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Adaptive Sports Equipment

Where to find equipment for your sport.


Updated December 27, 2012

Finding adaptive sports equipment can be a challenge, especially if you live in a rural area. The following list of adaptive sports equipment sellers offer the equipment that you need online, as well as in a brick-and-mortar store.

Disclaimer: This list is not all inclusive. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by About.com.

1. Access to Recreation, Inc.

Offers a wide variety of adaptive sports equipment. Includes items for indoor, outdoor and fitness, as well as functional adaptive equipment.

2. Action Track Chair

The Action Track Chair can tackle just about any terrain because it isn't made like a typical wheelchair. This chair uses caterpillar-style tracks instead of traditional wheels, which have a zero turning radius. Users can go just about anywhere, including in a ditch and back up the other side, through muddy terrain, in water, on snow, and sand - just about anywhere you can imagine.

3. Adaptive Outdoorsman

Adaptive Outdoorsman sells adaptive hunting and fishing equipment. They sell the Renegade Wheelchair, tents, fishing reels, shooting sticks, gun rests and more.

4. Be Adaptive

Be Adaptive sells adaptive hunting equipment. Items include a variety of bow mounts, pistol mounts, shooting rests, activity trays, and a personal blind system.

5. Enabling Technologies

Offers a variety of adaptive winter sporting equipment, as well as a repair service. They specialize in bi-skis, crutches and outriggers.

6. Fly Fishing Discounters

Fly Fishing Discounters has many items for the disabled angler, including the dual-fly combo system for fly tying, magnetic tip threader, the Receive All hand support and adapter, brightly colored bobbers and more.

7. Freedom Factory

Freedom Factory are designers and manufacturers of a variety of adaptive winter ski equipment. They offer a Snow Slider Walker, Revolution Snow Comp Mono Ski, and a Mogul Master SP Mono Ski.

8. Lasher Sport

Lasher Sport sells the All Terrain Chair (a.k.a. All Terrain Beast). "The many options include: an adjustable push bar for assistance when hiking on extra challenging trails, optional disc brakes to assist in steering and stopping, adjustable center of gravity, rear suspension, side guards, many tire options, side guards, several footrest options, and custom powder coat colors. Note: This chair is not intended for down hill racing or other high speed off road events."

9. Spokes 'N Motion

Spokes 'N Motion offers a variety of adaptive equipment for children and adults. they offer the following:
  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Beach and all terrain
  • Ice sledge hockey
  • Handcycles and handbikes
  • Sailing
  • Children's sitski, biski and hippocampe

10. Wheelin Sportsmen

Sells numerous items for the hunting, fishing and shooting enthusiast. This organization also offers special events, both nationally and locally. Events include deep sea fishing, shooting, archery, photography, hunting and more.

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