Frequently Asked Questions
I have knee ligament/cartilage trouble, will it help?
Almost certainly, this is what the Ski Mojo is best at. It will benefit you in two main ways:-
Firstly, on our recommended settings, the Ski Mojo will reduce the load your knees have to endure by around 33% thus reducing the stress your knees are subjected to. This will allow you to be more in control of your skis, reducing the risk of further injury and reducing or eliminating any pain or discomfort that you may normally be accustom to.
Secondly, the Ski Mojo is a shock absorbing suspension system. Normally when skiing you have constant “chatter” going through your knees which can cause irritation and subsequent swelling of the knee. The Ski Mojo absorbs this chatter and any compressions.
Will it hurt if I fall while wearing the Ski Mojo?
Falling while wearing the Ski Mojo is usually no different than if you fell without one. As the Ski Mojo runs down the side of your leg it works as side impact protection bars, just like those on a car and will often reduce the affect of any impact. However, under certain circumstances: e.g. if you fall on the end of the upper telescopic rod, it may cause bruising (in the same way as if you fell on your keys if you had them in your pocket. There is a layer of Neoprene between your leg and the rod, which can usually be folded over and “doubled-up”; you may wish to add additional padding to fit between these rods and your legs to further help reduce the risk of bruising.
If you fall or are hit by another skier/boarder from the side then the Ski Mojo will take the majority of the impact rather than your leg. It will spread the impact down the length of the Ski Mojo which has the effect of cushioning any impact you receive. If you were not wearing the Ski Mojo, then any impact would be felt directly on the side of your leg.
We cannot make any claims that the Ski Mojo is impact safety equipment. The above is based on the anecdotal evidence of several Ski Mojo users. The most relevant anecdotal evidence is that we have not heard of a single injury (other than normal bumps and bruises) sustained by a Ski Mojo user other than in circumstances where they fell that the injury would have been worse if they had not been wearing their Ski Mojo.
Where can I purchase a Ski Mojo?
You can purchase your Ski Mojo via our website and during the Northern Hemisphere ski season we will usually send your purchase to you the same day (for orders placed before midday on a work day) or the next working day, by courier. Outside of the ski season orders are usually shipped within seven days.
You can visit one of our authorised agents and purchase your Ski Mojo from them. A list of our agents can be found on our stockists/agents page.
I have hip/back trouble, will it help me?
Almost certainly, as normally when skiing you get constant “chatter” going through your whole body; as the Ski Mojo is a shock absorbing suspension system it reduces the stress and vibration/jolting that your back and hips have to endure.
The Ski Mojo also supports you in a good posture as it mimics an ergonomical (or kneeling) chair, which also takes strain from the back.
Will the Ski Mojo affect my skiing technique?
Yes – in a positive way! The Ski Mojo will work with your natural articulation when skiing and it will help you to maintain the correct posture , also as it takes less physical effort to ski, it is easier and you can ski for longer, all factors which help you to improve your skiing technique.