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01-16-2004, 02:34 PM
I am interested in buying a basketball chair, was wondering if someone could perhaps give me some advice on which ones to look into and to stay away from. One chair I am especially interested in is the Ti Lite BB and price is not an issue, so I only really am concerned with quality and performance.
01-16-2004, 04:18 PM
You might start looking at this threadon basketball (http://carecure.org/forum/showthread.php?t=43616)
01-16-2004, 05:58 PM
That link was not too informative. Simple question, just want a yes or no on what is a good chair and the one I specifically asked about.
01-16-2004, 06:21 PM
Xanadu, I'm sorry you didn't find that topic informative enough. I thought if you posted there it might be seen by some people who are already interested in Wheelchair Basketball and they would be able to talk to you about your chair. I guess the best thing would be to try one out. If you are competing maybe you could try another players chair. My son has the Made By Design chair and he is very happy with it.I was thinking you might get more replies in the sports and travel forum also.
01-21-2004, 08:29 PM
I have a Quickie All Court and I like it. It is the only ball chair I have ever used but it is responsive and a solid chair. The only complain I have heard is it is a bit harder to get up in than some others. Also if you are a small person(probably not because you are male) but it is a bigger chair and some people(specifically very small statured females I have talked to) find it to be a lot of chair under them.
I know one person that has the Ti ball chair and she hated it, but I have no idea why so its not a very valid opinion. For all I know it was because it was measured wrong.
Chairs I have seen but dont know a ton about(to maybe look into), Eagle Sportschairs, Per4Max(a small newer company) and of course the Invacare chairs too
01-22-2004, 03:24 PM
Xanadu, I would like to tell you a story about my paddleball days. When I was younger I enjoyed playing paddleball. It was kind of a New York City street game. All we needed was a wall and a handball and 4 guys if we played doubles. We got to the courts at the crack of dawn, and shoveled off the courts if they were covered with snow. No matter how cold it was we always broke a sweat after a few rounds. Usually there were plenty of guys there and we played until we lost. There were always arguments as to which side of the line the ball landed on or if a "killer" hit the wall or the floor first. While we weren't on the court waiting for our turn, we enjoyed being out in the open air on a Saturday or Sunday, just bullshitting. Most of the guys wore sweats with cut off sleeves. The best player was Big Steve, nicknamed Kahuna. He used an ancient paddle that was worn away at the bottom from scrapping the court. At one match he took a backhand swing and his paddle met my eyelid. I went to the ER for some stitches and came back to play a few more games. Occasionally there were some newcomers there that had the best paddles that money could buy, and of course they wore the latest in sporting apparel. They eyed up Kahuna's paddle wrapped with all sorts of tape to hold it together and thought he would be an easy match. They didn't score a point! We smiled.