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Ski Kart
A Ski Kart is an amazing piece of equipment enabling those with the most severe disabilities to ski.  Most quadriplegics with some arm function will be able to ski these karts independently.  You sit in a moulded body hugging fibreglass shell connected by a metal chassis and suspension to four skis.  The karts don't require balancing or outriggers and are completely stable at rest.  Two levers at waist level are pushed or pulled to turn the two front ski's on the ski kart.  If you don't have great grip then there's a variety of different levers to choose from ands specially adapted gloves to keep your hand on the levers.  When learning to ski these karts they can be controlled by a ski instructor using a tether rope attached to the rear. The Karts cannot use chair lifts and use the button lifts instead.  Sweden leads the way in the use of these karts at their ski school in Are. I have skied these karts for the last 3 ski seasons in Sweden and photos/videos and information about my trips can be found here www.andylee.freeuk.com/homepage.htm
 

Sitting & Skiing

Ski Kart
Bi Ski
Mono Ski

Details of Skiing resort Are Sweden

Ski Kart Video Clips

Photos from 2006 Ski Karting trip to Sweden

Photos from 2007 Ski Karting trip to Sweden

Photos from 2003-5 and more info about 'Are'
    Ski resort Sweden is at my other site HERE

    'follow links to ski karting-opens new window'
 
Standing & Skiing

Two Track
Three Track
Four Track



  

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