Percussion/Massage guns

atatu

Hall of Fame
I've been thinking about buying one for a couple of years now, seems like the Theragun is pretty expensive, then the Hypervolt came along. Now it seems like there are several knock offs out there including the Tim Tam and the Vybe Pro which I just ordered off Amazon. Curious to know if anyone has tried the various models and what your thoughts are. Prices range from $600 to less than $150.
 

SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
I bought a cheap knock off, supposed to arrive in a week or so... I've read they're similar to the real ones. I have tried Theraguns, and they are quite nice.
 

SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
Just got mine. Not too bad. I'm not too sore right now so I can't really say how effective it is, but it is comparable to the Theragun.
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
I've had my Vybe for a few days now and I really like it. I can't compare it to the Theragun, I imagine it's less powerful but honestly I never use it on the maximum setting. I brough it to the courts and used it after my match today, after all the inevitable sex toy jokes, everyone wanted to try it.

 

andreh

Professional
Anyone know of a decent brand that is available in the UK, let me know. All the ones they have on amazon UK are obviously cheap (and not so cheap) knock offs with loads of fake 5 star reviews.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Anyone know of a decent brand that is available in the UK, let me know. All the ones they have on amazon UK are obviously cheap (and not so cheap) knock offs with loads of fake 5 star reviews.
Suggest downloading the apps for FakeSpot and ReviewMeta for your smartphone or tablet. When you look at items on Amazon, you should see some sort of Share icon. You can click on the icon to "share" it with FakeSpot and ReviewMeta. They use different algorithms for identifying fake/bogus reviews so it is worthwhile to run both apps on the product you are considering. Sometimes their analysis is a bit old (several months or more) so you should look for their Refresh icon to update the analysis.

If you don't have a device that supports these apps, you can put copy/paste the Amazon URL into the FakeSpot.com and ReviewMeta.com web sites.

The Hypervolt Hyperice is probably very good device but it ain't cheap.
 

andreh

Professional
Suggest downloading the apps for FakeSpot and ReviewMeta for your smartphone or tablet. When you look at items on Amazon, you should see some sort of Share icon. You can click on the icon to "share" it with FakeSpot and ReviewMeta. They use different algorithms for identifying fake/bogus reviews so it is worthwhile to run both apps on the product you are considering. Sometimes their analysis is a bit old (several months or more) so you should look for their Refresh icon to update the analysis.

If you don't have a device that supports these apps, you can put copy/paste the Amazon URL into the FakeSpot.com and ReviewMeta.com web sites.

The Hypervolt Hyperice is probably very good device but it ain't cheap.
Exactly how I know the 5 star reviews are fake. Checked it already.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
One of our daughters bought a Theragun and brought it over last week. She and my wife have IT band issues, and they both agree the Theragun helps. It didn't do anything for me, but my leg muscles never get tight. I'm fairly certain that my wife is going to end up getting one.
 

andreh

Professional
One of our daughters bought a Theragun and brought it over last week. She and my wife have IT band issues, and they both agree the Theragun helps. It didn't do anything for me, but my leg muscles never get tight. I'm fairly certain that my wife is going to end up getting one.
I'm thinking about the Theragun, but it's almost £600 which is a lot for what is potentially just yet another massage device that in the end does nothing for me.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
I'm thinking about the Theragun, but it's almost £600 which is a lot for what is potentially just yet another massage device that in the end does nothing for me.
My daughter bought the G3 rather than the G3Pro, so it wasn't quite as expensive, but still not cheap.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
I'm thinking about the Theragun, but it's almost £600 which is a lot for what is potentially just yet another massage device that in the end does nothing for me.
Book a session with a PT (physio). Make sure that they have a percussion massage gun that u can try (or they can use on you). While you're at it, see if u can also try a vibrating foam roller. I decided to buy one of those instead of a gun after I tried it at my physical therapist. Much, much cheaper than a gun.
 
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andreh

Professional
Book a session with a PT (physio). Make sure that they have a percussion massage gun that u can try (or they can use on you). While you're at it, see if u can also try a vibrating foam roller. I decided to buy one of those instead of a gun after I tried it at my physical therapist. Much, much cheaper than a gun.
Good tip. I do have non-vibrating foam rollers. Most bang for the buck in terms of muscle treatment ever.
 

Gyswandir

Semi-Pro
Got and have been using the hypervolt and have to say it has made a big difference.
I’ve started doing serious weight lifting 3 months ago and I wouldn’t have been able to persevere with both tennis and the gym, without the Hypervolt. My main issue is tightening glutes and hamstrings after working out or playing serves. So, the Volt allows me not to have to rest the next day. It literally takes 3 minutes for me to get a significant difference in DOMS the next day
 

speedysteve

Legend
How do these compare with Shockwave therapy?
I'm guessing they don't?

My Chiropractor says the Shockwave therapy treatment has excellent results in sorting tennis / golfers elbow..
That's some claim!
It's £100 a session for 5mins.
The machines are very expensive indeed I believe.
 

andreh

Professional
How do these compare with Shockwave therapy?
I'm guessing they don't?

My Chiropractor says the Shockwave therapy treatment has excellent results in sorting tennis / golfers elbow..
That's some claim!
It's £100 a session for 5mins.
The machines are very expensive indeed I believe.
Shockwave therapy - no conclusive scientific support, like all treatments for TE except eccentric strengthening exercises which has stronger support.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
I've been thinking about buying one for a couple of years now, seems like the Theragun is pretty expensive, then the Hypervolt came along. Now it seems like there are several knock offs out there including the Tim Tam and the Vybe Pro which I just ordered off Amazon. Curious to know if anyone has tried the various models and what your thoughts are. Prices range from $600 to less than $150.

Wife and I just went for massages and they had one to use before you went in. I asked and they mentioned the $500 price tag...no thanks. They do have the cheap knock-off on Am a Zon for like $120 - $200, but I have a "thumper" style one I got for like $30. I like the two hard rubber heads for working along the spine or across muscles. I use it often. Even on my feet.
 

FIRETennis

New User
Got a Theragun G3 recently (the pro was crazy $, ok the G3 is also crazy $) but it's worth every penny.
It's super relaxing and I'm not sure if it's placebo or not but it's amazing on soreness and light muscle pulls, knots etc..
 
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