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    Oh that is just awesome!...yeah $695 is pricey, but if you are right into going to the pool or the handbiking, it'd be very good.

    I'm starting to wonder why all wheelchairs cant have a lifting/lowering aspect, manual chairs probably be impractical, but all power chairs?

    Like, I can now transfer off my manual chair right (down) onto out lounge suite but, back the (up) other way...i need some help. an adjusting height wheelchair would be awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WahWah View Post
    Like, I can now transfer off my manual chair right (down) onto out lounge suite but, back the (up) other way...i need some help.
    just remember the "head/hip" relationship - the lower your head goes while transferring (long-armed with your elbows locked) the higher your hips while come. It feels really awkward at first to lower your head, seems counter-intuitive, but once you get your butt up where it needs to be the rest of your body will follow. That, and don't stop trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooley View Post
    just remember the "head/hip" relationship - the lower your head goes while transferring (long-armed with your elbows locked) the higher your hips while come. It feels really awkward at first to lower your head, seems counter-intuitive, but once you get your butt up where it needs to be the rest of your body will follow. That, and don't stop trying.
    I call that the "butt-head" principle? ;-) And it works- your butt will always go opposite of your head.

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    Thumbs up h/c lift

    Curt, This lift would work great on the dock getting out of the Martin.

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    why does everything have to be so expensive!!!!!!

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    Lol that's definitely true.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonsail View Post
    Curt, This lift would work great on the dock getting out of the Martin.
    Yes, I was thinking that. I've gotta go on a diet for this summer of sailing, it's gonna be tough getting in and out of that boat, I'm carrying too much weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WahWah View Post
    I'm starting to wonder why all wheelchairs cant have a lifting/lowering aspect, manual chairs probably be impractical, but all power chairs?

    Like, I can now transfer off my manual chair right (down) onto out lounge suite but, back the (up) other way...i need some help. an adjusting height wheelchair would be awesome.
    have u seen http://www.useyourinstinct.com/?

    I am in the process of setting up a trial of this chair

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    Thumbs up elevation

    elevation sensation!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyfskid View Post
    have u seen http://www.useyourinstinct.com/?

    I am in the process of setting up a trial of this chair
    That looks like a good idea, at least that way your not sitting in the same position all the time like a regular wheelchair.
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