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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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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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.
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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