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Support : Disabled & Wheelchair Sports : Extreme

Extreme Wheelchair Sports

Extreme Wheelchair Sports are sports not for the faint of heart, in fact, with all that adrenalin pumping around in your system as you hurtle down the side of a mountain, or jump our of a plane, you better make sure you're pretty fit befor you even think about any of these sports.

Needless to say, these sports are dangerous, so don't say we didn't warn you!

 

UK Four Cross Downhill Mountain Biking      


The primary reason for launching this club is to give anyone the opportunity to enjoy the thrills of 4-wheel off-road downhill mountain bike racing, promoting it as an integrated sport nationwide.

By raising awareness, we are looking to drum up a great deal of interest in this new activity, thereby creating a vibrant and inclusive MTB racing scene here in the UK. We are very enthusiastic about this project, and have already been in touch with various organisations, who have all reacted very positively to these new bespoke 4 wheel downhill bikes, the integrated racing scene and the club's ambitions.

We want to start a fully inclusive 'downhill racing community' here in the UK, to help us to spread the knowledge and different experiences of the various people involved. As our membership grows we hope to create enough interest to open a dialogue with the relevant organisations with a view to developing more accessible fourcross friendly sites across the country.

Visit www.roughriderz.co.uk/

TankChair - Extreme Off Road Wheelchair      


This isn't exactly an extreme sport as such, but it is an extreme piece of wheelchair engineering!

Tank Chair is a Custom off-road wheelchair that can go anywhere outdoors.  Conquers Streams, Mud, Snow, Sand, and Gravel, allowing you to get back to nature, and can also climb up and down stairs.

The seat is self levelling so people that are paralysed from the chest down are able to go up steep slopes, and down, with no fear of falling out and low enough to transfer with a board.

I'm not sure it's very good as an indoor chair though, it would probably shred your carpets!

Visit www.tankchair.com

Extreme Wheelchair Racing and Jumping      


This video contains extreme four wheel mountain wheelchair racing, wheelchair stunts and wheelchair tricks. The guys in the wheelchairs are believed to be paraplegics.

Watch the video >>>

Wheelchair Jousting with Cattle Prods      

This video clip was filmed for JackAss, so don't blame us!

The guys in the video were part of the USA Quad Rugby team, and the guy in the background is Mark Zupan, the captain of the team, and the guy who starred in the film Murderball.

Wheelchair Jousting Video>>>

SitSki      

What is adaptive skiing? Well in the simplest terms, it is to bypass your limitation and adapt your self, be it with training and or special equipment to go on and ski. There are many types of adaptive skiing, but with one thing in common, it's skiing!

The mono-ski was developed for individuals who ski in a sitting position. A mono-skier should have good upper body strength, balance and trunk mobility. An individual with double lower extremity amputations, spina bifida, or with a spinal cord injury of T-6 or below is a good candidate for the mono-ski.

The bi-ski was developed for individuals who ski in a sitting position. This may include those with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain injury or individuals with spinal cord injuries.

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Amped Riders      

Our mission is to create an organization for amputees and people with related disabilities that will encourage them to be more active in aggressive sports such as skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding, and to establish a network of resources that will allow them to achieve their goals.

Rob Nelson, right - Nice bean plant to tail, higher than the rail. Rob suffers from Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury - his right arm is paralyzed. You would never know from this picture.

By pushing beyond the perceived limitations associated with being an amputee we will create new opportunities for all amputees to be more active. These opportunities will be realized directly through advocacy, and indirectly by causing prosthetic and insurance companies to adjust to the demands of the highly active amputee.

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No Limits      

An accomplished wheelchair athlete, Mark is best known for the first historic paraplegic ascents of the sheer granite faces of El Capitan and Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park.

His notoriety has been acclaimed on national television, by congressional commendation and meetings with two Presidents of the United States. The first paraplegic to sit-ski unassisted across the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Mark has also carried the flaming torch up the 120-foot rope, shocked by thousands of spectators, and lit the cauldron for the opening of the Paralympic Games in Atlanta.

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Wheelchair Junkie      

When you discover WheelchairJunkie.com, you may initially experience shock - who knew there was a globally-united, wacky, wheeling community of over 100,000 wheelchair users, industry professionals, family, and friends, all hanging out at this one web gig?

This stage is often compounded by your first visit to the WheelchairJunkie.com Message Board, where over 2,000 registered members voice issues and experience similar to your own - profound, inspired, empathetic, and warped, really warped.  

Overwhelmed by the unabashed celebration of disability culture, wheelchair technology, and mobility mayhem, you may find yourself unable to fully comprehend the site during your first visit, and that's normal - each person must address WheelchairJunkie.com at his or her own pace, from 4mph to 12mph.

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Extreme Chairing      

This site and club is created for all people who enjoy watching or participating in extreme sports.

This site focuses on the new sport of Power Wheelchair Racing and Chairing. There are also other extreme sports that are done by wheelchair bound athletes found on EC.

The riding consists of trail riding, stunting, and street rides. We are also trying to setup organized racing and hope to in the near future.

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