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    Quad tipping chair ?

    i would like to know if a quad can tipping backward a chair ?


    like this...



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    yes I can........ Use wheelie bars!

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    can you show me some video or explain how you can do it ?

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    It's all about balancing. What type of chair, center of gravity setup.

    Heres a site chalk full of how tos... Ironically it's my old University. wheelies are near the bottom.

    http://www.wheelchairskillsprogram.c...videoclips.htm

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    thanks, but the girl in videos is paraplegic, not quad.
    i wanna see any quad doing it.

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    Theres no difference... Shes actually AB, but there's really no difference.

    It's all about knowing your balance point of the chair. Then small wheel corrections. Just practice, practice practice.

    I can't wheelie and push far, but i can do it.

    Good luck finding a vid, btw, What level are you? And what happenes when you try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb
    Theres no difference... Shes actually AB, but there's really no difference . . . I can't wheelie and push far, but i can do it.
    You contradict yourself. If you were a para or an AB, you could wheelie and push far, so there is a difference.

    Balance is easier for a para, and even easier for an AB, and a para can grab and hold the pushrims to compensate for balance being off where a quad can't as quickly.

    To answer the question, some quads can hold a wheelie and roll around in a wheelie position, even without anti-tippers, (C-6 at least--wrist extensors are key) but they can't do it as easily, as smoothly or for as long. I knew a quad guy who liked to do that then cracked his head on the floor and couldn't smell or taste anything for weeks. So cool!

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    thanks patonb, i m c6-7, i cant poppin casters, is too dificult.
    i have not much balance trunk.
    not grip a lot.

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    Para here, but just wanted to mention, be sure you practice with a spotter! I almost learned THAT the hard way.
    T7-8 since Feb 2005

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    I can pop a wheelie and I'm a c6/7 incomplete with no hand grip. I do have a pretty good trunk though. I've never tried to really hold it or wheel around like that. I do it alot when going through some doors, so I don't really think about how I do it anymore. I know the palms of my hands are on the wheel and I think my fingers are on the push rims. I'm not in my chair at the moment, sorry. I'll post again and try to explain it better. Is this something you wanted to do, if so, can I ask why?
    "We're one but we're not the same. We get to carry each other" U2

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