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Tag Archives: Rigid

Not a normal life (Andy)

Introduction As I write this I writ it from my perspective. I write it as if it was me who this was happening to. Now in this I write some sexual stuff. It may sound as if it is gay, … Continue reading

Will this chair fit me?

At some point in time, every wheelchair user is going to need to be fitted. Yet, if you do not have an OT (Occupational Therapist) fit you, you probably don’t know exactly where to start or what to measure. Let … Continue reading

Wheelchair Skills Training Manual

Table of contents: Safety Safety: Safety of the clinician Basic movement skills Propelling forward Propulsion patterns Propelling on carpet Turning left and right 360 Cross slope Propelling backwards Navigating around obstacles Ramps: Ascending Stopping in the middle to rest Descending … Continue reading

Wheelchair Purchasing Tips

This article was mainly written by Torte, a member of this site, and was added to by different users of this site in the forum before posting Author: Torte What wheelchair type?  Basically there are 2 tips of wheelchairs o … Continue reading

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Sopur Starlight

The hard facts: Manufacture: Sunrisemedical Type: Rigid frame Wheels: Front: 5” tubeles back: 26X1” with tube with quick release and 3° taper Material: aluminium Weight: 11.5 Kg (25.3 lb) Adjustable footrest Soft facts: Well I can’t tell the difference to … Continue reading

Quickie TNT/No Limits Slam’r

About 3 years ago, I bought a used Quickie TNT (Originally known as the No Limits Slam’r, Sunrise Medical bought out No Limits then discontinued the chair) on Ebay. I loved mine dearly. The company had already quit producing them, … Continue reading

Quickie GPV

I got my GPV from a salesman here in NZ.  When I got it, it was an ex demo chair and was at least 10 years old.  I think this is a reflection on the quality of the chair and … Continue reading

Eclipse, by Colours/Permobil

The Eclipse is a decent all around rigid frame wheelchair. It is not the best chair, nor is it the worst. It is not the lightest chair, nor is it the heaviest. It has served me well for several years … Continue reading