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    HOLY THROWDOWN! SHOWDOWN! This PC vs MaC debate never ends.
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      Originally posted by Rick1
      HOLY THROWDOWN! SHOWDOWN! This PC vs MaC debate never ends.
      Wow, you broke out the ASStro glide and slipped a funny in.

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        jbinney, here is what he said....

        Originally posted by fuentejps
        i stand behind my original thought. if your able to push but choose a pc for EVERYDAY use, not just sometimes, than your a lazy bastard!!
        So if your a quad and you use a pc primarily, your a lazy bastard according to fuente. I'm not worried about whether it's directed at me or not. That's just such an idiotic statement and attitude. Not everyone wants to be Joe Superquad. Different people have different priorities. Why is that concept so hard to grasp for you and others? I'm much more functional in my power chair. I can walk my dog, reach the stove to cook, open doors more easily, push furniture out of the way, go grocery shopping and haul bags, carry heavy things on my lap. I don't mind driving a van. I have a family and a dog. The van fits our lifestyle. It's not laziness, it's practicality. I'm not oversensitive to what fuente is saying, I'm just amazed at the narrow-mindedness.

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          Originally posted by fuentejps
          i stand behind my original thought. if your able to push but choose a pc for EVERYDAY use, not just sometimes, than your a lazy bastard!!
          im in a pissy mood today, so bring it on .
          bump

          so I'm in Indiana at the moment & drove clear across Ohio yesterday.

          fuente, I wonder if you fully understand how ridiculously flat these midwest states are. I'm not entirely discounting your opinion, but some terrain lends itself to using a power chair, even daily. Where I live in Virginia is borderline. I haven't touched my power chair in a couple months, but good grief... my neighborhood probably has more elevation change than your entire state.

          just my $0.02 to stir the pot again... haha.

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            Originally posted by Scott Pruett
            bump

            so I'm in Indiana at the moment & drove clear across Ohio yesterday.

            fuente, I wonder if you fully understand how ridiculously flat these midwest states are. I'm not entirely discounting your opinion, but some terrain lends itself to using a power chair, even daily. Where I live in Virginia is borderline. I haven't touched my power chair in a couple months, but good grief... my neighborhood probably has more elevation change than your entire state.

            just my $0.02 to stir the pot again... haha.
            Scott,

            Be careful! It's possible to forget how to drive by the time you reach the Illinois line. I recommend changing lanes every so often for no apparent reason (so you remember how to steer) and, for God's sake, don't use your cruise control!

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              Originally posted by JGNI
              Sorry for the delay, I just noticed your question today, I guessed I had focused on chick the last time. Yes it's 3/4" all over (but for the back posts), they still do it for narrow chairs with a fee.
              Thanks, JGNI (I was out of town when you posted this). I don't blame you for focusing on chick.

              Originally posted by JGNI
              Come on guys, let's not fall on the other extreme now and make it seem like a PC is heaven on earth compared to a manual, they both have their pros and cons.
              Exactly.

              Cap'n: Good post, as usual. I think some people will miss the point you're making about exercise and shoulders and the importance of opposing muscle groups needing to be functional and strong, working together, for maximum shoulder stability. Quads need to be careful with their shoulders for that reason; the lack of opposing muscle groups make blowing out a shoulder (rotator cuff, etc) a very real possibility for quads, a probability for those who overuse their shoulders.

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                STOP BY SCOTT. PM ME ILL GIVE U MY ADDY


                Originally posted by Scott Pruett
                bump

                so I'm in Indiana at the moment & drove clear across Ohio yesterday.

                fuente, I wonder if you fully understand how ridiculously flat these midwest states are. I'm not entirely discounting your opinion, but some terrain lends itself to using a power chair, even daily. Where I live in Virginia is borderline. I haven't touched my power chair in a couple months, but good grief... my neighborhood probably has more elevation change than your entire state.

                just my $0.02 to stir the pot again... haha.
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                  Originally posted by SCI_OTR
                  Scott,

                  Be careful! It's possible to forget how to drive by the time you reach the Illinois line. I recommend changing lanes every so often for no apparent reason (so you remember how to steer) and, for God's sake, don't use your cruise control!
                  hahaha yup, I-80 might be one of the most boring roads in the country.

                  Originally posted by fuentejps
                  STOP BY SCOTT. PM ME ILL GIVE U MY ADDY
                  PM on its way... I'm driving this all in one shot (700+ mi) but will see if I can swing it.

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                    I encourage you to go manual if you can. I can't and use a power chair. I drive a Toyata Sienna, you can get Elements and Scions too.You aren't limited to full size vans.

                    Don't f#*k your shoulder(s),then you're screwed!

                    There are "power assist wheels" They are battery operated and help you push along w/ speed while helping to save your shoulders w/o the gauty power chair and the looks of a manual.

                    Good luck and God bless

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                      okay, so only the top part of Ohio is stupid flat. I retract my previous statement.

                      & yes, I met the infamous fuente... real nice guy, just speaks his mind.

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                        it was nice meeting u as well scott. your welcome anytime. the difference about me and some of the pussies on here is im exactly the same in person.





                        Originally posted by Scott Pruett
                        okay, so only the top part of Ohio is stupid flat. I retract my previous statement.

                        & yes, I met the infamous fuente... real nice guy, just speaks his mind.
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                          I live at 1,800 feet. On dirt and gravel roads. When I leave my cabin my gravel road climbs 12 feet in 20 yards. The dirt road then drops 40 feet in 45 yards. When I hit the main road its a 140 foot drop to the bottom of the hill. Make a right its a 45 foot climb until it levels off.

                          Theres no manual way. Although I would like to try a manual chair, I have Heterotrophic Ossification in my hip that keeps my hip from bending, making it very difficult to transfer. I am going to need a operation to remove the calcification

                          Someday hopefully!!

                          MAC
                          C 5/6 Comp.
                          No Tri's or hand function.

                          Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

                          Teddy Roosevelt

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                            Originally posted by fuentejps
                            the difference about me and some of the pussies on here is im exactly the same in person.
                            That is one of your statements I will agree with.

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                              A question for C-5 pushers...

                              For quads who function at the C5 level and are in manual wheelchairs, how do you perform weight shifts?

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                                Originally posted by doingtimeonmyass
                                For quads who function at the C5 level and are in manual wheelchairs, how do you perform weight shifts?
                                Not at C5 (C6, no triceps or wrist flexors but good wrist extensors) but if you cannot do a push-up, just leaning forward on your knees should be enough no (even better if you lift the butt in that position, easy if you go forward enough, be careful not to tip though)?
                                Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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