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Anybody familiar with the TRIKKE?

post #1 of 12
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I was just channel surfing and happened across this infomercial, and have to say that it really piqued my curiousity.

Has anybody on Epic seen or used one of these training devices?

http://tv.trikke.com/
post #2 of 12
If you call and order now, RIGHT NOW, you'll get a free upgrade to the mountain bike version complete with shocks and a one size fits all helmet.
post #3 of 12
Yes, the 8-inch and 12 inch wheel versions.


It takes an interesting balance commitment to get much out of them.

Really counterintuitive to beginners but could easily relate to commitment to downhill transitions in skiing.

The bike path is too crowded, or I would have gotten the 8-inch one.

You should be able to find used ones on Ebay for dirt cheap; be aware that finding replacement wheelsets in some of the smaller sizes isn't trivial.
post #4 of 12
Yes. I love my trikke. It was the only way I survived living back east 4-5 hours away from crappy skiing. For something that not skiing, it feels a lot like skiing, and they're a lot of fun.
post #5 of 12
I Trikked a few times several years ago. It was pretty fun. I never bought one, though I still might. I preferred the ones with rollerblade type wheels. The pneumatic tires felt sluggish in comparison. Definitely try both types before purchasing if possible. Don't assume the higher priced models are more fun.
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
I Trikked a few times several years ago. It was pretty fun. I never bought one, though I still might. I preferred the ones with rollerblade type wheels. The pneumatic tires felt sluggish in comparison. Definitely try both types before purchasing if possible. Don't assume the higher priced models are more fun.
Yeah, they definitely have a different feel. IMHO, I think the version with air tires is harder to learn on, but has some real advantages. I have both, I basically trikked my trikke 8 into the ground ( back in 2002 or so ) and bought a trikke 12. The 12 is soo much smoother where I trikke.
post #7 of 12
It's as fun as skiing.

The video said so.
post #8 of 12
Here's a 2003 thread that included my assessment it involved too much upper body movement: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ghlight=trikke
post #9 of 12
Ric empty your PM box...
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by UtahPowderPig View Post
Yeah, they definitely have a different feel. IMHO, I think the version with air tires is harder to learn on, but has some real advantages. I have both, I basically trikked my trikke 8 into the ground ( back in 2002 or so ) and bought a trikke 12. The 12 is soo much smoother where I trikke.
The 12 seemed easier to use. I had a couple of miles on a 12 (some distance for Trikking) before I tried the older hard wheel style. The hard wheels are faster, but are sketchy, requiring a bit more finesse.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post
Here's a 2003 thread that included my assessment it involved too much upper body movement: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ghlight=trikke
The same thing can be concluded about telemarking if you watch a number of average practitioners. Have you tried Trikking with a quiet upper body and a little counter? It works!
post #12 of 12

Happened on a CL listing for a used Trikke 8, so searched to see if anyone here had been there, done that.

 

They're still around, and they offer a Trikke Skki now...

 

 

http://www.trikke.com/snowskki.html

 

Of course, if there's snow probably wanna be on real skis. ;-) 

 

Still, kinda interesting. Plus they have an electric model now as well.

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