Anna Schaffelhuber has a spinal condition that prevents her from standing, but it hasn't slowed her down.  She's won nine world titles and every Paralympic alpine event in a specially made ski that fits her like a glove. 

This time she tries her run with an early sit-ski designed in the 1980s — made with the shock absorber from a car.  Schaffelhuber is in for a surprise and discovers that advances in technology — optimizing skis for each skier's particular disability — has made a massive difference in her sport.  

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The Wild Canadian Year

Wild Canadian Year

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The Nature of Thingies