Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

New TiLite

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    #16
    Why not just get a demo for cheap on the ebay Tilite listings. Just keep looking until you find your right size and model and save big $$$.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

    Comment


      #17
      Originally posted by Donnaz View Post
      After reading some threads it appears that a lot favor the Frog Leg Unitines over what TiLite puts on the chair. Thinking about using chair mainly indoors so I may not need the Frog Leg for indoor use. Any opinions?
      My husband has spasms and seizures from a bumpy ride even inside the house. We had wanted Frog Legs, but could not get the chair configured well with them due to other constraints. I would be very interested in the new GL2 Glide™ Single-Sided Suspension Fork (made by Out-Front) if suspension is important. The nice thing about a single sided fork is that not as much hair gets caught in the casters. Unfortunately, we did not get a single sided fork, and I need to clean them out every few weeks.

      Wheel Locks - I saw SureLocks or D's Locks mentioned These must be an option outside of what TiLite offers. Are these better than scissor or push/pull brakes? Can you install the Surelocks and D locks yourself?
      We have D's Locks and are very happy with them. They rock a little bit with Spinergy PBO Fiber spokes, but we find it workable.

      Backs - When it comes to backs I would like to get a carbon fiber possibly to give me more support over those tension adjustable. Not sure which is best but was looking at ADI. Is folding or not folding an option? Maybe it can't fold if you have a carbon fiber back on it. Any opinions on folding vs non folding backs?
      We have an ADI backrest with a Folding Titanium Adjustable Height, Seat Back that Locks when Folded and are very happy with it. My husband has heavy hemiperesis and it supports him well. We needed folding to get it into a hatchback car.

      Seats ? is a solid seat best?
      Very happy with the ADI Carbon Fiber Seatbase with ADI Carbon Fiber Folding Sideguards. Be sure to account for a solid base when measuring for seat height.

      Push Handles? Was looking at the integrated fold down.
      As a care partner, I am a big fan of th4e Fold-Down Push Handles. People are not so prone to try to take over on pushing the chair, and in tight spaces they don't get hooked on things or bumped so much.

      I know that was all a bit vague, but if you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to give input.

      BTW, you did not mention your funding source, or possibly I just missed that. We bought a standard chair with many of the options purchased separately online because it was cheaper than getting it all from TiLite.
      Partner of an incredible stroke survivor. Limitations: hemiparesis and neglect (functional paralysis and complete lack of awareness on one side). Equipment: TiLite ZRA 2 and 2GX, Spinergy ZX-1, RioMobility Firefly. Knowledge: relative newbie for high-level equipment (2012), but willing to try to help others who are new with similar limitations (definitely not a guru, but inquisitive).

      Comment


        #18
        Very happy with the ADI Carbon Fiber Seatbase with ADI Carbon Fiber Folding Sideguards. Be sure to account for a solid base when measuring for seat height.


        [/QUOTE]

        What is the difference between ADI's Carbon Fiber Seatbase and TiLites G10 solid seat that they offer?

        Comment


          #19
          The ADI is carbon fiber and the TiLite G10 is aluminium.

          Originally posted by Donnaz View Post
          What is the difference between ADI's Carbon Fiber Seatbase and TiLites G10 solid seat that they offer?
          Partner of an incredible stroke survivor. Limitations: hemiparesis and neglect (functional paralysis and complete lack of awareness on one side). Equipment: TiLite ZRA 2 and 2GX, Spinergy ZX-1, RioMobility Firefly. Knowledge: relative newbie for high-level equipment (2012), but willing to try to help others who are new with similar limitations (definitely not a guru, but inquisitive).

          Comment


            #20
            I believe G10 is actually epoxy fiberglass commonly used in knife handles and electronics. I seem to remember reading a CCC post about failure of a TiLite G10 seatpan, but I'm not sure. I have never read anything but good things about CF wheelchair seatpans (ADI and others). I have a 17x16 TiLite aluminum seatpan; it is heavy, but it works great. To my knowledge, TiLite is the only wheelchair maker who offers G10 seatpans.
            Last edited by chasmengr; 19 Apr 2014, 11:59 AM.
            Chas
            TiLite TR3
            Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
            I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

            "I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I don't think you realize is that what you heard is not what I meant."
            <
            UNKNOWN AUTHOR>

            Comment


              #21
              [/QUOTE]What is the difference between ADI's Carbon Fiber Seatbase and TiLites G10 solid seat that they offer?[/QUOTE]

              Donnaz - Little late to your party. Can?t comment on the c/fADI, but:



              Been riding a TiLite composite solid seat pan (aka G10) two years on a ZR2. Pan still flat as plate glass, ZERO working of bolts, holes, frame, center rib. Seat pan has absorbed 10-20 180# crash-landings per day into the seat cushion from near-standing positions. Bulletproof far as Im concerned and certainly no big deal weight-wise. My particular16x16 weighs 22.3# all up including 25lx, marathon+ & StimSport cushion.


              On the wheel locks, TiLites composite SCISSORS do their work with ease. Once set correctly, haven't had to readjust yet.


              Good Hunting.
              Last edited by nofuss; 24 Apr 2014, 10:11 AM.

              Comment


                #22
                Thanks for the correction Chas.
                Originally posted by chasmengr View Post
                I believe G10 is actually epoxy fiberglass
                Partner of an incredible stroke survivor. Limitations: hemiparesis and neglect (functional paralysis and complete lack of awareness on one side). Equipment: TiLite ZRA 2 and 2GX, Spinergy ZX-1, RioMobility Firefly. Knowledge: relative newbie for high-level equipment (2012), but willing to try to help others who are new with similar limitations (definitely not a guru, but inquisitive).

                Comment


                  #23
                  Anyone have any feedback on the handrims they use? Aluminum vs The Surge vs Plastic Coated.

                  Comment


                    #24
                    Originally posted by chasmengr View Post
                    For measurements, visit a seating clinician (usually a PT or OT). Never ever let a DMEs determine your wheelchair measurements (unless he/she is an experienced chair user). Chair measurements are cushion-thickness dependent, too. A seating clinician will be much better than a DMEs at recommending an appropriate cushion for your situation. DMEs focus on the chair; seating clinicians focus on you.
                    Amen to that! Lesson learned. Well, for next time.
                    -ResonantEcho - T6/T7 Complete - October 31st, 1986

                    Comment


                      #25
                      Originally posted by elarson View Post
                      The ADI is carbon fiber and the TiLite G10 is aluminium.
                      TiLite's G10 is epoxy and carbon fiber. We also carry aluminum solid seat pans.
                      TiLite. The Ultimate Ride.

                      Comment


                        #26
                        Originally posted by TiLite View Post
                        TiLite's G10 is epoxy and carbon fiber. We also carry aluminum solid seat pans.

                        I'm not sure that's entirely accurate.

                        G10 (aka Grade 10 Garolite) is a compressed woven fiber glass filament and epoxy. Not a compressed woven carbon filament and epoxy.

                        A subtle distinction that makes a big difference! (In weight, strength, and price!!)
                        "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

                        Comment


                          #27
                          You are correct. I consulted with our Engineering team and our G10 is compressed woven fiber glass filament and epoxy NOT carbon fiber and epoxy. Thanks for correction!! Keep on roll'n.
                          TiLite. The Ultimate Ride.

                          Comment


                            #28
                            Originally posted by Donnaz View Post
                            Anyone have any feedback on the handrims they use? Aluminum vs The Surge vs Plastic Coated.
                            I have always used aluminum handrims which I like. Had plastic coated at one time and they burnt up my hands. Never had the surge handrims so cannot comment on those.

                            Comment


                              #29
                              I don't like standard aluminum; I've never tried plastic coated. I've used NaturalFits (with & without thumb ring) and Surges. I like Surges the best because I wheel outside a lot - up and down hills. I always wear gloves when wheeling outside. Surges provide an excellent grip. They are probably overkill for indoor/level use - for that I'd prefer the NaturalFit sans thumb ring. The Oval shape of the NaturalFit and Surge is really comfortable for me. I have trouble gripping round handrims.
                              Chas
                              TiLite TR3
                              Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
                              I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

                              "I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I don't think you realize is that what you heard is not what I meant."
                              <
                              UNKNOWN AUTHOR>

                              Comment


                                #30
                                I'm a recent Surge LT convert. I agree with Chas that they're probably overkill for indoor/level use but they make pushing up hills a LOT more efficient. The Gription stril also gives the user far greater control when navigating choppy streets.

                                I installed a set on my Round Betty Dinos and have a set on order for my Topolinos.
                                stephen@bike-on.com

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X