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    Interesting approach. I'd love to put that seat on a regular cantilever frame
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    VERY interesting.
    I like the quick change 2nd axle receiver. It looks like you can have two cambers/tracks/CGs, one for inside and one for off-road?
    The only thing that is iffy is the seating. I don't see vertical room for a crip-cushion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    Interesting approach. I'd love to put that seat on a regular cantilever frame
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    Agreed, it looks like it would provide significant support. Is it a sitski seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    The only thing that is iffy is the seating. I don't see vertical room for a crip-cushion.
    I may be wrong, but it looks like he's using a cushion in the video of him getting in/out of the car? (Not a particularly thick cushion admittedly).
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    Looks like some competition for Icon perhaps?

    I wonder what that pulley/string system under the seat is for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy1 View Post
    Agreed, it looks like it would provide significant support. Is it a sitski seat?
    It certainly bears some resemblance. Not precisely like any I've seen but remarkably similar in design and function. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that's what it is.
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    I love three wheel chairs mainly because of speed. I'm envious they got their feet above the caster. It looks like they have a special handrim too.
    I don't see the brakes.
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    [QUOTE=nonoise;1829893 I don't see the brakes.[/QUOTE]
    You can see them on the first video on the webpage (without even starting the video), although it's not clear exactly how they are attached.
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    the pulley under the seat allows it to take a higher or lower position. You can lower it for example if you want to go offroad, but you can raise it a lot if you need to work at a desk, or even higher.
    The seat is custom made and molded on your body, so if you want to use a cushion (if I remember well, this guy, Serge -I talked a lot with him at an event- uses a very thin one) it can be done by molding a different seat.
    I didn't try this chair (I think it's more for para's than quad, … unless you configure it a bit different) but I think it's very imaginative and different. For an inside/outside use, the suspension is a plus, the feet position is too high to fit with most tables or desks.
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