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
The user designed the sitski in cooperation with Alois Praschberger.
The sitski has a removable handle which makes it easy for assistants.
Alois Praschberger, Austria, www.praschberger.com
Praschberger, Austria, www.praschberger.com (last checked June 2017)
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This tip is from 2008