Andre Barbieri

Educational Fair Las Vegas

Gidday folks! As I’m returning from a working trip I was thinking how grateful and lucky I am. Freedom Innovations had me as their patient model in Vegas for an Educational Fair put on by Hanger Prosthetics. It’s a beautiful event that brings industry, clinicians, prosthetists and patients from all over the country. There’s workshops, classes and very inspirational speeches and shows. I have been using Freedom equipment for over 5 years, helping with testing and feedback. Doesn’t take me long to [...]


Category: Andre BarbieriComments: 0Post Date: February 22, 2019

New year – New challenges

Happy 2019 everyone, let’s wish and work for a great year for all of us! Winter is my favorite season! Temps here are not too bad -enough where you can wear puffy jackets if you want; surf is up -my favorite waves light up; weather is great for training; there’s rain -this year has been a great one, everything is green and water is gushing on creeks & falls! My snowboard journey has started, it is a moving process. All the [...]


2018 – Busiest year of my life in review

Hey guys! What a year… incredible ups, but also strong downs. I’m thankful for all places I’ve been, raced, worked & enjoyed. Think about a year pretty much living out of your suitcase. Still, I had time for my wife, since (most of) my trips were quick strike missions. There were race trips; convention work trips and a lot of overnight Irvine trips (working with Freedom Innovations, testing a state of the art knee they’re developing). Talking about racing, the witches were [...]


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Snowboarding World Cup at Dubai (?!!)

Hey guys, My sports life has just turned 360 degrees as of last week! As most of you know, my category in Paratriathlon is cut off from Tokyo2020. So… I’ve been thinking about a dream of trying for Winter Olympics in snowboarding, and my 1st opportunity just came up. It all happened faster than I wanted to, but I have been in touch with the Brazilian Snow Federation and the opportunity to get into the rankings presented itself and I had to [...]


“A change of career”

Greetings to everyone that follows Team PossAbilities! For those who are not aware, please refer to my post “Gold Coast World Championships Series – The 2018 Finals”: The sport of triathlon is taking a back seat (not my decision), so I decided to change sports, and I’m reaching out to announce that. I’ve been in touch with the Brazilian Snow Sports Federation and I have news: I am getting into snowboard racing!! There’s an indoor competition happening in early November, an indoor [...]


US Open Adaptive Surfing Championship – Oceanside

Greetings! In early October I participated in the 2nd edition of the US Open Adaptive Surfing, my first surf comp where there was a monetary prize purse, $1000 for the 1st place! There were 80 athletes and about 15 countries represented. As much as I love surfing, I didn’t do well at this competition, only going until the second round. Surfing can be a frustrating sport, and even though I can hold my own on big waves, competing is a different story. [...]


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Gold Coast World Championships Series – The 2018 Finals

Gold Coast World Championships Series – The 2018 Finals Gidday mates, as they say here in Australia. I raced Worlds on the beautiful state of Queensland, where they have a slogan, “beautiful one day, perfect the next.” Now my 4th year racing in the land of cangurus, thanks to my dear PossAbilities. I arrived a couple days earlier and stayed with Team Brazil in a state of the art training center that had it all: cafeteria, Olympic pool, running track, massage, physiotherapist, [...]


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Baby Stella is here!!!

Greetings! Words can’t describe the happiness that filled our hearts with the arrival of Stella Barbieri. She came right on the due date, can you believe that?! Everything went well, although there were some nerve wrecking moments during labor, and leading up to it was long and painful. But that’s how it is, right Mothers? Congrats to all of you that endure this, it’s quite a feat. We men salute you! My days are spent now helping mom, drooling over the baby, [...]


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Blown prosthetic knee

Hi! We always have something to complain right?! If not one thing it’s another; or it’s too hot or too cold or or or… Turns out on my last race (in Italy) I had a blown hydraulic chamber on my running knee. That’s why if you look on the picture the prosthesis is too far flexed. My prosthetist tried fixing it and then found out the problem. Of course the knee is out of warranty… On one hand, I have the best [...]


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Europe Dreaming

Dear friends, I’m here today to write about my 2 weeks of training in Portugal and racing in Italy. I met Brazil National Paralympic Team for a camp in Portugal, which consisted of eat-train-sleep-repeat. It was quite epic: Country side, beautiful roads to ride, amazing temperatures. These were intense days of swim-bike-run-gym in a state of the art facility that attracts teams of different sports & nationalities. We then flew to Milano and drove to an idyllic place called Lago d’Iseo. Stuff [...]