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Old 05-19-08, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond
I run around 50K a week outside for my boxing (just so i don't hear any of those why don't u run outside replies)
in the urban area I live near, I rather jog inside then get mugged.
Old 05-20-08, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Jogging in place in front of my Wii might be the most retarded thing I've heard of since the Slanket.
Looks Pretty Good to me:

Jogging in Place

Here is a bonus video....mmmmm Hula Hoop

Hula Hoop
Old 05-20-08, 07:10 AM
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I see there's this yoga mat thing being sold separately, would that work for heavy carpet? Putting the mat between the board and the carpet?

Edited to add: Mmmm, hula hoop...

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Old 05-20-08, 07:31 AM
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I kinda doubt Best Buy will allow this, but here's
a $10 coupon for video games and video game accessories.

They seem to be a lot more strict on coupons lately, which is why I'm not counting on this working.
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Originally Posted by scoot95
Looks Pretty Good to me:

Jogging in Place

Here is a bonus video....mmmmm Hula Hoop

Hula Hoop
hula hoop

wow.... shakira moves....
Old 05-20-08, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by raven56706
hula hoop

wow.... shakira moves....
Those hips don't lie.
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I like how she holds her hands out in order not to get hit by the imaginary hula hoop.
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
I see there's this yoga mat thing being sold separately, would that work for heavy carpet? Putting the mat between the board and the carpet?
It should. You do realize it is just a standard yoga mat? If you aren't pressed for the wii logo, I'm sure you can find a cheaper one at Target or WalMart. lol
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
I see there's this yoga mat thing being sold separately, would that work for heavy carpet? Putting the mat between the board and the carpet?
I am not sure it is even necessary. According to a review I read, the balance board comes with two sets of rubber feet. One set is specifically for use on thick, heavy carpet.

(Totally unrelated -- How is it that I have been a member here since 2000, yet, I am still a "...Cool New Member?"

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Old 05-20-08, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Pitchman
(Totally unrelated -- How is it that I have been a member here since 2000, yet, I am still a "...Cool New Member?"
Title is related to post count.

I'm thinking of picking this up down the road, but knowing Nintendo, there will not be a price drop, ever. Will just have to luck into some coupons and/or sales.
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Originally Posted by Pitchman
I am not sure it is even necessary. According to a review I read, the balance board comes with two sets of rubber feet. One set is specifically for use on thick, heavy carpet.

(Totally unrelated -- How is it that I have been a member here since 2000, yet, I am still a "...Cool New Member?"

I think it is also to keep you from slipping and sliding in your socks if you use it on a bare floor.

I scored a wii for my mom today! Late Mother's Day/Early birthday present. Now if I can get wii fit tomorrow, I'll keep it for myself and let her have my preorder when it arrives. I wonder if the line will be out the door at Target like it was for Rock Band.

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Old 05-21-08, 07:08 AM
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Reading reports from Gaf about how crowd lines for Fit, Most mention 'many' mom-types and dad types.
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I walked into a 24 hour Wal-Mart this morning at 7am to get one. There were two moms there ahead of me, each one bought two Wii Fits and I got one. They weren't even out on the floor yet, they had to be fetched from the back. The lady who rung us up said we were the first ones to buy them.
Old 05-21-08, 07:37 AM
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yikes! BestBuy.com went from coming soon to sold out online immediately. Hopefully it changes as stores update their stock (for those of us with jobs)
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Walked into WM at 8:05 (right after opening) and there were 8 on the shelves. I walked out at 8:10 with one in tow.
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I went to the Baltimore Target at 8am and there were about 10-15 people lined up outside. They seemed to have plenty in stock and we all walked out of there with one. I think I was the youngest one in line (lots of soccer moms and dads there)!
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I may take a ride to Best Buy at my lunch time. Good thing I got into work early, as it may be a extended lunch.
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Originally Posted by bedhead_75
(lots of soccer moms and dads there)!

Every house will have a wii fit. This thing is going to explode.

What do people always complain about? Never having enough time to get away from the house to get to the gym.
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
Every house will have a wii fit. This thing is going to explode.
Excepting, of course, Nintendo's inexplicit inability to keep up with demand when things get super-popular.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Excepting, of course, Nintendo's inexplicit inability to keep up with demand when things get super-popular.

I hope Nintendo figures out the production demand on this one. Although I think this might just be like the wii, and there will be demand long down the road..
Old 05-21-08, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by achau9598
yikes! BestBuy.com went from coming soon to sold out online immediately. Hopefully it changes as stores update their stock (for those of us with jobs)
I saw a post on FW around 2:10 a.m. saying they were available, then by 2:30, posts saying it was OOS.

I ordered one through my Sam's Club last night. Said they had them in stock, but my order won't be available until probably tomorrow. I'll probably swing by and see if I can pick one up, and cancel my order.
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I was going to take a run to my nearest Best Buy ... good thing I called.. sold out .. same goes for the other 3 in my area. Same for Wal-Mart, Circuit City, K-Mart .. shit
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I went right at 8:00 to Target and picked one up. Brought it home and used it for thirty minutes straight.

I used to be in shape (competitive swimmer), but since quitting a few years back I definitely packed on a few pounds and lost a lot of stamina. Big surprise, this thing told me I was overweight, but in 30 minutes I lost half a pound. Granted, that isn't miraculous weight loss or anything, but it was a lot of fun and I could actually feel my muscles burning.

Overall, definitely worth the 90 bucks.
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If anyone in the Baltimore area is able to grab an extra .. please pm me
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Just picked up my Wii Fit as well at a Gamestop, only one other person was there and they didn't even have a pre-order....I was kind of surprised. I also picked up a Wii at a Wal-Mart yesterday for a co-worker and there was at least 5-6 in the case too.

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