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I just want to pop in here with a word of caution to anyone considering buying an "original" version of a Skier's Edge (like in a thrift shop or garage sale).

 

I got one back in 1991 as a partial way to come back from an ACL reconstruction.  While the unit provided excellent strengthening, balance, and mobility exercise, the rubber belts on those original models were junk.  Maybe I was cycling it more than  most people would (I'm 6'1", 195#), but I broke bands regularly.  I probably had to replace the bands about six times.  

 

Eventually, I got annoyed, frustrated, etc and threw the whole unit into a pond where it even now provides wonderful cover for largemouth bass and bluegills.

 

My understanding is that the newer models have solved that problem and I am not complaining about newer models.  I just want to warn unsuspecting shoppers out there that the original model will not continue to function very long if you use it hard.

post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
 

Eventually, I got annoyed, frustrated, etc and threw the whole unit into a pond where it even now provides wonderful cover for largemouth bass and bluegills.

 

By any chance do you have a pic of that? Actually an underwater pic would be awesome!

 

Curious, what happened the half dozen times you broke bands? Was it a severe "lateral displacement"?

Did you go flying into the hay bales you had set up after the first couple, or??

 

Seriously, I'd be interested to know what went down.

post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post
 

 

By any chance do you have a pic of that? Actually an underwater pic would be awesome!

 

Curious, what happened the half dozen times you broke bands? Was it a severe "lateral displacement"?

Did you go flying into the hay bales you had set up after the first couple, or??

 

Seriously, I'd be interested to know what went down.


Sorry but I don't have any pics.  We sold that property about ten years ago and it's back in Iowa anyway so I haven't visited the Skier's-Edge-that-sleeps-with-the-fishes in about a dozen years.

 

Each time a band broke I clunked onto whichever side I was headed when it broke.  I never quite got thrown off but it was pretty unsettling to go from resistance to no resistance in a matter of inches.

 

When it first happened, I assumed it was a defective band.  Tried to talk the company into giving me a new one but got nowhere.  Ended up just not wanting to deal with the thing anymore.

 

Kind of a borking story.

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