Originally Posted by Arby
They have been discussed here many times and most agree they are good machines, especially if you can get a used one and not have to pay new price.
I am not sure about that.
I think they are a waste of money.
I had an S4 All Mountain Master for about 2 years.
It neither strengthened my legs, built up endurance, or improved my skiing.
If you are a beginner and out of shape it is good. It is more of a fun novelty then anything. Kids will love jumping on it.
If you are advanced adult skier and are an active person then you will find it boring after the first week.
It also seems that they have jacked up their prices as my old machine had appreciated over 2 years so I sold it on Ebay.
The big mountain series is a little bigger then the classic but still not that great.
If anything the new World Cup Plyometric is the best because you can get better edge angles versus just sliding back and forth with the other two models.
The Pro Fitter is smaller, cheaper, and less fluid. It is kind of jerky when you get towards the sides.
It too can get boring after a while and does not neccessarily promote better skiing.
I think balance devices such as wobble boards, bongo boards, BOSU, and stability balls do more to promote better skiing fitness then a Skiers Edge.