Trevor Kennison might not be able to walk, but thanks to his adaptive ski setup, he's able to shred harder than just about anybody. And he's not the only one— the technology underpinning adaptive action sports is advancing rapidly, enabling athletes like Trevor to send harder than even before. Check out some of our favorite adaptive-sports stories from 2019:
Sending Corbet's is a maneuver which requires a lot of confidence and perhaps a little bit of insanity. Nuking into Corbet's on a sit-ski, on the other hand, is a whole different level. Watch Trevor Kennison launch himself in oneof the most impressive videos to come out of Kings and Queens today.
Sit-skis have come a long way since their inception in the late 1960s. These days, employing technology derived from the worlds of Formula 1 racing, mountain biking, big mountain skiing, and medical prosthetics, these devices can allow their drivers to do the impossible – whether it’s hucking huge cliffs or simply making a rider’s day as they return to snow for the first time after a life-changing injury.
Facing challenges is something we all have to do in our lives. For Mammoth’s Jeremy Mcghee, challenging others to step up to their own trials and tribulations has become a way of life ever since a 2001 motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Today, Mcghee has found a new home and adopted family at Mammoth Mountain, where he chases snow and that rush of sliding down the mountain just like the rest of us.
Professional mountain biker Paul Basagoitia was living every rider’s dream. He was riding, filming and competing at the highest level until suddenly everything came careening to a halt. A spinal cord injury (SCI) at Red Bull Rampage would leave Basagoitia paralyzed from the waist down, forever changing his life.
It's been quite a year for Trevor Kennison. His performance at Kings and Queens of Corbet's might have rocketed him into the limelight, but that's not all he's got going on. He's training at the National Sports Center for the Disabled at Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado with hopes of competing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.
Sure, Tim Durtschi and Colter Hinchliffe might have taken their Ford Ranger to the ends of the Earth in their latest film , but for some true off-roading, check out this rock crawling action. The real question, though? RC or real-life? What do you think? Either way, that's quite impressive. RELATED: Colter Hinchliffe and Tim Durtschi's New Film
We've seen Kilian Jornet do a lot of sketchy stuff through the years, but this might take the cake. Apparently nothing keeps him from jaunting across a precarious ridge like an ibex—not even a fresh layer of snow. I'd suggest bringing a pair of skis next time, but where's the fun in that? RELATED: Cody Townsend and Jeremy Jones Take on Alaska's Meteorite Peak
These days, TGR productions are logistically complex and high-budget, but it wasn't always that way. Back in the day, it was just the Jones boys, a camera, and some friends willing to ski or snowboard crazy lines. With that in mind, we're always stoked to see small, independent ski films break onto the scene. Check out some of our favorites from the past year: Related: Check Out TGR's Favorite Stories of 2019 1. Ice & Palms - Bikepack Skiing Across the Alps Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck,