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    ice hockey sledge

    Looking to find a used sledge or where to find one and other equipment for ice hockey. Any help would be appreciated
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    You can get the normal hockey equipment from anywhere (since there is no difference between what we wear to play versus what ABs wear to play). You can get sticks from the unique inventions or the mobility sports site SF posted above. I also got my sled from unique inventions (I have a Razor). My sled cost about $761, but that was because I needed the ability to have some dump in my sled...so it was built to accomodate that. Usually they are around $650 I believe.
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    you can also get some sticks at http://totalhockey.com
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    thanks for information but now is a question on what size seat and length and what are the spacers for etc. I have a 16 inch wide wheelchair but i think I would want it a little tighter wouldnt I. Any information would help thanks again
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    i personally have a 16 inch wheelchair seat but have a 14 inch bucket on my sled. you want it as close to you as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spasticXfantastic View Post
    i personally have a 16 inch wheelchair seat but have a 14 inch bucket on my sled. you want it as close to you as you can.

    Thats what I thought but what about length and do u need ur legs bent at all is that better and what are the spacers for any idea
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    i'm 5'2 and my sled has a 36" frame. my bucket has a bit of a dump on it... i actually can't straighten my legs so my knees have to be bent... although i know some people who skate with their legs straight or crossed. it's all a matter of preference. if i were you, i would get an adjustable sled for your first one, or try to find somewhere that you can borrow a program sled from, and play around with the different lengths before buying a custom sled.

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    You want your legs bent a little bit. The shorter your sled is the more manueverable. Our program ordered the Razor from Unique Inventions with adjustable lengths so that we can adjust according to who is using the sled. I also have a 16" wide wheelchair and us a 14" bucket like spasticxfanatic does. For gear, go to a local pro shop and shop out of their clearance bins. I got lucky and got all the old Nike/Bauer equipment for 40-60% off.
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    don't buy hockey pants tho... you won't be able to fit in your sled lol
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