Train DYNAMIC SKI Skills, FAST
The SkiA Ski Trainer is the new way to maximise your skiing performance and enjoyment
It’s a unique dry-land training device, designed to be used with ski boots, which can be used almost anywhere. The Trainer is used by thousands of skiers, and recommended by professional skiers and racers, leading ski schools, and national ski instructor organisations worldwide.
You can quickly train, practice and perfect essential skills that will take your skiing to a new level. Use it to get in shape for a season, to prepare for a ski holiday or competition, and as an essential part of your preparation and ski fitness program.
It’s proven to work for skiers of every standard, from complete beginners and intermediate skiers through to advanced and highly-expert skiers.
It can be used by adults and children (from 5-6 yrs upwards), and fits every size of Alpine ski boots (contact us for advice on using with all-terrain/mountaineering ski boots).
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The smallest, lightest ski simulator
Included in the pack is 1 pair of trainers, and 4 pairs of balance blocks, with a detailed instruction manual by Hugh Monney. Simply adjust the trainers so that the blocks centre under the ski boots. Then (wearing the boots) balance on the blocks so that your toes and heels don’t touch the floor.
It starts easy, but it gets a lot harder (and even more fun) as the balance blocks get progressively smaller and more challenging to balance on.
The largest (green) blocks are designed to be quite easy, but the smaller blue and then red blocks are each more difficult than before. The smallest (black) blocks will challenge the very best skiers.
As you master one size of block, move onto a smaller pair for the next challenge.
You can use the SkiA Ski Trainer anywhere, on almost any firm surface. Use it at home, in the comfort of your living room; or in the gym, as part of your workout program.
Bring it on your next trip. It’s small and light enough to easily fit in a day sack, or a large pocket. Use it in your hotel or chalet, or even on the mountain. It’s the handy, affordable alternative to a ski machine or ski simulator.
The Trainer is tough and strong, and come with a life-time guarantee. Use it year after year, for as long as you ski.
Challenge yourself, and challenge your friends
The SkiA Ski Trainer is used with ski boots because, with your ankles ‘braced’ by the boots, it’s impossible to balance just by using your feet and ankles. You have to use your whole body to balance, and engage your hips, shoulders, head and arms – right to your fingertips - to stay centred. The skills needed to balance on the blocks, while keeping your feet still, are highly dynamic and extremely focused.
It’s a unique and patented challenge – no other balance trainer works this way – and, because it’s exactly the way that you balance on skis, it's a uniquely effective ski trainer.
It’s also great fun for all ages. Challenge yourself, and challenge your friends!
For anyone recovering from injury, it's a safe, progressive way to retrain balance, proprioception and an increased range of movement
The key to better skiing
Use the SkiA Ski Trainer to practice and train dynamic balance skills, centred posture & highly-skilled movement patterns. Training takes just minutes at a time, and it’s astonishing how quickly you can develop and improve. If you have the chance to ski straightaway, you can notice the difference immediately after one training session.
Dynamic Balance: train highly ski-specific balance skills to greatly increase your control in all conditions. Dynamic balance is having the ability to constantly adjust and correct your balance, every moment of every turn – choosing where to apply your weight on the skis. Skiing 'stacked', centred and balanced throughout your whole body, will reduce the strength and muscle effort required for skiing at any speed. Highly-skilled skiers will then apply their weight dynamically fore-to-aft along the ski, through the turn, for maximum performance. If you experience tired and aching muscles, leg, knee or other joint pains when you ski, then developing accurate balance skills will dramatically improve your skiing experience. Whatever your standard, improved balance skills will increase your endurance and agility. Refine and perfect your skills, to take your performance to the next level.
Movement patterns: practice and develop highly-skilled movement patterns. The challenge is to flex and extend through a full range of movement, while staying accurately balanced on the blocks. It’s very common for skiers to tip forwards (or backwards) out of balance as they flex (or extend). Developing the skill to stay in balance through these movements is essential for being able to stay centred as you ski. You can also practice rotation movements with leg pivoting (essential for short radius turns on steep and narrow runs); and lateral movements from edge to edge (essential for turn initiation). This is the perfect way to train and develop your muscle memory, to promote the same highly effective and reliable movements when you ski.
Centred Posture: posture can be one of the hardest aspects of skiing to train. With the SkiA Trainer, you immediately feel the right solution. To balance on the blocks, you really have to be centred – the key to effective skiing posture. Even for highly-skilled skiers applying their weight dynamically fore-and-aft, the Trainer gives an unmistakeable sense of centre. For skiers who habitually ski ‘in the back seat’, using the Trainer is a revelation – simply get centred, almost instantly!
Core strength: develop your core strength and stability, essential for reducing your risk of falls and injury, and for developing a powerful, dynamic technique. Using the trainer regularly will train your core muscles as an essential part of your system of balance and movement.
Skiers train in many different ways. However, SkiA training dramatically increases the benefit of strength and aerobic workouts. Refining your balance, movement patterns, posture and core stability, provides a fantastic foundation to maximise the benefit of other exercise programs.
Train Anywhere, FAST
Time spent on the SkiA Trainer is 100% focused. You can have fun, safely explore balancing the limits of your skill and ability
"I have been skiing and club racing for over 30 years and have tried many training devices and exercises to get ready for the next ski racing season. The SKiA Trainer is one of the simplest and least expensive ski specific devices or pieces of training equipment I have ever used. It is also WAY harder than I thought it would be, considering my level of experience" Ralph P, New York Masters Racer/NASTAR Racer
Because SkiA dynamic balance training is so intensely focused, minutes of practice really can be of more benefit than hours spent skiing. By training and developing your skills on dry land, you then get the very best value from the time you spend on skis. Work on and perfect your skills before your trip (and during your trip) with the SkiA Ski Trainer, and then really maximise the benefits of your investment in ski lessons or coaching. Get the most out of your skiing – forever. We guarantee great results
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