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    Today, 02:09 PM
    You won't be missing out on anything by going with a Top End Terminator. Matter of fact, you'll be getting exactly what you want for less money.
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    05-18-2018, 10:15 PM
    A properly tuned Freewheel will increase dump by ~1", so if you're planning on using a Freewheel you might want to account for this in your everyday...
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    05-14-2018, 07:18 AM
    I live on The Chesapeake Bay, and I've yet to find any tire that works effectively over sand. Gravel is hell, too. Without a Freewheel I don't even...
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    05-14-2018, 07:16 AM
    Unfortunately the hubs I use are no longer available. They include a ~1" offset on the inner potion that spaces them out from the frame. This can...
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    05-13-2018, 08:06 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread CBD in Pain
    All common knowledge. I was questioning how something that includes a 1:1 relationship of CBD to THC could be "non-psychoactive", as Mize posted was...
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    05-13-2018, 11:59 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Can I take up archery? in Life
    Indeed. That Vortex has been used to train each of my boys between the ages of ~11-16. Easy to setup for a little guy and easy to adjust as they...
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    05-13-2018, 11:56 AM
    Why 25%? Or why 50%? Are those in any way related to the propensity of the need? I kinda agree, it does eeem somewhat arbitrary.
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    05-13-2018, 02:30 AM
    Front seat height is also adjustable +\- .5" without changing caster sizes, more of you want to change them. Footrest height is also adjustable. So...
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    05-13-2018, 02:22 AM
    My 507 rims with Maxxis Holy Rollers are a near perfect ride height match for my 559 Spinergy LX wheels with Marathon Pro tires.
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    05-12-2018, 07:13 PM
    I use Syncros 507 rims, DT Swiss spokes, and Maxxis Holy Roller tires, with Rogue offset wheelchair hubs (no longer available). Holy Rollers are by...
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    05-12-2018, 03:37 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread CBD in Pain
    What did they do to make THC non-psychoactive?! Seems strange...unless it was such a small dose, or you're a chronic from way back! ;)
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    05-12-2018, 03:33 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Whats wrong with me. in Life
    Maybe accept your role in what happened? He didn't put you guys on that bike. Don't get me wrong, I got run over, from behind, on my motorcycle, by...
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    05-12-2018, 02:17 PM
    Does TiLite send a CAD by default for an adjustable chair? I seem to remember, from quite a while back, they might not.
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    05-11-2018, 11:41 PM
    Things I would check are: - Finger tips touch the top/middle of the hubs with arms hanging down, relaxed. - Heels touch footrest, preferably...
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    05-11-2018, 09:55 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread CBD in Pain
    Doesn't work at all for me. Regular cannabis doesn't really either, unless you count caring less about the pain effective "pain management". ...
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    05-11-2018, 11:00 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Can I take up archery? in Life
    I love to shoot my bows! I'd ask your doctor if it's OK for your situation, but no reason not to try otherwise, IMO. I shoot mostly in the 45-65lb...
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    05-11-2018, 10:50 AM
    With fresh Botox treatments I cath 4-6 times a day, for ~600ml, no leaking over night. Without Botox I cath 6-8 times a day, for ~250-450ml, with...
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

Powerfully charismatic people

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