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    #16
    I would be interested in seeing Marvel eventually offering a less adjustable version of the chair. The removeable front caster assembly is a great feature, but I don't see myself having a need for a chair that's width adjustable. The chair's got a lot of moving parts and hardware and coming from a Hall's chair, where all the parts are welded, and now a ZR, I've acquired a preference for seeing fewer screws and bolts, etc.

    But there's no denying that the Marvel has a cool factor going for it and is probably a harbinger of new designs that will sprout up in the coming years attempting to copy aspects of it. A less busy version -- that is, one that's not SO adjustable -- would appeal even more to me.
    stephen@bike-on.com

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      #17
      Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
      how is the repping going, any sales/interest
      decent.

      Originally posted by Extrmmxer View Post
      How's your ankles in the chair? It looks like they're resting against the metal.
      no problems here, but admittedly I have sensation & move around a good bit. dunno if it might be problematic for others. I doubt it, but can't say with certainty.

      Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
      I would be interested in seeing Marvel eventually offering a less adjustable version of the chair. The removeable front caster assembly is a great feature, but I don't see myself having a need for a chair that's width adjustable. The chair's got a lot of moving parts and hardware and coming from a Hall's chair, where all the parts are welded, and now a ZR, I've acquired a preference for seeing fewer screws and bolts, etc.
      you're not the first to request that. I did a demo w/ a few wc bball players who were all about minimalism. that said, the adjustability of the seat is based on the sideguards; the hardware is pretty minimal as-is.

      check out the photos here: http://www.marvelpro.com/2009/06/26/...to-be-playing/

      I know that as of right now a non-adjustable version is not in the pipeline.

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        #18
        Hi Scott, the first time i saw that chair i thought that it`s ok, but i will not buy it never, but now every time a look it i like it more and more.

        And now when i saw the pics of weight, more i look it more i like it.

        I can`t go in to the price list, because i need a password.
        How much is that chair?
        Last edited by totoL1; 27 Jun 2009, 10:21 AM.

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          #19
          the price page isn't finished yet (it'll outline the price list in detail), but yeah, that's always going to require a password. i was requested to remove pricing details (used to be on the home page) by the company, as marvel really wants people to *see* the chair before shrugging it off b/c of numbers, as it is on the higher end of the market.

          pricing will vary between dealers, but roughly speaking, currently MSRP is just under $6k. Most dealers should be able to offer it for closer to $5.5k, or if wheels are excluded, under $5k. those numbers are in USD.

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            #20
            They are a bit dear, and what about the camber, all pics i saw are with 0º camber, can i get 2º?

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              #21
              thats a lot cheaper than my tilite cost me...

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                #22
                Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
                They are a bit dear, and what about the camber, all pics i saw are with 0º camber, can i get 2º?
                the chair on marvelpro.com has 2 degrees of camber. the chair on marvelwheelchairs.com has 0 deg. I know there's a 4 deg option & maybe a 6. I'll have to check.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by amyk View Post
                  thats a lot cheaper than my tilite cost me...
                  Maybe i am wrong, but $6 K it`s $6000? if that is the price, where do you buy your tilite?, because a tilite Zr with packageC and carbon fiber sideguards, 1.5" casters and neoprene impact guards cost me under $4500 usd here in Spain

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                    #24
                    I think the chair can be fitted to just about any functional level capable of riding a manual chair, personally. The air suspension is the bomb, really. You can set it to ride like cloud for little bumps and bings around house, office, mall, etc, or tight for high velocity dampening i.e. curb decent, stairs, etc. Ankle pressure is something to consider, but fit properly it's a non-issue, IMO.
                    "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                    "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
                      Maybe i am wrong, but $6 K it`s $6000? if that is the price, where do you buy your tilite?, because a tilite Zr with packageC and carbon fiber sideguards, 1.5" casters and neoprene impact guards cost me under $4500 usd here in Spain
                      Good point, but add carbon fiber seat pan, carbon fiber back rest and you're up to $5.5k (not to mention the suspension cost for the Marvel).
                      "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                      "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                        #26
                        i bought my tr 2 years ago with an waste-of-space irish company who charged me the msrp $ price in euros, so it ended up the equivalent of (a lot) over $9000. and i found out just after that my insurance company changed their reembursment policy to accept receipts from anywhere. so every thing ive bought since then has been via sportaid...

                        about the marvel - the webpage says max front height is 14.5" and max rear is 16". are those figures reversed? and are different height sideguards available? im also concern about sitting in rather than on the chair...
                        Last edited by amyk; 27 Jun 2009, 5:39 PM.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by amyk View Post
                          i bought my tr 2 years ago with an waste-of-space irish company who charged me the msrp $ price in euros, so it ended up the equivalent of (a lot) over $9000. and i found out just after that my insurance company changed their reembursment policy to accept receipts from anywhere. so every thing ive bought since then has been via sportaid...

                          about the marvel - the webpage says max front height is 14.5" and max rear is 16". are those figures reversed? and are different height sideguards available? im also concern about sitting in rather than on the chair...

                          $9000?

                          where are you from?

                          I just order a ZR last week to Sportaid for one of my friends who dosen`t speak english and i make for him that favour, and satin with carbon fiber fendered side guards, package C, 1.5" casters, impact guards neoprene and push handles is going to be in his house of Spain by UPS for $3023 + 4% spanish taxe for wheechairs = $3143

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                            #28
                            i do love it, i jusyt dont know if it would work for me is all. great product
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                              #29
                              I've had a Marvel for several weeks now and it's a great chair. Just thought I would reply to some of the questions, concerns, and comments.

                              Originally posted by Extrmmxer View Post
                              How's your ankles in the chair? It looks like they're resting against the metal.
                              This is a valid concern if you don't have any sensation in your ankles, like me. I quickly developed a pressure sore on my right ankle. Luckily, it didn't progress past a stage one but, I was really worried about it for several days. It has healed very well but, it is still a little discolored. After talking with the guys at Marvel, they suggested raising the foot plate and putting a neoprene shock cover on the caster wings. I've not had any more problems with pressure but, I have to constantly make sure my ankles are not in a bad position, which is kind of a hassle.

                              Originally posted by Scott Pruett View Post
                              the chair on marvelpro.com has 2 degrees of camber. the chair on marvelwheelchairs.com has 0 deg. I know there's a 4 deg option & maybe a 6. I'll have to check.
                              I purchased mine with four degrees of camber and I'm pretty sure they said that six was available.

                              Originally posted by DaleB View Post
                              The air suspension is the bomb, really. You can set it to ride like cloud for little bumps and bings around house, office, mall, etc, or tight for high velocity dampening i.e. curb decent, stairs, etc.
                              I think the suspension (and the looks) is the best thing about the Marvel. Like Dale B stated, it can me customized to meet your ride expectations. I had mine set on the stiff side initially but, have since softened it up quite a bit. This thing just soaks up the bumps, especially dropping off curbs. Really good feature for someone with a lot of back pain. The suspension can also be totally locked out, with a flip of a switch, if the user will be riding on a smooth, even surface.

                              Give Scott a holler and take a demo. You won't regret it!
                              T11 incomplete

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by araitn View Post
                                [...] and putting a neoprene shock cover on the caster wings[...]
                                What is this...Like Lizard Skinz? Any pics? My footrest position in the caster wing is low enough that ankles are clear of the wing, but this sounds like a good idea, regardless. Is it?
                                "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                                "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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