We’ve all heard of adapted skiing – downhill and cross country – if there’s two skis, they can be affixed underneath a seat and used by to people who can’t walk and used until to kingdom come. But adapted snowboarding is something that has never been made truly accessible, simply too tricky, until now.
Like all cool things in this world, it took a company out of California to make the world’s first adapted snowboard. Crankbrothers in Laguna Beach, California creates custom boards, and they teamed up with professional snowboarder Dave lee and Signal Snowboards to create an amazing snowboard/mountain bike hybrid for Tim Ostler, a top snowboarder in the 1990’s who broke his neck in 2000 (while doing a trick on a half pipe).
I’ve seen a lot of cool adapted contraptions before, but this has got to be one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. What they’ve done is take two mountain bike wheels and fuse them to a snowboard using steel joints, and the seat for this contraption is also made out of a snowboard (which has been bent to mimic the shape of a seat). It took a lot of work creating this board. They had to take it