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Another apparently lost/orphaned VfD nom, as the tag was added November 25, but it doesn't seem to have ever been placed on the main VfD page. Procedural/delete--bowflex imitator that gets 20k hits, compared to 350k for bowflex. Niteowlneils 22:51, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

This does not appear to be anything beyond an ad for the company, and has been dormant on Cleanup for several months now. {from User:Stellertony} Niteowlneils 22:51, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Delete and put up a Requested Articles notice. The company is quite notable in exactly the same way that Bowflex is and for the same reasons. There is no value to this substub, however, and it's an ad. This isn't a matter of desire: a 2 line article that goes to a link is supposed to be deleted. Geogre 03:47, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep now; I added to the article. Please just google for a couple of things before listing this on VfD and then see if it's interesting. Hints (especially for things about companies): XXXX lawsuit / XXX disaster / XXX corruption. As you can see from the article now, calling Soloflex a "bowflex imitator" is quite ironic. Mozzerati 23:08, 2004 Nov 27 (UTC)
  • Flowers for Mozzerati; keep. Much more notable than VfD survivor Bowflex in Canada - as far as I saw only Soloflex ads aired here. Samaritan 03:47, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Notable product. ElBenevolente 00:22, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Strong keep. Notable. [[User:GRider|GRider\talk]] 00:52, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Important in late Twentieth Century Pop Culture --Bastique 20:07, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

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As it is written, this paragraph doesn't make sense: "Soloflex machines use an elastic element to provide resistance which means that force increases further into the exercise. This has been considered to be a disadvantage by serious weight trainers who have stated that it reduces the efficiency of the exercise provided."

I agree this is genuine pop culture. Some mention should be made of their famous advertising campaign and the model Scott Madsen, who became an iconic male model at that time.

Article in general[edit]

I cleaned up a lot of the article, but more will need to go if not referenced. Also, the article used about Bowflex is simply a press release by Soloflex, so that is not a good source to use as it is not from a third party. Also, the article is about Soloflex, not the owners so their later ventures do not belong here unless it was the Soloflex Sweet Onion Grill. For a FAC business artilce see Microsoft. Also, things need to be from a NPOV, so terms like failed miserably do not pass the test (and it is unsourced too) nor would saying Soloflex is the bestest ever! Remember, this is an encyclopedia, so just the facts. Lastly, also remember the wiki guideline about Conflict of Interests when editing. If you work/worked for the company or a competitor it is best to steer clear of this article. Aboutmovies 15:12, 13 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scott Madsen[edit]

How can you have an article about the Soloflex machine and not even mention Scott Madsen, who became a popular celebrity for the commercials he did. - Unsigned comment

In the time it took you to write that comment you could have added him in the main article. - (talk) 23:09, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The picture for this article is haunting and seems cursed[edit]

And what's with that red splatter? (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]