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EXTRAHANNAH
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6/4/10 11:09 A

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Thanks guys! Great info and ideas! I hadn't thought of it, but my SO is excellent at carpentry. I bet he could make me something FREE out of scrap lumber we have around here. I think I'll give that a try first.


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6/3/10 3:13 P

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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).

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6/3/10 11:03 A

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I purchased the Aerobics Step Platform for Wii Fit by CTA Digital from Amazon. (If you search for "wii riser" it shows up #2.) The Everlast one got a lot of complaints because the board doesn't sit well in it, but I have no problem with the CTA Digital one at all. It was a little tricky to put together (you need a long screwdriver and the nails are tiny!), but it's been great. REALLY increases the intensity.

I don't know if the accuracy is really off or not; I don't use it with my Wii Fit, lol. I got it to use as a step during my EA Sports Active step aerobics. I'll have to try it on the Fit and see how it is, but a lot of people say it's not as accurate to use a riser.

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6/3/10 10:56 A

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I got one from Amazon and it's not bad for the exercise but the score isn't as accurate...which doesn't bother me but it may you.

If you have a carpenter in your life, my friend had her dad make her a 3inch board to set it on, it's almost like being on the floor so it's more accurate and she really likes it. It's just a little heavy to transport anywhere.

I've also heard that just a basic aerobic step that's big enough for the board to fit on works really well.

You don't have to have one specifically for the Wii.

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6/3/10 10:47 A

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I enjoy doing the Step Aerobics in my Wii Fit Plus, but mostly use it as a warm up and cool down. I'd like to make it just a bit more challenging with a riser. There seem to be lots of different options available on Amazon. I'm wondering if anyone has used a specific riser that has worked well with the board. Thanks!


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