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  • Acrobat Wheel--A Unique Approach for Integrating Suspension Into a Manual Chair

    Question is, Does it Work?

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    Web Page..

    http://www.softwheel.co.il/


  • #2
    send me a pair and i'll try them out for free....lol
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    • #3
      Now that's clever.

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      • #4
        Located in Israel (like me), never heard of them, I'll call them and see how much it weighs/costs. Looks interesting.

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        • #5
          Silvio - please plead your case for a trial period, argument being that you have a large consumer base here on CareCure eager to see them in action. Would love to see some footage or at least hear some input on how they handle quick descent down flights of stairs.

          If only we could convince them to send some to toto in Spain......

          my one concern is noise from the bushings at the pivot points after being used and abused in the elements over time. I'm sure some maintenance would be in order, but if they're creaking after a month it would be a little annoying.

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          • #6
            clever design.
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            • #7
              How much pushing energy do they absorb/waste?
              Chas
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              • #8
                Originally posted by chasmengr View Post
                How much pushing energy do they absorb/waste?
                if they consider reversing the design, at least we wont waste much energy when pushing it forward.

                i wonder if they keep rigidity in mind.
                walking is OVER-RATED!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nia adha View Post
                  if they consider reversing the design, at least we wont waste much energy when pushing it forward.

                  i wonder if they keep rigidity in mind.
                  If reversed, would it work as intended? Who knows? Substantial demo definitely required before purchase.
                  Chas
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                  • #10
                    Now that is something new and innovative. Strikes me a bit 1.0 in its current state. They need a thorough thrashing! I wonder about noise, the rebound characteristic, and durability.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DaleB View Post
                      Now that is something new and innovative. Strikes me a bit 1.0 in its current state. They need a thorough thrashing! I wonder about noise, the rebound characteristic, and durability.
                      agreed... and if there is any adjustment (on 6 total shocks?) for various user weights.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tooley View Post
                        Silvio - please plead your case for a trial period, argument being that you have a large consumer base here on CareCure eager to see them in action. Would love to see some footage or at least hear some input on how they handle quick descent down flights of stairs.

                        If only we could convince them to send some to toto in Spain......
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                        No thanks, i`m not going to put that shit in my wheelchair, i don`t need to try it for know what is it, a stupid wheel designed for someone who is not a sci.

                        So imagine going down a curb with that, your RSH will go down, so where i will have my pushrims after my first step of the stais, at my neck height? lol

                        Anyway if i want to sell a good wheel, i would put in my website a video showing how the wheel works and there is nothing,

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
                          No thanks, i`m not going to put that shit in my wheelchair, i don`t need to try it for know what is it, a stupid wheel designed for someone who is not a sci.

                          So imagine going down a curb with that, your RSH will go down, so where i will have my pushrims after my first step of the stais, at my neck height? lol

                          Anyway if i want to sell a good wheel, i would put in my website a video showing how the wheel works and there is nothing,
                          Toto makes a great point and astute analysis about the hub height depression. I wonder, however, if the wheel hub would compress as radically as shown in the illustration. Even if the suspension feature worked perfectly (and I question if it's even reached a v1.0 level of readiness), I doubt highly that it would compare to the high-performance wheels already available on the market. From the perspective of a user who's partial to fully welded frame chairs, I'm leery of moving parts in the wheel itself. IMO, stiff wheels are better wheels. This wheel looks like it's just waiting for a catastrophic failure to take place -- a high-risk endeavor.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
                            No thanks, i`m not going to put that shit in my wheelchair, i don`t need to try it for know what is it, a stupid wheel designed for someone who is not a sci.

                            So imagine going down a curb with that, your RSH will go down, so where i will have my pushrims after my first step of the stais, at my neck height? lol

                            Anyway if i want to sell a good wheel, i would put in my website a video showing how the wheel works and there is nothing,
                            that was my concern as well. I can see your camber bar smashing into the ground on a cantilever chair, and what about a box frame? Not to mention the front end popping up in response, and then you flipping backwards and smashing your head on that curb you just dropped off of.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
                              No thanks, i`m not going to put that shit in my wheelchair, i don`t need to try it for know what is it, a stupid wheel designed for someone who is not a sci.

                              So imagine going down a curb with that, your RSH will go down, so where i will have my pushrims after my first step of the stais, at my neck height? lol

                              Anyway if i want to sell a good wheel, i would put in my website a video showing how the wheel works and there is nothing,
                              how is this much different to the Marvel or the Icon?
                              when you go down steps you don't take your hands off the pushrims and your arms provide a certain amount of resistance to the downward force and there is a limit to how low the seat will drop. There has to be a limit to how low these wheels are going to let you drop.

                              Still want to see it in action.

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