For those of us who cannot quite do pull ups yet, this is a great tool to help you scale. Since there are a number of bands are ready attached, you can quickly add or remove bands as needed. Also, the way it connects to the bar gives it a more realistic feel.
Yes, you do need to stand on something in order to get your foot in, but i have to do the same thing with the single bands as well, so this is no different and no concern.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I think I may have gotten a bad product. The pictures I see elsewhere show much longer bands than those I received. When I set it up, there was absolutely no way that I was going to get my foot high enough to get it in the bands. I would either have to already be able to pull myself up (oh, wait a minute...) or maybe use a chair (which doesn't seem safe.)
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend