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50 Most Influential People in Action Sports

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50, 49: Aaron Coret and Steve Slen

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In 2005, a hard crash on a jump in Whistler's snowboard park left Aaron Coret paralyzed from the neck down. Instead of giving up on snowboarding, Coret teamed up with his good friend Stephen Slen to create a safety device for skiers and snowboarders. The result is the Katal Landing Pad.