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    Quickie GTX folding

    I am looking to buy a quickie GTX or another ultralight folding chair. Not much has been written here about the GTX. Are there any new experiences that can be told about this chair since it is relatively new?

    What is the folded width with and without wheels? How is the ride? How does it compare to say the Revolution, Ti lite, Kuschall or others?

    I am 6 foot one, like my feet close to me (85 degree angle or so) and my chairs are 18 x 18. I use a roho quadtro high profile or a custom made foam cushion, also 4 inches high.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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    Hi Paramoto,

    I demo'd the Quickie GTX and the Kuschall Champion and Ultra-Light so far. I am waiting to demo the new Invacare ProSPIN X4 that will also become available with a fixed front frame this month.

    Pictures of the Quickie GTX are found here:
    http://www.wcjpics.com/showgallery.php?cat=538

    Did not get a chance to shoot pics of the Kuschall.

    My write-up so far is here:
    http://www.wheelchairjunkie.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=015815#000000

    At this time, I pick the Kuschall Ultra-Light over the Quickie GTX mostly because of weight. The Kuschall Champion is also too heavy. I've not considered the TiLites due to price. The Invace ProSPIN X4 with a fixed front frame is supposed to be really sweet but it is just not available for a demo yet.

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    Thanks Rev. Interesting thread at wheelchair junkie. I own a revolution and it is not nearly as practical as I thought it would be. For me it is as functional as a rigid chair so I am now looking at x frame type folding chairs. Thanks for the info, keep us posted.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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    uno momento

    paramoto, hopefully my new gtx will come in this week and i will give you the full report, i have been waiting for so long and am very ready to push my hospital invacare 9000xt into the lake as soon as i can.
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    I'll be anxious to read your report as well ... that's one thing I've decided to do with the cash ... dump this heavy clunky chair and get a lighter one! The GTX is one I wanted to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicotico
    paramoto, hopefully my new gtx will come in this week and i will give you the full report, i have been waiting for so long and am very ready to push my hospital invacare 9000xt into the lake as soon as i can.
    Man, I don´t blame you. I have gone through two regular chairs now in a little less than three years, a quickie ti and a revolution. Neither fits me how I would like and the Ti is getting pretty beat up from the dust, heavy weight and stuff. The GTX looks pretty cool and if it folds, then even much better with fixed footplates.

    Nico, check out www.estasemana.com.ni or maybe without the ni. They showed a very good report on Popoyo with the hotels (if you can call them that) and the surfing life there. I think you´d like it.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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    Son of A..............

    after waiting so damn long to have the chair approved and ordered and shipped, well, they sent me the wrong size. i am 16x18 or smaller and i have the super stretch 16x19 with swing away leg rests which arrive about 30 minutes in front of me wherever i go. i am bummed to say the least. it looks like about another month of waiting.
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    OH, that SUCKS GRRRR Sorry to hear that Nico...I hope that they get your correct chair to you soon...
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    so i have ditched the GTX and am going with the GT after talking with my rep. the gtx is good when others help to fold and transport the chair. but it is somewhat heavier with more underneath and bulkier leg rests. and i plan on being a solo driver as i would hate to risk anyone else's life. so just another month or so and i can finally have a real chair.
    Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicotico
    so i have ditched the GTX and am going with the GT after talking with my rep. the gtx is good when others help to fold and transport the chair. but it is somewhat heavier with more underneath and bulkier leg rests. and i plan on being a solo driver as i would hate to risk anyone else's life. so just another month or so and i can finally have a real chair.
    Man, I was thinking of asking you how you had solved the problem. I just posted a new thread about the GTX.

    Have you checked in the internet about the info your rep is giving you? I think that the GTX weighs 25 pounds and is an X frame type folding chair, which folds the same way as most other folding chairs, I think. Regarding the leg rests, you can have a fixed leg rest that doesn´t seem bulkier than the rigid frame leg rests, at least from the photos.

    Let us know how it goes.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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