Grey Space Adaptives

Grey Space Adaptives

Where: Nelson, BC

Year Established: 2022


Owner: Tanner Fandrey

We are a custom manufacturer of disabled sporting equipment, currently focusing on the development of sit ski sledge hockey equipment and custom molded seating solutions.

Give us a brief description of your manufacturing processes and philosophy.

Grey Space is working to remove heavy-weight equipment from the disabled sporting community. We strive to develop extremely lightweight solutions to current problems in the space through the use of water-jetting laser cutting and one-piece, no-weld-based designs. We aim to make all equipment easily serviceable by removing erroneous components using similar hardware throughout our build to simplify the tools and knowledge required to maintain each rig: remove simply, then optimize.

How many employees and/or contractors do you work with?

Grey Space is currently a single employee company working with third party manufacturers throughout North America to develop our equipment with the goals of developing our own in-house manufacturing capabilities.

What brought you to the Kootenays and how long have you been here?

We have been in the Kootenays for one year and the reason we settled here is the same reason everyone settles here: the amazing outdoor lifestyle. From skiing in the winter to hiking, swimming, and biking in the summer, the Kootenays are the playground for the outdoor enthusiast and the perfect home for Grey Space to work and promote active outdoor lifestyles for disabled athletes.

Tell us about the history and relative work experience of your founder(s).

Tanner Fandrey is an adaptive athlete who has competed on the international stage in both sledge hockey and sit skiing. He is a mechanical engineering technologist who has designed everything from buildings to aluminum race boats and, now, disabled sporting equipment. He developed his first adaptive equipment at the age of 14 to assist a fellow teammate and has continued to design solutions for his own personal difficulties, both in the mountains and on the sled. He is now bringing this solution-driven mindset to a larger audience through Grey Space Adaptives and is looking to develop custom solutions to help every athlete reach their potential.

Describe the mission, vision, goals, and aspirations of your company.

Grey Space Adaptives strives to unlock the inaccessible through accessibility, inclusivity, and capability. We want to provide access to great equipment and even better experiences. We make athletes feel included in sports or activities that their friends and family are doing by removing improper or uncomfortable equipment. We give athletes the opportunity to be as capable as they would be without their disabilities.