Test Match Special commentator Charles Dagnall took up skiing about three years ago:
“I loved it. I’m not very good, but it’s a joy. I wish I’d taken up skiing earlier. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. However, I had my knee replaced 18 months ago and was worried about potential damage.”
“I didn’t want to blow my knee on the first day”
That’s when ‘Daggers’ contacted us about the Ski Mojo:
“Currently, my knee can swell up, and it takes days to calm down. I didn’t want to go on holiday and blow out my knee on the first day.”
A visit to Colin Martin
While Dagnall’s holiday to La Clusaz is currently on hold until the French travel ban ends, he started his Ski Mojo experience by visiting Colin Martin at Solutions4Feet in Bicester.
Colin is an experienced and approved Ski Mojo fitter – he even may be the best boot fitter in the UK. Daggers was impressed:
“Colin was really helpful. He is an expert. You could tell when you walked into the place that he knew what he was talking about.”
“He looked at my boots, drilled the holding screw onto the boot, then put the inner back in. If I was getting a new pair, I’d be going to him. That extra sense of expertise that you get from.”
“We went through how to use the Ski Mojo: standing; sitting; engaging; how to click into place. He did a complete demo a couple of times and then he showed me how to pack it up.”
Took up skiing about 3 years ago & LOVED it. I’m not very good but it’s a joy.
I had my knee replaced 18 months ago and was worried about potential damage.
Have just been fitted with a @theskimojo and it’s epic! Taking so much pressure off the joint. Yippee!! Can’t wait now! pic.twitter.com/plubtBaqrv
— Charles Dagnall (@CharlesDagnall) November 23, 2021
Time to ‘Test’ the Ski Mojo
The next step was testing the Ski Mojo on snow, which Charles did with a visit to The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
“Until you get it on, you’re not quite sure, but when it clicks in – you feel it straightaway. It’s like being lifted up. It was brilliant: the ease that assistance is gives you is amazing.”
Niche tweet… BUT if you’ve had a knee replacement and you want assistance on the slopes, check this out me using my @theskimojo out at the brilliant @thesnowcentre in Hemel! ⛷
(I know I’m a bad skier!) @skipedia pic.twitter.com/IUTXMCukIR
— Charles Dagnall (@CharlesDagnall) December 12, 2021
We’re delighted to hear that it went so well Daggers and we hope that you (and all of our France-visiting customers) get to enjoy your holiday soon.