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Thread: Kuschall Vario Ax--Anyone know how it works?

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    Kuschall Vario Ax--Anyone know how it works?

    Hi all.

    I was just checking out some Kuschall wheelchairs online. They have some really interesting options...

    One is the Vario-ax: https://kuschall.com/international-en/accessories/axle. It's a rear axle that allows one to adjust the camber--even while someone is sitting in the chair! I can't find anything online that shows how it works or the mechanism in action. Has anyone used it or seen someone change their camber?

    Also, Kushall offers a set of wheels that incorporates brakes... in the hub! https://kuschall.com/international-e...es/rear-wheels It looks like you rotate the outer edge of the hub to put the brakes on. That's INGENIOUS!

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    I would guess looking at the pics. The camber adjusts with a dial/knob on the axle tube. I didn't see any hub brake pics. The folder sure looks interesting. Marriage between a Neon and an old Revolution.

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    I saw the pics and figured the knobs did the changing of the camber. I guess I was hoping to hear from someone that had experience with this and could weigh in on how solid that axle is, how much weight does it add, etc... Is the alignment affected at all? I've got adjustable camber on my Topend Terminator Titanium. It's an old chair, but that method of changing from 1 degree to 6 degrees is relatively easy and very solid, but the camber tube inserts are quite heavy as I think they are made out of some sort of concrete. The chair is the lightest I've ever owned and could have been about 2 lbs. lighter if I hadn't chosen the adjustable camber option. I used to regularly ride with the 6 degree camber and switch to the 1 degree when visiting people or public venues with narrow doorways. For about 10 years or so I've stuck with the 1 degree and avoid high speed turns because I couldn't be bothered. ...Getting old I guess... A bonus was no longer having to constantly answer the question: "Why are your back wheels angled like that". Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasdude View Post

    One is the Vario-ax: https://kuschall.com/international-en/accessories/axle. It's a rear axle that allows one to adjust the camber--even while someone is sitting in the chair! I can't find anything online that shows how it works or the mechanism in action. Has anyone used it or seen someone change their camber?

    Also, Kushall offers a set of wheels that incorporates brakes... in the hub! https://kuschall.com/international-e...es/rear-wheels It looks like you rotate the outer edge of the hub to put the brakes on. That's INGENIOUS!
    You can see the camber bar in action on their twitter feed: https://twitter.com/kuschall/status/...259072?lang=en

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    Thanks sarcastrix. That's exactly what I was looking for. I must say that it doesn't seem very solid.

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