This disgusts me. The kid singed a waiver and bought a lift ticket to the resort. If you bother to read the back of a lift ticket or any snow-related waiver, you'll know that they pretty much say you can't sue them because skiing and snowboarding are inherently dangerous sports, and you are accepting the danger by purchasing a ticket/signing the waiver.
This is horseshit. The kid went into the park on a demo board, fell, and is now paralyzed. Nobody but himself was the cause of his paralysis. He can't blame burton, because it's a demo board and he should have been smart and taken it easy, since he was unfamiliar with the board. He can't sue the ski resort, because it's his fault he chose to go into the terrain park. But he has to find someone to blame, right?
This reminds me of the story where a woman crashed into a groomer (while racing her friend)) and got her legs chopped off, and then proceeded to sue the ski resort AND the cat company. WTF? Should I sue craftsman if I cut my toe off with a lawnmower?
These people should accept that they injured themselves, and no one else.