|06-25-2012, 06:18 PM||#23|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: From a small cabin in the big woods of The Allegheny National Forest, PA
Another home run. One of these days I am going to get me one of these.
C 5/6 Comp.
No Tri's or hand function.
Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.
Last edited by forestranger52; 06-25-2012 at 07:16 PM.
|07-13-2012, 05:15 PM||#26|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada ...sometimes North Carolina too!
More dump is in no way good for you!! I would go with 25" Wheels instead.
I decreased dump from 4" to 1 1/2" And I have never felt or looked better.
So many people fail to realize that we are not meant to be folded in to a wheelchair, dump is to provide stability, but stability also comes from a proper fitting chair. A chair that is not too wide and not too low and with a reasonable amount of dump. Side guards provide better stability than 4-5" of dump.
From the picture in your avatar you look to be almost 6' tall, you could even go to 26" wheels. I'm 5'2" and Iím on 26" Day wheels. My seat front is 530mm/20" and my rear seat height is 490mm/19.2".
I think that people are miss informed when it comes to dump, I know a few quads that sit in 1-2" of dump and they are very comfortable in their chair.
I've attached my chair specs, take a look.
This set up is much like what you are describing, only with bigger wheels and less dump. I'm an L3 Para and this chair suits me very well in daily use.
With the 26" wheels you get a good amount of wheel to push. Also note the ergo seating for proper pelvis alignment. And the welded side guards.
|07-13-2012, 05:26 PM||#27|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH
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