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    There is a product to shield from hair in casters. I think it was Froglegs who made it, but I don't exactly remember. There is a thread or two around here about them.
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    There is a product to shield from hair in casters. I think it was Froglegs who made it, but I don't exactly remember. There is a thread or two around here about them.
    Someone on here took the plastic plugs they put in electric conduit, put hole in the middle to put on the casters. I put enough grease in them (good timkins) that keeps most stuff out. BUT a friend of mine has 3 feet long. They clean their casters every week, or else. Uses a roach clip to do it.

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    "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

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    Yep. I know one guy who got them and said they were working well for him so far.

    BTW, Mark Chelgren, FrogLeg's owner was at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Louisville a couple of weeks ago. He was showing one of my vets the difference between a FLAHSR and a TiLite soft roll by dropping them and watching the bounce.

    I'm not sure if that's scientific proof, but it was convincing enough to convince my vet to buy a pair. He swears the ride is better. Probably placebo effect, but its enough for me to reexamine whether the difference may be significant.


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    Hmmmm. Yeah, I dunno what that 'test' reveals. I can't help but think a caster that absorbed impacts, instead of rebounding against them, would feel smoother rolling on the ground. A caster rebounding from impacts is transferring that energy right into the frame vs soaking it up. Just a hypothesis, of course.


    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    Yep. I know one guy who got them and said they were working well for him so far.

    BTW, Mark Chelgren, FrogLeg's owner was at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Louisville a couple of weeks ago. He was showing one of my vets the difference between a FLAHSR and a TiLite soft roll by dropping them and watching the bounce.

    I'm not sure if that's scientific proof, but it was convincing enough to convince my vet to buy a pair. He swears the ride is better. Probably placebo effect, but its enough for me to reexamine whether the difference may be significant.
    "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    Hmmmm. Yeah, I dunno what that 'test' reveals. I can't help but think a caster that absorbed impacts, instead of rebounding against them, would feel smoother rolling on the ground. A caster rebounding from impacts is transferring that energy right into the frame vs soaking it up. Just a hypothesis, of course.
    A better bounce means the caster is able to deform, to absorb impact energy, yet quickly resume its original shape so as not to affect rolling resistance.


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