DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with grasping disabilities to use a ski pole. A glove was specially sewn from a mitt to contain just two fingers. The fingers fit on either side of the post. The hand is held in place by the wide Velcro band around the arm and the wrist, which is made flexible by a rubber joint. TITLE: The Adapted Skipole. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions.com/COMPLETE/skipole1.htm. REF: The originator, Tom Jeary, can be contact
The Adult Revolution Pro Comp and Junior Revolution Pro Comp are mono skis / sit skis designed for use by individuals with lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This mono ski has a flexible, form-fit polymer seat with a high or low back, mounted on a frame constructed of chrome moly steel, with an internal valving suspension. The retention system includes foot, knee, and thigh retention straps; waist and chest straps; a safety/retention strap; and a three-point evacuation system. T
The All Terrain Ski Terminal Device (AT-Ski-TD) is a prosthetic terminal device for skiing that fits standard prosthetic wrists and allows the user to perform the flexing motion necessary to pole during either cross-country or downhill skiing. This "flex-away" action and a quick disconnect pole are safety features designed to reduce or eliminate stress and shock to the skier if he or she should fall. COMPATIBILITY: .5-inch diameter threaded fitting fits standard prosthetic wrists. Accepts 3/16-i
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals who use walkers or crutches to ski. This device was designed to enable the user's hands to assist the skier's legs in supporting the body and also in executing turns. This was accompished by fastening a bar across the front and back of the skis in a manner that held them in a "snowplow" position but still allowed them to edge. At both ends of the front bar is a hole through which passes the outriggers (small skis on the end of standard cr
The Beach Access Chair is a beach wheelchair designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This sturdy lightweight all- terrain chair a can be used in sand, snow, and other soft soils. The chair comes standard with an umbrella and storage bag. FRAME: White PVC plastic frame disassembles into three pieces for transport. The frame is 34.5 inches wide. SEAT: Seat height is 25 inches. A safety belt is included. CUSHION: Included. ARMRESTS: Included. BRAKES: Single motion park brakes.
The Beach Hippocampe is a three-wheeled beach and all-terrain wheelchair designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. FRAME: The frame is available in small, medium, large, and extra-large. The small frame is 46 inches long, the medium frame is 50 inches long, the large frame is 54 inches long, and the extra-large frame is 62 inches long. Folded dimensions (HxL) are 15 x 45 inches for the small frame, 15 x 49 inches for the medium frame, 15 x 53 inches for the large frame, and 15
The Bi-Unique Biski is a bi-ski designed for use by individuals with mobility or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. Made of lightweight, aircraft-quality aluminum, this bi-ski features a self-loading mechanism for independent chairlift access, a Glove Seating System that transfers the skier's movements to the ski, and a safety evacuation harness integrated into the Glove Seating System. OPTIONS: Headrest kit, T handle, roll bar extension, quick-release mechanism, outriggers, and
The Bullet Monoski is designed for individuals with lower extremity amputations to experience alpine skiing. The Bullet Monoski offers easy handled quick-release system for drag lifts, adjustable seat back, for solid support and improved snow-protection on seat. There is a specially constructed spring and shock-absorption system with a lever/cable system for easy entry on chairlifts.
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized adaptation to enable individuals who use powered wheelchairs to participate in curling (a game similar to shuffleboard). Since one hand was required to control the speed and direction of the wheelchair, this left the players only one hand with which to control the push rod and rock when two hands are required. The Curling Guide allows users to finely aim and control the forward motion of the rock. The guides are a quick connect/disconnect to th
The Downhill Sit-N-Ski is a snow ski sled designed for children and adults interested in sit-skiing or who have mobility disabilities (paraplegics, quadriplegics, and lower extremity amputees). The hull-style shell with back support helps to properly anchor the skier in the sled with a secure, adaptable mounting for the fabric and foam cushion an adjustable waist belt. These two components aid the skier in maintaining an upright posture and remaining firmly seated in the sled. Machined aluminum
The Edge MonoSki is a mono ski and sit ski designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. The ski comes with a carbon fiber seat, a suspension system with a steel spring, a nylon web waist restraint, and a nylon web foot restraint. The user can select a small (13.5 inches), medium (14.5 inches) or a large (15.5 inches) bucket seat and ride height is adjustable.The following spring rates are available (weight necessary to move the spring 1 inc
The Groove MonoSki is a mono ski and sit ski designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. The Groovei comes with a co-poly bucket seat, a suspension system with a steel spring on a dampener, a nylon web waist restraint, and a footrest with a nylon web foot restraint. The following spring rates (weight necessary to move the spring 1 inch) are available for the user to select: 225, 250, 275, 300, 325, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, and 600. OPTION:
The HOC Outriggers are ski outriggers designed for use by individuals with mobility or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. Airfoil aluminum, round aluminum and titanium models are available. The aluminum outrigger is available with a race or powder blade. For the titanium outrigger, a long, short, race or powder blade is available. These outriggers are intended to be suitable for recreational and competitive skiers and for mono-skiers, bi-skiers, and three- or four-track skiers.
The HOC2 Glide Bi-Ski is a bi-ski designed for use by individuals with mobility or lower extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The ski features an assisted self-loading system which enables the user to self-load, a 22-inch loading clearance, 4 inches of active suspension, a co-poly clamshell bucket seat and adjustable back with a ratcheting system, and parabolic shaped skis with 0.5-inch wood core. CAPACITY: 225 pounds.
The Landeez All-Terrain Wheelchair is a beach, snow, and sport wheelchair designed to enable individuals with mobility disabilities to enjoy outdoor recreation in a variety of environments. FRAME: Welded stainless steel frame with push handles disassembles without tools and folds for storage and transport. SEAT: Sling seat and back. The seat is 19 inches high. A seatbelt is included. UPHOLSTERY: Removable, washable nylon mesh upholstery. ARMRESTS: The padded teakwood armrests swivel up and out
The Mogul Master is a mono-ski with a bucket seat skier compartment for paraplegics, lower extremity amputees, and other individuals interested in sit-skiing. The Mogul Master was designed to give both the beginner and experienced mono-skier precise steering and fast reaction time for quick directional change and bump absorption. The fiberglass seat adjusts for height-above-snow variations and comes in three sizes. The chassis is made of Teflon-coated, hard anodized aluminum and stainless steel
Radventure Mono-ski Outriggers are lightweight Canadian-crutch style adapted ski poles for use with mono-skis or sled skis. The forearm strap is adjustable and has pinch-type buckles. The conventional flip-up ski tip has metal side edges and a delaminating plate/brake which does not need to be removed for racing. The tubing is painted aluminum with 6 inches of adjustability (no tools needed). WEIGHT: 1.9 pounds each. COLORS: Strapping in black, blue, yellow, red, or purple; Crutch Top comes in g
The Radventure Three-trackers Outriggers are adapted ski poles with ski tips on the ends to assist standing skiers with disabilities by providing increased balance and stability. Although the name Three-trackers describes skiers with one leg who use two outriggers, outriggers may also used by Four-trackers, or persons with various disabilities who use two skis and two outriggers for added balance. These lightweight Canadian-crutch style ski poles have adjustable forearm straps and pinch type buc
The Rider Bar is a support bar for a snowboard designed for individuals with balance and lower extremity disabilities. The Rider Bar includes two mounting plates that attach to a standard snowboard. The support bar is shaped like an inverted "U" and the ends attach to the mounting plates. The Rider Bar includes two sets of height adjustment tubes and a removable instructor bar that attaches to the top of the support bar. When not in use, the Rider Bar folds for storage or transport. OPTIONS: Tet
Seeker II is a powered all-terrain wheelchair designed for use by children or adults with lower extremity, mobility, or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This all-terrain wheelchair is designed for indoor or outdoor use on sand, grass, mud, snow, or rocky conditions. FRAME (HxW): 36 x 31.5 inches with a 16-inch seat; folded the wheelchair is 21 inches wide. The plastic folding frame has molded ABS plastic plates and hinges and left and right side panels. The chair also has a remov
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a sit ski for a new member of the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team to be used in international competition at the Paralympics. This sit ski consists of light, form-fitted frames and a seat mounted to a pair of standard cross country skis. It allow athletes with lower extremity and mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury to sit while skiing to use poles to propel themselves with their upper body when necessary. Each individual has unique requir
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Support with ice runners to help mentally retarded students with poor balance learn to ice skate. Skater sled made of a walker with an auxiliary seat, movable arm support and ice runners. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Welding. AUTHOR: Capecchi, J TITLE: Skater Sled for Retarded Persons JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 58 no 2, Feb 1978: p 181 PAGES ( including cover): 2 1978.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals who use walkers or crutches to ski. The skeasy is made up of an inner pair of short skis on which the person stands with the aid of a walker-like frame. The frame is attached to a pair of outer parabolic skis. The outer skis are set at about 22 degrees of inside edging and the are snowplowed (tips in) slightly. The inner and outer skis are connected, front and back, by strong, flexible rubber strips. The unit is always connected by a tethe
The Ski Hand/Fishing Hand is a terminal device for sports made of molded silicone rubber that resembles a closed hand. The opening will hold a ski pole or a fishing pole. The rubber will remain pliable in sub-zero temperatures. DIMENSIONS: Standard 1/2-20 stud.
The Ski Handle is a ski stabilizer designed to teach skiers to keep ski tips together or to provide assistance to skiers with disabilities who may not have sufficient leg strength to keep skis together or to perform the snowplow. The unit offers the skier quick turning, stabilization, and mobility. The Ski Handle has actual handles mounted on a horizontal bar that an instructor may use when positioned in front of and facing the beginning skier to control turns.DIMENSIONS: The small model is 26 t
The Ski Stabilizers, also called ski bras, are ski stabilizers designed to teach skiers to keep ski tips together or to provide assistance to skiers with disabilities who may not have sufficient leg strength to keep their skis together or to perform the snowplow. The design of these ski bras allows snow plowing, edge turns, and parallel skiing. The stabilizers have 5/16-inch, chrome-plated, twelve-gauge steel rods with hook and loop connection. The rods are attached to the skis by means of an al
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a customized adaptation for an individual with mobility disabilities who must remain in his wheelchair (i.e. cannot be removed and placed another apparatus) to be taken along on a cross country ski trip. The Skiing Wheelchair uses skis that are parabolic and essential in allowing the chair to turn easily when pressure is applied down through the handgrips. The triangular frame is made of ¼ inch by 1.5 inch mild steel to support the user an
The Slider is a ski stabilizer, or ski bra, designed to teach skiers to keep ski tips together or to provide assistance to skiers with disabilities who may not have sufficient leg strength to keep their skis close together or to perform the snowplow. The design of this device allows not only snow plowing, edge turns, and parallel skiing, but also sliding one ski forward at a time. This is particularly useful for movement in lift lines and control of the skis on flat terrain. Steel rods attach to
The Snow Slider is a support frame for skiing for people with balance, lower extremity, mobility and walking disabilities. The user steps into the front of the frame, and horizontal foam padded forearm supports extend on both sides. The legs on each side attach to standard ski bindings and skis need to be attached to the bottom of the frame for use. Neither skis nor bindings are included. The skis can be angled inward up to 15 degrees to slow the user's speed if necessary. The user must also wea
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual who uses a manual wheelchair to transport the wheelchair while snowmobiling. A one-piece bolt-on frame to carry the chair was constructed of steel tubing. A hole was drilled in the wheelchair frame to mount a bracket. A chain was attached to prevent losing the mounting pin. Hinge and clamping bolts were used for security. As the rack tends to rotate around the lift bar, double-sided tape can be used to prevent this; however a dowel pin to
The Snowpod is a snow and ice sled designed for use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This arm-powered sled has a bicycle chain drive with snowmobile tracks instead of wheels, and a 49-speed 7 x 7 gearbox with independent track drives (forward and reverse). It can climb 45-degree slopes on glaciated mountains such as Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier in the Pacific Northwest. SPEEDS: 100 horizontal feet per minute. WEIGHT: 45 pounds.
The Superlite Outriggers are designed for use by individuals with mobility or lower extremity disabilities. Crafted from aircraft aluminum and Zytel Nylon plastic, these outriggers are suitable for recreational and competitive skiers and are available for mono-skiers, bi-skiers, and three- or four-track skiers. These fully- adjustable units are available in a standard model or in a competition-style flip-ski model with cuff strap. The lightweight cuffs are available in a variety of sizes. The sk
The Tank Chair is a heavy duty powered wheelchair designed for off-road use by individuals with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. With its tank-style rubber tracks and a high-torque electric motors, this custom all-weather off-road wheelchair can go into outdoor environments including streams, mud, snow, sand, and gravel. FRAME: One-Piece Steel Chassis with custom colors. MOTOR: 24 volt/2 horsepower continuous/2700 revolutions per minute/variable speed motor. POWER:
The Unik-1 Mono-Ski was designed for downhill sit-skiers, including paraplegics, low level injury quadriplegics, and lower extremity amputees. FRAME: The aluminum frame includes rear and side grab handles. Ski mounting brackets are adjustable to 4 positions. SEAT: The high-backed fiberglass bucket-style seat was designed to incorporate a Jay Protector cushion (optional). SUSPENSION: This mono-ski has an air/oil shock absorber suspension system that is adjustable for terrain and skier skill. The
Wheelblades, which resemble mini skis, are designed to be locked onto the front wheels of a wheelchair to spread weight over a greater surface area covered with snow. Wheelblades contact surface distributes the wheelchair driver’s pressure evenly onto the ground and prevents the small front wheels from sinking into the snow. The blades run over the ground with very little pressure and have no problem smoothing out rough spots. Two tracking channels on the Wheelblades underside compress the snow
Wheelblades XL are designed to accommodate the wheels of an adaptive stroller or wheelchair for children with mobility disabilities. The Wheelblades XL evenly distribute weight onto the ground and prevent the small front wheels from sinking into the snow. The blades move over the ground with very little pressure. The binding was moved to the front part of the ski for added control to allow the ski to move in the desired direction at all times. Two tracking channels on the Wheelblades XL unde
The XC-Ski is a sit ski designed for with lower extremity and mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. It features adjustable ski mounting brackets that are compatible with NNN bindings. The XC-Ski mounts on two skis, attaching to each ski at two points. The bindings are machined aluminum with titanium pins. FRAME: 6061-T6 aluminum powder coat frame with 1.25-inch tubing. All frame hardware is stainless steel. SEAT (WxD): 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18 x 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18 inches. Seats with 19-inc
The Yetti Framework is a mono-ski for paraplegics, lower extremity amputees and other individuals that would like to sit-ski. All of the Yetti models (see separate entries) use K2 skis (when purchased as a package). The Yetti Framework is aerodynamically designed with a fiberglass/Kevlar seat and matching footplate that curls up slightly to protect the skier's feet. The mounting set-up has quick-disconnect "skewers" so that the ski can be mounted without using tools. The seat can be raised or lo
The Yetti Kestral and Merlin are mono-skis for paraplegics, lower extremity amputees, and other individuals interested in sit-skiing. The Kestral/Merlin have a shell-style seat compartment made of fiberglass mounted on a single K2 ski. The shell has a zippered cover to keep the occupant's lower body warm and dry. SAFETY FEATURES: Three-point evacuation system, rubber stoppers on the seat and footplate to help grab the snow if the skier goes down, and double tubed webbing and heavy duty pinch-typ