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    Talking My new chair, Kuschall K4

    After being in a crappy Action 3 NHS Tank for 10 months, my new lightwieght chair has finally arrived!!!!

    Kuschall K4 16x18
    25" spinergy spox
    6 degrees camber
    4" starec casters
    breathable back
    adjustable back height (will lower soon)

    *Terry's chocolate orange not included!*

    £3000 :O sorry for the apauling picture! Will try to get some decent ones soon

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    Congrats!!! Looks great. How does the breathable back work? I tried to find info on that out of curiosity before and didn't have any luck. What makes it breathable?

    Too bad the chocolate orange wasn't included, yum I haven't had one in years. They're hard to find in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuprSi View Post
    After being in a crappy Action 3 NHS Tank for 10 months, my new lightwieght chair has finally arrived!!!!

    Kuschall K4 16x18
    25" spinergy spox
    4" starec casters
    breathable back
    adjustable back height (will lower soon)

    *Terry's chocolate orange not included!*

    £3000 :O sorry for the apauling picture! Will try to get some decent ones soon

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    nice, review please.
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    Hmm, review..

    Just initial impressions for the moment:

    It's very stable at speed, no caster flutter (tested up to a good running pace on a fairly rough path). I was surprised how well it absorbs bumps when dropping down curbs, and that's with the tyres at 145psi, was expecting quite a jolt. It turns very easily, think the 6 degrees camber helps in this respect. The scissor brakes are amazing, absolutely love the fact that I don't keep catching my thumbs on the brakes! Carbon side guards are nice, clothes kept gettings wrecked on my last chair. Glad I went for the folding handles, random strangers can't push me now!

    I was planning on lowering the backrest but after slackening the top tention strap I think I'll leave it like this for the moment, very comfortable and my upper body's free to throw the dog's ball or whatever.

    Couldn't be happier!
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    Nice, if I am seeing it right, I like that flat black footplate.

    You got a chance to weigh it yet?

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    Not yet, there's no titanium optional bits but even so it's pretty light. I'll see if I can find an accuarate set of scales
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    It must be tough wheeling on a floor with so much slope. Good thing your chair dosen't tip over.

    Nice chair, hope it works well for you.
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    Its good to know we are not the only country in the world that dumps people in Action 3s

    Sorry to hear that you were issued one though

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestranger52 View Post
    It must be tough wheeling on a floor with so much slope. Good thing your chair dosen't tip over.

    Nice chair, hope it works well for you.
    Haha, that made me laugh! I was sat on the bed and camera wouldn't zoom out any further hence the wonky pic trying to fit it all in!

    cyfskid: yep the action 3 certainly makes your first experience in your new crippled life fun *rolls eyes* shouldn't be allowed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuprSi View Post
    cyfskid: yep the action 3 certainly makes your first experience in your new crippled life fun *rolls eyes* shouldn't be allowed.

    Agreed basically the only two options we have are a melrose stallion or an action 3 the stallion is too heavier chair for me.

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