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    nope.......works exactly like you see it..........gonna be a great product.......

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    He's sitting in the unreleased new box frame from Top End, too, isn't he? Sure looks like it.

    That's an awesome add on. I could totally see myself using one to help get around, especially nursing a shoulder injury, like I am now.

    It's VA and Medicare ready. Nice.

    Spinergy is officially behind the ball, now.

    I really like the small form factor of this unit, quite a bit. I had never considered myself a potential 'power add on' user, until seeing this, frankly.

    When the conditions and circumstances warrant, this would be very nice to have as an option.
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    Yeah, that's pretty cool.

    Wonder what the seat height restrictions will be to accommodate the battery, and it appears that ergo seating would be a no-go with the setup in the video...

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    that's one way to put it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -scott- View Post
    that's one way to put it.
    Ooops. Corrected.


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    Ooops. Corrected.
    now it all makes sense.

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    Because there is no steering unit like the ZX1, does anyone have any idea how it would work if using one hand (hemi) for steering?

    I would really love to know the speed and range for this too.
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    At almost 7 grand, you can bet that Spinergy will price Pat's invention about the same. I would be concerned about the casters hitting something and being thrown out. Pat's would be safer I would think. They should throw the Freewheel in for free.
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    Both the ZX1 and the SmartDrive work very well with a FreeWheel. I'm getting great feedback from users. The combination is very effective. Pat the Rat is the inventor of the ZX1. Last I heard he liked his FreeWheel too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patd View Post
    Both the ZX1 and the SmartDrive work very well with a FreeWheel. I'm getting great feedback from users. The combination is very effective. Pat the Rat is the inventor of the ZX1. Last I heard he liked his FreeWheel too.
    I think Care Cure should start accepting sponsers. lol.

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