Today I discovered The Original Gimp, Lucas Grossi. He had a left below-knee amputation when he was 12. He started and fell in love with snowboarding after his amputation. In 2000, he created para-snowboarding.
Earlier this month, the Paralympics announced para-snowboarding, or adaptive snowboarding, will be an event in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Lucas finds out if he made the team in a few weeks.
His website had great information for both below-knee and above-knee snowboarding leg assemblies. For me this was an awesome find. Without it I would never had known which leg setups work best for snowboarding.
While I was searching for information about amputee snowboarding, I also came across this new leg prototype.
This was the leg Russel showed me two weeks ago. Amputee technology is so impressive.