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    What a difference a light chair makes - LOVE LOVE LOVE MY KUSCHALL

    Wow, I've been using my new Kuschall manual chair for the last 3 days because my power chair picked a long weekend to get a flat, and what a difference from my Quickie XTR. Why they let a female quad leave rehab with that 40lb monster I'll NEVER understand. I wheeled around a mall for 3+ hours without a single push, ache or pain! In my XTR I wouldn't have even made it through Sears!
    With a bit of weight training and losing 60 more lbs (10 down since March!) I could seriously use this as my everyday chair except for a couple monster hills/ramps that are in my daily life.

    I have http://www.kuschallna.com/index.php?...id=8&Itemid=29 the Airlite Pro (without the titanium because insurance wouldn't pay) and a Stimulite countour cushion and I don't need that freaking J2 back so I'm probably pushing around 25lbs - its flippin' AMAZING!

    So for anyone considering an Ultralight chair - get it get it get it!
    Emily, C-8 sensory incomplete mom to a 8 year old and a preschooler. TEN! years post.

    #2
    Glad that you are loving your manual chair! Hope you get to use it more often How long have you had the Kuschall in your posession? Keep at it & it'll get even easier!!! BTW, if ya want a rigid back, but don't want a heavy one, the Roho Jetstream Pro is only 1-2lbs(depending on wether you can use the low back or need the high one) and I LOVE it

    Congrats on pushing!!! Have fun doing it some more
    'Chelle
    L-1 inc 11/24/03

    "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

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      #3
      I'm getting my new chair in the next couple of weeks. It's a Pathera U2 Light and is suppose to be the lightest manual chair in the world. Its about 14lbs total. I'm a T3 incomplete and having a superlight chair makes all the difference.

      http://www.panthera.se/index-eng.html

      40lb chair is just crazy of them to give you. MADMEN
      Originally posted by paolocipolla
      Moe,

      I... don't care about what I think ... you should just ignore my posts.

      I don't understand ... words.

      Paolo

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        #4
        Emi, I have had two kuschalls and love both of them. That chair is certainly one that I will consider for my next one, although I tend to shy away from the lack of adjustability as I have messed up the measurements on one chair that I have.

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          #5
          ROCK ON. the rite chair is key, especially for a quad
          Bike-on.com rep
          John@bike-on.com
          c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
          sponsored handcycle racer

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            #6
            HOW THE HELL DO YOU PEOPLE GET SUCK LITE CHAIRS? My A4 Ti is push'n 37lbsish. With spinergys, roho and J2 tall.

            Aahhhhhhhhhh

            Oh Glad your enjoying your chair.

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              #7
              Emi, glad you're enjoying your chair.

              @ Patonb

              I've had my Quickie 2 for 12 years, am looking to go for the Küschall's Champion -- it's covered by ADP now. What I have to check is the width, I need 18" and the specs say it'll go to 17.5".
              I'll be talking today I hope with my sales rep and ask him whether the Küschall's Ultra-Light is also covered by ADP -- it's a tad lighter.
              I do have to stick with the foldables because I didn't get any insurance settlements so my car is a 1988 K-car and while I could place the rigid on the passenger seat when I'm with my wife it has to go in the back seat and a rigid won't go over the top and then she would have to put it in the back causing her to overextend herself and one chair in the family is enough.

              Maybe you should check it out with your PT or MD, you are a lot younger but those rotator cuffs will go at some point.
              Han Tacoma

              ~ Artificial Intelligence is better than none! ~

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                #8
                are you kidding me! i cannot wait to get my Quickie GTX!
                i am still in my Invacare 9000XT.... all 38lbs of her. but all this heavy chair practice should make it easier later
                Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened

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                  #9
                  Hey nico,
                  Originally posted by nicotico
                  are you kidding me! i cannot wait to get my Quickie GTX!
                  i am still in my Invacare 9000XT.... all 38lbs of her. but all this heavy chair practice should make it easier later
                  ...doesn't mean that at 59 I still benchpress 190 lbs.

                  BTW, one of your avatars had a volcano, ...was that El Arenal?
                  Han Tacoma

                  ~ Artificial Intelligence is better than none! ~

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                    #10
                    LaziS......... Quad so ADP got me a P/C with tilt. No insurance so it was out of my own pocket. Barely use my P/C tho, and with my new E.motions that'll be even less.

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                      #11
                      The trick with my insurance (WCB) is that they won't buy titanium for a back up chair but the Kuschalls titanium parts are optional so WCB bought it sans titanium which would only save ~3 lbs anyhow. They also wouldn't buy spinergys but bought Star tek which are lighter. it was 4,330 Canadian $.
                      Emily, C-8 sensory incomplete mom to a 8 year old and a preschooler. TEN! years post.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Emi2
                        Wow, I've been using my new Kuschall manual chair for the last 3 days because my power chair picked a long weekend to get a flat, and what a difference from my Quickie XTR. Why they let a female quad leave rehab with that 40lb monster I'll NEVER understand. I wheeled around a mall for 3+ hours without a single push, ache or pain! In my XTR I wouldn't have even made it through Sears!
                        With a bit of weight training and losing 60 more lbs (10 down since March!) I could seriously use this as my everyday chair except for a couple monster hills/ramps that are in my daily life.

                        I have http://www.kuschallna.com/index.php?...id=8&Itemid=29 the Airlite Pro (without the titanium because insurance wouldn't pay) and a Stimulite countour cushion and I don't need that freaking J2 back so I'm probably pushing around 25lbs - its flippin' AMAZING!

                        So for anyone considering an Ultralight chair - get it get it get it!

                        yayyyyy, for you.

                        i did away with my jay2 back also an just got the adjustable tension back. it made my back feel a whole lot better an i can tell the weight difference.

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                          #13
                          I got the Kuschall AirLite off ebay, a demo for $650.00. Love it. Even my husband nticed how much easier it is for him to push than my Ti folder was.

                          Yay for Emi!
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                            #14
                            Emi-
                            I haven't heard of the Star Tek wheels...do you have a link to them? I'd like to see 'em. Thx.
                            'Chelle
                            L-1 inc 11/24/03

                            "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Broknwing
                              Emi-
                              I haven't heard of the Star Tek wheels...do you have a link to them? I'd like to see 'em. Thx.
                              I just checked... They"re Kuschell rim and Starec hubs..... They're proprietary(sp) wheel offered by Kuschell only. It'd be hard to saywhich would be lighter, don't believe dealers estimates. Spinergys have great bearings, which makes life much better.

                              Either way, it only matters if YOU like it.

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