Landice L8 Executive Trainer Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Massively overpriced at $5900. The Woodway Curve can be had and it will have zero ongoing costs. Basically the L7 model with the extended running length and width.
Beautiful electronics but once you are in this price range, you can afford a commercial machine that will blow the doors off this unit from Precor or Star Trac. If you are sticking with Landice and for those serious runners who need higher speeds and more room, the L8 is worth the extra room.
The Landice L8 Executive Trainer is an extremely sturdy treadmill that requires very little maintenance. That being said, at $5,899, it's really overpriced. Most Landice models charge too much already because consumers trust this brand so much, but at this price range, you have the ability to purchase commercial units that make this one a bad option.
The walking area is very large. The belt measures in at 22" x 63", which is 2" wider and 3" longer than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. If you plan on using this treadmill at its maximum speed, the extra room is very nice.
A motor that is unimpressive at this high of a cost powers this machine. There are some treadmills that cost about $2,000 that can provide you with comparable power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A decent cushioning system comes on this model. The Standard VFXPlus Shock Absorption Deck is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. A couple of models in this price range have significantly more forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't bad. The life expectancy of this treadmill is long, but for the same price you can get models that will last much longer. The quality of parts is also very good, but you can find better in this price range.
The warranty on the Landice L8 Executive Trainer is great. Labor is covered for 1 year and parts are covered for life. It's very rare to find a treadmill with a better warranty than this. Landice may ask you to make an investment in their machines, but they are willing to stand behind it, as well.