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Tävlingssitski, (svensk text)

User rides monoski. Photo: www.praschberger.com
User rides monoski. Photo: www.praschberger.com

Sitski with tightening strap to adjust back. Photo: Ronny Persson
Sitski with tightening strap to adjust back. Photo: Ronny Persson

User rides anchor lift. Photo::www.praschberger.com
User rides anchor lift. Photo::www.praschberger.com

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Competition sitski

A sitski for persons who use wheelchairs and compete in skiing

Description
A fiberglass seat is mounted on a ski with a standard binding. It has a soft suspension. The angle of the seat can be adjusted with a strap (see red band in photo 2). The backrest is available in different heights and the seat in different widths.
The legs sit on a leg guard (see associated tip). The knees are pulled up against the chest, which improves balance.

Ski poles have underarm support like crutches; the height is adjustable. On the bottom is a folding ski for the pole. Folding the ski pole up provides a grip in icy snow and on the slopes.

In order to ride the lift (button and anchor lift) the sitski has a rope that sits attached on the right and left side of the seat. The rope is hooked onto the lift.

Skiers can also ride the chair lift, (see associated tip).

Model: Monoski from Praschberger

Authors comments
The user designed the sitski in cooperation with Alois Praschberger.
The sitski has a removable handle which makes it easy for assistants.

Manufacturer
Alois Praschberger, Austria, www.praschberger.com

Purchased from
Praschberger, Austria, www.praschberger.com (last checked June 2017)

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2008

Categories for this tip
recreation, leisure » winter sports, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

Related tips: 3

Wagon for sitski. Photo: Ronny PerssonWagon for sitski
Facilitates transporting the sitski
Tip is dated from 2008.
User on chair lift. Photo: www.praschberger.comRiding a chair lift with sitski
The monoski works well on a chair lift
Tip is dated from 2008.
User rides monoski with leg guard. Photo: www.praschberger.comLeg guard for competition sitski
Protection for legs and feet when skiing
Tip is dated from 2008.

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