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post #1 of 15
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This is just amazing. Just thought I'ld share it...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U3wsDJ4ibU#t=347

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post #3 of 15
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Thanks, @sibhusky great clip. 

post #4 of 15

That is a very inspirational story, thanks for sharing Thumbs Up

post #5 of 15

Just use the square bracket ([) on either side of the word "video" and bracket the link. Left square bracket, video, right square bracket, link, left square bracket, slash, video, right square bracket.  Got that?  LOL!  

 

post #6 of 15

Old-school free-doggers learn how to ski on one leg as part of what they do, but they're never on one leg very long. I had a good grip on the fundamentals on one-legged skiing, but I never had to put them to a pressure test until a few years ago when I busted a binding near the top of a run. My son carried the damaged ski down on his snowboard and I one-legged it down to the base. I was doing fine at first, but by half-way down my leg was getting mighty sore. I had to take a break at the bottom to recover while they fixed my binding. My hat's off to that guy. He's got an iron leg.

post #7 of 15

It would be awesome to take some runs with that dude!!

post #8 of 15

I had the honor of skiing with Phil Chew for a day.  He is a one-legged skier who lives in Whistler and is a coach for the BC Paralympics team.  He is a former Canadian Paralympics Team racer.  He is the best skier I've ever had the privilege of skiing with.  The strength he has in one leg is hard to believe.  He told me about his mountain biking exploits as well.  While he's in his 60s he skis a lot like the kid in the video. Amazing.  It took less than a run for me to forget all about his disability.

post #9 of 15

"It's not a disability, It's a possibility".  Teton Adaptive Sports.

post #10 of 15

I ran into a sledge skier in Telluride a few years back.  At the risk of building him up to be something other than just a regular skier, which I'm sure he'd like to be seen as, the guy killed it.  Totally independent and GOOD!  I suppose a lot is possible if you have an open mind and good spirit.  It reminds me to not project my thoughts and feelings onto others.  "Sympathy??  I don't need no stinking sympathy!!"  Thumbs Up

post #11 of 15

Stoke. 

post #12 of 15

National Sports Center for the Disabled, Winter Park, Colorado

 

Check it out.

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post
 

Old-school free-doggers learn how to ski on one leg as part of what they do, but they're never on one leg very long. I had a good grip on the fundamentals on one-legged skiing, but I never had to put them to a pressure test until a few years ago when I busted a binding near the top of a run. My son carried the damaged ski down on his snowboard and I one-legged it down to the base. I was doing fine at first, but by half-way down my leg was getting mighty sore. I had to take a break at the bottom to recover while they fixed my binding. My hat's off to that guy. He's got an iron leg.


You still have two ski boots. Stop in the middle somewhere and change feet. Not an option for the guy in the video.

 

If I'm three-tracking or single-tracking, one of the hardest things for me is not putting down the "extra" foot when I'm getting off the lift.

post #14 of 15

That may be the most bad ass thing I've ever seen.

 

Puts a whole new level on that little toe edge discussion.

post #15 of 15

Volunteer at your nearest adaptive skiing program. I guarantee it will be the most fun you've had this side of a powder day.

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