By Death Wish (Virginia Beach, VA & Athens, TN) on Mar 9, 2009
Comments: First used one about 1982 when a group of us bought one for use on a Navy aircraft carrier. We kept it in an unairconditioned void where it was used about 20 hours per day. Lots of sweat poured over that skier and it kept going. I was so impressed that I bought my own in 1987. I use the heck out of it, and yes, sweat all over it. I even leave it outside for months at a time (not recommended). I have a gym membership where I use top-quality equipment which might give better workout for certain muscels, but for a NO-IMPACT cardio workout, this is still the best machine, ever.It is not indestructable though. After 22 years of use and abuse, it has developed a tiny bit of rust and the coiled cord to the display unit is a bit worn. Did I mention that I often fold it up and put it in the back seat or trunk to take back and forth to work.
A classic in the home fitness world, the Classic Pro Skier is still a fan favorite for its effectiveness. Smooth, natural motion of Nordic skiing offers exercise without injury or discomfort, while adjustable resistance and elevation let you easily adjust the intensity of your workout. Independent resistance controls for the arms and legs give you training variety. The LED feedback window tracks time, distance calories burned and pulse.