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GoatHerder 01-18-2018 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by LivWell (Post 9891)

Anyone else found something they like that can handle unpaved surfaces? I don't mean mountain climbing - just something that won't leave you stranded with a flat tire. :)

Wheel width and ground clearance are the most important things for "off roading." My old Jazzy Jet 3 has fully 6 inches of ground clearance. I constantly drive over branches, mounds of hay, curbs up to 4 inches high *(If I go over them backwards!) I even use that chair as a small tractor with a dozer blade I welded up for cleaning out animal pens!

A short video of me abusing my Jazzy: CLICKY

LivWell 01-21-2018 12:19 AM

Thanks for sharing the video. I agree that the manufacturer would probably not be a fan of your ingenuity!

Looks like a nice compact chair with good turning radius and maneuverability. The goats are pretty awesome too!

GoatHerder 01-21-2018 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by LivWell (Post 9896)
Thanks for sharing the video. I agree that the manufacturer would probably not be a fan of your ingenuity!

Looks like a nice compact chair with good turning radius and maneuverability. The goats are pretty awesome too!

They are my therapy animals, give me a reason to get my fat backside out of bed in the morning! If they are not fed as the sun comes up, they let me know about it in no uncertain terms!

LivWell 02-01-2018 09:02 PM

Of course it is best to start with your care team for one-on-one training but there's this guy..... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsj...sT4PDglcMseatw

He uses a manual wheelchair because because of a spinal cord injury. Great info on manual wheelchair use and maintenance.

ActiveMSers 02-23-2018 02:28 PM

Starting to look into super lightweight chairs. Just waiting on an official referral from my health insurance to start. But I hear it's unlikely they'll support crazy cool ones made of titanium with a hidden electric motor with turbo boost and a built-in massager. The nerve.

GoatHerder 02-23-2018 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ActiveMSers (Post 9973)
Starting to look into super lightweight chairs. Just waiting on an official referral from my health insurance to start. But I hear it's unlikely they'll support crazy cool ones made of titanium with a hidden electric motor with turbo boost and a built-in massager. The nerve.

I always pay cash for my power chairs. I have found that I can buy a quality chair used for less than the cost of my copay if I go through my insurance company. Plus, it saves my poor doctor from the 20 pages of crap you have to fill out now since the days of mass marketing chairs to everyone on the planet weather they needed it or not!.

But,

Mmmmm titanium!

ActiveMSers 01-20-2020 06:44 PM

Bumping this up to the top. I've used both a foldable chair, which I prefer for travel (good for beating up and for fitting into virtually any vehicle), and now a rigid chair, which I prefer for home use (much smaller footprint). Do others do this? Are there other recommendations not mentioned?

teena marie 01-26-2020 03:56 PM

https://hpurehab.com/ezee-fold-hd-w-...t-rigging.html

Amazing wheels. I use it exclusively.


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