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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-18-2009, 05:41 PM
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Adapted Snowboarding/skiing Suggestions

Hi. I'm a kineisiology student investigating on what kinds of technology improvements needs to be done for an adapted snowboarder or skiier to be able enjoy skiing better? examples: Changing the model of an outrigger to be able to turn better or a technology that hasn't been made for a particular limb to perform a skiing/snowboarding movement.


here are some adapted ski equipment i found online..
Adaptive Ski Equipment for the Physically Disabled | Spokes 'N Motion


The "they should make this" or "they should improve on that" types of suggestions & any other suggestions relating to adapted snowboarding or skiing would be helpful. Thank you
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Why do I get the impression this is spam and simply an attempt to advertise/sell something?

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Why do I get the impression this is spam and simply an attempt to advertise/sell something?
Hahaha, i got the same feeling
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Yeah, maybe spam but the website is highly snow specific. And any input from experienced riders could have a positive impact in the development of these items so that the physically disabled or challenged could enjoy snow sports as well. I don't know...if it is genuine, the OP could've provided more info on what they have accomplished or studied. If it's spam well it's already being called out as spam so negative points there. Too bad.

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Exactly. It's a great product they are providing I just dislike the shady tone of the original post.

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Yeah, maybe spam but the website is highly snow specific. And any input from experienced riders could have a positive impact in the development of these items so that the physically disabled or challenged could enjoy snow sports as well. I don't know...if it is genuine, the OP could've provided more info on what they have accomplished or studied. If it's spam well it's already being called out as spam so negative points there. Too bad.

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I tend to dislike most first posts that skip the introduction entirely and just ask us to visit their website.

If you're not going to put any serious effort into the community, why should I take the time to visit your site?

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If this post is serious about researching adaptive snowboarding/skiing the OP should talk to ski areas who specialize in this area. Winterpark is known around the world as a leader in this area. Talking with their program directors would be a great idea as to what improvements they would like to see for their clients. These are the people who know what is needed, not a forum full of mostly able bodied snowboarders.
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Hello there,

I just registered so I can learn more about snowboarding as a physically challenged individual. My 8 year old is doing great as a skier and figured maybe it's time for me to join her on the slopes. I did some basic skiing in my teens, however there are some maneuvers like the snowplow that I cannot master due to the positioning of my feet. In any event, I looked at the website and it has some great info I can use. I know that snowboarding techniques are built on balance, which I lack big time, but I see amputees snowboarding well... therefore I will take the plunge this weekend and strap a board on. All I need is an instructor who understands "me" and has enough patience to get me through the lessons
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Look to see if your mountain has an adaptive program. They typically will have the gear and knowledge to assist you. They even certify instructors in an adaptive program through PSIA and AASI.
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Thanks GJ for the fast reply. I will call them tomorrow and see what they recommend.
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