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    #16
    To each his own, for sure. Mine looks like this:

    Panthera is novel, but not able to be fit to the user in many respects. For $11k I think I'd opt to lose 10lbs off my gut. That would have the same effect but also would make transfers less stressful on the shoulders. Taken as a unit, rider and chair, is between 150-200lbs, nominally. Scratching off 10lbs is good, but my experience puts chair fit and geometry as being larger influences on the feel (heavier vs lighter) than a few % of overall weight being moved along.

    E.g. My 30lb Marvel feels lighter at the pushrims than my 20lb Lasher. Turns easier, accelerates easier. Everything except xfers into the car has the perception of being lighter.

    Geometry and fit > weight, for my mileage.

    My test ride of the Panthera only reinforced this opinion.

    Being mostly fixed dimensions, it wasn't worth it, IMO.

    I opted for another BT Mg, with geometry closer to Marvel, and it's lighter than the Black Alloy CF chair.
    Last edited by Oddity; 23 Jun 2013, 7:29 PM. Reason: Edited out wrong thread reference
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      #17
      Originally posted by DaleB View Post
      I opted for another BT Mg, with geometry closer to Marvel, and it's lighter than the Black Alloy CF chair.
      So you now have 2 Lashers? Clearly I've lost your inventory list.
      stephen@bike-on.com

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        #18
        Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
        So you now have 2 Lashers? Clearly I've lost your inventory list.
        LOL! Yes. I'm still trying to push the wheels off the Auickie GT. It's my knobbies and Freewheel ride. The Marvel is in pieces, mint, on the floor of my bathroom closet. My original Mg is in the back of my van serving as my "town" chair and the other Mg is under my butt as my "house" chair.

        It's good to have options!
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          #19
          Some of us don't have 10lbs to lose and if it could magically happen by forking over 11k you should market that(surgery doesn't count).

          The Panthera X is highly adjustable. And I would say it'll fit most people. You can choose and or change frame width, footrest height, COG, length, backrest height and angle, even FSH and RSH a little with caster options and seat sling adjustments.

          I don't think you gave it a chance DaleB and probably for a Para the experience is totally different, but if you are weak and or a high level quad and you can get a chance to demo one, do it!

          Losing 10 lbs is significant and you feel it in every push.
          pat@beachmobility.com

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            #20
            Originally posted by DaleB View Post
            I opted for another BT Mg, with geometry closer to Marvel, and it's lighter than the Black Alloy CF chair.
            A magnesium cantilever can certainly be made lighter than my composite chair, but a cast iron chair can be built lighter too. Not without compromises that I was unwilling to make.

            I've stated in the past what my feelings are toward the cantilever frames, but from what I've seen of them, Lasher probably does a better job with their cantilever system than most others.

            Weight wasn't my only goal with this project, but it was certainly at the top of the list. My everyday chair transfer weight of 10-1/2lb is actually 1-1/2lb. over the designed weight, but I haven't had time to finish the molds for the full backrest, footrest tubes and caster forks. My footrest tubes are 0.050" wall steel tubing right now! (hey, it's was handy at the time)

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              #21
              Originally posted by Black Alloy View Post
              A magnesium cantilever can certainly be made lighter than my composite chair, but a cast iron chair can be built lighter too. Not without compromises that I was unwilling to make.

              I've stated in the past what my feelings are toward the cantilever frames, but from what I've seen of them, Lasher probably does a better job with their cantilever system than most others.

              Weight wasn't my only goal with this project, but it was certainly at the top of the list. My everyday chair transfer weight of 10-1/2lb is actually 1-1/2lb. over the designed weight, but I haven't had time to finish the molds for the full backrest, footrest tubes and caster forks. My footrest tubes are 0.050" wall steel tubing right now! (hey, it's was handy at the time)
              Do you have plans to build another everyday chair anytime soon?
              stephen@bike-on.com

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