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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 01:34 PM
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Thumbs up Snowboarding with 1 leg and no fake leg...Possible?

Hey whats up? I know I know the topic title is a looker. How is it possible a man can snowboard with only 1 leg and not have the missing leg replaced by a prosthesis?. It's totally possible because my best friend does it.
YouTube - Buddy 1 Leg - Adrenaline

He also skateboards. He's been riding this way only this season about 6 times. He's hitting the PARK.
Check out the video and let me know what you thinks.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 01:37 PM
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He'd have more control with a prosthetic. Well at least imo. I've seen several people using a prosthesis leg on a board, and you'd never know it. He is using a prosthesis anyway. Just not attached to his leg. If that is how he wants to do it more power to him. Inspirational for sure.
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He is using a prosthesis anyway. Just not attached to his leg.
+1.

But defintely impressive, nevertheless.
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That looks hard to do and his range of movement is really limited by always having to hold onto that thing. A prosthetic leg would probably allow for more movement and it would free up his arms.

I've seen lots of people who have one leg only ski just fine with out riggers but never snowboarding. You need to be able to move your upper body just as much as your lower to do it effectively.
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He'd have more control with a prosthetic. Well at least imo. I've seen several people using a prosthesis leg on a board, and you'd never know it. He is using a prosthesis anyway. Just not attached to his leg. If that is how he wants to do it more power to him. Inspirational for sure.
Ofcourse there are the select number of Above the knee amputees. Who've expirenced nerv damage post amputation that cause pressure point pain with in the stump. Causing far to much pain to even walk on a leg let alone snowboard.
As well as there being above the knee amputees with out enough residual limb( Stump) to be fitted for a leg who rely on cruthes for mobility.

He's actually not using a prosthesis at all. Only man in the world to snowboard that way. What he's using is unique to him and rigged and put together by him.

I'm vary familiar with amuptees who snowboard. Google Adaptive Action Sports and you'll see what I mean my best friend Buddy 1 Leg is a member of there team along with several others I talk to.
I'm pretty involved or knowledgeable.
Pro riders who shred with on Leg. Thayne Malure comes to mind. He's sponsored by Air Blaster.
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Thats really inspiring!
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Thats awesome.. Ive seen the guys riding the mono skier the one you sit in awesome to watch them rip. Goes to show when you start to bitch and complain that you cant do heelside, I cant get off the lift, blah blah blah. Look at the people who have physical limits and stop bitching. Good video very inspiring.
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Yea the fastest dude I saw on the mountain last season was a guy on one of those sit down monoskis, he was scary fast.
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After riding only 6 times, I would be impressed with his skill level even if he had two legs! Your friend is clearly more talented than I was my first season!
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Watching that made me feel lazy and blessed at the same time.
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