(I was also in the area when this was filmed at Paleo FX 2012).
In the video Skyler goes through a basic overview of the vertical and horizontal ARX Fit pieces. An OMNI is in the background but is not discussed in the video.
Interesting history note … I met Drew Baye via a prototype of the vertical machine that he had in his home at the time. [video].
On a personal note and as I’ve mentioned before : while I like the professional pieces, I prefer the OMNI overall. The only draw back I can think of is that you can run through exercises faster with the professional line of equipment, where as the Omni sometimes needs to be arranged differently, depending on what you want to do.
For example you can switch between a tricep pressdown and a pulldown in seconds, but to go from a pulldown to a belt squat takes more time (up to a minute perhaps).
This drawback is also dependent on the user wanting such rapid fire speed though. I haven’t cared to rush through a workout in *years*, so this is a non-issue for someone like me.
Laughingly, if one does hyper reps on motorized equipment (maximum positive/negative), it’s probably not possible for a hard working trainee (who is familiar with the equipment) to “rush through” a workout. The intensity in such a case is too high to do so.