Competition sitski

A sitski for persons who use wheelchairs and compete in skiing

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

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

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

Made by
Alois Praschberger, Austria, www.praschberger.com

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

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2008

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

Related tips

Wagon for sitski
Wagon for sitski
Facilitates transporting the sitski.
Riding a chair lift with sitski
Riding a chair lift with sitski
The monoski works well on a chair lift.
Leg guard for competition sitski
Leg guard for competition sitski
Protection for legs and feet when skiing.

Tipsare: Ronny

Ronny is working for a technical aid company. He was injured in 1987 and has a high paraplegia (TH7). He does not have any assistance.