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Lets Make A Band

Boom! Who wants to be in the band? I’m thinking Deftones meets Rage meets Fear Factory. Blast beat double bass with singing and gargling drywall screws vocals. Lets sub it out with powered sub woofers! Detuned

Avenged Sevenfold is coming to Hawaii soon and is gonna need an opening act at Blaisdell.  Get at me via facebook: Damon Boiser

Lets make it happen! Aloha – Damon

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ADMX: Air Division Moto

A new sport is here for extreme wheelers that take to the sky and its called ADMX. Air Division Moto is an acronym that I came up with for these types of sports as we push the boundaries into the unknown, accomplishing feats that aren’t mainstream or in most cases haven’t even done before.

Here you can check out Mogo Wheelchairs ADMX rider Damon going Over The Edge 40 stories for Special Olympics Hawaii as he sponsors their Athlete program. Hosted by The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort this event is held annually for SOH.

Stay tunes as fun times in skydiving, Offroad 4×4 Wheelchairing, windtunnel body flying to name a few are explored. Mahalo to all who support dreams like these. Much aloha

Mahalo nui!

Mahalo nui!

 

WCMX First Try

Last night I rolled up the hill in  my neighborhood to the skate park. It was after hours and late and yes, pitch black. But I wanted badly to try rolling around nevertheless. And as my buddy Brett Martin taught me, “Make it happen!” Which is exactly what we did.

Me and buddy Mark charged around in the dark as he ran behind me shining the light from his cell phone and goproing. Mark spotted me up hills and on table tops.

Pure fun was had!! Much aloha – Damon

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Over The Edge 2014

Special Olympics Hawaii held their annual event Over The Edge, a fundraiser for their athlete program. Each entrant must raise a minimum $1000 that will fund a single athletes sports program for one year.

This year I returned to sponsor this great cause and rappelled 40 stories down The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Waikiki. Last I set the record at 300 ft and by becoming the first and only chair user to do such a feat in Hawaii. This year I was able to break that record by adding an additional 100 ft.

And if that wasnt enough, rather than landing on an open area like everyone else we came in sideways through a balcony to avoid hoofing it up a few flights of narrow scaffolding stairs. Extreme all the way!

I’d like to thank all who supported me in this beautiful event. It was a great success! Aloha – Damon

Mahalo nui!

Mahalo nui!

Adaptive Horseback Riding at Manawale’a Riding Center

Another great day was had at Manawale’a Riding Center for some therapeutic horseback riding. Manawale’a will work with children of all ages regardless of mental or physical challenges and are able to accommodate large or small groups.

Depending on a riders experience and comfort, a beautiful trail ride is offered which includes exercises to help with balance and coordination.

Heres video we took of doing this. Also check out the video of the safe and comfortable hoyer lift used to assist with transferring on and off their horses. Aloha

VIDEO: Trail Ride

VIDEO: Horse Transfer with Lift

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Quadriplegic Athlete Damon Boiser Says ‘Aloha’ to Limitations

Great talking with the guys at Purpose 2 Play. Check out their site for more amazing action sports features. Mahalo for the cool article.

http://www.purpose2play.com/endure/damon-boiser-says-aloha-limitations-despite-quadriplegic/

 

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Reunion With Great Friends

Eleven years ago by chance, I met dear friends on the north shore of Oahu. Since then we have reunited often, finding many beautiful adventures together.

This year after a quick tire repair and yummy malasada pastries, we returned to Haleiwa on Oahu’s north shore to enjoy some delicious huli huli chicken with pineapple coleslaw. After lunch we wandered down the road to enjoy shave ice at Matsumoto’s. It hit the spot on such a hot day.

On the way home, we explored Dole Plantation and enjoyed pineapple ice cream.

The next day we drove to Keaiwa Heiau and also to Izumo Shrine. Both were breath taking! After exploring the Chinese Cultural Plaza we went on to Ala Moana to meet up with a friend for lunch. While finding our way to the restaurant we happened to see sumo Grand Yokozuna, Konishiki!

Lunch was great and we discovered that we were all the same level of spinal cord injury. So we instantly formed Team C6!

When leaving the mall parking lot we accidently forgot a wheelchair sliding transfer board only to return several hours later to find it in the exact same spot in the parking stall. There is so much aloha in Hawaii.

It was so wonderful to visit again and am already looking forward to more adventures with my beautiful friends from across the sea. – Aloha

Izumo Shrine

Izumo Shrine

Team C6

Team C6

Keaiwa Heiau

Keaiwa Heiau

Wonderful day Skydiving

Another wonderful day at Skydive Hawaii with tandem jump instructor Richard Dopplemayer aka “Papa Dop”. It was a beautiful sunny day with passing cloud cover.

On our load, they found a nice big puka or hole in the clouds for us to jump through. The view was amazing and freefall flight was epic.

I was able to strap my GoPro on my chest so that I could share our view of the jump. You can hear on the video when we are low enough to see my Mogo wheelchair for landing, and theres a cool picture below of us  targeting my chair on final approach.

The week before this, I was surfing and happened to meet the band Third Eye Blind. They were very nice and sincere guys. I wanted to put a beautiful relaxing song on my jump footage and used their song “The Background”, which we so happened to have a memorable conversation about at the beach.

Love life! Aloha

Richard Dopplemayer "Papa Dop"

Richard Dopplemayer “Papa Dop”

 

Final approach, my Mogo wheelchair is the farthest dot.

Final approach, my Mogo wheelchair is the farthest dot.

 

 

Oren Peri over Mokuleia

Oren Peri over Mokuleia

Forte Speakers Hawaii

Very excited and honored to team up with Forte Speakers & Forte Speakers Hawaii, an impressive roster of keynote and motivational speaker’s. Mahalo and imua Hawaii !

Thank you to all who helped make such fun adventures and all my awesome alumni that have given me the amazing opportunity to speak to their incredible haumana. Aloha10494912_1502866133260172_5575473381473029607_o

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Keynote Speaking at Future Fest

Molokai High has an amazing annual event named Future Fest. Numerous guest speakers are invited to give presentations on various and intriguing careers that the students may wish to consider as possible career choices. Everything from: Forest & Wildlife Preserve, to Fashion Design, to Fire Fighters, to Marine Research & Management, to Nursing and between, was offered in career presentations.

I had the amazing opportunity to be flown in and give the keynote presentation. I shared my story with the student body with hurdles I’ve overcome to accomplishments I’ve made, to impress upon and motivate the students that with “drive and passion for life, anything is possible…”  

I felt the message was very well received. The students were surprised to see a wheelchair user as an extreme athlete and were inspired by things I’ve come to accomplish despite my injury. I enjoyed speaking with them in the school hallways and stopping to take occasional photographs throughout the day.

I’m very excited and honored to motivate these students at Molokai High and can’t wait to see what amazing accomplishments lies in their futures. Aloha

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