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11/1/09 6:45 P

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glad i was able to help a bit. and, yes, my landlord is ok. he has let me keep my two cats. he mows the lawn at the complex because he likes to do that, so none of us have to do the mowing.

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11/1/09 5:38 P

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i live in a basement, so i can't really move it anywhere. when i purchased it, i actually had a discussion with the other people in the house over where to put it. i know i won't use it if i move it into a "common" area. (i'm wicked self-conscious about exercising in front of other people. plus, if it was upstairs, it would be on their tv, so if they wanted to watch tv, i wouldn't be able to use my wii)

i found some pieces of cardboard that i stacked to level out the wii. it's just two pieces and it seems sturdy and doesn't shift around when i stand on it. hopefully it will work. i'll keep any eye on it and be careful the first few times i use it. i sort of expect the cardboard to flatten out over time, but for now, i'll give it a shot.

i think i'll be ok in regards to shin splints, since i live down here in the basement, i'm used to the concrete and used to paying extra attention to my shins, ankles, and feet because i know concrete isn't the best surface to walk on.

thanks for replying. i can tell this is a really great, supportive team.

ps - your landlord also sounds like a really nice, really supportive person. :)

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11/1/09 5:15 P

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the ceiling of the basement was wooden, therefore, so was the floor under the carpet in the room above. the landlord put the shims between a support joist and the ceiling of the basement. this made the floor above it move up enough in that spot to be level. vinyl tile over concrete sounds like a basement floor. i use my wii in the living room above the basement. using the wii on concrete might give you shin splints. maybe you should take it upstairs. i have mine in the living room (where the tv is) because i know that if i put any of my exercise equipment into the basement, i will NEVER use it! emoticon

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did he put the shims in the floor or under the wii? i have shims, but the floor is vinyl tile over concrete...

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11/1/09 1:20 P

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yes, I did. I asked my landlord to check the floor on the spot where I was placing my Wii. (I live in an old townhouse). Fortunately, the landlord has been supportive of me regarding exercising and health. He went into the basement and installed some "shims" (I think that is what he called the little pieces of wood). They leveled the floor in that spot. I hope you don't have to go to that extreme in order to fix your leveling problem, but you may have to.

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I just got my Wii and Wii Fit and while I was setting up Wii Fit Plus, I realized it wanted me to stand in a very strange position to be centered with my balance and have good posture.

Today it occurred to me that perhaps my floor is uneven so I broke out a level and sure enough, my Wii Board is sloping mildly backwards and heavily left.

I don't know what to do! Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do?

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