This. My bench does go 90 degree and I never use it. Main reason is that at 90 degree it essentially feels like the back padding is pushing you off the seat when you're pressing heavy weights, also, the seat wont incline when the backrest is that far up as the padding prevents it. If I want to go almost 90 degrees, I set the bench to flat, set the main bar to just under shoulder height while seated and place the bench under it like I'm going to do a flat bench press, throw a towel around the middle of the bar and sit with my back just touching the bar, since you're upright there isn't any real pressure backwards and you can move your butt around to get just the right angle, including 90 degrees if you want.peakingduck wrote: ↑ The seated military benches (the short ones) at my gym don't go completely 90 so I'm used to pressing on 80-85 degrees. A 90 degree bench would probably be uncomfortable for heavier sets due to most people being front delt dominant.
Heres a picture of my bench set at the most vertical setting. Make sure the seat is adjusted (the pin). Mine gets completely flat no problem.
IMO this is a solid deal on a bench that will support 800lbs. If it came with a preacher attachment I'd be tempted to grab one to replace my 10+ year old Nautilus.