H-4)
3. Use the M5x35L Screws (H-11) to fix the Stopper (I-5) on the Slide Rail (H-12).
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STEP 5
Please remove the M8xP1.25x20L
Screws (H-3) and Flat Washers (H2) on the Main Frame (B), then
insert the slide rail (H-12) to the
main frame (B) and attach using
M8xP1.25x20L Screws (H-3) and
Flat Washers (H-2).
Remarks: Do not screw one set of
the M8xP1.25x20L Screws and Flat
washers too tightly at one time. It
is better to fix the eight sets firmly
at the same time to allow you to
change angles and to level easily.
STEP 6
Plug the Adaptor (M) into the DC wire hole (B-14) to start the computer
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FOLDING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Release the Adjustment Knob (H-15) and put out the Rail (H-12).
2. Turn the rail 90 degree then insert the rail into the notch on the Frame
3. Use the adjustment Knob to lock the rail onto the Frame.
MOVING INSTRUCTIONS
Raise up the Rear Stabilizer (G) and push the rower machine when you want to move it.
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CONSOLE OPERATIONS
DISPLAY FUNCTION
ITEM
SPM
TIME/500M
METERS
CALORIES
STROKES
DESCRIPTION
Stroke per minute.
Display range 0~999.
Workout time display during rowing.
Display range 0:00~99:59.
*Computer will display the time needed to row 500 meters according to current speed
every 6 seconds.
Rowing distance.
Display range 0~9999.
Burned calories during rowing.
Display range 0~9999 Cals.
Number of completed rowing strokes.
Display range: 0~9999.
Scan every 6 seconds with Total Strokes.
*Stroke count will be lost if power is (adaptor unplugged).
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BUTTON FUNCTION
ITEM
UP
DOWN
ENTER
RESET
START/ STOP
RECOVERY
DESCRIPTION
Setting selection.
Increase resistance level.
Setting selection.
Decrease resistance level.
Confirm setting or selection.
Reset
Hold for 2 seconds, computer will reboot.
Clear setting value.
Return to main menu after finishing a workout.
Start or Stop rowing training.
Test heart rate recovery status.
POWER ON
Plug in power supply, computer will power on and display all segments on LCD for 2 seconds.
Enter into clock and calendar setting mode. After 4 minutes without rowing or pulse input,
console will enter into power saving mode, and will display clock, calendar and room temp.
MANUAL MODE
Adjust resistance during workout manually.
1. Press START key in Main Menu and start workout in Manual mode.
2. Press UP or DOWN to select Manual mode and press ENTER to confirm.
3. Press UP or DOWN to set RESISTANCE LEVEL, TIME(or Meters), STROKES and
CALORIES, and press ENTER to confirm. (User can ONLY choose between time and
meter. Both cannot be set at the same time.)
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4. Press START/STOP key to start workout. Press UP or DOWN to adjust resistance level.
5. When targeted workout value counts down to 0, the alarm from the console will sound
and workout stops.
6. Press START/STOP key to pause workout. Press RESET to return to Main Menu.
PROGRAM MODE
Choose a preset workout program.
1. Press UP or DOWN to select Program mode and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Press UP or DOWN to select a specific preset workout program (P1~P12) and press
ENTER to confirm.
3. Press UP or DOWN to set RESISTANCE LEVEL, TIME(or Meters), STROKES and
CALORIES, and press ENTER to confirm. (User can ONLY choose between time and
meter. Both cannot be set at the same time.)
4. Press START/STOP key to start workout. Press UP or DOWN to adjust resistance level
5. When targeted workout value counts down to 0, the alarm from the console will sound
and workout stops.
6. Press START/STOP key to pause workout. Press RESET to return to main menu.
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H.R.C. MODE
Target a Heart Rate for the workout.
1. Press UP or DOWN to select H.R.C. mode and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Press UP or DOWN to set AGE, and press ENTER to confirm.
3. Press UP or Down to select 55%.75%.90% or TA (Target Heart Rate)(default: 100).
*Formula: (220-Age) X ___%.
*Example: Age 25 choosing 75%, you will target your heart rate to (220-25) x 75%= 146/
min.
4. Press UP or DOWN to set RESISTANCE LEVEL, TIME(or Meters), STROKES and
CALORIES, and press ENTER to confirm. (User can ONLY choose between time and meter. Both cannot be set at the same time.)
5. Press START/STOP key to start workout.
6. When targeted workout value counts down to 0, the alarm from the console will sound
and workout stops.
7. Press START/STOP key to pause workout. Press RESET to return to Main Menu.
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RACE MODE
Race against the computer.
1. Press UP or DOWN to select Race Mode and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Press UP or DOWN to preset Challenge level and press ENTER to confirm. (Total level
=15, Default time= 0:30 TIME/500M, Default distance=500M).
3. Press START/STOP key to start workout. Press UP or DOWN to adjust resistance level.
4. When PC or User finishes the rowing distance, computer will stop and show PC win or
User win.
5. Press START/STOP key to pause workout. Press RESET to return to main menu.
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USER MODE
Preset your own workout profile.
1. Press UP or DOWN to select USER mode and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Press UP or DOWN to set resistance level of each column, and press ENTER to set the
next resistance column. (Total resistance column = 16).
3. Hold on pressing MODE to finish or quit setting.
4. Press UP or DOWN to set RESISTANCE LEVEL, TIME(or Meters), STROKES and
CALORIES, and press ENTER to confirm. (User can ONLY choose between time and
meter. Both cannot be set at the same time.)
5. Press START/STOP key to start workout. Press UP or DOWN to adjust resistance level.
6. When targeted workout value counts down to 0, the alarm from the console will sound
and workout stops.
7. Press START/STOP key to pause workout. Press RESET to return to Main Menu.
RECOVERY MODE
Monitor Heart Rate recovery status.
1. When Pulse value displays on the computer (hold handgrip or wear chest strap), press
RECOVERY button.
2. TIME shows "0:60" (seconds) and begins countdown.
3. Computer will show Heart Rate recovery levels from F1 to F6 after countdown.
*Please see the F level chart below to determine the recovery level.
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1.0
1.0 < F1 < 2.0
2.0 < F < 2.9
3.0 < F < 3.9
4.0 < F < 5.9
6.0
OUTSTANDING
EXCELLENT
GOOD
FAIR
BELOW AVERAGE
POOR
TROUBLE SHOOTING
E-2 Check if cables were well connected or damaged.
ATTENTION! ALL PRESET DATA WILL BE LOST WHEN YOU UNPLUG THE
POWER (ADAPTOR) FROM THE POWER OR WALL OUTLET.
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EXPLODED VIEW DRAWING
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PARTS LIST
To order replacement parts: provide your customer service representative with the product model
number and the part number located on the Parts List below, along with the quantity you require.
NO.
A
A-1
B
B-1
B-2
B-3
B-4
B-5
B-6
B-7
B-8
B-9
B-10L
B-10R
B-11
B-12
B-13
B-14
B-15
B-16
B-17
B-18
B-19
C
C-1
C-2
C-3
C-4
C-5
C-6
D
D-1
D-2
D-3
D-4
E
E-1
DESCRIPTION
Computer
Screw M5x10l
Main Frame
Console Bracket
Screw M6xp1.0x57L
Fixing Cap
Flat Washer Φ6xφ16x1T
Nylon Nut M6
Strap
Handlebar
Handlebar Foam
Cap
Left Cover
Right Cover
Screw M4x40l
Screw M5x16l
Screw M5x16l
DC Wire
Upper Computer Cable
Wireless Receiver (for pulse)
Sensor Box
Screw M4x10l
Wireless Receiver (for pulse)
Driving Pulley
Hexagon Screw 3/8”X61mml
Flat Washer φ10xφ18x2T
Bushing Φ10xφ14x6mml
Nylon Nut 3/8”X7T
Stopper
Screw M4x10l
Small Pulley
Hexagon Screw 3/8”X61mml
Bushing φ10xφ14x3mml
Flat Washer Φ10xφ18x1t
Nylon Nut 3/8”X7t
Pedal Holder
Pedal (r+l)
Q’TY
1
4
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
5
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
NO.
E-2
F
F-1
F-2
G
G-1
G-2
G-3
G-4
H
H-1
H-2
H-3
H-4
H-5
H-6
H-7
H-8
H-9
H-10
H-11
H-12
H-13
H-14
H-15
H-16
H-17
I-1
I-2
I-3
I-4
I-5
J~J-4
K
K-1
L~L-18
M
DESCRIPTION
Screw M5xp0.8x12L
Front Stabilizer
Cap For Front Stabilizer (right)
Cap For Front Stabilizer (left)
Rear Stabilizer
Cap For Rear Stabilizer
Hexagon Nut 3/8”-16X3T
Adjusting Cap
Slider Bracket
Fixed Holder
Spindle of Fixed Holder
Flat Washer φ8xφ16x2T of Fixed Holder
Screw M8xp1.25x20L of Fixed Holder
Seat
Rolling Slider
Hexagon Screws M6xp1.0x30l
PU Wheel Φ30x12w
Bushing φ6.2*Φ9.2*7L
Flat Washer Φ6xφ12x1T
Nylon Nut M6
Screw M5x35l
Slide Rail
Rear Cover for Slider
Wireless Receiver Bracket
Adjustment Knob
Screw M5x16l
Screw M5x10l
Carriage Bolt M8xp1.25x55L
Flat Washerφ8*Φ19*2T
Cap Nut M8
Screw M8xp1.25x20l
Stopper for Silder
Magnetic Set
Gear Box
Hexagon Screw M6xp1.0x10l
Flywheel Set
Adaptor
Φ=Diameter
Q’TY
s
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
18
18
1
1
4
4
4
8
4
4
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
6
2
4
2
1
1
2
1
1
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WARRANTY
RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY
Bladez Fitness will repair or replace, free of charge, at its option, parts that are defective
as a result of material or workmanship. The parts replacement warranty coverage is One
(1) year on the main frame and One (1) year on other parts and labor. Warranty covers
the original consumer purchaser only.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
• Pre-delivery set-up.
• Components that require replacement due to dirt or lack of regular maintenance.
• Expendable items which become worn during normal use.
• Repairs necessary because of operator abuse or negligence or the failure to operate
and maintain the equipment according to the instructions contained in the Owner’s
Manual.
For more detailed warranty information or to register your product warranty easily
online, visit our website at: http://www.BladezFitness.com
* Applies to defects from the manufacturer only.
FOR WARRANTY REPAIRS, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR MACHINE
BACK TO THE RETAIL STORE. CONTACT BLADEZ FITNESS FIRST.
Bladez/BH North America Corporation
20155 Ellipse
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Phone: 949.206.0330; Toll Free: 866.325.2339; Fax: 949.206.0013
Web: www.Bladez Fitness.com
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm PST
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