Holy shit! That's the best way to start this one off. Signal founder and ex pro-shred, Dave Lee got together with a bunch of awesome people (including a quick cameo from old friend and hero, Jason Brown) to create this magical adaptive snowboarding device for Tim Ostler.
No failures. Just bumps in the road.
When you watch the video, you'll learn that Tim used to be a pro snowboarder back in the 1990s, but in the early 2000s had an accident riding halfpipe and was paralyzed. To get Tim back on the shred, Signal Snowboards and Crankbrothers Mountain Bike Components teamed up to build a brand new adaptive snowboard concept. Just watching the guys, you can see how exciting this project was, and I hope it's just the beginning for them. Just watch the video.
I was lucky enough to become friends with Dave Lee and J. Brown through snowboarding. Haven't seen the boys in ages, but seeing this made me miss them and that life. Both of them are some of the most quality and creative individuals in the snowboard world.
While it's damned amazing, it's not a surprise that Dave Lee would be the driving force behind this. I never knew Tim Ostler, but I definitely had a magazine cut out of him on my door when I was a young shred back in Ontario, dreaming of moving to Whistler. Eventually I escaped high school and made the move. Through putting down too many frontboards and nosepresses, I was able to hook up with these guys and had some of the best years of my life.
Dammit, that's some fine work, gents!