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Poll Results: Would you use The Forward Ski System?

 
  • 6% (1)
    Yes
  • 93% (14)
    No
15 Total Votes  
post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Don't need no damn beeping.

If they changed to the sound of a rabbit cry, you could have the extra incentive of wolves chasing you down the mountain. Now that would keep you forward on your skis! biggrin.gif
post #32 of 48
Would like to give you a thumb up, but over my count as always.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Off. I'm less interested in improving my skiing than in enjoying the beauty. I love to feel the snow under the skis, the ski cutting through the turn, the silence of soft snow, and the aloneness of our mountain. Don't need no damn beeping.

Well, not to mention the fact that we're already getting feedback from miniature electronics with every movement. That thing called the nervous system works on electricity, folks. smile.gif
post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
 

We do all have them, they're called nerve endings.  I focus on them all the time.

 

 

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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

Well, not to mention the fact that we're already getting feedback from miniature electronics with every movement. That thing called the nervous system works on electricity, folks. smile.gif

 

Great minds think alike!

post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
 

Has anyone heard of the Forward Ski System?

A friend of mine just got his in the mail the other day. He said it really helps him control his turns. I guess it beeps at your when you don't have the correct body position. Cool idea. I am curious to see what people think about an electronic device that helps your skiing.

www.forwardski.com

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

balance is movement not a position. Your product is shit just because you failed at the basic premise of what balance is. 

 

go away now, and never come back.

post #36 of 48

10 posts yesterday and not back since, I think he has gone away. 

post #37 of 48

I saw a ski prototype at the toronto snow show that could identify things like pressure and torque in different regions of the ski. If that technology were integrated with GPS data and tracked over time, I foresee a great coaching tool. That said, there are lots of ways to contort a body to create force in different parts of the boot, so I can see this kind of tool helping a real-life coach (or knowledgeable self-coach). 

post #38 of 48

Stupid.  If the skier doesn't know when they're back, they need more than this gizmo.  Boots need to be close together at the turn transition (subject to debate, but not an error for those who ski this way.  Separation is vertical, not horizontal.)

post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Off. I'm less interested in improving my skiing than in enjoying the beauty. I love to feel the snow under the skis, the ski cutting through the turn, the silence of soft snow, and the aloneness of our mountain. Don't need no damn beeping.

Thats cool but you do see what forum you are in correct? 

post #40 of 48
This isn't instruction, it's some gizmo that beeps at you.
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post


Well, not to mention the fact that we're already getting feedback from miniature electronics with every movement. That thing called the nervous system works on electricity, folks. smile.gif

 

not really. 

 

its an adapted biofeedback machine.  an overpriced one. kind of like poles.

post #42 of 48
Definitely a POS training aid IMHO.
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by chad View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post


Well, not to mention the fact that we're already getting feedback from miniature electronics with every movement. That thing called the nervous system works on electricity, folks. smile.gif

 

not really. 

 

its an adapted biofeedback machine.  an overpriced one. kind of like poles.

 

Huh? Did you just call my nervous system overpriced? ;)

 

I suspect you didn't get the gist of my quip, which was essentially "I'll rely on my built-in electronics, rather than buying your external ones, thank you very much."

post #44 of 48

Big Brother will be beeping at you.

post #45 of 48

Like it or not, this is where everything is headed...

 

http://www.gadgetreview.com/2013/12/babolat-play-racquet-traces-your-tennis-skills.html

 

I won't be buying one, but I suspect I will be in the minority.

post #46 of 48

Yeah, I got the mailer for this new product launch. My first thought was that instead of putting the sensors in the front of the boots they should put them in the back of the boots - and maybe connect them to a shock collar to ZAP you when you're in the back seat... 

post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post
 

 

Huh? Did you just call my nervous system overpriced? ;)

 

I suspect you didn't get the gist of my quip, which was essentially "I'll rely on my built-in electronics, rather than buying your external ones, thank you very much."

I got it q.  just joking without magic smiley faces.

 

whole thing is silly, 99% of the population doesn't know their ribs are actually supposed to be flexible or turn their pelvis left or right but they will drop thousands on adding more crap to distract themselves from themselves.  

 

Merry Christmas All.

post #48 of 48

Good point about distracting ourselves from ourselves.

 

Proprioceptors are our best friends, if we listen to them.

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