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Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Parts of a Wheelchair

A – Caster B – Caster Fork C – Footrest D – Legrest E – Cushion F – Seat G – Backrest H – Rigidiser Bar:  Keeps the Backrest stable, a large rigidiser bar is sometimes required if you want … Continue reading

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Going Down Curved Steps Forward

By: Leandre Casselman This is an advanced trick. Try it with someone behind you and in front of you for the first time. Use only on long steps so that you can pause between each step. If you are going … Continue reading

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Mowing the Lawn

By: Michael Humphrey This tip/trick will probably be more popular with the wives/girlfriends than anyone else. What I have done is take a standard model 42″ Cub-Cadet Zero Turn lawn mower and with a few modifications made it into something … Continue reading

Advanced Bumping Down Steps

By: Leandre Casselman This technique for going down stairs requires you to travel towards the top step at a comfortable speed and then pop the front end of your chair just before you reach the edge, but not into a … Continue reading

Turning Your Chair into a Recliner

By: Michael Humphrey I originally used this trick to teach myself how to wheelie because if I fell over backward I would land on the couch instead of the tiled floor. Now I use this trick to watch TV without … Continue reading

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Closing a Double Door

By: Michael Humphrey This is a great way to close your front door, especially if it’s a double like mine. Tie one end of a string around the outside handle of the inside storm door. Personally, I use a shoe … Continue reading

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Piggyback

I’ve had some bad experiences with piggybacks gone wrong that have landed me and my friends on our butts. In order to help out the piggybackers – as well as the piggybackees, I’ve put together this little trick. Piggyback Video

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The Scootcher – Up the stairs on your own

Although we’d like them to be, there are many places that aren’t accessible – take for instance my own basement. My laundry room is in the basement. Yep that’s right – down a set of stairs all the way in … Continue reading

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The Backseat of a Car

The backseat of a car is a great place to be especially if it’s a big 1980s Cadillac, and there’s a hot babe next to you. The only problem is, getting in and out can be a pain – the … Continue reading

The Forward Fall Out

The Forward Fall Out 1 by Leandre Casselman Falling out of a chair is not the coolest thing that can happen, but fortunately, there are ways to get back in. The first is the complete 90 degree method. Position yourself … Continue reading

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