Today, we discuss draft wheelchairs, the best lightweight travel wheelchair, and choosing a manual wheelchair. In this video, Leandre talks about how he chose a wheelchair based on the factors most important to him. He chose a more narrow-style wheelchair with guards so that he could move faster, use the chair to travel, and stay as clean and dry as possible. Here’s his story:
My name is Leandre Castleman and I have a story to tell. In 2000, I broke my neck in a gymnastics accident resulting in a C7 incomplete spinal cord injury. This is the third wheelchair I’ve had in that time. I love global travel and going as fast as possible, so those have become my priorities in terms of how I set up my wheelchair.
The most impactful decisions that I’ve had control over in terms of how my wheelchair is set up were to go with larger 25” wheels, which allow me to go faster and push more efficiently with longer strokes. Short tab push rims, which are closer to my wheels, and no camber in the angle of my wheels so that my chair is as narrow as possible, because I like to travel a lot to developing countries that don’t necessarily have accessible washrooms. So, by having a narrow wheelchair, I can get into more places.
I also chose larger front caster wheels so that my chair would roll more easily over rough and bumpy terrain, and I wanted clothing guards which also acted as mud guards covering the top of my wheels so my clothing would stay as clean and dry as possible. So, I chose to have a custom foot loop style foot rest that allowed me to have a foot strap that ties directly to the footrest, that way I can keep my feet and legs in place no matter what type of terrain.
Draft wheelchairs are the perfect solution for those who want to travel with ease. They are lightweight, easy to fold and carry, and can be used by people of different weights. This is a great way for people to enjoy their vacation without having to worry about any issues that might arise from their disability.
Draft chairs are designed for people who need to use a wheelchair for mobility. This type of chair is also known as an “active” or “motorized” chair. Draft chairs are usually lightweight and made of aluminum, which makes them easier to transport than other types of wheelchairs. They can be folded up and stored in the trunk of a car, making it easy to transport them on vacation or other trips. They often come with accessories such as cup holders and built-in cooling fans, making them more convenient than other types of wheelchairs.
Draft wheelchairs are becoming more and more popular in the United States and abroad. They offer a number of advantages to their users, including:
- A lighter weight than other types of wheelchairs
- Quieter than other types of wheelchairs
- Easier to use than other types of wheelchairs
- Less expensive than other types of wheelchairs
- More comfortable than other types of wheelchairs
- More durable than other types of wheelchairs
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