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TGR’s Best in Adaptive Sports – Teton Gravity Research

Trevor Kennison might not be able to walk, but thanks to his adaptive ski setup, he’s able to shred harder than just about anybody. And he’s not the only one— the technology underpinning adaptive action sports is advancing rapidly, enabling athletes like Trevor to send harder than even before. Check out some of our favorite adaptive-sports stories from 2019:

Related: Check Out TGR’s Favorite Stories of 2019

1. Sit-Skier Sends Corbet’s Couloir at Kings and Queens ’19

Sending Corbet’s is a maneuver which requires a lot of confidence and perhaps a little bit of insanity. Nuking into Corbet’s on a sit-ski, on the other hand, is a whole different level. Watch Trevor Kennison launch himself in oneof the most impressive videos to come out of Kings and Queens today. 

2. How Adaptive Gear is Entering the Big Mountain World

Sit-skis have come a long way since their inception in the late 1960s. These days, employing technology derived from the worlds of Formula 1 racing, mountain biking, big mountain skiing, and medical prosthetics, these devices can allow their drivers to do the impossible – whether it’s hucking huge cliffs or simply making a rider’s day as they return to snow for the first time after a life-changing injury.

3. Through the Gnar: Jeremy McGhee Rides Mammoth Mountain

Facing challenges is something we all have to do in our lives. For Mammoth’s Jeremy Mcghee, challenging others to step up to their own trials and tribulations has become a way of life ever since a 2001 motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Today, Mcghee has found a new home and adopted family at Mammoth Mountain, where he chases snow and that rush of sliding down the mountain just like the rest of us.

4. ‘Any One Of Us’ : Paul Basagoitia’s Journey With a Spinal Cord Injury

Professional mountain biker Paul Basagoitia was living every rider’s dream. He was riding, filming and competing at the highest level until suddenly everything came careening to a halt. A spinal cord injury (SCI) at Red Bull Rampage would leave Basagoitia paralyzed from the waist down, forever changing his life.

5. Through the Gnar: Trevor Kennison Shreds Winter Park

It’s been quite a year for Trevor Kennison. His performance at Kings and Queens of Corbet’s might have rocketed him into the limelight, but that’s not all he’s got going on. He’s training at the National Sports Center for the Disabled at Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado with hopes of competing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics.