Adaptive Classifications

Skiing

AS (Arms and Shoulders)

Athletes who have minimal or no trunk function and minimal or no use of their legs. These athletes likely have poor sitting balance. AS skiers require a fixed seat adaptation which must include a chest support strap in addition to a seat belt over the lap or around their waist, fixing them to the seating while using the SkiErg.

TA (Trunk and Arms)

Athletes who have functional use of the trunk and arms, and minimal or no use of their legs. TA athletes require a fixed seat adaptation to the SkiErg and would not use any upper body support other than a seat belt over the lap or around their waist fixing them to the seating.

LTA–VI (Leg Trunk and Arms—Blind or Visually Impaired)

Athletes who have functional use of their legs, trunk and arms. They are able to use the SkiErg from a standing position. These athletes are blind or visually impaired.

LTA–ID (Leg Trunk and Arms—Intellectually Disabled

Athletes who have functional use of their legs, trunk and arms. They are able to use the SkiErg from a standing position. These athletes are intellectually disabled.

LTA–AK (Leg Trunk and Arms—Single Leg, Above the Knee Amputee)

Athletes who have functional use of their legs, trunk and arms. They are able to use the SkiErg from a standing position, utilizing support from a prosthetic device. These athletes have a single leg, above the knee amputation.

LTA–AKD (Leg Trunk and Arms—Double Leg or Bilateral, Above the Knee Amputee)

Athletes who have functional use of their legs, trunk and arms. They are able to use the SkiErg from a standing position, utilizing support from two prosthetic devices. These athletes have a double leg (also referred to as a bilateral), above the knee amputation. Note: A bilateral or above the knee amputee using the SkiErg from a seated position should enter results in the TA (Trunk and Arms) category..

LTA–PD (Leg Trunk and Arms—Physically Disabled)

Athletes who have functional use of their legs, trunk and arms. They are able to use the SkiErg from a standing position. These athletes have one or more forms of physical disability that are not listed above including, but not limited to, neuromuscular-related ailments.