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Thread: Acrobat Wheel--A Unique Approach for Integrating Suspension Into a Manual Chair

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    Acrobat Wheel--A Unique Approach for Integrating Suspension Into a Manual Chair

    Question is, Does it Work?

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    http://www.softwheel.co.il/


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    send me a pair and i'll try them out for free....lol
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    Now that's clever.

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    Located in Israel (like me), never heard of them, I'll call them and see how much it weighs/costs. Looks interesting.

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    Silvio - please plead your case for a trial period, argument being that you have a large consumer base here on CareCure eager to see them in action. Would love to see some footage or at least hear some input on how they handle quick descent down flights of stairs.

    If only we could convince them to send some to toto in Spain......

    my one concern is noise from the bushings at the pivot points after being used and abused in the elements over time. I'm sure some maintenance would be in order, but if they're creaking after a month it would be a little annoying.

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    clever design.
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    How much pushing energy do they absorb/waste?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasmengr View Post
    How much pushing energy do they absorb/waste?
    if they consider reversing the design, at least we wont waste much energy when pushing it forward.

    i wonder if they keep rigidity in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nia adha View Post
    if they consider reversing the design, at least we wont waste much energy when pushing it forward.

    i wonder if they keep rigidity in mind.
    If reversed, would it work as intended? Who knows? Substantial demo definitely required before purchase.
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    Now that is something new and innovative. Strikes me a bit 1.0 in its current state. They need a thorough thrashing! I wonder about noise, the rebound characteristic, and durability.
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