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    what's the best wheelchair?

    tilite? invacare? quickie? what are people's experiences with these different chairs....my husband has had a quickie, but we're thinking about getting one of these titanium tilite chairs (like: http://www.spinlife.com/Kuschall-Ult...roductID=77891 )....is it better? worth it?

    thanks
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    I like the Küshall better than the Quickie, but I have a chair who is mixed between the K4 and the Airlight Pro. I did sit there when they were putting it together.
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    The best Kuschall is the KSL http://www.kueschall.ch/en/The_KS_1277.aspx

    But my favorite is Tilite ZR

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    tilite or colours. quickie is shit
    Bike-on.com rep
    John@bike-on.com
    c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
    sponsored handcycle racer

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    i use a kuschall airlite since 3,5 years .and have 5 frameparts allready renewed and 6 and 7 are underway .by now i know what the problem is .my handbike !!! i dont have an adopter on my chair my handbike uses 2clamps that are screwed on the 2 frameparts .thats why it bends .at least thats what i think .now oneof the front wheels doesnt touch the ground anymore

    kushall isnt bad no falling of frameparts rolls good .but if your a heavy person .i wouldnt recommend it (my weight was 230 pnds .now 175)because the frame is of aluminum .that makes it eazy to bend .

    but to take it in your car sitting and riding its a fine chair .
    for me the nextone i trie to get a tlite zr .is same frame model but from titanuim so i think its more solid and doesnt bend that fast

    this is the site where my handbike is on to see what kind of system i use http://www.stricker-handbikes.de/hom...handbikes.html

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    I've had a Quickie TI for the last 7 years and I am replacing it with a TiLite ZR. I would definitely get a titanium chair - titanium has give so it is a much smoother ride and it is so much lighter in weight. TiLite is becoming the leader in titanium chairs, and their chairs have more options available than the Quickie. What I don't like about the Quickie is the folding back mechanism is weak and the axle plates are huge - they hang down too low and catch on everything when I get in and out of the car. I am speaking about a rigid frame chair; it looks like you are looking at a folding chair. I think the rigid chairs are superior - have you considered one or do you feel you require a folding chair??

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    can you put your rigid fram chair in the car yourself?

    the reason we're looking for a folding chair is so my husband can put it in the car himself when he's driving - is that possible with the other, rigid frame chair?
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    it's totally possible, and likely easier. he'll just have to pop the wheels off. it's an extra step, but well worth the extra few seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by symmetry View Post
    the reason we're looking for a folding chair is so my husband can put it in the car himself when he's driving - is that possible with the other, rigid frame chair?
    I also think it might be easier, especially if he gets a light weight chair. I drive a 2 door car because the doors are bigger and you have more room to work. I pop off the wheels and put them in the back behind the passenger seat. Then I lean the driver's seat to a reclining position, grab the chair frame and pass it over me to the passenger's seat. I am a C5 and this is not hard for me to do.

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    Have you guys/girls seen the Marvel chairs? It's light, supper adjustable and easy to take apart. Once they put tippers on, I'd like to get one 4sure.

    http://www.marvelwheelchairs.com/
    "Always look at the bright side of life...."

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