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I just picked up a skiers edge III at a yard sale. Called Co. And they no longer carry instruction manual for this model. Would any one have an extra copy, could make a copy, etc. Thanks for any help. Dan
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We may. Ours is pretty ol so I think our,annual, if we can locate it, might work. Have you checked on
Online?
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Typos galore. Our manual, not annual...obviously. I will check it out tomorrow.
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How do you like your Skiers Edge? I have thought about getting one, just afraid it will sit idle like the stairmasterbiggrin.gif.

 

Let me know if its a good skiing workout

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 The newer machines are a better workout than the old ones ("steeper angles" with one foot only options).  I'd call the company or go to the website and have them send you a DVD...or go to Youtube and see people train on it (e.g., Ligety).  What you see is what you get...500 turns on the machine done properly is equal to 500 turns skiing.  To me, it works a lot of the same muscles used for skiing and helps the cardio if you use it long enough.  That can create boredom, so putting it in front of a TV is a good idea.  If you need a shorter workout use it more in the squatting position and your quads will burn.  The other option is using it with one leg like they do for rehab.

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Curious on other opinions? Really would like one to improve my skiing and also my family's.

Could one machine work for all of us? Me advanced. Good shape.

Wife. Was better but a bit out of shape and mostly sticks to groomers.

Girls. 8&11. The 8 year old is better but cautious like her mother. The 11 year old did her first black diamond this winter but i picked any easy one for her.

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Curious on other opinions? Really would like one to improve my skiing and also my family's.

Could one machine work for all of us? Me advanced. Good shape.

Wife. Was better but a bit out of shape and mostly sticks to groomers.

Girls. 8&11. The 8 year old is better but cautious like her mother. The 11 year old did her first black diamond this winter but i picked any easy one for her.

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Pros: imrpoves conditioning and technique

Cons: costs money.
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Curious on other opinions? Really would like one to improve my skiing and also my family's.

Could one machine work for all of us? Me advanced. Good shape.

Wife. Was better but a bit out of shape and mostly sticks to groomers.

Girls. 8&11. The 8 year old is better but cautious like her mother. The 11 year old did her first black diamond this winter but i picked any easy one for her.

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Could it work for all of you?  Yes.  If the world's major ski teams use it, it should help all of you.  Your wife and kids are probably skiing a bit stiff legged, right?  This will help that and help them with their pole plants.

 

Wife a bit out of shape?  It will help her skiing and cardio.  Kids?  Unless the machine is set up with the bar (I use the poles) the younger girls may have trouble moving from side to side, even at the lowest setting.  They do make  models  suitable for the whole family. Mine is not.  My 12-year old (strong for his age) was able to use it successfully this year.  Regardless, 500 turns on the machine, if done correctly, is equal in effort to 500 turns on the slopes.  You and your family should tire a lot less assuming you are not already in fine althletic condition.

 

Call the company or see the website and get the promo DVD.  What they advertise is what you get.

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Originally Posted by NJSkier72 View Post

Curious on other opinions? Really would like one to improve my skiing and also my family's.

Could one machine work for all of us? Me advanced. Good shape.

Wife. Was better but a bit out of shape and mostly sticks to groomers.

Girls. 8&11. The 8 year old is better but cautious like her mother. The 11 year old did her first black diamond this winter but i picked any easy one for her.

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Could it work for all of you?  Yes.  If the world's major ski teams use it, it should help all of you.  Your wife and kids are probably skiing a bit stiff legged, right?  This will help that and help them with their pole plants.

 

Wife a bit out of shape?  It will help her skiing and cardio.  Kids?  Unless the machine is set up with the bar (I use the poles) the younger girls may have trouble moving from side to side, even at the lowest setting.  They do make  models  suitable for the whole family. Mine is not.  My 12-year old (strong for his age) was able to use it successfully this year.  Regardless, 500 turns on the machine, if done correctly, is equal in effort to 500 turns on the slopes.  You and your family should tire a lot less assuming you are not already in fine althletic condition.

 

Call the company or see the website and get the promo DVD.  What they advertise is what you get.


Thanks. I think that answers my question. I was thinking of the small or the midsize rise, the big mountain. From your post it sounds like the small would be best for the family.

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My 12yo daughter can use the old Skiers Edge II on the easiest resistance setting.  She's an advanced skier (easy blacks at Alta during spring break trip) and does an advanced gymnastics class once a week.  I found it on craigslist last year.  I think it may be very similar to the LT Carver, which is for lighter folks.  The regular sizes for the current models are called Classic, Big Mountain, World Cup Plyometric Power.  I'm a petite woman.  If I were buying a current model, it would be one of the Classics.  Would probably look for a used T5 first.

 

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Originally Posted by NJSkier72 View Post

Curious on other opinions? Really would like one to improve my skiing and also my family's.

Could one machine work for all of us? Me advanced. Good shape.

Wife. Was better but a bit out of shape and mostly sticks to groomers.

Girls. 8&11. The 8 year old is better but cautious like her mother. The 11 year old did her first black diamond this winter but i picked any easy one for her.

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Found this on YouTube after I got the used Skiers Edge.  Help give me ideas on how to use it.

 

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Any chance you still have the manual or a copy?

I just got an OLD Classic, and I don't understand how to set the upper band.

The company said leave the lower one alone (unless it's stretched out, you can tighten it.)

And he said move the rollers in to decrease tension, but then the bands are really loose - is that how it is?

 

Thanks!!!!

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We just picked up a used T4, also lacking manual. Anyone have one?
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Go to ebay and look at the listings.. Then contact some of the sellers to see if they would copy it for you (most are now DVD or older ones are VHS tapes. Mine is circa 1989 according to the company (they keep records on your serial #.)

I called and they didn't have a manual for mine, but gave me some tips.

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