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As always, your company continues to outperform itself. - J.M., Co. Tipperary, Ireland 

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I greatly appreciate your looking into and resolving the matter in a timely fashion. Not only did you handle the situation professionally, you kept the communication lines open and there are not a lot of companies out there that actually follow through with their policies in customer service. Fortunately, you are one of the companies that do take pride in ensuring the customer's satisfaction. - F.P., via e-mail. 

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I’d like the IMTUG5—working the 4 already has got me very close to the No. 2 [Captains of Crush Gripper]. Hopefully the IMTUG5 will have me closing it in my sleep.—K.L., London, England 

. . . an IMTUG that I bought from you has made a difference in strengthening my grip. Even though I could close a No. 1 [Captains of Crush Gripper] 25 times, I would struggle to close a No. 2 even once. I then bought an IMTUG4 and it helped me to bridge the gap to where I have now closed the No. 2 with conviction two workouts in a row.—P.A., Framingham, MA 

I have received the IMTUG4. It is very well made, powerfully built. It is very hard to put down!—G.P., Batavia, OH 

I just want to say that your mini grippers [IMTUGs] are magic!—B.S.A., Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Just wanted to let you know I like the IMTUG. . . one of my goals this year is to be able to no-set close the No. 3 [Captains of Crush Gripper]. I have always been close but now I really want to get it done with authority. I think the IMTUGs are a great way to do this. Very cool product.—J. J., Wyalusing, PA 

I got IMTUG1 thru 4 for Christmas. I worked out with them this morning and think they are awesome. . . . The pinch grip exercise is great and I like doing separate fingers for crushing. . . . I guess I was in an Iron (state of) Mind!—E.Z., Garden City Park, NY 

I ordered an IMTUG and can’t wait to try it. Everyone I know who has gotten one loves them. Arm wrestlers are interested as well, as you can isolate your bottom two fingers for guys who like to hook and the top two fingers for top rollers.—A.S., West Richland, WA 

I received my IMTUG3 today, and have given it its first test drive. I can tell you that no other exercise or piece of equipment I’ve used, has ever worked my little fingers as intensively and directly as the IMTUG. . . . Thanks for yet another outstanding and innovative product.—R.H., San Jose, CA 

Just wanted to say WOW! you folks have done it again . . . originally I thought the IMTUG was going to be sort of a novelty item . . . no way! . . . it is an awesome training tool, great for individual or group training of the fingers.—M.W., Vancouver, WA 

I have just received my Captains of Crush Trainer and No. 1 Grippers. . . I am impressed by their sturdiness and durability.—M.P., Staten Island, NY 

I received my CoC Grippers (Trainer, No. 1, No. 2) and I am already having a lot of fun with them.—J.F., Hewitt, NJ

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