I have been a keen skier since 1981 and I am
now 54 years old working as a full time GP.
Until 2002 I had no problems of any sort
with my knees and was able to ski all day.
From 2002 gradually skiing became more and
more painful and investigations revealed I
have extensive osteoarthritis in both knees
of such severity as to warrant knee
replacements should I wish.
By 2008 a skiing holiday consisted of one or
two very painful slow runs in the morning,
reading a book at a restaurant until my
friends returned for lunch and then one or
two painful slow runs in the afternoon
before slowly returning to the resort.
In 2008 I heard about the ski~mojo and used
it in Zermatt for the first time in March
2009. To say it was an improvement is a
gross understatement, it was an absolute
I weighed 14 stones 7 pounds on that holiday
and I found that with the ski~mojo set to
its maximum support I was able to ski with
virtually no pain of any sort, as fast as I
wished, and despite having weak thigh
muscles as a result of the osteoarthritis I
found little fatigue after an entire days
I was able to ski the entire week without
difficulties or cumulative fatigue. It took
only a single run to adapt to the wonderful
support provided by the ski~mojo, the
sensation when skiing with a ski~mojo is
quite excellent, best described as weighing
one third of your normal weight with skis
that seem glued to the snow. There is no
loss of control, indeed if anything control
is enhanced particularly on ice as the
springs adapt to chattering across ridges
much faster than your muscles can.
Also it is easy wearing a ski~mojo to adopt
and return from a full schuss position
without any strain at all.
I have the ski~mojo to thank for allowing me
to return to the pleasures of near painless
fatigue free skiing.