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'DWTS' Amputee Amy Purdy

I'm Dancing On Hydraulic Feet!

3/20/2014 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amy Purdy
-- the double amputee competing on "Dancing with the Stars" -- is using low rider technology to give her a competitive edge on the show -- she's testing out prosthetic feet that are powered with hydraulics.

The U.S. Paralympic snowboarder tells TMZ she's pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity by experimenting with different kinds of artificial feet to enhance her dancing abilities ... including a pair with hydraulic ankles.

We're told Southern California Prosthetics in Orange County sent over several sets of feet for Amy to try out this week with her partner, Derek Hough. Amy says she wants to try out different types of feet for different dances -- for example, she wants feet with high heels to do the samba. 

But she's also testing out the hydraulic gams that allow her ankles to move in different directions -- rather than being stuck at a 90 degree angle -- which means she can extend her foot off the ground or land gracefully on the tips of her toes if she's doing a contemporary dance routine.

And you were worried about your own two left feet.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Wow

196 days ago
2.

SonofZeus    

Steve Austin called. He wants his bionics upgraded.

196 days ago
3.

John    

She's remarkable, but Derek already has a roommate.

196 days ago
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Jordan    

She should have to dance with the same type of Prosthetic that Heather Mills Used on the show.

196 days ago
5.

Elizabeth M    

i missd that part of the show, I missed her dancing, would of loved to have seen more of the show..

196 days ago
6.

Umanyways    

She might win the whole thing but people will sway it's sympathy votes but she has better rhythm than even slow pokes like Billy dee Williams and Dian nayed on the show.

196 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

Truly amazing, and inspiring for others with disabilities.

196 days ago
8.

Big D    

That's awesome

196 days ago
9.

KTD    

She has musicality and natural talent. She moved her hips better than Meryl Davis.

196 days ago
10.

think101    

She was really good.

196 days ago
11.

Ray8    

She is the only one even semi interesting this season. She is really good as well.

196 days ago
12.

Grant Riddle    

Amy Purdy makes being an amputee downright respectable. Check the article "DeMystifying the Devotee" on Amazon Kindle for background information.

195 days ago
13.

lourdgoogoo    

DWTS is missing the S. There are no stars these days, just Z list celebrities. Anyway, good luck to her for the challenges she has had to overcome.

194 days ago
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Taiter251    

Guess I'm a cold hearted bitch, but I really don't understand why this chick is put on a pedestal for not having feet and dancing. It's not like she's the first amputee to dance. I would say she would win with sympathy votes but I said the same thing about the brain cancer chick last season.

193 days ago

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