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    #16
    Have fun!

    This was last week and I'm going today. We got dumped on!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nrUn40oWp0

    Pat

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      #17
      awesome pat. great vid
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        #18
        fuentejps, how many years have you been sit skiing?

        I went up once when I was still at rehab but was frustrated by not having the triceps to ski independently. I could link a couple turns together, but once I lost the perfect balance, I couldn't catch myself from tipping over. Then once I was down I couldn't push myself back up.

        is that just something you get used to, or are you able to get up independently?

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          #19
          Man that looks fun!!!!!
          L1 Complete - Injury 3/12/06 - Grateful to be alive!!!!

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            #20
            Originally posted by Klymir View Post
            fuentejps, how many years have you been sit skiing?

            I went up once when I was still at rehab but was frustrated by not having the triceps to ski independently. I could link a couple turns together, but once I lost the perfect balance, I couldn't catch myself from tipping over. Then once I was down I couldn't push myself back up.

            is that just something you get used to, or are you able to get up independently?
            strong shoulders, perfect setup and lots of practice. for us higher quads w/out tri's the bi unique is the ski to run. im still tethered but my instructor doesnt do much, some speed control when i really get moving. ill try to get pics sunday.
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              #21
              I have a friend that just bought a condo in Telluride. I am hoping there is a si skiing set-up there. I may try to go this year but more likely it will be next year before I get to go try. I used to love to snow ski and miss it so much!!!
              L1 Complete - Injury 3/12/06 - Grateful to be alive!!!!

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                #22
                I wish I had friends!!

                Downhill skiing has proven to be the best rehab exercise for me and there's no better feeling of freedom from sci. The programs around the country really make it easy to do with such great volunteers and equipment. Just do it!

                Just kidding about the friends, I have one.

                Pat

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
                  strong shoulders, perfect setup and lots of practice. for us higher quads w/out tri's the bi unique is the ski to run. im still tethered but my instructor doesnt do much, some speed control when i really get moving. ill try to get pics sunday.
                  Good on you. I definitely should give it another try now that I'm stronger.

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                    #24
                    Sorry, I'm ignorant. How do you do it? What's the equipment? Are there special areas set aside for this type of skiing?

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by mamadavid View Post
                      Sorry, I'm ignorant. How do you do it? What's the equipment? Are there special areas set aside for this type of skiing?
                      You can see what it looks like below. Keep in mind this guy is a low level paraplegic with strong core and arms. He is amazingly skilled!



                      I think most ski resorts allow sit skis.

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                        #26
                        Telluride - great place. Spent a winter there in '89 skiing and ice climbing, living the dream.
                        I have talked to Colleen the head of the adaptive school there. Grange, they are very nice and want to help you.

                        I haven't skied there after SCI but I went there 2 summers ago and handcycled up Lizard Head Pass - needed more oxygen.

                        It is such a beautiful place : here is the view from our friends deck.. at 9000 ft. Not half bad


                        That video is excellent ... It is hard to ski powder in a monoski. YOu have to be really light with the riggers and almost not use them. Gets me psyched ! !

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Klymir View Post
                          Good on you. I definitely should give it another try now that I'm stronger.
                          once you try it, you'll see why it is talked about often. Patd is right on with his comment about the freedom it brings. too bad i live where it is flat

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                            #28
                            Cool Arn.... I am glad to hear there is a a good adaptive school there and that you know the head of the school. It is always nice to have an "in" to something new and to be able to say, "Hi, I am Grandin, the guy Arndog told you about!!!!!!"

                            It will realistically be next year when I get to go. Who knows maybe something will materialize for this year!!!
                            L1 Complete - Injury 3/12/06 - Grateful to be alive!!!!

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                              #29
                              TellUride is not the most easily reached place on the planet. As a matter of fact... It got it's name from the early settlers. They called it "To Hell You Ride"......
                              L1 Complete - Injury 3/12/06 - Grateful to be alive!!!!

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                                #30
                                Hey Arn I found this website... Is this where your friend works?
                                http://www.tellurideadaptivesports.org/
                                L1 Complete - Injury 3/12/06 - Grateful to be alive!!!!

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