Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Tracer SX5 Recliner Wheelchair – A Review

Invacare Tracer SX5 ReclinerThe Tracer SX5 Reclining Wheelchair gives you a reclining range from 90‎° to 180‎°. It is a light weight manual wheelchair built for durability and comfort of a full reclining back. It is a great institutional commercial chair owing to its comfort ability. Its tough embossed upholstery makes it a heavy duty chair.

The SX5 has a maximum weight of 250-300 lbs. The upholstery is made of vinyl and is black in color.

In terms of performance, the Tracer SX5 is a light weight wheelchair that has the strength to make it a high performer. The no-flex tires and the sealed precision bearings enhance speed and leave no need for maintenance of the chair. The model does not pride itself as having a litany of features, but its limited features suffice your use.

Notable Features Include:

  • Rear Anti Tippers
  • No-flex wheels
  • Urethane Rear Tires
  • Dual-sealed precision tires
  • Chrome-plated, carbon steel frame
  • Padded calf rests
  • Back and seat feature inner lining that prevent stretching
  • Upholstery that resists mild dew, cold – cracking and UV damage
  • Desk – length fixed height with removable arm rests
  • A 90‎° to 180‎° reclining angle
  • Let’s weigh the pros and cons of this chair

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Top End All Terrain Wheelchair – A Review

Top End Crossfire All Terrain WheelchairThis is the chair for the adventurous, free soul wanderers. It is ideal for going for outdoor activities. Going to the beach, fishing, hikes or even kayaking need not be something you can only do in your dreams. With the Top End All Terrain Wheelchair all these is at your reach. It is built with a durable aluminum rigid frame and with multiple colors to chose from.

The tire has 25 inch rear wheels for extra traction. The huge wheels are built to enable you move in all terrain without difficulty. It can move through grass, on gravel and can even be towed on a four wheeler while sitting in it. The front wheels are also large enough for you to roll over any obstacles and not get stuck. It operates well in muddy places.

The Top End Terrain has a weight capacity of approximately 130kgs. Weight is not a major issue for this wheelchair. Besides, the chair features are adjustable. The back height, foot rest and center of gravity can be adjusted to the user’s desire.

The Top End All Terrain Wheelchair has the Following Features

  • Rigid frame of 6061T Aluminum
  • Large 25″ knobby tires that give the wheelchair a stylish look
  • Adjustable side angle
  • Optional Quad-release axles
  • Large 8″ x 2″ front wheels that ease movement even in grass or muddy places

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Why the Invacare Top Care Eliminator OSR U Cage is Number one Choice for Athletes

Why the Invacare Top Care Eliminator OSR U Cage is Number one Choice for AthletesA careful observation will reveal that most great athletes prefer this wheelchair. That is enough proof that it is a high performer on the racing track. This amazing wheelchair has been precisely designed for athletes who need an amputee seat and those that use the kneeling position. With such a position, balance is vital hence the Eliminator is created to details in regard to the issue of balance.

Sturdy and Strong

The Invacare Top Care Eliminator OSR U cage is a sturdy piece, it could be described as a heavy duty chair when it comes to handling massive weight, and it has a capacity of 250 lbs that amounts to about 130kgs weight capacity. Strong well built athletes will find this a comfortable chair and will race in absolute comfort.

Kneeling amputee or traditional adjustable Upholstery

The adjustable upholstery will enable you to adjust it to the desired positions; this will enhance comfort and being a sporting chair will lead to excellent performance, for it goes without saying that any discomfort while on the track will affect your performance adversely.

Custom 6061 T6 Aluminum Frame

The choice of aluminum in creating the frame of this chair is intentional. There could not be any other metal as sturdy and as light at the same time that could beat aluminum in making the frame. It is what every engineer would recommended  for the building of the frame of a wheelchair made for racing. Continue reading

Reasons why CarbonBike-USA R1 Racing Wheelchair is the Ideal Racing Wheelchair

CarbonBike-USA R1 Racing WheelchairThis wheelchair made by CarbonBike USA under the supervision of Chris Peterson a legend in racing wheelchair creation is a master piece

Every R1 wheelchair is an excellent product made to standard by skilled hands and sophisticated tools. Such high grade attention presents one of the most reliable racing wheelchairs for sport and fun.

The chair is built with awesome features that will put you at the highest levels of performance owing to the keennes invested in its production process.

CNC Machined Steering Parts

Steering wheels are the first revenue transforming your racing skills to the wheelchair. A strong powerful steering wheel equals a powerful ride. The emotions, power and excitement derived from the wheelchair flow from your hands into the wheelchair and from the wheelchair into your hands is what you will experience with the R1.

U Cage or Open V Frame Styles

If you need to go about the racing business in kneeling position the R1 is designed to suit you. Built with precision, the chair will perfectly fit you and ensure that you are comfortable you sweat it out with the rest of the team. Continue reading

3 Basic Strengthening Workouts For Wheelchair Users

3 Basic Strengthening Workouts For Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users have to exert more effort when using their shoulders and arms. This makes it all the more important to improve upper body resistance through strengthening exercises that will help build muscle strength as well as improve upper body movement.

Currently, there are 2.2 million wheelchair users in the US, according to NICHD. The demand for wheelchairs is rapidly increasing together with the growth of the ageing population, which is why it is necessary to help seniors and disabled individuals improve their quality of life through enhancing upper body mobility and flexibility. If you believe that you need to start working on your upper body, start with these three basic strengthening workouts designed for wheelchair users.

Seated Tricep Dips

Using a wheelchair demands increased upper body strength, and this effective style of workout will help you meet that demand. The Seated Tricep Dips focus on the chest, triceps, and front of the shoulders. Start by sitting in a chair or your wheelchair and placing your hands on the armrests. Make sure to position the hands right beneath the shoulders; they should be aligned. Push your body up until your arms are completely extended. Lower your body slowly until you are seated properly. Continue reading

Incredible Features of the TiLite 2GX Folding Titanium Wheelchair

TiLite 2GX Folding Titanium WheelchairIf you are looking for strength, rigidity, and durability then the TiLite 2GX is what you are looking for. The frame is crafted from aero-space titanium for strength, rigidity and durability. This is a chair that can stand the test of time and still maintain its high performance level. uneven surfaces and rough roads is what this chair is built to combat. These incorporated with other unique features of the TiLite 2GX put this chair among the best choices of wheelchairs that one can make.

Tru-Fit System

This offers an initiative adjustment mechanism which enables you to fine tune the fit of the chair because you are not limited to a series of pre-set holes. Pre-set hole also weakens the chair with time as the holes enlarge and weakens the shaft.

Side-to-side Folding System

The TiLite 2GX Folding Titanium wheelchair has a side to side folding mechanism; it minimizes folding width and maximizes portability. Further still, Tishaft back release bar makes it easy to fold and unfold the back rest to any desired angle.

Curved Axle Plates

The curved axle plate offer rear seat height adjustments effortlessly, they also allow for precise center of gravity adjustments. This is an incredible feature that the 2GX has. Continue reading

Why Aero Z Rigid Aluminum Wheelchair is a must have?

TiLite Aero Z Rigid Aluminum WheelchairNo other wheelchair beats the Aero Z in terms of performance. The wheelchair has been made for your convenience since you can easily customize some of its parts to your desire. A Modern distinguished look is the appropriate description of this wheelchair.

Mono-Tube Aluminum Frame

The Aero boasts a unique 1.25″ mono-tube aluminum frame which is created using the sophisticated CAD software. And like the legendary Italian hand stitched shoe, the mono-frame is hand made by the TiLite team according to the customer’s specifications. This modern chair takes away the old fashioned string used to fold back rest on most chairs.

Bullet Caster Housing

If you are a new manual wheelchair user then the Aero Z is the perfect choice for you. Its adjustable bullet caster housing provides a 15° forward and rearward adjustment. Sometimes your needs may change with time, it makes sense to have a chair that accommodates the changes as they occur. The Aero Z has all that covered.

Tru-Fit System

The Aero Z has been built with the Tru-Fit system. It not only reduce frame holes for durability but also makes you change the center of gravity effortlessly. The Tru-Fit system;s axle plate design makes the chair portable because the axle plate never extends below the camber tube. Continue reading

Why I love the Quickie 2 Folding Wheelchair ( and you should too!)

Quickie 2 Folding WheelchairYou will agree with me that versatility is an important point to consider when buying a wheelchair. But when it is combined with durability and strength then no doubt the result is a remarkable product. That is what the Quickie 2 Folding is made up of.

Modular Frame Design

When your body, function and environment change you do not need to change your wheelchair if you have the Quickie 2, it is designed to accommodate any changes that you may face. The independent, interchangeable frame components are ideal for adaptability.

Stronger and Lighter

Any wheelchair user looks for strength and less bulky. The strength ensures your maximum support and stability and less weight is equal to portability. These are the key components of a wheelchair you should consider when choosing from many. Continue reading

Everything You need to know about the Quickie GT Wheelchair

Quickie GT WheelchairThere is no better feeling you get when you know that you are getting the best from a product you purchase. The Quickie GT gives you that satisfaction. The modular frame and interchangeable components ensure that you get more than what one wheelchair would normally offer you, while the ability to easily adjust the back rest and solid optional front and rear suspensions ensures a comfortable ride this wheelchair. Sportaid.com presents this one of its kind wheelchair with amazing features.

Open Frame Design

A wheelchair user must at one point need to load and unload his chair from a vehicle or any other mode of transport. The design of a wheelchair determines how easily one can go about this daunting task. The Quickie GT has an open frame design “L” shaped for easy movement across the driver’s seat. The optional folding push-handles and standard folding backrest enhances this. Continue reading

You will thank us – 5 Features of the TiLite ZR Rigid Titanium you need to know!

TiLite ZR Rigid Titanium WheelchairYou will agree with me that choosing a wheelchair can be an uphill task for any one; this is so because most wheelchairs cost an arm and leg. It would be unrealistic for you to buy a wheelchair and after using it for some time realize that you made a wrong choice since it is not what you wanted. Buying a TiLite Rigid Titanium wheelchair would solve such a problem. It is designed uniquely and will satisfy the needs of any person wholly.

Zero Play Camber Plugs

This can be likened to spot suspension in a car. They give the chair a tight feel and enhance its stability. You can easily take rough rides with ease with the ZR. Besides, CNC machines from billet aluminum to the highest tolerances, they remove any side to side movement from the rear wheels.

Swept Caster Arm with Bullet Caster Housing

The caster housing reduces weight of the wheelchair; the light weight makes the ZR portable and a perfect choice for you if you are always on the move. The swept caster arm with bullet caster housing also gives it style, enabling it to stand among the stylish wheelchairs to choose from.

Shape

Like any created thing, the ZR was created with a unique shape that makes it easy to transport. The curvy design reduces its size and allows it to fit with ease on a car seat. This coupled with its light weight is ideal for a traveler. Continue reading