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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Has anyone played this yet? Thinking about getting a Wii, golf looks great, wondering how the skiing is.
post #2 of 23
The kids got it for me for Father's Day. Unfortunately, the balance board was (and remains) out of stock, so I've only tried it with remotes.

Most of the time, you basically treat the remotes as though you were edging skis. There are specific gestures to tuck, wedel, etc., that are not necessarily intuitive.

It's amusing, but it's not skiing, and it won't help you (other than perhaps preparing you for a season of gaper slalom).
post #3 of 23
We got it last week. Its fun because its ski related, but the board is hyper sensitive and with no feedback it doesnt feel much at all like the real thing. Not to mention there are things that are actually done with the hand controls so it totally distances the experience from the real thing.

The boxing is pretty awesome though, you work up a sweat.
post #4 of 23
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There a bunches of balance boards on Craigslist. Still tempted.
post #5 of 23
Richie, are you talking about the ski slalom that is part of wii fit, or the seperate We Ski program (over here it's called "Family Ski")
http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/2008/05/we_ski_wii

I wouldn't use it to learn how to ski, but it is a good laugh, and a bit different from the racing type games, where all that matters is being the fastest.
post #6 of 23
So far I tried the ski race and ski slalom, both are in what they sell here as Wii Ski, it was sold seperately. I didn't even know that the Wii fit came with skiing, I havent used the disc that came with it yet, Ill have to check that one out.
post #7 of 23
The Wii Fit Board is pretty good for fine balance tuning. The Yoga exercises cover a good range of movements. I think anything that promotes balance development is going to have a positive effect on skiing.

Wii Ski is a lot of fun, especially when you get a group going.
It's got some limitations in terms of true ski emulation, e.g. you have to "turn" using your "inside ski." but I don't find that makes it any less enjoyable.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
I didn't even know that the Wii fit came with skiing, I havent used the disc that came with it yet


The disc that came with it is excellent!
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by mogulmuncher View Post
Wii Ski is a lot of fun, especially when you get a group going.
It's got some limitations in terms of true ski emulation, e.g. you have to "turn" using your "inside ski." but I don't find that makes it any less enjoyable.
In the setup menu press 1 & 2 to switch from inside to outside. (you can tell, cause the bar on the bottom of the screen will change from blue to red)
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
In the setup menu press 1 & 2 to switch from inside to outside. (you can tell, cause the bar on the bottom of the screen will change from blue to red)

spoken like a true pro

you going to make it thursday??
post #11 of 23
Sorry mate, can't do thursday, hope it goes well.

Will have to get you round for your opinion of the Wii Fit. When Brett and I were trying it out, we wondered if it would be of any use to someone like you because of the measurements it takes on CoG and balance.


...oh, and I prefer "expert" to "pro"
post #12 of 23
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...oh, and I prefer "expert" to "pro"

definition of an expert:

x is an unknown quantity and a spurt is a drip under pressure
post #13 of 23
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In the setup menu press 1 & 2 to switch from inside to outside. (you can tell, cause the bar on the bottom of the screen will change from blue to red)
Missed that setup detail -- many thanks for the tip!
post #14 of 23
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I got Lola a Wii for her birthday (along with new skis). Playing with the We Ski, it is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. Both Ty and I commented that the mountain would be a fun mountain to actually ski. i like the fact that the edge pressure inside edge more than the outside, it gives a more modern sense of carving now. I would like to see a program that was more serious, like a Shaun White Snowboard or Tiger Woods golf instead of a kiddie version like this. But, in the meantime, this will do.
post #15 of 23
I don't have the balance board so I just play with the Wii Remote on We Ski. The chute off the backside I got an S+ on! I wish it was a lot bigger and more serious though. I beat the game though. It's pretty fun, but the only challenging runs are Lion and the chute off the backside.
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post #17 of 23
The balance board works much better if you go through the setup and make a profile for yourself. If you are jumping on to try the skiing and its in a profile for someone a lot heavier or lighter, or clumsier, than you are the board will be overly sensitive.
post #18 of 23
Philpug, surprised it bears any resemblance to skiing. My son's aunt got him the basic Wii, no skiing setup, recently. Lot of fun, but you basically do a lot of quick wrist flicks for tennis or baseball, and my son rocks at the boxing setup by holding both arms out in front of him and making these blurringly fast pawing motions, vaguely like using a speed bag. Actual jabs or hooks need not apply. So I doubted the skiing would be much like any snow sport, but must be wrong...Hmm. New excuse for stimulating the economy.
post #19 of 23
Phil, do you have your Wii hooked up to your big screen TV?
Just wondered.........
So, here is the update.....
today, we had Christmas Brunch at my sisters house. She fired up the Wii and started showing family how much fun it could be.
By the time we left, my dad wanted a Wii, and my Mother in law wanted a Wii!!!!!
My dad doesn't surprise me so much as My MIL!!!! This thing is definitely addicting and contagious!
I was imagining how much crazier it could be if hooked up to a big screen TV.

As I understand it, you need the Wii Fit for the Wii Ski. Is that correct?
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
You do need the Wii fit for the Wii Ski, we have it hooked up to our 96" front projection. The mountain that they have set up actually looks like a fun little place to ski. Just as in Tiger Woods Golf, which is also, I would like to see other ski area's added.
post #21 of 23
The skiing in Wii fit is very fun; I found I stick too much to the back seat even on the Wii.

The separate Wii Ski game sucks since they kind of tacked on the balance board controls, and it's extremely slow.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I got Lola a Wii for her birthday (along with new skis). Playing with the We Ski, it is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. Both Ty and I commented that the mountain would be a fun mountain to actually ski. i like the fact that the edge pressure inside edge more than the outside, it gives a more modern sense of carving now. I would like to see a program that was more serious, like a Shaun White Snowboard or Tiger Woods golf instead of a kiddie version like this. But, in the meantime, this will do.
Try Winter Sports 2, it is better then Wii Ski
post #23 of 23
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Try Winter Sports 2, it is better then Wii Ski
Hmmm, will have to rent it, thanks!
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