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    Sorry to hear about your son, but great to hear...

    Sorry to hear about your son, but great to hear he's headed for the VA SCI unit. I have buddies who were injured while on active duty and the VA was a pain in terms of paperwork, but an awesome rehab...
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    Coloradoboy - great advice on bucket back height...

    Coloradoboy - great advice on bucket back height and bucket fit. Patience and fitness are both important, but equipment is make-or-break. What did they do for strapping? I've had buddies use a...
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    Wow - beautiful ride! Um ... 1500hp?? Insane! ...

    Wow - beautiful ride! Um ... 1500hp?? Insane!

    My Jeep STR8 has a (wimpy by comparison) 525hp (thanks to CAI) and weighs twice as much. There's always room for more power but I can't even imagine...
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    Let me second Aspen Seating. Those guys custom...

    Let me second Aspen Seating. Those guys custom make every one, and I've never met anyone who has bad things to say.

    I'm a repeat customer, but I promise they're not paying me to say this lol!!
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    So Awesome Grl!! Go get 'em!

    So Awesome Grl!! Go get 'em!
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    There are a lot of "it depends" ... on your...

    There are a lot of "it depends" ... on your conditioning, on your injury level, on the snow conditions and weather, on the instructor/school, on the equipment, on whether you had a good breakfast ...
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    Hope we didn't get too sidetracked here haha. ...

    Hope we didn't get too sidetracked here haha.

    Mom15 - have things improved?
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    Unbelievable indeed! Hard work (and a little...

    Unbelievable indeed! Hard work (and a little luck, I'm sure) paying off! Glad to hear you enjoyed. If you go to Liberty, say hi to Manny. He's hilarious!
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    Just to echo Nurse's comments, I would be VERY...

    Just to echo Nurse's comments, I would be VERY leery of chiropractic treatments in the region of the SCI (whether or not he had spinal stabilization surgery, rods, fusion, etc). SCI issues are so...
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    Follow the Nike policy

    And Just do it. 3-4 months of your life vs. having to screw around with the wound forever, knowing it's a timebomb and handcuffs at the same time. Do it as a gift to yourself which will free you to...
  11. All I can say about this thread is kudos to the...

    All I can say about this thread is kudos to the OP for not getting involved in the holier-than-thou debate which ensued.

    Go get 'em dude - teaching / coaching / mentoring ... all ways to help...
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    Let us know how it goes!

    Let us know how it goes!
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    Yeah, don't be opposed to monoskiing!! :-) It's...

    Yeah, don't be opposed to monoskiing!! :-) It's great. I ski with a woman with incomplete paraplegia who alternates between skiing and snowboarding (with 'riggers). She will snowboard when she's...
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    Dying in the sense of fewer racers ... maybe ... ...

    Dying in the sense of fewer racers ... maybe ...

    But they are two different things. It's the same as running and biking in AB sports. Different physical requirements. Different body types....
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    Talk to this guy!

    He's a para, but has become somewhat of a sensation in the crip-skydiving arena. He's helped a lot of people get some freefall. He'd have good advice for you!
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    Hey Rell, Sorry to welcome you to the 'club.' ...

    Hey Rell,

    Sorry to welcome you to the 'club.'

    I'm t12 complete(ish). After SCI, there is a lot of swelling which prevents you from really knowing how much you'll get back. Don't be surprised...
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    Resurrecting this thread, since the snow is...

    Resurrecting this thread, since the snow is falling again.

    Getting good, comfortable, and fully-independent takes time, patience, and a TON of trips down the mountain ... most of them including...
  18. So totally true, Fran├žais and SCIfor55. I spent...

    So totally true, Fran├žais and SCIfor55. I spent most of my senior year of HS, and the summer afterward in my bedroom avoiding the real world. Some friends disappeared. Some, I pushed away.

    It...
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    Just a thought, and SCI-Nurse probably knows a...

    Just a thought, and SCI-Nurse probably knows a lot more than I do about this, but I know sitting in the chair all day shortens the muscles in the front of the hips, and then laying down in bed...
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    I'm so psyched that the ski season is here! Going...

    I'm so psyched that the ski season is here! Going this weekend! Had to search on here to see if anyone else has been up on the slopes yet. Ran across your post.

    Two suggestions:
    - Contact the...
  21. I was injured playing HS football, and to this...

    I was injured playing HS football, and to this day I wish I could go back on the field and play again! I was being scouted by collegiate teams. GRR SCI ... thanks for changing my plans without asking...
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    Yeah, strapping those hyper legs down sounds like...

    Yeah, strapping those hyper legs down sounds like a bad idea to me. I'd look into a medicinal solution before I'd try restraints.

    My spasms only last a minute or so when I first get into/out of...
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    Already are ... Well, winter Xgames at least.

    Already are ... Well, winter Xgames at least.
  24. Maybe you're more incomplete than you thought !...

    Maybe you're more incomplete than you thought ! Sounds like you're learning to trigger spasm activity. Nw you just have to learn to control it. That's part of what some of e aggressive rehab places...
  25. Agree - balance and core !!

    I'm T12 complete and I totally agree with ya that balance is key to everything. Key to balance is core muscles. I have been told I Function like a lower injury or an incomplete. It's been a while...
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