Friday, 1 August 2014

Got U - New Kids sports support harness

Got U - Keeping little ones safe when learning
a new activity

When your little one wants to learn a new activity you want to be sure they are safe but you also need them to feel confident. Using a harness like Got"U" makes learning easy and safe.

The harness gives them support when learning but without the full hand on experience. Kids feel independent but parents feel in control. It's a perfect combination. 
Got "U" is great to support children when they are learning to ride a bike, swim, horse ride, snowboard, skate, ice skate or ski. 

Got "U" comes with a long leash to use when learning to ski. Parents can keep control of the speed and control the child down the slopes. They feel independent but the parent knows they are safe. Perfect for the first few days on the slopes. They rear grip handle also helps to get them on and off the chair lifts and pick them up if they have a tumble! 
Some Children lack confidence and can get tearful when learning something new, using the Got"U" harness lets them know you are there  to support and encourage them all the way, but without hindering them. Confidence is the key to learning. 

Our tip, don't push them to quickly let them learn and enjoy the moment.
Got"U" sports harness has adjustable straps and fits Age 2 - 8. It also has a handy little pouch for those little things they may want to take out with them, a feel treats, tissues, sunscreen etc.
It's the harness that brings you and your child together to learn with fun, while staying safe.

Tips for learning

Keep them warm
Keep them dry
If it's hot wear a hat and sunscreen
Take your time
Encourage them
Start with the basics
Take breaks
Don't compare them to others. we are learn at different rates
Make it fun
Introduce a game
Set a training route to follow
Give them a challenge at the end of each session
Award them for their efforts

All basic stuff, the most important have fun enjoy the moment with your child.



Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Should all skiers wear helmets?

Should all skiers wear helmets?

This is a question often under debate. What do you think?

Helmet use among skiers and boarders has been on the increase for the past few years. 
With many new styles and colours they are no longer uncool. 

If you ski in America you will be the uncool one if you don't have a helmet on!
I went to Whistler a few years back and by the end of my first day skiing I had a helmet. After eight years of skiing without one I will never ski with out one again. 

I am no ski dare devil but why take the risk? 

In Austria more experts wear helmets them than beginners.  Austrian experts estimate that 60 to 70 per cent of skiers and boarders wear helmets and it's estimated that in Switzerland around 84 per cent wear a helmet.
America’s National Ski Areas Association reports a 171 per cent rise in helmet use since 2003/04.  Back then less than 25 per cent of people wore one.
Head injuries typically occur as a result of a collision, or an impact with the snow. They often happen at high speed. While some people still choose not to wear a helmet, research published in the British Medical Journal shows that wearing one makes general head injuries 35 per cent less likely. 
Michael Schumacher's accident has brought the discussion back into our minds. 

The headlines read: 

Michael Schumacher 'fighting for his life' after skiing accident remains in a critical condition and fighting for his life after sustaining serious head injuries in an off-piste skiing accident at a resort in the French Alps. Doctors say former F1 world champion would not have survived accident in French Alps if he had not been wearing a helmet.

The question is .... Will you be wearing a helmet this season... I know I will! 

You can buy or rent, some resorts give them free with ski hire, so why not wear one?