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    Before I was injured my right foot was in a cast...

    Before I was injured my right foot was in a cast making me unable to drive. After seeing the movie Avatar I wondered what Jake Sully would do for a car in a strange city. I called Enterprose and...
  2. I love my Dragonfly

    The real advantage of a Dragonfly over a handcycle is that when you get somewhere you can take it off and have a wheelchair. My wife and I take it on all trips and will take it for 10 mile walks...
  3. Thread: Lap tray

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    I use this...

    I use this https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005F1SO5W/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    And glue a silicone sheet on on it to increase friction...
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    Register a chair with Medicare

    I have a TiLite ZRA and am really quite happy with it - Four years ago I went on Medicare. I had the chair at the time and have not registered the chair with medicare - I have been doing my own work...
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    How do paraplegics use sewing machines

    I found out my wife's sewing machine is controlled with a foot pedal. Is there a way for paraplegics to use such a machine?
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    We have one and have been using it for a few...

    We have one and have been using it for a few years - yes I feel safe and my wife 4'10" can operate it
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    I have a an activaid with castor wheels. What I...

    I have a an activaid with castor wheels. What I did to get around the bathroom is to place several handles at strategic points around the room and use a piece of plastic pipe with a hook on the end...
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    I ordered this ...

    I ordered this unit
    it is solid - well engineered has a good flywheel- adjustable resistance and an electronic timer
    The one shown above has resistance but is not nearly as well built
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    When I google the pad coats about $240 not...

    When I google the pad coats about $240 not significantly different from the entire cushion
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    Where and How do you buy a flo-lite pad without...

    Where and How do you buy a flo-lite pad without buying a new cushion? When I tried I was quoted the same price for the pad as for the cushoin
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    How often should I replace a J3 Cushion

    I have had mine for 6 years and would be tempted to replace the Gel pad although nothing seems wrong with it - however the pad is the same price as a new Cushion
  12. I found someone locally who repaired the vinyl...

    I found someone locally who repaired the vinyl and it lasted another year or so - that cost me $50
    I found a 3rd party replacement cushion for $160
    What I did in my small bathroom is to install...
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    I have a dragonfly and use it any time I am...

    I have a dragonfly and use it any time I am wheeling for significant distances. I take it every time I travel - clipping it to my chair and wheeling up to the gate (helps a lot on long distances in...
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    sounds like you might be as well off seeing if...

    sounds like you might be as well off seeing if anyone has a slightly larger chair they can trade - for example I have the chair I was originally fitted with 17" I believe and not use a narrower 16"...
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    OK I saw the slides and fail to understand the...

    OK I saw the slides and fail to understand the modification - the drive is still on the small - low traction front wheel isn't it or what am I missing
  16. I was looking for a pad for a j3 but I also have...

    I was looking for a pad for a j3 but I also have another cushion - similar design - unknown type
  17. Any idea where to buy Gel Pads for a J3 cushoin

    I wanted a spare gel pad for my J3 cushion so I asked a salesman and was quoted $308 for a gel pad - that is also the price of an ENTIRE J3 cushion.
    Does anyone have a second source - I now could...
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    folding vs rigid chair

    I recently was talking with a recently injured para who is using a folding chair hospital style. I believe that he would do better with a rigid chair. First question - is this correct?Second - while...
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    Hotel bed height

    I recently took a road trip which had me staying at a number of hotels and Motels. In the past I have noticed that the greatest barrier to staying in regular rooms is inaccessible bathrooms - door...
  20. try emailing vmjgonzalez@hotmail.com He can...

    try emailing vmjgonzalez@hotmail.com

    He can make something like this...
  21. Although this might require a lot of engineering...

    Although this might require a lot of engineering (and I might be able to get volunteers to help I might consider the amazon echo dot - not a headset but with excellent directional voice recognition -...
  22. I own a dragonfly and love it for times when I...

    I own a dragonfly and love it for times when I need to go for long distances - not great on hills but is one of the few ways I have to get serious exercise.
    Dragonfly has no battery - just pedals...
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    Any suggestions on underwear

    I wear convention boxer shorts but find that they are not cut for someone who sits all the time. I also have difficulty pulling them up fully.
    I ordered a pair of Easy Undies which were a disaster...
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    I have a dragonfly and love it - I find to easy...

    I have a dragonfly and love it - I find to easy to attach and detach and the attachment points which I leave on my chair are not in the way. I am also interested in the modifications discussed...
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    I have a set of Freedom controls that I got from...

    I have a set of Freedom controls that I got from Amazon...
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