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  1. #1
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    Adaptive skiers upping the game

    This year there are a number of adaptive skiers really pushing the freeskiing side of the sport way further than I ever expected anyone would.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BwxPX9rA...ns_share_sheet


    https://www.instagram.com/p/BtzVxpQB..._web_copy_link

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwf9qjHF..._web_copy_link

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    Here's that first one from another angle:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwr03FPnkg1/

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    Quote Originally Posted by unitofstuff View Post
    Here's that first one from another angle:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwr03FPnkg1/
    Yes!

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    something self indulgent... I've been handicapped in slow progression for the better part of 15yrs. Only visible to those who know enough to look. A minor inconvenience compared to someone with a debilitating spinal cord injury, missing a limb or one of our senses.

    I can watch any one of the links over and over and over (with pleasure) and only taste the sense of well-being these athletes have.

    kickn ass n takin names - Phu... Oh Yes You Did
    "knowledgeable in escapades of the flesh"

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    That launch in to Corbets!

    Pretty impressive to make that pond skim on 1 ski.

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    I was skiing at Wolf Creek this season hiking the ridgeline up to Alberta Bowl (pretty decent hike).
    Looking up I saw a guy hiking and his poles looked a bit different, didn't think much of it; head down, keep hiking.
    Upon reaching the top I see the guy is skiing on one ski with out-riggers, the other leg amputated beneath the knee.
    We're the only two up there I ask him if he's already been down.
    "Oh yeah, I been down the right side now I'm going to hit the left."
    Cool.
    He skis off in 6-12" wind affected snow and kills it.

    The next lap he's hiking it again (that's lap 3 for him) I catch up to him at a flat before the steep hike when he's taking his prosthetic leg out of his back pack and screwing it on to a knee cuff.
    "I wondered if you had leg in there!"
    We hike the ridge together and shoot the shit.

    I said "There's nothing I like better than skiing.".
    He said "Me neither."
    I said: "I can tell".

    Chilling.
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

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    like getting out of a wheel chair your otherwise tied to... yea, that's a hoo lotta knar reason
    "knowledgeable in escapades of the flesh"

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    ^^This is some amazing stuff. There is a kid on the Big Sky junior freeride team who is legally blind. He skis the lines with the help of radio transmissions telling him what's ahead, which way to turn, etc. I mean can you imagine the guts of that kid. Skied the Big Couloir this spring too.

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    Had the pleasure of riding the lift with a sit skier attending a clinic. Interesting to talk gear development and how they are working to overcome the current limits . The local mountain has some very good sit skiers, but to see some of the best in the world pounding the mountain for a few days was an eye opener. Always nice to watch world class athletes.

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    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    respect

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    https://www.liveitloveit.org/

    Adaptive adventure ^^ getting atheletes back into the mountains

    AP & I ran into Jeff Scott when we were doing that Everest challenge

    I think all the money we raised went to liveitloveit.org
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Adaptive skiers upping the game

    Whatever happened to that English(?) guy that was on here on few years back? He got some ski donations but kinda just disappeared iirc

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    totally fucking awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Whatever happened to that English(?) guy that was on here on few years back? He got some ski donations but kinda just disappeared iirc
    Was his name Andy? We’re these his stickers?
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    If so I was wondering the same thing.

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    ^ sweet still got the shirt, hoodie etc. fkna.

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    https://twitter.com/Hi5sFoundation/status/1136681948120662017

    Don't think this will link

    From the High Fives Foundation - dammmn
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    ^^^ Rad. Dude I met at WolfCreek was a similar ripper.

    Little park action: https://www.instagram.com/p/BydGMrsnfUi/
    In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...

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    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00003132065350

    Sent from my H3223 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Whatever happened to that English(?) guy that was on here on few years back? He got some ski donations but kinda just disappeared iirc
    I was lucky enough to take a few runs w/ Andy in UT 7-8 years ago, but he kinda dropped off the radar. Most recent info I can find is a 2017 article. Sounds like he is still ripping. :fkna

    https://www.skimag.com/adventure/fin...for-sit-skiers
    Going where the wind don't blow so strange
    Maybe on some high cold mountain range

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    Lets just call them skiers! I would love to see some of these skiers in the ski films!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMMSKI View Post
    Lets just call them skiers!
    tele shoulda tried this out before it died
    bF
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfluffenmeister View Post
    I was skiing at Wolf Creek this season hiking the ridgeline up to Alberta Bowl (pretty decent hike).
    Looking up I saw a guy hiking and his poles looked a bit different, didn't think much of it; head down, keep hiking.
    Upon reaching the top I see the guy is skiing on one ski with out-riggers, the other leg amputated beneath the knee.
    We're the only two up there I ask him if he's already been down.
    "Oh yeah, I been down the right side now I'm going to hit the left."
    Cool.
    He skis off in 6-12" wind affected snow and kills it.

    The next lap he's hiking it again (that's lap 3 for him) I catch up to him at a flat before the steep hike when he's taking his prosthetic leg out of his back pack and screwing it on to a knee cuff.
    "I wondered if you had leg in there!"
    We hike the ridge together and shoot the shit.

    I said "There's nothing I like better than skiing.".
    He said "Me neither."
    I said: "I can tell".

    Chilling.
    Awesome.

    I had an experience that isn't quite at that level but it really affected me. I met a guy named Tom at Hunter Mountain. What a great guy. I'll never forget what he said to me:

    “Harvey, a wheelchair is a pain in the ass. Doorways, stairs, everywhere you go, there’s something in your way. On my ski, I can go where I want. On my ski, I am free.”

    https://nyskiblog.com/hunter-mountain-flying/

    That Corbet's video is insane, and he sticks it too.

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    Trev's learned backflips since sending Corbets. Here's a smooth af backie from this week:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B0Okl_Zljp8/

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