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

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 below). 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, praschberger.com (last checked December 2021)

Purchased from
Praschberger, Austria, praschberger.com (last checked December 2021)

Paid for by
The user

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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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.

Author: Ronny

Ronny arbetar på ett hjälpmedelsföretag. Han har tidigare tävlat slalom på heltid. Han skadade sig 1987 och har en hög paraplegi (TH7). Han har ingen assistans.

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