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Fake TRX: How to tell a genuine TRX from a counterfeit

The market has lately seen quite a lot of fake and non-standard products bearing TRX logo. Such products are very good imitations and majority of them have been made in China.
The copies are most often found in various thrift shops or even e-shops selling martial arts equipment.

TRX prices and online shops

Cheap TRX

E-shops frequently advertise the fake products by using original TRX product pictures to attract customers. Logically, such websites frequently promote their goods as “Cheap TRX” and they often fail to have “information About Us” section which only proves their untrustworthiness.

Cheap and fake TRX from China
Cheap and fake TRX from China

It is the lack of credible information about the seller and suspicious contact details which hint at unreliable company. Although such businesses claim to be approved resellers, you can always find a list of authorized TRX dealers on the web pages run by Fitness Anywhere.

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Beware: TRX counterfeits are harmful

Why do they produce dangerous TRX copies? Why do people buy them? The reason is certainly the retail price which might seem too high. This makes some people think why they should get an original system if they can have an almost identical product for a third of the original price and no one can even tell the difference.

Well, people can tell the difference! In a better case, it is your body that gets to know the difference, and in the worse case, it is going to be your client’s body with a torn muscle or a broken nose. YES, those are the most common injuries to occur while practicing on fake TRX systems.

If you ever start practicing on a device that has never been distributed by an official dealer, such product comes without any warranty and you cannot claim anything for the harm done from your insurance company if case may be.

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The cheap and fake versions of TRX often see broken straps and carabiners or damaged handles. The reason for these incidents is poor quality materials that cannot carry the load capacity without breaking.

TRXThe number of injury reports related to the use of counterfeits is really high. If the straps break during an intensive workout, the subsequent injury might be quite serious.

TRX Counterfeits vs. TRX Originals

Samples of fake and hazardous copies of TRX systems » TRX PRO Kit, TRX HOME Kit and TRX FORCE Kit: Tactical.

TRX FORCE Kit » Counterfeited, poor-quality handles are soft and their surface is easy to scratch (with nails, ring, etc.)
TRX FORCE Kit » ORIGINAL ergonomic and rubber handles are durable, easy-to-clean, and have anti-slip design
TRX Home Kit » broken fake carabiner vs. original carabiner
FAKE TRX Carabiner
TRX FORCE Kit » Fake TRX carabiner, impossible to lock when bent and prone to breaking
Fake TRX carabiner
Fake TRX carabiner » bent carabiner incapable of holding a heavy load
Fake TRX carabiner » Broken and bent carabiners on counterfeits
No stitching along the main carabiner; rubber badges placed at various distances
FAKE TRX system
Poor quality strap finishings and gaps of different sizes between stitching lines
FAKE TRX system

Statement of fitness professionals on TRX counterfeits

It is a terrible pity that such a great idea is marred by poor quality gears that can actually hurt clients and the use of them may lead to serious injuries when straps break or the system is otherwise damaged.

Miroslav Jirčík – 3D FITNESS

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There are various TRX imitations on the market. Proportionally to the number of such fakes sold worldwide, we have seen an increasing number of injury reports related to non-tested imperfect copies, which may break, or fall apart due to faulty stitching. TRX is aware of the responsibility for their product and they understand that every flaw may lead to a customer’s injury. Commercial fitness facilities in the U.S.A. and other European countries will never run the risk of acquiring counterfeit tools. Not only do they have their prestige in mind but they care about their trainees’ health.

IHRSA 2011

Honestly, we have never encountered such disrespect when it comes to product imitation, manual and DVD copying, and infringement of copyright as such like we did in the case of TRXi product distributed by Insportline shop. The whole matter has already been passed on to our lawyers in the United States.
Randy Hetrick – TRX, Founder & CEO

How do I recognize ORIGINAL TRX®?

Below you will find simple instructions that will help you distinguish a safe TRX® ORIGINAL product from its counterfeit.

TRX comes in a paper box
(front view » TRX PRO Kit) TRX Pro KIT
TRX comes in a paper box
(front view » TRX HOME Kit) TRX HOME KIT
detail of the paper box (back view)
detail of the paper box (back view)
TRX PRO Kit » how to unpack
TRX Pro Kit
TRX HOME Kit » how to unpack
Take the content out of the box
The TRX alone comes in a mesh carry bag tied up with a plastic clip
TRX PRO Kit » handles are tied up with a paper band
TRX HOME Kit » handles are tied up with a paper band
TRX PRO Kit » unique code for product registration will appear after you have scraped off the grey box
TRX HOME Kit » unique code for product registration will appear after you have scraped off the grey box
Transparent small tag with a hologram on a strap under a rubber logo
Detail of the transparent small tag with a serial number and a bar code

TRX prices

Prices of original TRX systems never fall below 199.95 USD anywhere around the world. There are exceptions like special marketing events, wholesale contracts, and special offers for sports clubs.
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If you want to prevent injuries, invest in buying an ORIGINAL TRX®