Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1954, Paul Speight has always had a big passion in his life: Sports - especially sailing, tennis and in the All Black country ofNew Zealand, Rugby!
Paraplegic due to a car accident when he was 21 years old, he decided to learn sit skiing and became one of the first sit ski monitors in 1980. He even became the captain of the New Zealand Disabled Ski Team during the Innsbruck Paralympic Games in 1988.
At the end of 1988, he started Spokes'n Motion in Denver, Colorado (USA). With the collaboration of Enabling Technologies, he participated in the conception of the Bi-Unique and Outriggers Superlite which is now a revolution in the sit ski domain.
Since its conception, Spokes'n Motion has become the leading distributor of adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing equipment in the USA. Following the American success of the Spokes' n Motion company, a European subsidiary was opened in 2003 in Toulouse (France). This French office allowed Spokes'n Motion to grow its product line to offer a wide range of sport and recreational equipment for those who are disabled. Additionally, the European office is an export platform for French companies like, Tessier, Vipamat, and Magelan.
Spokes'n Motion offers a full range of sport and recreational equipment for all seasons! We invite you to visit our products sections to discover our wide range of equipment. Our passion is bringing adaptive sports equipment to those who are disabled so that they, too, can enjoy the great outdoors. We welcome any questions you may have.
Paul Speight - USA President
Spokes'n Motion USA - Experience the difference !
Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1954, Paul Speight has been associated with many sports and outdoor activities during his lifetime. His life was dedicated to sailing, skiing, and outdoor adventures. At the age of 21, the course of his passions changed due to a serious car accident. Becoming a paraplegic gave his life new meaning and direction. He realized that he could keep on enjoying the outdoor activities that he loved, he just needed to learn new ways to enjoy them. Then, he wanted to share his knowledge with others who craved his same interests that they could do the same. He created Spokes'n Motion in 1988 in order to promote sport and recreational activities for the disabled all over the world.
Favorite sports : Skiing, Sailing, Handbike
Sandrine Duffaud - European President Spokes'n Motion EUROPE
As a volunteer for the French association for disabled people named "The Schuss Ski Club", Sandrine Duffaud was regularly importing sports equipment from "Spokes'n Motion USA" in order to bring fun and enjoyment through sport and recreational activities.
In 2001, Paul was looking to expand his activities in Europe. Since Sandrine was so knowledgeable with this product line, he proposed that she own a European subsidiary of Spokes'n Motion. She happily accepted the offer and the division started up in 2003. Thus began Spokes'n Motion Europe (France, Toulouse). This business relationship started something much more special and later on they decided to get married.