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  • Sweet quad knife skills video

    Hey guys!

    I was wondering how good your knife skills are as a C6 quad? I was blogging about this crazy video on SPINALpedia of Chris Colwell (who's cute too!) who made this EXTREMELY cool video (in high speed) of himself chopping up fruits and veggies with a custom welded knife (to an arm splint) that he made for his huge Chef's knife. It's quite impressive! Watch the video here:

    Have any of you tried anything like this? Or do you have a better idea, like the those popular rocking knives I see in almost every adapted cooking video?
    May the fetus you save be gay

  • #2
    I was more interested in the skydiving video than the knife vid. (too fastmo for me to show me anything, and that position of arm utilizes too much pec, which I don't have - he looks inc. from watching his hand and fingers)

    But WOW on the diving cam. Btw, do you know if he has a vid of how he souped up that powerchair??


    • #3
      Neat tiff.
      And the truth shall set you free.


      • #4
        Thats some knife, I think he could be a member of the knight's watchmen (game of thrones)with that thing. But I like his setup, it looks like it works for him.
        A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child


        • #5
          I don't know how Chris is able to swing living in Dubai, but he has tremendous balls for doing it. I like seeing him in good health and he manages to pick up some hotties in his travels.


          • #6
            That is a good idea, a knife connected to an arm splint. I am c6-7, my knife is screwed onto the cutting board through the tip of my knife. It keeps the knife from falling sideways.
            I like the splint idea since u can carry it anywhere. I have to carry the board and knife together. Not as convenient when travelling.


            • #7
              @Chick, here's a few vids he's made of his chair -

              Here's one about his seat and safety harness:

              Here's one showing the rest of his Quickie powerchair:

              And getting his chair detailed at a car place (smart!):

              @doingtime - i'd like to knw how he swings it too! he must have a lump sum to help pay for everything...
              May the fetus you save be gay


              • #8
                @wtf that would make an amazing GOT character! ha (loooove that show)
                May the fetus you save be gay


                • #9
                  Thanks Theo... I see he's got quite a lot of videos. I clicked his toilet in Bali, and thought he was about to go thru an actual bp! It's a very cool bathroom though, and house - maybe not the most accessible, but who wouldn't want to be there!

                  btw, I just went onto the spinalpedia site for the first time. Is this forum mainly for videos? I just saw your interview about the yoga too, neat to actually 'see' you and hear your voice
                  Last edited by chick; 03-23-2012, 02:45 PM.


                  • #10
                    Very cool videos indeed !


                    • #11
                      This video was awesome, Chris has got that avocado DOWN in particular. How come no one else said how tasty the salad looked? I was craving what he made, mmm... Mad skills!


                      • #12
                        Thanks chick! ha. Love my yoga!

                        And yup. Spinalpedia is like a hub of onlu SCI videos (that are actually posted on YouTube), but Spinalpedia has them organized by mobility level and more specific categories, so you can find videos that'll work for you much quicker.
                        May the fetus you save be gay


                        • #13
                          You can get that quad knife from QUADTOOLS.COM Jeff the guy who makes them is an awsome guy and will change your life with his adaptive tools.

                          And Chris has the knife on lock for sure. I love mine and couldn't fathom being with out it these days. Its great for slicing and dicing, but also for opening packages and boxes too.


                          • #14
                            Ulu Knife

                            Cory Parsons is a peer in British Columbia who credits the ulu for allowing him to become a chef with his own cookbook.



                            • #15
                              The Ulu is nice but very limmited. The quad knife becomes an extention of your arm and as long as you don't have bad spasms, keep the blade sharp, and practice safe cutting techniques. The versitility of the knife really shines and allows the user to cut anything from a large watermellon, deboning steaks, fine slicing tomatoes, spreading butter, and the list goes on. Depending on how serious the user is both are quad friendly but the quad knife has many advantages over the Ulu. It all comes down to the user and his or her needs. For me, it was a great investment and is by far the best knife out for quads.

                              I also would like to stress the importance of keeping your knife sharp and practicing being safe. I use a smith sharpener in a vice but there are many nice sharpeners out there. If you ask anyone who does any kind of work with knives for a living they will tell you a dull knife is more dangerous then a sharp one. The reason being that people try to force a dull blade increacing the odds of slipping. The key is to let the blade do the work while you just guide it. Always be aware of where your fingers are and keep them out of the path of the blade!!!

                              Be safe my friends as I don't want anyone missing any fingers wether they function or not.