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Welcome to our new sponsor, SkiA! - Page 4post #91 of 9811/13/14 at 8:24amI mentioned balls as an option to offer in addition to the blocks. But, if the blocks offer plenty of lateral movement, then there would be no need.
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The blocks are slightly curved side-to-side, meaning the center line (toe to heel) is lower than the edges. That's why it's possible to tilt and get knees well off center to both sides (both knees on same side). Hope that helps.post #93 of 9811/13/14 at 5:07pmpost #94 of 9810/30/16 at 9:09pm
Most of the posts in this thread are almost 4 years old now. How many of you that purchased the SkiA training devices still use them? How did the use of the SkiA device help your on snow skiing? I have been debating ordering a set of these, but it seems there is very little follow up from the initial postings on these and no recent discussions on them. Are any of you that own these using them now to get ready for the fast approaching ski season?post #95 of 9810/31/16 at 5:27amQuote:Originally Posted by skiwithjohn
Most of the posts in this thread are almost 4 years old now. How many of you that purchased the SkiA training devices still use them? How did the use of the SkiA device help your on snow skiing? I have been debating ordering a set of these, but it seems there is very little follow up from the initial postings on these and no recent discussions on them. Are any of you that own these using them now to get ready for the fast approaching ski season?
I still use the SkiA Sweetspot during the fall and a bit during the season as well. I also started taking lessons regularly (advanced older skier) and year round ski conditioning as followup to knee rehab about the same time the Sweetspot balance trainers became available in the U.S.
As with any training, takes discipline to do it consistently enough to make a major difference. Definitely found it useful when I needed to build confidence about skiing with a rehabbed knee. I do enough other ski conditioning, including for improving balance, that putting on ski boots and fiddling with the Sweetspot mostly happens in the month or two before I'm going to get on the slopes.
I would recommend them for an intermediate skier who wants to get to the next level. Not so much for an advanced recreational skier who intends to take a few lessons, although it's highly unlikely that he/she would get to the hardest level (black).post #96 of 982/7/17 at 7:19pm
I've had mine for about a year. I've found my stability on rough snow + bumps has increased after using the skia trainer in the off and on season. I can't attribute it all to the skia trainer, but doing balance drills on it is engaging and I think well worth the price of admission. I'd like it if it were easier to put on and align to the center mark on your boot as it is kind of a pain to buckle on and get set up.post #97 of 982/7/17 at 8:02pmQuote:Originally Posted by enkidu
I've had mine for about a year. I've found my stability on rough snow + bumps has increased after using the skia trainer in the off and on season. I can't attribute it all to the skia trainer, but doing balance drills on it is engaging and I think well worth the price of admission. I'd like it if it were easier to put on and align to the center mark on your boot as it is kind of a pain to buckle on and get set up.
I marked mine so I know where the back strap should be set if it comes undone for any reason.
Used my SkiA Sweetspot more during the fall early season because I knew I wasn't going to get in as many ski days. I think it was helpful. Not really that often, 1-2 a week for a few weeks.
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