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Sitski, (svensk text)

User on sitskin
User on sitskin

Sitski Tornado Touring
Sitski Tornado Touring

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Sitski makes it possible for wheelchair users to ski

A lined fiberglass seat is mounted on a monoski. The Sitski has soft suspension and adjustable seat angle/foot bar. The fiberglas seat is available in widths of 36, 40 and 44 cm. Ski/seat height: 30/60 cm. The ski is a Head, hourglass ski.

Model: Tornado Touring

Authors comments
The Tornado Touring Sitski is easy to turn, well-balanced and with clear suspension. Riders sit warm and comfortably on the seat. Sitski can be rented from Nordic Sitski or Hundfjället in Sälen. Sitski is also available for children. Additional information is available at hem.fyristorg.com/NordicSitski/html-hemsida-2002/index.html (last checked June 2017)

Nordic Sitski

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The user

Editors comments
Sitski is appropriate for persons who have good balance when seated, "low spinal injury", poor or no walking ability or "high injury" and good arm strength.
See also www.totalskidskolan.se
and Tessier, www.dualski.com (last checked June 2017)

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
recreation, leisure » winter sports, Tips and tricks from people with Low paraplegia (Th11- S1, ASIA A, B).

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User has moved forward in the wheelchair and moves one leg over to the foot bar of the sitski.Transfer from wheelchair to Sitski
People with strong arms can manage transfers between wheelchair and sitski without problems
Tip is dated from 2007.
User attaches hip beltAttachment belt for legs on Sitski
The belt helps a person with impaired leg function to sit securely on a sitski
Tip is dated from 2007.
User rides anchor liftRide skilift with sitski
A rope attached to the sitski makes it possible to ride the ski lift
Tip is dated from 2007.
User turns on slope(close-up). Photo: from Nordic SitskiRiding a Sitski
With Sitski a wheelchair user can ski with others on the same terms and manage independently on all lifts and slopes
Tip is dated from 2007.
User on Sitski with poles Tornado Flexible.Ski poles for Sitski
Tornado flip poles are flexible and work well when riding on sitski
Tip is dated from 2007.
Clothing for riding on sitskiClothing for riding on sitski
Several layers of thin, warm clothing are appropriate for a person who rides on a sitski
Tip is dated from 2007.

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