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I've built one and would argue it could have some value in helping the skills. It can help build the muscles needed to hold up a manual, learning how to shift the hips back, and the body memory for holding the position. I am someone who has been able to manual 2-3 parking spaces fairly easily in the past but not hold it much longer than that. I would argue though that a machine certainly does not teach you to manual- there is a lot more to it than the specifics the machine can help with. Sure if you've got $250 to throw around then you do you... but nothing will beat drawing chalk lines on a gently sloped parking lot and just putting in the time trying to manual through them and expanding them as you have success IMO. I always think back to Rodney Mullen when I learn a new skill- I'm not a guy that these things come easy for I remember him saying that he would do the simple motions of easy tricks over and over and over again until they feel comfortable and then advance and do the same. He said he would practice his Ollies 10's of thousands of times and then add a slight variation. I assume the same is true for manuals. No machine is going to replace that.