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    Quad pushing gloves/cuffs?

    I'm a C-6 quad and since my injury have been using a certain type of wheelchair pushing gloves/cuffs since i'm in a manual chair. I've tried going with just bare hands and it made pushing much harder. These are the cuffs



    I use the ones with the blue dycem on the palms. The dycem sticks to the rubber like material on my rims and thus makes it much easier to push so long as both are dry. I also use the gloves for all kinds of other things like to write, use say a spatula to get food out of a dish, or basically anything that can slip in the gap between the opening by the thumb and my palm. For example, a few days ago i spilled a soda on the kitchen floor and i was able to mop it up by sticking the mop shaft part in that area of the glove.

    So they are of wonderful help for me, but unfortunately they cost about 60 dollars a pair and i can beat them up quick in the spring/summer months when i'm outside pushing a lot. I need to order 3 pairs tonight and with shipping, i'll be looking at nearly 200 dollars in cost. I'd guess i go through about 5-6 pairs a year.

    I've tried cheaper pairs like these



    But it's a hassle getting my fingers through the finger holes and i take my gloves on/off multiple times a day. My cuffs come on/off super easy. Plus, those cheaper gloves fell apart much quicker which defeated the whole point on top of being more of a hassle.

    For any quads that are in a manual chair and use gloves or cuffs, what kind do you use and what are the cost?

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    im a c6 quad n i use harness palm gloves

    Attachment 34858

    been using em for ard 3 years n they have served me well. i dont drive so i push everywhere i go. they cost $40 a pair and last about 6 months but ever since i got a pair of push blax knurled rims they wear out faster.

    the good thing bout this glove is the thumb loop, the pushing surface goes around the thumb loop n i use it to break by jamming the thumb part between the wheel n push rim. i can descend some really long steep slopes using this method. I can push without gloves but cant wheel down slopes. tried it once n the knurled rims ripped my skin apart

    just curious but how do you break or slow down while descending slopes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronykc View Post
    im a c6 quad n i use harness palm gloves

    Attachment 34858

    been using em for ard 3 years n they have served me well. i dont drive so i push everywhere i go. they cost $40 a pair and last about 6 months but ever since i got a pair of push blax knurled rims they wear out faster.

    the good thing bout this glove is the thumb loop, the pushing surface goes around the thumb loop n i use it to break by jamming the thumb part between the wheel n push rim. i can descend some really long steep slopes using this method. I can push without gloves but cant wheel down slopes. tried it once n the knurled rims ripped my skin apart

    just curious but how do you break or slow down while descending slopes?

    I use the palm and top inside ridge of the cuff to slow down. The main good thing about them for me is the blue dycem part. It sticks well to the similar like surface on the rims of my chair, this adds nice grip when pushing. I realized one day how much they help when a pair got ripped to where i couldn't use them before my order of new ones came, pushing was much more difficult.

    BTW, do you have a link for those gloves so i can check them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd, ADI View Post
    I have an old pair w/ the same general design (by Hutch I think).

    They work well... and ADI's stuff is quality w/o looking overly "rehab"... I vote for these.

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    I copied this from an old thread and updated my links from sportaid (http://sportaid.com/gloves/):

    The best gloves that I have found so far are the Hatch brand quad push gloves that I buy from SportAid (http://sportaid.com/hatch-quad-push-gloves.html). The ones with leather palms are good but the Topy palms (http://sportaid.com/hatch-wheelchair...opy-palms.html), while grippier, are too stiff.

    The similar style SportAid brand quad cuffs (http://sportaid.com/sportaid-quad-cu...er-gloves.html) are much more difficult to put on due to different velcro placement and are larger/bulkier even though they are supposed to be the same size.

    The adirides gloves (http://adirides.com/gloves.htm) look a bit bulky and there doesn't seem to be any choice of size. One size rarely actually fits all. They might still be good though. I have never tried them. I don't like the bright red and blue logo though.

    The Push Ease palm cuff gloves are not listed at sportaid anymore but are similar to these (http://sportaid.com/sportaid-palm-push-glove.html). They don't have any thumb coverage. I push mostly from where my thumb meets my palm so this type of design was not good for me.

    The first gloves that I used to use were the Harness Designs quad cuffs. They grip well so you can push great and are easy to take on and off. They are very bulky and stiff though so you can't really use your hands much with them on which makes picking things up or doing wheelchair pushups for pressure release difficult:
    (http://www.harnessdesigns.com/dayglvs.html)

    Similar types at SportAid:
    http://www.sportaid.com/sportaid-pal...h-1-strap.html
    http://www.sportaid.com/sportaid-qua...-2-straps.html

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    I use weight lifting gloves

    GOLD'S GYM Brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd, ADI View Post
    I like the rubber grip material. I've been searching for a pair of gloves like these. I'll be ordering a pair for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    I copied this from an old thread and updated my links from sportaid (http://sportaid.com/gloves/):

    The best gloves that I have found so far are the Hatch brand quad push gloves that I buy from SportAid (http://sportaid.com/hatch-quad-push-gloves.html). The ones with leather palms are good but the Topy palms (http://sportaid.com/hatch-wheelchair...opy-palms.html), while grippier, are too stiff.

    The similar style SportAid brand quad cuffs (http://sportaid.com/sportaid-quad-cu...er-gloves.html) are much more difficult to put on due to different velcro placement and are larger/bulkier even though they are supposed to be the same size.

    The adirides gloves (http://adirides.com/gloves.htm) look a bit bulky and there doesn't seem to be any choice of size. One size rarely actually fits all. They might still be good though. I have never tried them. I don't like the bright red and blue logo though.

    The Push Ease palm cuff gloves are not listed at sportaid anymore but are similar to these (http://sportaid.com/sportaid-palm-push-glove.html). They don't have any thumb coverage. I push mostly from where my thumb meets my palm so this type of design was not good for me.

    The first gloves that I used to use were the Harness Designs quad cuffs. They grip well so you can push great and are easy to take on and off. They are very bulky and stiff though so you can't really use your hands much with them on which makes picking things up or doing wheelchair pushups for pressure release difficult:
    (http://www.harnessdesigns.com/dayglvs.html)

    Similar types at SportAid:
    http://www.sportaid.com/sportaid-pal...h-1-strap.html
    http://www.sportaid.com/sportaid-qua...-2-straps.html

    Thanks much, i found a few that i'll decide from and try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuder View Post
    I use the palm and top inside ridge of the cuff to slow down. The main good thing about them for me is the blue dycem part. It sticks well to the similar like surface on the rims of my chair, this adds nice grip when pushing. I realized one day how much they help when a pair got ripped to where i couldn't use them before my order of new ones came, pushing was much more difficult.

    BTW, do you have a link for those gloves so i can check them out?
    Jeff B already posted the link http://www.harnessdesigns.com/dayglvs.html
    they arent really that bulky to me and after they run in they get a lil softer. i can do wheelchair pushups in em just fine, infact they add a lil bit of hight to the pushup cuz the leather is thick. The thumb loop makes it easier for me to pop wheelies too cuz it provides a good grip between the push rim n wheel. Only set back is i have to wear a pair of sport wrist bands under them to cushion the plastic loop from putting pressure on my wrist when i push. Attachment 34870

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