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Catsparkle
6th May 2019, 15:56
I need one for rough ground and cobbles (Rome was not much fun for my pusher!) I want to use it with a battery pack to help with hills and give my family more confidence in going out with me.
The only reasonable one I've found so far is this, but it's a self propel. Do you think that could work with a power pak or as an attendant chair?
https://www.careco.co.uk/item-p-wc01059/outlander-all-terrain-self-propelled-wheelchair/

Terry
6th May 2019, 16:07
Hi CS;

It might be best to contact a company that supplies the power packs and ask them. I think that most power packs have smooth wheels and might not grip on grass etc.

Love Terry

Catsparkle
6th May 2019, 16:07
Actually there's a quick link to a powerpack on the website to go with this wheelchairs that clearly does work with one

Catsparkle
6th May 2019, 16:08
That's a really good point thank you Terry

Ginger
9th May 2019, 12:06
That's a really good point thank you Terry

Hi Cat, I've just purchased the Outlander All terrain wheelchair. I've also purchased a free wheel from Spokz. It's from America. It clamps onto the wheelchair and raises the small front wheels off the ground. This turns the wheelchair into a three wheeler. My husband pushes me we like to go to game fairs. We are off to The Malvern Spring Show this weekend so we are going to try out my new wheels. Will report on our trip! Ginger

Doug Carpenter
9th May 2019, 12:40
Thanks Ginger.

Yes, do please let us know how it works over rough grass and curbs.

I may be interested in getting one.

Doug

Kayleigh
9th May 2019, 12:45
Hi Ginger,

Thanks for the tip about the freewheel. Thought I would google it because I havn't heard of them before. Is yours like this one?

https://www.spokz.co.uk/freewheel.html

I hope you have a great time at the Show with your husband.

Love Kayleigh xx

Terry
9th May 2019, 13:31
Hi All;

You can also get powered ones that fit onto a normal wheelchair.

I have a couple of pictures of the Spokz:-

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Love Terry

Ginger
9th May 2019, 15:39
Hi Kayleigh, yes that's the free wheel. Love Ginger

Hi Doug, will let you know how I get on. I've put a bike bell on the wheelchair handle so my husband can ding it so people know we are coming �� Love Ginger

Doug Carpenter
9th May 2019, 15:56
Good idea Ginger!

I have one on my Topro Troja rollator. It's very useful.

I'm especially keen to know if the thicker tyres work over rough or soft ground.

Enjoy the show!

Doug

Ellie
9th May 2019, 16:42
( Lovely photo Doug - very dapper :D Love Ellie )

JAY TEE
9th May 2019, 17:15
‘Wheelchair. I have Salsa M2 and the main drive wheels got a good grip. I get over ground and fields well. I have used it few times on cruises to the Med and getting in out boat usually easy. Been on lots cruises in fit days and had sailing boat and share of boat in Greece in Ionian. Getting off cruise ship easy and most places visited they had good disabled buses take into town or if near I went in for good ride. The battery power very good and I always worked on no more than 8 miles. Most difficult place get off is Gibraltar as most ships drop down bit steep. Always risked getting off there as my sister lives there and the whisky is totally durty free and fags I got for my brother as I have never ever had a drag on a fag.

Doug Carpenter
9th May 2019, 17:40
Thank you Ellie!

That's very sweet of you.

xx

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Love

Doug xx

Kayleigh
9th May 2019, 17:53
Great photo Doug - and only the most stylish of wine connoisseurs like you would make sure your bow co-ordinates exactly with the colour of your favourite red wine! :)

Love Kayleigh x

Doug Carpenter
9th May 2019, 18:00
Thanks Kayleigh!

Well spotted. Though the wearer is a lot older than the wine.

But I don't think we should divert Catsparkle's thread.

Love

Doug x

Kayleigh
9th May 2019, 18:47
‘Wheelchair. I have Salsa M2 and the main drive wheels got a good grip. I get over ground and fields well. I have used it few times on cruises to the Med and getting in out boat usually easy. Been on lots cruises in fit days and had sailing boat and share of boat in Greece in Ionian. Getting off cruise ship easy and most places visited they had good disabled buses take into town or if near I went in for good ride. The battery power very good and I always worked on no more than 8 miles. Most difficult place get off is Gibraltar as most ships drop down bit steep. Always risked getting off there as my sister lives there and the whisky is totally durty free and fags I got for my brother as I have never ever had a drag on a fag.

Hi John,

Good to hear that you have had some great times on your travels (especially with all that duty-free whisky! :)).

Thanks for the recommendation about the Salsa M2 - it sounds like a very sturdy and reliable wheelchair that is suitable for most terrains!

I hope you and your family are ok. I expect your grandson still enjoys playing rugby! A shame that England didn't win the Six Nations Rugby in the end, but I still found it a very exciting tournament to watch.

The Spring seems to be going very quickly, and any tennis fans on the forum have only got a couple of months to wait until Wimbledon is on the TV again!

Love and best wishes to you and your family,
Kayleigh x

Ginger
11th May 2019, 15:35
Hi all, We had a super time at the show. The Outlander wheelchair with it's mountain bike tyres was super. The smoothest ride over grass up and down curbs. My husband said with the combination of the Free wheel it was very easy to push over different terrain. While going round the show we were stopped and asked about the wheelchair which we got from Care co. We were also asked about the Free wheel and adaptor for use with folding chairs. One lady who was in a NHS wheelchair said "wow I like your chair" and throughout the day when we passed her Iheard her say "I do like that chair". We would highly recommend both the Outlander chair and the Free wheel.

Love Ginger

Kayleigh
11th May 2019, 17:22
Hi Ginger,

Great to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the show - and also great that the new wheelchair & freewheel combination is such a success!

I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Love,
Kayleigh xx

Ginger
11th May 2019, 17:31
Hi Ginger,

Great to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the show - and also great that the new wheelchair & freewheel combination is such a success!

I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Love,
Kayleigh xx

Hi Kayleigh, Thank you and you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Weather is warmer

Love Ginger

Doug Carpenter
11th May 2019, 19:25
Hi Ginger

I’m so pleased you had a lovely day at the show. I trust you didn’t buy too many Barbour jackets or silk blouses!

Many thanks for letting us know how the Outlander performed. I’m sure with the free wheel it was great to manoeuvre. May I ask – how do you think it would have managed on is own on rough grass? I’m interested because I’m not sure I can afford both, at least at the same time. But I don’t need to travel great distances, just move around a rather big and wild garden, and slowly is fine.

My NHS standard issue Invacare Action2 is pretty useless on grass. The narrow solid tyres just dig in and I can’t shift it. Even with assistance it’s very difficult to make progress – and impossible on even a gentle slope.

I’ll try to find a showroom where I can have a look at the Outlander, but your views are crucial.

Doug

Ginger
12th May 2019, 19:20
Hi Doug

My husband said the good thing about The Outlander is the front wheels are larger and thicker than an NHS wheelchair. The mountain bike wheels should help over the grass. We haven't tried it on it's own without the free wheel.

If you could get into a showroom to try it out .Care co are the cheapest I think. I must say we went food shopping today in my NHS wheelchair and wow the difference compared to the Outlander is immense.

Hope this help Love Ginger.

Doug Carpenter
12th May 2019, 20:23
Many, many thanks Ginger!

That's a crucial and very helpful bit of information about the front wheels, which was worrying me actually. On my NHS chair they're quite narrow, like the big rear wheels. Just being a bit fatter will make all the difference.

I'm most grateful.

Hugs

Doug

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