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    A new rim for quads & paras

    Hi all, i love quads rims because the grip for a para is incredible, but when the summer comes if you go a bit fast and you have to do a quick slow down your hands will be burn, well this now is not going to be a problem because now there`s a new rim who have got the material grip only on the top, and aluminium in the sides for we can slow down without burning our hands.

    Here you can see it http://www.adaptado.es/content/view/145/32/
    it`s in Spanish if you want try to traslate it, my english is not as good for translate all the report, but you can see some pics of the rim.

    The name is Rodem rims.

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    Those look very interesting, and they are attractive too. When I was in a manual chair I remember burning my hands off trying to slow myself coming down ramps and there were only two choices. You could either get the plastic coated which caused horrible friction burns, or the standard chrome, which no quad could grip worth a damn. Projection rims could slice your wrist on a ramp too....so these look like a big improvement.

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    i have a set of dualgrip rims on my spinergys - they look similar. i really like them, but am looking at something like pushblacks for my next purchase, as my hand function has decreased. i think dualgrips were discontinued

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    Those are interesting indeed. As a para with dry hands, I wear some type of glove whenever I am out of the house because my hands slip. These would let me get grip for propulsion and still have aluminum for "slide braking".

    I wonder, are these the same width as a normal ring, or are they wider? The pics look like they might be wider.
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    http://translate.google.com/translat...istory_state0=

    They look pretty cool. Is there a price? US distributor?

    There's an ad link on the left side of the page to a company called caradap. They make this really cool chair loader called the Robot:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOzu...layer_embedded

    Do you know anything about this toto?

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    Not quad friendly at all in my opinion (at least not for me), I will keep my PushBlaxs
    Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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    Thanks for sharing the new find.

    It is interesting how we all view things. I use coated rims with projections and while I agree that on a hot summber day I have dealt with some friction burn, but I use this grippy coat to steer and brake my chair by placing the top of my hand under the rim and pressing up. Furthermore, doing it this way, the projections are never an issue when slowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDuff View Post

    I wonder, are these the same width as a normal ring, or are they wider? The pics look like they might be wider.
    I don`t think they are much wider, in the pics are with long tabes but you can get short tabes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattherat View Post
    http://translate.google.com/translat...istory_state0=

    They look pretty cool. Is there a price? US distributor?

    There's an ad link on the left side of the page to a company called caradap. They make this really cool chair loader called the Robot:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOzu...layer_embedded

    Do you know anything about this toto?
    I`ll tell you tomorrow prices and if are US distribuitor, but i don`t think so.

    What do you want to now about the Robot?
    Look at the video that is in the end of this report http://www.adaptado.es/content/view/143/32/

    They are making a complet report about the Robot and it will be soon in the page

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    There's an ad link on the left side of the page to a company called caradap. They make this really cool chair loader called the Robot:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOzu...layer_embedded

    Do you know anything about this toto?[/QUOTE]

    my friend in uk has one, he uses it with a rigid (quickie ti). he got a new car last year (estate - station wagon of some kind) and had it transferred. i read just a few days ago that there is a new one recently developed by a uk company (maybe steeringdevelopments.co.uk) that is better in some way, but i cant lay my finger on how! faster, perhaps... i think you can get it to come to either side of the car without resetting it.

    anyway, check one of the uk disabled motorist sites on internet, it is pretty new and someone will have a review. if i remember anything, ill post it. oh yeah, the robot is made by an israeli company...

    Eta: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8084946.stm
    the abi-loader
    i was supposed to go over to this expo, but got tied up in galway with the volvo ocean race! i think also eileen posted something about it a few days ago...
    Last edited by amyk; 06-14-2009 at 06:24 PM.

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