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    what's the best wheelchair?

    tilite? invacare? quickie? what are people's experiences with these different chairs....my husband has had a quickie, but we're thinking about getting one of these titanium tilite chairs (like: http://www.spinlife.com/Kuschall-Ult...roductID=77891 )....is it better? worth it?

    thanks
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    #2
    I like the Küshall better than the Quickie, but I have a chair who is mixed between the K4 and the Airlight Pro. I did sit there when they were putting it together.
    TH 12, 43 years post

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      #3
      The best Kuschall is the KSL http://www.kueschall.ch/en/The_KS_1277.aspx

      But my favorite is Tilite ZR

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        #4
        tilite or colours. quickie is shit
        Bike-on.com rep
        John@bike-on.com
        c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
        sponsored handcycle racer

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          #5
          i use a kuschall airlite since 3,5 years .and have 5 frameparts allready renewed and 6 and 7 are underway .by now i know what the problem is .my handbike !!! i dont have an adopter on my chair my handbike uses 2clamps that are screwed on the 2 frameparts .thats why it bends .at least thats what i think .now oneof the front wheels doesnt touch the ground anymore

          kushall isnt bad no falling of frameparts rolls good .but if your a heavy person .i wouldnt recommend it (my weight was 230 pnds .now 175)because the frame is of aluminum .that makes it eazy to bend .

          but to take it in your car sitting and riding its a fine chair .
          for me the nextone i trie to get a tlite zr .is same frame model but from titanuim so i think its more solid and doesnt bend that fast

          this is the site where my handbike is on to see what kind of system i use http://www.stricker-handbikes.de/hom...handbikes.html

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            #6
            I've had a Quickie TI for the last 7 years and I am replacing it with a TiLite ZR. I would definitely get a titanium chair - titanium has give so it is a much smoother ride and it is so much lighter in weight. TiLite is becoming the leader in titanium chairs, and their chairs have more options available than the Quickie. What I don't like about the Quickie is the folding back mechanism is weak and the axle plates are huge - they hang down too low and catch on everything when I get in and out of the car. I am speaking about a rigid frame chair; it looks like you are looking at a folding chair. I think the rigid chairs are superior - have you considered one or do you feel you require a folding chair??

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              #7
              can you put your rigid fram chair in the car yourself?

              the reason we're looking for a folding chair is so my husband can put it in the car himself when he's driving - is that possible with the other, rigid frame chair?
              “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                #8
                it's totally possible, and likely easier. he'll just have to pop the wheels off. it's an extra step, but well worth the extra few seconds.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by symmetry View Post
                  the reason we're looking for a folding chair is so my husband can put it in the car himself when he's driving - is that possible with the other, rigid frame chair?
                  I also think it might be easier, especially if he gets a light weight chair. I drive a 2 door car because the doors are bigger and you have more room to work. I pop off the wheels and put them in the back behind the passenger seat. Then I lean the driver's seat to a reclining position, grab the chair frame and pass it over me to the passenger's seat. I am a C5 and this is not hard for me to do.

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                    #10
                    Have you guys/girls seen the Marvel chairs? It's light, supper adjustable and easy to take apart. Once they put tippers on, I'd like to get one 4sure.

                    http://www.marvelwheelchairs.com/
                    "Always look at the bright side of life...."

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ChinaDoll View Post
                      Have you guys/girls seen the Marvel chairs? It's light, supper adjustable and easy to take apart. Once they put tippers on, I'd like to get one 4sure.

                      http://www.marvelwheelchairs.com/
                      anti-tippers are available. they bolt onto the rear crosstube.

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                        #12
                        The tilite zr will probably be my next chair. Lasher makes a magnesium one that looks better, but it cost lots.

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                          #13
                          I wonder what the damage is cost-wise. I am intrigued by the design, but I can only assume it'd be wicked expensive at this point.

                          EDIT: Referring to the Marvel chair, btw
                          Last edited by taziar; 15 Sep 2009, 7:32 PM.

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                            #14
                            I just bought 1 wheelchair from offcarr seems not bad,the web site is http://www.offcarr.com/ita/default.asp. My model is quasar is make in titiauim light weight can go to web take a look.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Scott Pruett View Post
                              anti-tippers are available. they bolt onto the rear crosstube.
                              How about a push/lift handle? I saw a pic of Mr. Bagg's ride and he had a single handle attached to the top of the back post...is he just showing off his machinist skills or testing a new product?!?!?!
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