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CrossCore® Frequently Asked Questions



CrossCore® FAQ's

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Do you ship Internationally or to an APO?
Yes! International shipping upcharges per unit are below. There are NO upcharges to ship to an APO.
War Machine®/CrossCore180® $60.00
DVD $9.00
Door Anchor $9.00
Kettlebell Straps $9.00
Rings $35.00

Since our shopping cart does not automatically include these additional International shipping fees, they will be charged separately after your order is processed.
To save on large bulk orders, please contact us for assistance. Approximate delivery time is 6-10 business days. Customer is responsible for any additional taxes/duties, etc. Important - Please check our Dealers Page BEFORE you order to make sure there is not a dealer in your area first. CrossCore cannot ship to a country outside the US where we have an exclusive dealer.
*Your APO/FPO order is welcome here and will not incur an upcharge.

What maintenance is required for the CrossCore180® and War Machine®?
Like any other home or commercial fitness equipment, the owner or user should perform the following inspections before each use and always revert to the owners manual:

  • Read and understand owners manual (first time use)
  • Inspect all webbing for wear (anchor strap and handles). If webbing shows signs of wear, fraying, cuts, etc., replace it immediately.
  • Inspect rope for wear. If rope shows signs of wear, fraying, cuts, etc. do not use and replace immediately.
  • Inspect handles for wear and make sure they are in good working condition and not worn.
  • Make sure pulley bolt is always completely tightened.
  • Make sure lanyard hitch or figure eight knots are always present on carabiners or steel oval rings.
  • Make sure plastic rope anchors are always fully tightened, secure and not broken.
  • Do not leave CrossCore180®, War Machine® or any of their components outside in the elements as this can accelerate wear.
  • For replacement parts (under warranty or not) please call 1-800-288-3047 (727) or email stella@crosscore-usa.com

Daily inspection and maintenance is the sole responsibility of the owner and user. Each CrossCore® product is made with quality components and will perform in a safe manner if product is used correctly as shown in the owners manual.


What is the difference between the CrossCore180® and War Machine®?
The CrossCore180® is marketed to trainers, clubs, schools, rehab facilities, etc. while War Machine® is marketed to the more hard core crowd such as military, MMA and action sports. Both provide the same Rotational Bodyweight Training™ capabilities but with a slightly different look. Each include the same basic training manual and DVD.


Why does your product cost more than bodyweight training "straps"?
Because we’re much more than just "straps"! Not only in functionality but in construction, as well. Both the War Machine® and CrossCore180® are a commercial grade product that can be introduced to any training environment. Our pulley housings are fully powder coated (not painted) for long lasting durability and rust resistance. The pulley wheel features sealed bearings to keep out dirt and grime for continually smooth rotation and our overall weight rating is approx. 1,000 lbs. Our mission was not to provide you with the cheapest product. It was to provide you with the best product. Compare CrossCore’s construction and functionality to the competition and the choice is easy.


How much space is required to use the War Machine® or CrossCore180®?
You only need a space that is approximately 6' wide by 8' in length when using your Rotational Bodyweight Trainer.


How high must my anchor point be to use the War Machine® or CrossCore180®?
Your anchor point can be as low as 7' and as high as 11' to safely attach the anchor strap.


Where can I attach the War Machine® or CrossCore180®?
You can attach the anchor strap to any safe anchor point that will easily hold your body weight. A few examples are a pull-up bar, squat rack, beam, tree branch and door.


Is the War Machine® and CrossCore180® for advanced users only?
No! Since the user determines the amount of resistance by the angle of their body, the user can begin each exercise with little or no angle until a comfortable amount of resistance is found that will allow them to use proper form. The pin can also be engaged to stop the pulley wheel from turning which makes for a much more stable workout.


Is it recommended to use the Locked-N-Loaded feature when I first begin using the War Machine® or CrossCore180®?
Yes! The Locked-N-Loaded feature has many uses, but one of them is to help stabilize the users body while exercising until they become familiar with either product. Once the user has determined the proper body angle for different exercises and is comfortable using the War Machine® or CrossCore180®, only then should they remove the Locked-N-Loaded feature by removing the magnetic pin that is used to lock the pulley wheel in place. Once the pin is removed this is referred to as “Open Mode” and the pulley will turn freely allowing the user to perform advanced exercises. DO NOT saw the rope back and forth on the pulley while the pin is engaged and the pulley wheel is stopped. This can cause damage to the unit.


Why does the rope slide when the pin is engaged in Locked-N-Loaded™ mode?
From the beginning, CrossCore’s mission was to create something truly innovational in bodyweight training gear; not just another “strap” type product. Straps do not rotate and move with your bodys natural movement like CrossCore® so straps will never identify your dominant side if you have one. In fact, your dominant side will continue to feed off this lack of imbalance by not providing rotation. CrossCore’s philosophy is to provide just enough stability when the pin is engaged to allow the user to be stabilized but to give “feedback” by allowing the rope to slip just enough when too much pressure is placed on just one side. This feedback keeps the mind and body more in tune to what each is doing and also draws in the core more than straps because of the existing instability.


Are the War Machine® and CrossCore180® strong enough to support even the heaviest of users?
Yes! Both products are a commercial grade tool that are made with only the highest quality components. The total weight rating of the War Machine® and CrossCore180® is approximately 1,000 lbs.
*Always make sure that your anchor point can support your weight before you exercise.


Are the War Machine® and CrossCore180® handles attached to cable or rope?
Rope! Cable would be much too rigid and would severely limit the functionality of both products. The heavy-duty climbing rope we use is rated at 2,200 lbs., is soft against the skin and very easy to store in the canvas carrying bag.


Are the War Machine® and CrossCore180® a “One Size Fits All” product?

Yes! Both are designed to accommodate any size user, no matter where you use them.


Can the War Machine® and CrossCore180® accommodate any other attachments besides the handles?
Yes! The War Machine® and CrossCore180® Rotational Bodyweight Trainers are the most versatile training tools in the world. Here is a list of just some of the additional attachments that can be used:
For Body Weight Training - Grapple Grips, gymnastics rings, rope attachments, different types of handles, body training bars and more.
For Counter Weight Training - Resistance bands of all strengths and sizes (such as Stroops Slastix bands), kettlebells, dumbbells, barbell plates and many other objects that can be safely attached via the optional strap attachment.
*Read the War Machine/CrossCore180 "Safety Procedure Checklist" thoroughly before using it with or without counter weights.


Is the War Machine® and the CrossCore180® capable of working every muscle in the body?
Yes! If used correctly, the user is able to achieve a deep burn for any muscle desired. You’ll be sore in places you didn’t realize you had muscles!


Is the War Machine® and CrossCore180® a good choice for people that use a wheelchair or have certain disabilities?
Yes! Imagine having an exercise tool that fits into a small bag, weighs only 5 lbs., can be taken with you wherever you go, attaches to almost any object that safely holds the users body weight, is easily adjusted to the users height, and allows a wheelchair to be rolled right up underneath it.The resistance provided can go far beyond just that of the users own body weight by connecting an array of attachments such as kettlebells, dumbbells, resistance bands or other counter weights. Never before has a single piece of exercise equipment provided so much versatility and ease of use to those who use wheelchairs or have other disabilities. Best of all both products can be used right from the comfort and privacy of your own home.


When you PULL THE PIN™ where is it stored?
When it’s time to “PULL THE PIN™”, storage is very easy thanks to its magnetic head. Simply insert the pin in one of the carabiner openings at the top of the pulley housing while the pulley is in use. DO NOT let the pin hang free while pulley is in use. Always store the pin in one of the carabiner openings.


What’s with the name “War Machine®”?
If you're P.C. and "proud to be" that's ok, but take a deep breath. Early on in the developmental stages of our product a few of our guys in the Military and MMA thought it to be so effective some of them referred to it as being a "War Machine" for the body. Who are we to argue? We like it! For schools, clubs, rehabilitation facilities and more, we offer the CrossCore180®.

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