Footstool Slope Poll

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Ubik

Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Ubik » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:18 pm

Wow, a new horizon, the downhill footstool! :shock: I would rush to try this but it's a bit late and I would have to find my footstool. The practical solution for myself is to step on random clutter on the floor.

There is a trick that is probably as self-harmful as it is useful whereby you have your left foot step on the inner side of your right foot, which is pulled over to your left side and turned on it's side; although I can only recommend it for tidy rooms when one is without footstool and in the absence of a podiatrist/ one's mother.

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Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Paul » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:15 pm

POLL RESULT

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Uphill -      |******
Downhill -    |****
Flat -        |***
Ubik's foot - |*
Please bear in mind that a statistical analysis of this result could be misleading.

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Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Steve Kutzer » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:36 pm

In thinking about this, if I look at my foot on the floor, then keep my knee angle and foot angle the same, but elevate my leg at the hip, then the foot will slope up "naturally". For whatever that's worth.
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Mark Young

Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Mark Young » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:51 pm

I never knew there was a downhill before reading this thread!! :chaud:

I'm strictly uphill, but I might give downhill a go tonight to see what it's like.

And of course the inevitable follow-on thread to this one is 'How and where do you place your right leg?' :D

Ubik

Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Ubik » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:40 pm

mtyoung400 wrote: And of course the inevitable follow-on thread to this one is 'How and where do you place your right leg?' :D
Well, if one uses the twisted right foot method mentioned previously... :strizzalocchio:

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Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by remmus » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:46 pm

flat
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Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by tree-hugger » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:38 am

Downhill.

j_florida

Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by j_florida » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:43 am

Flat. Never realized I had the choice otherwise!

Brian Monaghan

Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Brian Monaghan » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:05 am

Uphill.

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Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Brynmor » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:48 pm

Flat works best for me. I can use downhill but uphill is fairly uncomfortable.

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Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by richard_joh » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:47 pm

Uphill
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jbtaylor892

Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by jbtaylor892 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:21 am

I usually use uphill but I used downhill today and liked it so I'm going to try that out for the next couple weeks.

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Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Paul » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:48 am

jbtaylor892 wrote:I usually use uphill but I used downhill today and liked it so I'm going to try that out for the next couple weeks.

JB
Dear JB,

Statements like this make it REALLY HARD to get an accurate poll count.

Just kidding. :)

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Floyd Messina

Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Floyd Messina » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:03 am

It depents on the chair I'm sitting on. If it's high, my footstool must be high for me, if the chair is low I sometimes play without a footstool.

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Evelyn

Re: Footstool Slope Poll

Post by Evelyn » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:11 pm

Flat

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