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Hi, I was a keen skier until I flipped my motorcycle and ended up an above knee left leg amputee. Now my kids are getting into it I really want to give it ago again.
My question is!!! How do you protect your stump if you fall? I have been an amp for over 10 years now but still wince at even the thought of hurting my stump, can’t even watch falls on You’ve Been Framed without shivers running up and down my missing leg???
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Welcome to Snowheads! I've got nothing useful to contribute except to say that there is a separate forum on Snowheads for disability snowsports. You will probably get more response here, but it might be worth trawling through there as well for more informed views. Hope you get the answers you are looking for.
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BigJAK, as suggested by foxtrotzulu, there are lots of places with possible advice: the snowheads resource and the various disability organisations.
With proper prosthetic and orthotic advice, you should not have any need for more anxiety than the non-amputee skiing.
And to help your spirits, have a look at the winter paralympics: https://www.paralympic.org/news/pyeongchang-2018-day-1-preview.

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@BigJAK, Welcome to SnowHeads snowHead

As mentioned by @foxtrotzulu, there is a separate Forum thread - http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewforum.php?f=44

Ultimately only you can decide what level of comfort and risk you are willing to take, but as I am sure you are aware the level of technology for skiing advances rapidly, as you will have seen in the Paralympics.
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Welcome. You should get plenty of informed advice. Can I suggest a less obvious place that may also assist?
NABD will no doubt have members who ski and may assist.
http://www.nabd.org.uk/
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Disability Snow sports UK perhaps the best/first port of call. Usually contactable by phone. I believe the do some snowdome activities too - Manchester Chill Factors nearest for you?
Good luck, and enjoy.
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@BigJAK, Technique plays a big part in determining whether you fall on your stump or not. Guys that I've skied with often wear ice hockey crash pants because normally if they fall, they fall onto their hips.
If you have other questions, please ask... I've been teaching adaptive skiing for many years.
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+1 They are incredibly helpful
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Thanks all, I will go over to the disabled portion of the forum.
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BigJAK wrote:
Thanks all, I will go over to the disabled portion of the forum.

Yes, but don't dissappear down that rabbit hole and stay there. You'll have plenty to contribute with us here in the forum body. Lots of us are a bit broken or impaired . . . at least our sliding seems to indicate that . . . Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed so just join t'club (asylum).
Give a thought to snowboarding as it's control is primarily through your hips via one effective edge. It would allow you use a prosthetic and minimise fatigue.
Look forward to seeing you on a 'bash' Toofy Grin
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Probably not useful for the OP due to distance, but anyone else interested might like to not that DSUK and Snowbility are having an open weekend at Hemel on 7th/8th April
https://www.facebook.com/events/581575352210344/?ti=as
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