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    Question Grippy push rims?

    I don't have any hand strength and I'm using spinergy wheels with aluminum push rims. I have to wear dicum gloves to push with the heel of my hand. Are there some after market grippy push rims that other quads like?

    Thanks,

    Matt

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    Push black handrims. I'm sure there are some threads about them because they are phenomenal.

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    We often just get 5/16" rubber tubing and wrap it in a loose spiral fashion around the push rim. Gives you much more grip without the problems with push pegs.

    (KLD)

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    pushblax, best option there is for a quad
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    Just about any plastic coated rim will be better than what you are using.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

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    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    Another option could be to spray your push rims with Plasti Dip.

    http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip
    ^^You can usually find it at The Home Depot, or Lowes.

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    Sometimes the rubber coating on the rims of my manual chair gets real slippery when wet. Just something to be aware as you are getting used to it, especially before goin through a parking lot at a fast speed : o

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    The foam pushrims available through Sportaid are more grippy than the vinyl at Sportaid. I am sure neither are as good as pushblack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DestinationUnknown View Post
    Another option could be to spray your push rims with Plasti Dip.

    http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip
    ^^You can usually find it at The Home Depot, or Lowes.
    Has anyone used this? My 5 week old coated rims already have 2-3 deep nicks from accidental cornering around sharp baseboards (happens when I have a lap full of groceries and my dog by my side) - I just need to fill in the voids!

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    I ordered a set of Pushblax for my new chair (arriving next week) after all the rave reviews here and speaking with the owner of the company, Matt, who has also had a cervical injury for many years. Matt offers excellent customer service and recommended the Double Stuffs for me, which is what he uses. I have a C5-ish incomplete injury and used vertical projection (quad knobs) for a while on my manual chair. Now I gotten strong enough that the projections get in the way and generally suck. Will let you know how the PBs work out soon.

    http://www.pushblax.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by h2othomas View Post
    I don't have any hand strength and I'm using spinergy wheels with aluminum push rims. I have to wear dicum gloves to push with the heel of my hand. Are there some after market grippy push rims that other quads like?

    Thanks,

    Matt

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