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6/16/09 9:50 P

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The Balance Board sits directly on top of the riser and the friction of the legs sliding into the matching indentations on the riser seems to be enough to secure it. It's very solid feeling.

I've not noticed any other difference in how the Balance Board responds -- especially in the balance games -- it's only the weight calculation that gets thrown off. I suspect it's the cross-member on the riser platform, which provides additional support for the Balance Board.

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6/16/09 8:49 P

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I went online at bestbuy.com and it was for 24.99 so I ordered there...Don't know why it's 60.00 in the store

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6/16/09 8:35 P

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Amazon has it for 24.99 I was just in best buy tonight for 59.99 what a rip off

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6/16/09 8:01 P

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How does this do when do the step on Wii Fit?



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6/16/09 6:58 P

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Thats interesting. Does the riser fit on top of the board and lock in place?

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6/16/09 6:31 P

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Here's the riser that I purchased from Amazon Canada:

www.amazon.ca/Wii-Everlast-3-Aerobic
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tep/dp/B0024FAY6O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8R>&s=videogames&qid=1245191300&sr=8-1


I see it's also listed on their main U.S. site:

www.amazon.com/Everlast-3-Aerobic-St
ep
-Nintendo-Wii/dp/B0024FAY6O/ref=sr_1R>_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=12451913
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I find that doing Step is useless unless the Balance Board meets the minimum height requirement (4 inches minimum, 10 inches suggested maximum). The Everlast riser brings it up to 4 inches.

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6/16/09 4:44 P

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I missed the fact that you could even buy a higher step attachment!

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6/16/09 3:40 P

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Thank you for the information!!!!

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6/16/09 2:37 P

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Oh, I understand--just pointing out that it will ask about the weight difference (since some might not know about that).

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6/16/09 1:54 P

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It will ask if your weight has changed, but it won't record the info into your profile. It's just that the Balance Board is too low to the floor to be of using during Advanced Step without the riser attached, so I put up with the occasional prompt.

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6/16/09 1:51 P

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That means that you also have it off when it goes to measure you before each event, too--I know that it asks if there's a significant change in your weight....but I don't think that it records that weight into the trackers.


"have it off" as in--it doesn't measure right--but then, you want it to measure with the board extensions (when exercising), so that it registers your movements right while you're working out.

Edited by: BUTTERFLY_MT at: 6/16/2009 (13:53)
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6/16/09 1:48 P

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Good to know.

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6/16/09 1:36 P

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Folks,

Just as an FYI... If you purchase the Everlast 3 inch riser for your Balance Board, be aware that it skews your weigh-in results in Wii Fit. With the riser in place the Fit consistently measures me as weighing 30 lbs less than I actually do, and about the same for my wife. You'll need to remove the riser and place the Balance Board directly on the floor when doing the Fit's Body Check.

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