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 Post subject: Peddals & Knees
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:13 pm 
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Anybody out there have any real life experience on how pedaling a Revo treats tired 65 year old knees?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:13 am 
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Don,
I am 64 and have a Revo. I don't find it hard on my knees but I haven't had any knee problems. It's easier that an peddling a bike. Ask a dealer for a demo or rent one for the day and try it.
We have a lake close to home so I enjoy sailing my Revo and use the peddles for the center board.

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I have 67 year old knees and the only problem I have is getting the seat adjusted correctly. Once that's in place, pumping the pedals is easy.


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Pedaling a Hobie is probably easier on the knees than walking.


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 Post subject: re: old knees
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:20 pm 
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I am 60. Back in 1965, I dislocated both knees (for the first time) at the same time playing football. I've had two surgeries on my right knee and one on my left over the years.
My knees progressively got worse until I discovered the Nordic Track ski machine six or seven years ago. Two or three 20 minute workouts on it a week actually strengthened my knees, particularly the really 'bad' right one.
A year ago in February, I bought a Hobie AI. To my delight, the Mirage pedal drive strengthened my knees too, much like the Nordic Track but it was a lot more fun with a lot more entertaining scenery to watch. Btw: I also use the largest Turbo fins.

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