The main shaft and base have rusted terribly in a controlled environment over the past 10 or so years. When I contacted the company and spoke with their supervisor Carrie, all that was offered was a replacement part at a reduced cost!
They could care less about why the product rusted or even to address inferior overseas materials and or manufacturing.
Don’t believe all the hype that Teeters is the best, when it comes down to standing behind their product they will leave you "hanging."
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend