Adaptive Pull & Gear Sleds

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Adaptive pull and gear sleds are ideal for skiers with more severe physical disabilities. See pull and gear sleds with tips from a sports instructor in this free video on adaptive activities.

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The next piece of adaptive equipment we have for accessing the outdoors, is we have a pull sled, and a gear sled. These can both be used for people with disabilities, to help access the outdoors. Both of these sleds are ideal for people that have, might have spinal cord injuries, have more severe cerebral palsy, or somebody that would not have the upper body strength or endurance, to do the sit ski. The pull sled and the gear sled, basically, the participant sits in here, and I'll show you how to set up both of these sleds, and basically, they're pulled along a trail, with the help of somebody pulling them. The gear sled is really nice, because we can put the participant in here, and also wrap them up in a sleeping bag, to help stay warm, because with this system, this sled is right on the snow, so it's going to get really cold, so you want to wrap your participant, or your friend, or family member, up in a sleeping bag, to stay warm, and a gear sled, you can probably find, at your local outdoor store. It's not technically a piece of adaptive equipment, but if you're being open and innovative, you'll see here in a second, how it can really help open the doors, for people with disabilities, to enjoy winter activities.

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