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    Quad Push rims

    I've been coming to the board for sometime but never posted much, I am C6 and use both a manual chair or powerchair depending on what I'm doing. I've had plastic coated hand rims and can never get enough traction with them, in rehab I had rims with tabs but was told they were to dangerous as my hands could get caught, interested to know if any quads use handrims with tabs and if they have any problems, I know going down slopes is a problem but even with normal rims I cannot break enough so either get someone to hold me or I fly down!

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    that or go down backwards....seriously...

    have you tried gloves?

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    my one hand doesn't work as well as i like so i hook my thumb into where the rim attaches to the wheel to push.
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    Good gloves should do the trick.

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    I had rims with the small protrusions but now I use regular coated rims. The protrusions get caught on things, and they are of little value if you wear good gloves (like Chris said). They also add weight and get nicked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissyme
    I've been coming to the board for sometime but never posted much, I am C6 and use both a manual chair or powerchair depending on what I'm doing. I've had plastic coated hand rims and can never get enough traction with them, in rehab I had rims with tabs but was told they were to dangerous as my hands could get caught, interested to know if any quads use handrims with tabs and if they have any problems, I know going down slopes is a problem but even with normal rims I cannot break enough so either get someone to hold me or I fly down!
    I have used straight knob plastic coated ones for 13 years and haven't had any problems. The knobs are great when you need some power, like climbing steep inclines

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    I've searched the internet for rims with knobs. Where could I find a set?

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    like jayday said, go down hills backwards then your leaning forward useing your shoulder and biceps to push your hand against your handrim. im c4/5 inc and have always used black plastic coating. i tried foam but it got chewed up to easy
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    Thank you AzBluMach. Pricey aren't they.

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