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    My VA OTR wanted me to get anti-tippers when I got my E-motion M15s. They did save me from going over backward a few times in the beginning. I am thinking about removing them, as I have not tipped back on them in over 2 months. Any good arguments pro or con?
    Don - Grad Student Emeritus
    T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

    #2
    If they're not interfering, leave them on just in case. I took mine off for a few weeks once. Then put them back on. My desire to remove them was motivated by vanity, but they have saved me from nasty falls several times now, and never once interfered with my wheeling. (I don't hop curbs.)
    Chas
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    I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

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      #3
      never had mine on in 23 years, just have to watch your balance point......

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        #4
        Originally posted by Donno View Post
        My VA OTR wanted me to get anti-tippers when I got my E-motion M15s. They did save me from going over backward a few times in the beginning. I am thinking about removing them, as I have not tipped back on them in over 2 months. Any good arguments pro or con?
        If you don't need them don't put them on. I am sure you would be a lot safer wearing a helmet on your head every time you went out but probably don't. Now for me, this is how I roll:



        - tate

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          #5
          If I had e-motions I'd leave my antitippers on-I think personally I'd just be afraid that I'd not be paying attention and flip myself over constantly. My friend is always doing that w/ hers, takes nasty hard falls w/out them on, wheels just jerk her back. Guess I'd have to try it out myself though before I made a decision. They get in my way at times and I really don't like having them there, since I like to wheelie over rough ground to save some energy and always scraping them along when I have them on

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            #6
            after going over my anti-tip bars i realized they were useless
            haven't had them on for about 25 years

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              #7
              What chair are you using them on? If it is a ZRa, e-motions might flip you rather quickly.

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                #8
                It is an Invacare Crossfire, and I have the CG as far back as I can get it. When I got it, it was really tippy. I went back on the tippers quite a bit at first, but even going up steep hills, I haven't gone back in a couple of months.
                Don - Grad Student Emeritus
                T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

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                  #9
                  Hi Donno you brought up a good topic
                  In my case even though I pretty much have my wheelies down pat I still leave my anti tippers on because of curbs out of town that make me feel uneasy .

                  The anti tippers topic is always on my mind
                  Follow your gut instincts is my 2 cents

                  Have a good weekend
                  Sincerely ;
                  GL

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                    #10
                    Yep, I'd feel pretty dumb if I flipped over a week after I pull them off

                    Originally posted by GL View Post
                    Hi Donno you brought up a good topic
                    In my case even though I pretty much have my wheelies down pat I still leave my anti tippers on because of curbs out of town that make me feel uneasy .

                    The anti tippers topic is always on my mind
                    Follow your gut instincts is my 2 cents

                    Have a good weekend
                    Sincerely ;
                    GL
                    Don - Grad Student Emeritus
                    T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

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                      #11
                      Donno, do you ride wheelies much? Hop curbs?
                      I take them off when my wheelchairs come in and leave them with the DME guys, and the only time I've ever gone backwards was to save myself from going over sideways. Seems like I'm always in a wheelie, jumping curbs, going down stairs forwards and backwards... I don't think I could get by with anti-tippers on. But if you don't do these things, and the tippers aren't in your way, leave them on. It's an insurance policy...

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                        #12
                        Can you get back in the chair yourself if you do go over? If you can't, then I would definitely keep them on. Cahsmengr brings up a good point about vanity. I fall out about once every other year for some dumb reason, sometimes forward, sometimes backward.

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