Review by: andrewj, 2006-06-22
FYI: The standard I'm holding this board up to is that of the Metolius simulator. So the Simulator being a 5, the slim gym gets a 4.
This little board is great because of it's small size. Smaller size equals higher S.A.F. (spouse approval factor) I was even granted permission to hang mine in the kitchen, not banished to the garage like my campus board.
as for a workout, I was pleasantly shocked at the difficulty of the workout regimen that comes with the slim gym. I had worked myself up to the "harder" workout on the simulator and the slim gym's 10 minute routine is every bit as difficult in my opinion.
The slopers are excellent, the best round slopers I've used. The one thing that worried me was the presence of only one edge, of about "medium" depth. I have found the lack of "edge" variety to be a moot point though because of the emphasis on the 2 and 3 finger pockets. The 2 finger pockets are plenty deep, but the 3 finger pockets are much shallower than anything on the simulator, allowing for a pretty damn good workout.