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    The problem with wheel chairs

    Every notice how screwed up wheel chair designs are?
    No articulation at all, get them off flat pavement and they are fawked.
    And the power chairs have a COG that is laughable.

    If people like us designed wheel chairs they could do a lot better in a lot of different conditions.
    I'm not talking about cruising the Rubicon, just negotiating normal stuff. Uneven ground at the park, curbs, stairs crap like that.

    What kind of wheel chair would you design if you had the time, money and resources?
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    a comfy chair and some mattracks is all you need.
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    Funny thing is those wheel chairs that are meant for tougher terrain are ridiculously expensive and there is nothing to them. At the Hawley Lake transport trip they had an off-road wheelchair with bigger wheels and it was something like $8,000 to buy
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    maybe speed is more your thing.
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    Here is a few ideas.


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    Thats some mad articulation right there


    Yeah the price on wheel chairs is unreal.
    For $8K you could build a decent Mini Truck rock rig.

    Most of the all terrain chairs won't fit through a standard doorway any way so why do they keep the COG so high in them? I can see using flotation tires but do they have to be so small? Tall skinnys on portal axles would get better ground clearance.
    Last edited by rusty_tlc; February 25th, 2008 at 08:25 AM.
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    I've been dealing with wheelchairs from the time I was 12 years old up until today...have 2 kids with Muscular Dystrophy...well had, one died in 2003 the other is still in a wheel chair... and $8,000 is nothing for a power chair. My one son that dies had one that tilted and lifted and it was over $15,000.00 Yep $15,000.

    Reason for the expense??? LIABILTY! Period.

    One thing I have to say though is that in 50 years I have seen un unbelievable improvement in the design and building of wheel chairs. Hell back in the late 50-60s the damn wheels would fall off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIPGRAVER View Post
    One thing I have to say though is that in 50 years I have seen un unbelievable improvement in the design and building of wheel chairs. Hell back in the late 50-60s the damn wheels would fall off.
    i agree. from this:
    Last edited by COYOTA; February 25th, 2008 at 09:22 AM.

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    to this:

    Last edited by COYOTA; February 25th, 2008 at 09:22 AM.

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    I also have Muscular Dystrophy.
    Quote Originally Posted by ZIPGRAVER View Post
    I've been dealing with wheelchairs from the time I was 12 years old up until today...have 2 kids with Muscular Dystrophy...well had, one died in 2003 the other is still in a wheel chair... and $8,000 is nothing for a power chair. My one son that dies had one that tilted and lifted and it was over $15,000.00 Yep $15,000.

    Reason for the expense??? LIABILTY! Period.

    One thing I have to say though is that in 50 years I have seen un unbelievable improvement in the design and building of wheel chairs. Hell back in the late 50-60s the damn wheels would fall off.
    You might have a V8 but I have 4 angry squirrels on steroids under my hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stv View Post
    to this:

    Now thats what I'm talkin about.

    Nice IFS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_tlc View Post
    Now thats what I'm talkin about.

    Nice IFS.
    i saw a group of these guys riding @ northstar last year. they were f'ing insane

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    Quote Originally Posted by stv View Post
    i saw a group of these guys riding @ northstar last year. they were f'ing insane
    Hell if your already in a wheel chair whats the worst that could happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_tlc View Post
    Hell if your already in a wheel chair whats the worst that could happen?
    ALOT!!! saw acouple of guys bail pretty damn hard. at least on a bike you can try and jump away, those guys were gettin all tangled up in their chairs. BUT THEY WERE GETTIN UP WITH HUGE SMILES ON THEIR FACES

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    I always have the ability to say something to offend someone somewhere.

    It's people like you that make me look smart.

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    NUTS !!!!!

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    Thanks for sharing that was cool.
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