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  1. I am reluctantly planning to sell my 1985.5...

    I am reluctantly planning to sell my 1985.5 Porsche 944 with Monarch hand controls. 97k miles. Good car for a take apart rigid chair. I had a Kuschall 3000 chair that fit in well years ago before my...
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    Beach Rickshaw

    I built a rickshaw to get across the beach to the water so I can sail my boats when the tide is out. My wife can now pull me up a steep gravel beach! I could tell you how to build one if you are...
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    Apply research ASAP!

    Eric,
    You sound like a SCS guy like me. The Spinal Cord Society is like the Special Forces in the military - Get it done with a small, highly trained and motivated team and don't worry about making...
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    Allen Brain Inst. Maps Mouse Cord Genes

    This has got to be a good step up the stairway to cure! See the news story at:

    http://www.king5.com/video/featured-index.html?nvid=264180

    July 17th, 2008 - Thursday morning, Seattle...
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    I use these L.L. Bean Snow Sneakers $59 Item #...

    I use these L.L. Bean Snow Sneakers $59 Item # TA51710 $59.00 with velcro year round in Seattle. They protect my toes, heels and ankles quite well and I never kick them off! They even have a small...
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    I have an steel 1000# capacity ATV jack from...

    I have an steel 1000# capacity ATV jack from Costco (about $60.00) that I envisioned using for the floor to chair transfer but I haven't been on the floor for a couple of years (until tomorrow of...
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    I traveled with a friend who is a para and I'm a...

    I traveled with a friend who is a para and I'm a C-6,7 quad in my Honda Prelude with a rack on back. I would get in the driver's seat, my friend would load my Kuschall chair on the rack then get in...
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    Cleaning mattresses?

    How do you clean a Tempurpedic mattress after a bladder accident or equipment failure? It seems like a giant sponge that would never dry. I have a select comfort adjustable air bed that has a 2 or 3...
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    Protective Ankle Splints?

    I have a small skin breakdown on my ankle bone and want to know if any pad or splint is made for protecting this area? Spasms cause both ankles to rub and abrade on the sheets in bed and it makes a...
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    Mac all the way!

    I've used a Mac since 1984 and Apple has always led the way the computer industry eventually headed. I used to program in FORTRAN and COBOL and just wanted a GUI (Graphical User Interface). Go Mac...
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    Poll: Half Life

    23 years. I will hit my half life on Nov 21st. That is the point where I will have spent half my time on Earth as a quad from a skiing injury at C-5. I am glad I spent my first 23 years being so...
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    Poll: Lodge for Disabled Vacation

    In 1990, my wife (a physiatrist) and I (C6-7) made a car trip in my Porsche 944 from Seattle to Banff and Jasper Canadian Park areas then to Montana for a week at the Blue Spruce Lodge. It was a...
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    All-in-one "Wet" Bathroom

    This is exactly what I am doing right now! The floor has a stainless steel strip drain so the slope pitches in just one direction to minimize that tippy feeling when only three wheels are in contact...
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    Swanstone shower base

    I just put in a Swanstone shower base to replace a bath tub and it works well. You can order the drain on the left, right or center.

    http://www.swanstone.com/products/showerWallsFloors/

    -Greg...
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    Here is something similar to what I use. My ATV...

    Here is something similar to what I use. My ATV lift cost me $58 at Costco.

    -Greg Jacobs
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    Beach Rickshaw

    I built a rickshaw to get across the beach to the water so I can sail my boats when the tide is out. My wife can now pull me up a steep gravel beach! I could build on for you if you are interested in...
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    Snapper Lawncruiser

    As a C-6/7, I use a Snapper Lawncruiser that is steered/braked/throttled by a joystick on the right hand side - just like a power chair. It has a parking brake, choke, throttle, and blade engage...
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    Helmet Cam for skydiving

    Check out:
    Para Gear skydiving equipment

    They have mouth operated shutter release switches and helmet mounts for cameras.
  19. Segway evolved from iBot chair

    Dean Kaman created the iBot power chair after watching a manual chair user struggle to get up a curb. The Segway evolved from the self balancing electronics that were developed to balance the iBot in...
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    Neoprene foam coated pushrims are the way to go....

    Neoprene foam coated pushrims are the way to go. I have used them for my 23 years in a sports chair. Some were soft and wore out quickly if I was not careful but my current set has lasted about 6...
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