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Thread: Is anyone using the iGlide wheelchair?

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    Senior Member StevieP's Avatar
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    Is anyone using the iGlide wheelchair?

    I have one and use it mostly in winter and when I have to go to a grassy area or the woods.

    I was wondering how long you have had it and what is the battery life you are getting out of it now.

    I took off the rubber grip on my hand rims and had then powder-coated.

    I also made a mono-pod holder for my digital camera.

    Anyone do any thing different to theirs?

    Stevie P

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    Iglide

    I use my Iglide as my ain chair and am always wanting to talk to other iglide users. i put a ezlock bracket on mine but other than that not many changes. have you tried the ibot? have you ever thought about standing chairs? my email is paulagb1@yahoo.com. let talk!
    paul

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    Stevie,

    I have had my iglide since 2004 and use it daily. A fully charged battery will last me all day if I am out and about the entire day. I purchased a spare back in 2005 at a cost of $650., wich insurance would not cover. I still have the original battery but have gone through at least three others since getting the chair. At least now they are only $250. I am replacing the front caster wheels for the first time. Overall, I am very happy with it.

    Riz
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    Did insurance cover your iGlides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeliegirl
    Did insurance cover your iGlides?
    I actually got mine covered through Vocational Rehab as well as two batteries and the charger back in 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riz
    Stevie,

    I am replacing the front caster wheels for the first time.

    Riz
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    What are you replacing the front casters with? I need to do mine as well.

    My chair is so invaluable in the snow, the winter is when I use it the most.

    Stevie P

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    Where do you get your Batteries? The newest company that has the chair, wants $750 and that is just to much to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbmueller View Post
    Where do you get your Batteries? The newest company that has the chair, wants $750 and that is just to much to pay.
    Did you find any batteries? Next Mobility is now making the Tailwind and had old Iglide/Tailwind batteries for$950 each, but have sold out. Apparently they have changed the connection between the chair and battery on the latest version of the Tailwind so the batteries are no longer interchangeable. Looks like we will all be forced to buy new chairs at some point.

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