I remember that one person was talking about it not weighing you accurately while on the riser, but it really did add to the exercise. (So don't weight in on it, lol.)
I'd definitely go with the board/platform option though--that does sound like it'd be a whole lot better (and would be completely stable/reliable--no risks in buying something not good).
(aka Mommy_T) Central US
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