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All Quotes by author - Mike Schultz
" After snowboarding a fair bit in 2011 and 2012 to test equipment, I got pretty good at it, and some friends at Adaptive Action Sports talked me into competing at the exhibition event at the Winter X Games in the adaptive boardercross. I was able to step up my game pretty quick and compete. I took last place, but knew I could improve. "
" A lot of the jobs I had revolved around metal fabrication and creating and building and maintaining equipment. "
" As a kid growing up in a rural area, I was always tinkering with parts and machinery. "
" Being an athlete, my job was to physically perform. "
" Building prosthetics that allow people to get back to the fun activities in life is as rewarding a job as I can imagine. It's just as fulfilling for me as winning at the racetrack. "
" For my equipment, we're not about running. We're about wheels, action sports, and that type of thing. So we want range of motion and shock absorption. The foot itself has 28 degrees of ankle motion as you press into it or you put weight into it. A typical running or walking foot has kind of around 10 to 12, at max, flex at the toe. "
" For riding a snowmobile, you need to have your knee bent. It needs to absorb the impact of riding over bumps, to allow yourself to stand up or sit down, balance side to side. "
" For the most part, if you're willing to work hard enough, you can recover from most injuries. Having that mentality really helps you keep moving forward. "
" Fox and I go way back... I got to know the Fox folks pretty well as the result of spending time at races with them over the years. "
" Having adaptive events televised in the X Games is huge. There are people out there who might want to do this but don't think they can. They can see us out here tearing it up. That's going to help people realize that if you want something bad enough, you can get there. "
" Having already used a Fox shock in my Moto Knee, the prosthetic leg I developed, I knew that I would take advantage of Fox's superior suspension dynamics in the Versa Foot as well. "
" I am the owner of my prosthetic manufacturing business, BioDapt, which manufactures lower-limb prosthetics for sports. "
" I bought my first dirt bike when I was 12, and I started racing motocross when I was 15 and started getting pretty successful. Then I started racing snowmobiles at 17 and decided I wanted to focus on that and see if I can make a career at it. "
" I didn't even think about snowboarding until after my accident. "
" I ended up winning a silver medal at the Summer X Games Adaptive Supercross seven months after my injury - on a leg that I built. "
" I had a wreck during a race in Michigan, which led to the hyperextension of my left leg and subsequent amputation. "
" I know firsthand the way that Fox supports their athletes because they've been there for me since the beginning. I know that I can count on them. "
" I know what it takes to make myself perform. "
" I love being outdoors and trekking around. "
" I loved to go hunting out in the woods and hiking, and that's just not easy anymore. For me, to walk up and down hills in the rough terrain, it just doesn't work very well. It can, but it's three times as hard as it used to be. "
" I'm a huge fan of Fox, and I'm honored to be officially joining the FOX team with them as my title sponsor. "
" I'm a huge patriot, and what holds a lot of value for me is to be part of Team U.S.A. "
" I'm from Minnesota and have always lived there. And my competitive career actually started in the late '90s racing motocross, which then turned into racing snowmobiles professionally. I turned pro in 2003, racing with the best in the world and living my dream as a professional athlete. "
" I'm helping people do things they haven't done since they had two good legs, and that's worth it right there. "
" I'm out of my comfort zone every time I'm on the race course. "
" I'm very fortunate that I get to make people smile by creating. "
" I remember my dad telling me that if I wanted to start racing motocross, I had to get a job and pay for it myself. So I did. As soon as I was able to drive myself to work, I got into racing motocross at age 15. "
" I shattered the heel in my good leg, and it was an extremely bad injury. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to snowboard again. "
" I take a ton of pride in what our flag and our anthem stands for. "
" It is definitely easier to deal with injuries on the mental side after you've had a few of them, since you are aware of the recovery process. "
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