Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 63

Thread: Amy rear wheel or hybrid -how is it holding up?

  1. #31
    Senior Member Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Media, PA
    Posts
    1,557
    I'm being told that Amysystems can only get as low as 18.5 my current Storm is 18.25 What do I do? Will I be able to handle that Quarter inch?
    Last edited by Norm; 06-26-2018 at 08:41 PM.
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

  2. #32
    Senior Member Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Media, PA
    Posts
    1,557
    My vendor says.

    "The other part of switching to 12.5” drive wheels is that it reduces your ground clearance by .75” and reduces your tire tread contact due to a narrower tire. The result is a 17.75” seat to floor height. This is the only way to get lower than 18.5” seat to floor height with the power seating functions that you have chosen but I am hesitant to recommend it to you."
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

  3. #33
    Senior Member Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Media, PA
    Posts
    1,557
    I filmed the Amy demo center leg rest with LED lights on.

    LED Light System for Amysystems Alltrack R3 Hybrid Powerchair
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

  4. #34
    Senior Member Kulea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Kailua, Hawaii
    Posts
    413
    I have the smaller wheels. They are mostly fine. But, they lose all traction when the tile floor is wet, or other slippery circumstances. It is an OK tradeoff for me, as the lower height is far more important to me. When you lose traction, you just power(spin) through the wet spot until you reach some traction. I haven't had any problems with outdoors on paved terrain. I have had traction problems on a wet bumpy lawn. But, I have never gotten stuck. I have never had ground clearance problems (other than my footrests, which I have to finish the story on later).

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    My vendor says.
    C-6/7 incomplete

  5. #35
    Senior Member Kulea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Kailua, Hawaii
    Posts
    413
    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I filmed the Amy demo center leg rest with LED lights on.

    LED Light System for Amysystems Alltrack R3 Hybrid Powerchair

    How is that system worth the $1200 they want you to pay for it? Ridiculous!
    C-6/7 incomplete

  6. #36
    Senior Member Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Media, PA
    Posts
    1,557
    Quote Originally Posted by Kulea View Post
    I have the smaller wheels. They are mostly fine. But, they lose all traction when the tile floor is wet, or other slippery circumstances. It is an OK tradeoff for me, as the lower height is far more important to me. When you lose traction, you just power(spin) through the wet spot until you reach some traction. I haven't had any problems with outdoors on paved terrain. I have had traction problems on a wet bumpy lawn. But, I have never gotten stuck. I have never had ground clearance problems (other than my footrests, which I have to finish the story on later).
    I see you have center footrests. Can you post a picture or even a video of the chair with the lower wheel setup? I'd love to see that. I was talked out of the smaller wheels but maybe it could be an option if things don't work out or I could change it before they actually order it?

    As far as the light kit goes I'm just happy to have one. I've never had any lights on any of my Arrow Storm chairs.
    Last edited by Norm; 08-18-2018 at 05:16 PM.
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

  7. #37
    Senior Member Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Media, PA
    Posts
    1,557
    After Numotion screwed up my order. I finally have a delivery date of around Jan 11th for my Amy R Hybrid.


    Here's a link i found for an older Amy mid-wheel if anyone is interested in a Amy mid.

    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

  8. #38
    Senior Member Kulea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Kailua, Hawaii
    Posts
    413
    The suspension on the RWD is slightly different. But, most of that video applies in my experience. As I said earlier, the one case where it really fails is on slippery wet floors, where I get absolutely no traction. While my Quickie P222 still slid a bit, I could power through most circumstances. Like, I keep wondering that in an emergency, if I had to escape my bedroom, maybe I would rather be in my Quickie. Even if the tires started melting, I think it would still keep moving. Here's a pic of the narrow wheels that I should've posted a while ago.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    C-6/7 incomplete

  9. #39
    Appreciate your detailed response, Kulea. Thank you.

  10. #40
    Senior Member Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Media, PA
    Posts
    1,557
    Kulea, Thanks for posting the picture. It?s definitely a option if I feel I am to high with the standard wheels. I?m going to rehab for a first fitting of the new chair on the 31st. If everything?s cool I get to take it home.
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

    -Christopher Reeve on his Paralysis

Similar Threads

  1. Rear-wheel to front-wheel drive
    By landrover in forum Equipment
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-20-2016, 09:45 AM
  2. Rear Wheel loose?
    By triumph in forum Equipment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-21-2015, 03:04 PM
  3. Rear wheel drive vs front wheel drive chairs
    By Quadzila@optonline.net in forum Equipment
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-19-2014, 07:40 AM
  4. Which rear wheel axle should I get?
    By kirkwood in forum Equipment
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-17-2012, 01:07 AM
  5. zra rear wheel spacing
    By jbinny in forum Equipment
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-08-2007, 02:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •