Outdoor Tech is supporting adaptive athletes with their latest and greatest products!

Outdoor Tech’s goal is to address the ever growing issue of blending a modern lifestyle in the age of mobile technology with the drive to be outdoors. This parallels High Fives’ vision of being the leader of education and recovery of life-changing injuries in outdoor sports. This has shaped both parties relationships and generated an amazing amount of joy for adaptive athletes. Meet Nick Fairall and view his review of the Outdoor Tech Kodak Mini rechargeable battery pack!

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#HighFivesAthlete Nick Fairall’s review of The Outdoor Tech Kodak Mini rechargeable battery pack

The Outdoor Tech Kodak Mini rechargeable battery pack comes in handy when out on the beach, out in the boat, or anywhere where there is no power source available. It’s small and light enough to easily travel with. When our phones and cameras are out of battery, the Kodak Mini comes in clutch and allows us to continue our video analysis of our training sessions and improve our performance! I also really like the durable rubber coating because I don’t have to worry about any damage or sand, dirt, and water getting into it if I accidentally drop it. The Calamari Ultra cable is also awesome because I only need one cable to charge my iPhone, my GoPro, or any of my friends phones if need be!

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About Nick Fairall

ON JANUARY 5TH, 2015, NICK WAS COMPETING IN THE SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP IN BISCHOFSHOFEN, AUSTRIA. DURING QUALIFICATIONS, NICK HAD A GREAT JUMP THAT WOULD HAVE QUALIFIED HIM FOR THE ROUND; HOWEVER, DUE TO THE WET SNOW CONDITIONS, HIS SKIS STUCK IN THE SNOW IMMEDIATELY UPON LANDING. AS A RESULT, HIS CENTER OF GRAVITY AND BALANCE WERE THROWN FORWARD, AND UPON IMPACT, NICK WAS CERTAIN THAT HE HAD BROKEN HIS BACK. MEDICAL PERSONAL ARRIVED IMMEDIATELY TO NICK’S AID AND RUSHED HIM TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL, WHERE HE UNDERWENT EMERGENCY SPINAL SURGERY WITHIN TWO HOURS AFTER THE CRASH.

FOLLOWING SURGERY, NICK WAS TOLD HE HAD SUSTAINED AN L-1 FRACTURE DISLOCATION, WHICH WAS FIXED DURING THE SURGERY. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE COMPRESSION OF HIS SPINAL CORD, HE LOST THE USE OF HIS LEGS – THE BODY PARTS THAT ALLOWED HIM TO COMPETE IN THE SPORT THAT HE HAS TRULY LOVED FOR 20 YEARS, AND ALLOWED HIM TO BECOME AN UNITED STATES OLYMPIAN.