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    can anyone I.D. these hand controls?

    anyone here know what kind of hand controls these are?


    #2
    I have them on both vehicles but not sure what they are called . . . I'll have to ask my husband.

    Monarch 1-A or something like that.

    ~*~*~Priscilla Katheryn
    L1,2 Para since 9-12-99
    ~*~*~Priscilla~*~*~
    Mommy to William (2004) Lucas (2008) Nathan (2011)
    The Wheelchair Mommy Blog

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      #3
      ah, cool. Thanks Pricilla.... here's another pic I found searching around... anyone else used these?

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        #4
        Your welcome! My husband is A/B but he's used them when his foot was nearly broken --- LOL

        Anything you want to know about them just ask [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

        ~*~*~Priscilla Katheryn
        L1,2 Para since 9-12-99
        ~*~*~Priscilla~*~*~
        Mommy to William (2004) Lucas (2008) Nathan (2011)
        The Wheelchair Mommy Blog

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          #5
          Originally posted by glittergirl:

          Anything you want to know about them just ask [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
          alrighty [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

          - what level are you?
          - have you used other types to compare them to?
          - do they bang your leg if you give a lot of gas?
          - how much diid they cost ya?

          thanks,
          ~ scott

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            #6
            The Full name is MPS Monarch Mark 1A

            I have had a pair for 10 years that have been used in 2 different cars, 1990 Ford Thunderbird and 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. They're still as good as new. They're the only kind of hand controls I've ever used, have never had a problem with them. I paid like $400 for them but that was 10 years ago, probably cost more now.

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              #7
              They are the bomb, kid! Much more comfortable than the MPD (I think) knob types. I love mines compared to all others. About $700 installed, new...



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                #8
                JT & offthahook, thanks. Glad to hear some positive reviews. Do you know if MPS has a website? I'm not having much luck w/ google... their name is too generic.

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                  #9
                  Scott,
                  Look here.
                  http://www.freedomdrivingaids.com/br...monarch-1.html

                  DIGG.
                  DIGG.

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                    #10
                    That's the kind that was on a van I tested once. They felt cheap and loose to me. They kept hitting my knee and I couldn't mash the pedal down far enough even after I moved my knee out of the way.

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                      #11
                      Digger, thanks... I found that site... but it's not MPS' specifically. I was hoping to find a list of dealers & an email address for them.

                      Jim, exactly what I'm curious about. I have a set of MPDs right now, and they're plenty solid, but I too hit my knee w/ 'em. The only alternative to that issue that I've found are the Sure Grip controls, but not having tried them, I'm not sure...

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                        #12
                        You can't buy them, only certified dealers/installers can. Ebay has sets from time to time, but you will most likely need mounting brackets for your specific model of car. $200 on ebay + $150 for install and parts at a mobility place. $350 and you win!!



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                          #13
                          I believe that using a push-pull H/C will eliminate banging them on your knee.

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                            #14
                            Not sure what type yours are, but my wife prefers "Sure Grip", they are easy to operate & out of the way.

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                              #15
                              I am in the proess of buying a van and I don't want the MPD's or even the Monarch's. My 1st choice seem to be the Suregrip's, I like the idea of being able to drive one handed holding both the wheel and the gas at once.
                              http://www.suregrip-hvl.com/

                              Another set catching my eye, as an ex HD rider, are these as they use a "twist" throttle and push brake, using cables to free up the leg area. They also have a push/pull set.
                              http://www.drivingaids.com/products.html

                              and now "for something completely different" approach, these are cool looking.
                              www.menox.org/eng/handcontrols.htm

                              McD

                              "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
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