Josh Dueck – On Ellen


[YouTubeUlar] <— 87,957 Josh Duek continues his trek of inspiration through the ski industry. It is good to follow up with him through Ellen above and a nice Freeskier interview.

“The greater the adversity one faces in life; the greater the opportunity is to grow and learn. When something bad happens there is a build up of energy and how you direct that energy is a choice you make.”

[Josh Dueck on Hydle]

Josh Duek – Sit Ski Backflip


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Back in 2004, a flip on skis gone tragically wrong broke Josh Dueck’s back and left him as a T11 — full paraplegic. For the past 8 years one of his dreams has been to do a flip on snow again. On February 3, 2012, Josh became the first person to perform a backflip on snow in a Sit Ski!

Also, see Josh in the Documentary film, THE FREEDOM CHAIR

WINNER Best Mountain Sports Film – Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011
WINNER Best International Short Documentary – All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival 2011
WINNER Best Family Film – 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival (Florida) 2011
WINNER Best Short Film – X-Dance Film Festival (Utah) 2012
WINNER Best Documentary – Powder Magazine Video awards 2012
WINNER Best Documentary, Award of Merit – Best Shorts Competition 2012

See the film trailer here:
http://www.vimeo.com/28602757

See the Salomon Freeski TV Freedom Chair webisode here:
http://www.vimeo.com/31721757

We are hoping to have the full film available for download on iTunes soon.

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