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  • rowheels : are there any rowheels users out there ? thoughts? opinions etc.

    I was at PT today and they had me try a set of rowheels.
    Took 20 minutes to get the basic hang of them, but still pretty squirly.
    I thought they were going to be a bit of a joke, but after trying them am now quite interested, going to give them another go.
    I was thinking I could use them around the house initially where I do 90% of my pushing and swap to outside wheels which are normal.
    or put them on to exercise an hour a day kind of thing.

    Wondering if we have anyone out there who used them regularly, or has tried them for an extended period.

    What was the verdict and thoughts? positive/negative

    http://rowheels.com/

  • #2
    they look intersting could they be used as daily wheels
    to alcohol the cause of-and solution to-all of lifes problems [homer simpson]

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    • #3
      I am told they are intended as daily wheels....
      I may not say this out loud, but if I went a head with them I think I would use them as exercise wheels. do a couple of laps of the block with them every day kind of thing.
      but if they worked really well maybe I would use them all the time.
      They are heavy for sure when compared to spinergy wheels.

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      • #4
        The USP of the wheels is that 'pulling muscles' are stronger than 'pushing muscles'. But when you watch the videos the user pulls the wheels from 3 o'clock to 12 'o'clock, and pushes from 12 o'clock to 9 o'clock. The exact opposite of how you propel conventional wheels so really it's a zero sum gain.
        Personally I think they're a bit gimmicky.
        With the Rowheels you are pulling but only for half the stroke, same as you are with conventional wheels?
        eqpt - rigid chair, 2 scooters, crutches/sticks/frames, assistance cat.

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        • #5
          I've only used them once so far for 40 minutes, and like you, thought they'd be a bit of a joke.
          I'm going to try them a few more times, my verdict is still out, but have to admit way more promising than I thought they'd be.
          If I can master them and wheelie with them, I can definitely see them being a great exercise alternative.
          I chair overall width is at it's maximum for my living space, so if they add any width to my chair I'll be screwed.

          Someone somewhere must be using them !!!!





          Originally posted by Night_Owl View Post
          The USP of the wheels is that 'pulling muscles' are stronger than 'pushing muscles'. But when you watch the videos the user pulls the wheels from 3 o'clock to 12 'o'clock, and pushes from 12 o'clock to 9 o'clock. The exact opposite of how you propel conventional wheels so really it's a zero sum gain.
          Personally I think they're a bit gimmicky.
          With the Rowheels you are pulling but only for half the stroke, same as you are with conventional wheels?

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