I'm glad I bought the Cardiostyle et150 elliptical used for $20 off a guy on kijiji. I would be pretty disappointed to spend retail price (avg. $400 at max price) on this piece of junk.
I'm 5'7" and 200 lbs. The stride length is pitiful; it feels very jarring. And the machine itself, because the base is not wide to provide better stabilization, the whole machine rocks back and forth when you're using it. And you have to be careful stepping off of it, otherwise, you can easily bring the whole thing with you.
I'm in pretty bad shape and I currently have the tension at max. It provides some resistance, but it's not really enough. At my current shape, it suffices. But if I improve in any way, I'm going to have to work out longer to get a better burn, rather than just upping the tension.
The black stoppers on the ends of the base come off frequently (hence why the picture shows one missing) when you move the machine from one place to another. They don't fit snug at all.
The only thing the Cardiostyle et150 has going for it is its small footprint. But you're honestly better off spending a little more money, or looking elsewhere for a used machine, that will provide you sufficient stride length and better quality. The ideal stride length is 20"+. This one has a 14" stride length. It's crap unless you're under 5'.
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