- Sports and Recreation
Where the Extreme Spirit Beats the Odds...And Kicks Ass
A wheelchair is no longer an excuse to be mild or average. It is just not the limitation it used to be. If a person has that extreme sport mentality, then a mere wheelchair will not stop them. Ramps, jumps, even flips are possible. Mountain climbing, skiing, racing, water skiing, and even crowd surfing are possible. Let nothing hold you back!
On July 13, 2006, Aaron Fotheringham successfully completed the first ever wheelchair back flip!
Extreme Wheelchair Links
- Downhill Four Wheel Mountain Bike Club
Rough Riderz is the only UK downhill four wheel mountain bike club. Rough Riderz is establishing an integrated off road mtb fourcross racing community for wheelchair sport riders and able-bodied fourcross riders alike, providing info on the latest fo
- Spinal Cord Injury - Paraplegic & Quadriplegic, Tetraplegic Information
Quadriplegic, Tetraplegic and Paraplegic Spinal Cord Injury life experiences and peer support with paralysis patient information on quadriplegia, tetraplegia and paraplegia type Spinal Cord Injuries.
- Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
- Power Wheelchair Racing Association
There are few to no sports that are available for people with high level injuries, and people with limited mobility. Power Wheelchair Racing can be done by anyone with a power chair. This sport is good for your mind, body, and soul. Not only is it fu
For the true outdoorsman, the Tank Chair is a custom off-road wheelchair allowing the rider to go anywhere. Able to conquers streams, mud, snow, sand, and gravel, this is a powerful chair. With the force to climb also climb up and down stairs, it is still safe with its the self leveling, so that people paralyzed from the chest down are able to go up steep slopes, and down, with no fear of falling out.
We are proud to announce the release of the ALL NEW 2008 TankChair. The new and improved chair hasa lower center of gravity, more torque, stronger chassis, and improved incline and decline approach angles. Info, pics, video, and specifications on the
Murderball (2005) - (2005)
Quad rugby as played by the US team, between 2002 games in Sweden and the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. Young men, most with spinal injuries, play this rough and tumble sport in special chairs, seated gladiators. We get to know several and their families. They talk frankly about their injuries, feelings in public, sex lives, competitiveness, and love of the game. There's also an angry former team member gone north to coach the Canadian team, tough on everyone, including his viola-playing son. We meet a recently injured man, in rehab, at times close to despair, finding possible joy in quad rugby. After Athens, the team meets young men injured in war: the future stars of Team USA.
Wheelchair Crowd Surfing
Wheelchair Spinners - Pimp Your Ride with Rims
FOURCROSS by R-ONE
We are R-ONE. Rider owned and rider operated. R-ONE builds, rides, races, and sells Fourcross bikes. In the past years nobody has ridden more, raced more, built more or sold more in regards to the fourcross world. R-ONE hails from the epicenter of the lift assisted...
Climbing Back - by Mark Wellman & John Flinn
There is almost no limit to what we can accomplish except perhaps in our own minds. That is the message delivered to us by Mark Wellman. Crippled by a mountain-climbing accident, and perhaps further injured by his own impatient action, Mark was faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. But, finding strength and hope in his family and friends, he has in turn become an inspiration to millions of people. Mark has designed equipment and developed programs to inspire and motivate others. Climbing Back is the story of Mark's struggle to survive a disabling accident, to become a park ranger and an accomplished wheelchair athlete, and ultimately to climb the sheer granite faces of El Capitan and Half Dome. These ascents regularly challenge the world's best rock climbers. With his glorious dreams, his strong will and determination, and his bold approach to life, Mark Welman challenges all of us to continue to strive toward loftier goals
SitSki is just what it sounds like: a ski modified to be sat upon.
Wheelchair Ski Online Video Game
- Wheelchair Ski and Jump Extreme
Wheelchair Ski and Jump Video Game.
GIMP: When Life Deals You a Crappy Hand, You Can Fold -or You Can Play - by Mark Zupan &Tim Swanson
Mark Zupan was a college soccer star, out drinking one night with friends. Tired from the game and from a few too many beers, he decided to take a nap in the back of his best friend's pickup truck. Still asleep when the vehicle started and drove away, he was suddenly jolted awake as the truck crashed. Mark was thrown into a canal and was stuck in frigid water, barely clinging to a tree branch, for fourteen hours. When he was finally rescued, Mark discovered the terrible truth—he'd broken his neck and would most likely be a quadriplegic, facing life in a wheelchair, with only limited use of his four limbs.
At first Mark's only goal was to walk again, and when that proved impossible, he fell into the depths of despair and retreated from the world and from the people closest to him, increasingly bitter and furious with himself. But through love, friendship, and an introduction to a new sport, Mark realized that he could live a more-than-full life in a chair and has gone on to create an existence that's truly exceptional.
Basketball is a great sport for those using a wheelchair; not quite extreme, but it is a start and can help you really learn to work that chair...then you can lead up to rugby. Teams play all across the world. These modified wheelchairs are perfect for basketball with a low back to help you reach back for the ball.