Hi, Can you tell me how to set the skiers edge?
Just got a used classic.
Do you know how to set it and to what setting I should use?
There is A-D on top and 1-7 on bottom?
It is very tight - I think due to shipping. Thanks!
Welcome to EpicSki! Which model did you get? S4, T5, or older?
Hi! It is a classic - really old, but in good shape. Belts are pliable in good shape.
It is very tight however, and I called Skiers Edge and they said let the bottom band alone -It's an original model and the lower belt is tethered on each end and slipped under tightening screws - it is not a continuous band.
The co said the further out the inner bands' pins/rollers are from the center, the tighter the resistance.
However, When I move those rollers in, there is a lot of slack on the belt. Is that what it's supposed to do?
We will eventually get a newer one, but wanted to start with this to get an idea.
Let the carving begin.
I have a S4, a newer version, with just one belt. You want to be able to go all the way down or all the way to the side. Somewhat a function of your weight, the heavier you are the tighter you need the bands. Try to keep your hips still and make the movement from below your waist. Just your legs should go side to side, not your body from above the waist. I am sure they will sell you a CD where they demo the machine and have used a helmet cam so it looks like you are skiing.
You will find it is a lot tougher than it looks to go for 5 minutes or even 10 minutes.
The idea is to pressure the downhill foot with the ball of your foot. My machine has a different cradle for my feet which allows my soles to press solidly not at an angle. I think they call it the "Double Diamond" attachment, it can be adjusted for different stance width (distance from ankle to ankle). The main point your feet stay relatively flat, mine align with my leg.