GEAR Gallery: Adapted Coolness for Summer
Waterskiing has been well adapted for sit-down recreation. Even quads with very minimal hand function can ride the wake and enjoy the fun, family-friendly activity. Liquid Access, from Florida, makes four adaptive ski models—beginner, intermediate, competition and one for jumping. A basic ski is about $1,400, plus the seat ($800 to $1,000 more)
You can keep telling yourself that 100 is the new 90 and remain in the air conditioned shopping mall, but for having outdoor fun in summer heat sometimes you need a better solution. Get relief with the easy-to-use Misty Mate portable personal mister. Pump it a bit so it creates mist that cools the air up to 30 degrees. Available for around $25
STRONGER THAN BONE
Frog Legs, the company that makes this new front caster, bets you’ll break every bone in your body before you break this little beast: the WCMX Specialized Suspension Caster Fork. It was initially developed for Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham for his freestyling chair trickery, and is overbuilt to handle grinding, shredding and ramp jumping. Available for approximately $350
It’s an excuse to commune with nature or maybe just kill some time, and it’s adaptable—even with limited arm function, a person can toss the bait 40 feet. Van’s EZ Cast has been around for many years…because it works. Cast and reel functions work independently, even for anglers with no wrist or finger movement. Get yours from Access to Recreation for about $200
Product images courtesy of their respective companies/organizations.
Article appears in the July/August 2015 Issue of The Hub So Cal Magazine.