Tim Ostler lost the use of his legs in a tragic halfpipe accident twelve years ago and hasn’t been able to ride a snowboard in twelve years. With a little ingenuity from his friends at Signal Snowboards and some insight from CrankBrothers, this shredder is back on the slopes.
The mountain bike wheels and the custom seat are mounted on skateboard trucks which pivot to allow the rider to carve. The wheels are wrapped in studded tires for stability and the functioning disc brakes give the pilot an extra level of control.
There are other adaptive designs available, like the sit skii, but according to the clip the experience isn’t quite the same as carving on a snowboard.