CategoriesOff-road Adventures

Getting Down and Dirty

Getting Down & Dirty

An extreme wheelchair. An extreme race. Time to tackle the Dirty Dash 5K.

Extreme sports require an extreme wheelchair, and when the Emma X3 arrives, you know you’re about to have an extremely fun time.

Our good friend Sam Durst and his parents, Roger and Christine, decided to put the most extreme wheelchair on the market to the test. So, they teamed up with their pal Ryan Grassley to tackle the filthiest race they could find.

The Dirty Dash is an intense course for even the most seasoned runners. Athletes aren’t just running a 5K. They’re trekking the distance through mud pits, slides, foam baths, and mountains of sludge.

It’s an obstacle course of challenges that would completely wreck the average wheelchair. But not ours.

We made the Emma X3 for breaking through rough terrain. The large tires easily traverse mud and gravel. It even floats in water.

Putting An Extreme Wheelchair To The Test

 

Through the course of the race, the team tackled a variety of different obstacles. They traveled on grass, dirt, and gravel trails, moving over (and even under) barriers, all while navigating cold, wet, mud.

Some of the obstacles required help from other runners. With a few extra hands, Sam was lowered into pits of muddy water, floated to the other side, and pulled back out onto the trail.

Luckily, the Emma X3’s lightweight frame meant no one was lifting too intensely. They did, however, have to work to keep their footing in the slippery sludge.

“When we reached those obstacles and strangers helped us, I felt like they were having more fun, because we were there and they could party with us, than they would have had without us,” Ryan said.

With teamwork, determination, and no fear of getting dirty, Sam, Ryan, Christine, and Roger all crossed the finish line.

The real test of the Emma X3’s success is what Sam thought of the ride. “I’m having the time of my life,” he said.

Sounds like a stamp of approval, albeit a muddy one, to us.

Discover the world’s most extreme wheelchair: The Emma X3. Adventure starts today!

 

CategoriesFAQ

How big is the X3 off-road beach wheelchair?

Size – Length, Width, Weight?

 

This article discusses the dimensions of the Emma X3 off-road/beac wheelchair. In it you will learn:

1. How wide is the Emma X3 off road wheelchair.

2. How long is the Emma X3 off road whellchair.

3. How heavy is the Emma X3 off road wheellchair.

4. How the Emma X3 off road wheelchair Folds for transport or storage.

This Video Help Explain

Note: (In the above video the rear wheels of the chair are easily removed with a pin. In current models we have moved the disk brakes from the from to the rear wheels. This change has made braking much better but means the wheels are no longer as easy to remove and we recommend leaving them in place during storage or transport.)

The Monster Truck Of Wheelchairs.

This outdoor wheelchair is unparalleled in mobility, comfort, and durability. But when you see that the Emma X3 is basically a 4×4 wheelchair (minus that one wheel), you might find yourself wondering , “Do I have room for this”?

How Wide Is The Emma X3

The large wheels cause a sort of optical illusion causing the wheelchair to look wider than it is. The Emma X3 is rugged, but also designed for navigation tight spaces.

The X3 is actually a narrow wheelchair. In fact, when you place it next to a standard size wheelchair, you’ll see that they both have about the same width. The all terrain wheels are large enough to roll over grass, rocks, and even float in water, but the Emma X3 will still fit through most regular-sized doors. The rear wheels are 32″ wide. Skinny enough to fit through the standard 33″ exterior door of a home.

How Long Is The Emma X3

During use the X3 is 6 feet long. It’s length and low center of gravity give it stability on the trail. An aluminum frame and all terrain wheels create a durable but light chair for tackling even the roughest terrain.

How Heavy Is The Emma X3

Our wheelchair is made from nearly 100% aluminum. At 49 pounds most people can lift it into the back of a van or truck by themselves. If you have a truck you can load the X3 the easy way. Don’t pull the pins or fold the chair. lean the chair back, put the front wheel on the tailgate, lift the chair into the truck.

How Do I Store The Emma X3

During use the X3 is 6 feet long. It’s length and low center of gravity give it stability on the trail. An aluminum frame and all terrain wheels create a durable but light chair for tackling even the roughest terrain.

Emma X3 Easy Use

When you are done using your chair, simply pull the two base pins. The X3 folds in half in seconds without the use of tools. The pins are tethered to the chair so they won’t be lost when it’s time to ride.

When configured for storage the length of the chair is cut in half. Dropping from 72 to 31 inches.

Small Space, Big Adventures

When you make space for the Emma X3 you’re also making space for more freedom, travel and fun. If you want to learn more or have question about the Emma X3 off-road wheelchair please give me a call, text, or send an email.

Ryan Grassley

801-683-9191

ryan@extrememotus.com

CategoriesRaces Stories

Rolling Across the Finish Line

Rolling Across The Finish Line

 

Extreme Motus tackles a 5K with Run On.

When we designed our first all terrain manual wheelchair to help Emma reach the top of Mount Timpanogos, our company was born.

One wheelchair for one person was amazing, but we wanted everyone to experience the joy and mobility that our chairs offer.

In July of 2018, we had a unique opportunity to take a step in that direction.

Run On With An Outdoor Wheelchair

More than 10,000 people signed up to run in the Temple to Temple 5K in Provo, Utah. But among the thousands, five participants stood out.

Extreme Motus partnered with Run On, an organization that partners runners with individuals who need a little extra push to get across the finish line.

We equipped the five running pairs with our outdoor wheelchairs. The lightweight frame and all-terrain wheelchair wheels make it the perfect model for racing on streets, across parks, through water, and over any obstacle that stands in the way.

Run On’s founder, Mack Bawden, ran the race with his close friend, Cameron Judd. The two have been best friends since they were four years old. Cameron was born with cerebral palsy, but that hasn’t killed his spirit of adventure. He was more than ready to hit the streets with Mack in the Emma X3 all terrain manual wheelchair. 

“Cameron told me all morning how comfortable [the chair] is. It’s just a lot smoother ride,” Mack said.

The 5K also served as a special reunion for our co-founder Dale Pitts and Emma, the girl who inspired it all.

Ride On volunteers arranged for Emma to hop into an outdoor wheelchair for the race and surprise Dale at the end of the course. The two crossed the finish line together 18 years after he arrived as a first responder at the scene of the accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

“I think it’s awesome that Extreme Motus is building more chairs so that people can have the experiences that I’ve had. Anything is possible with the right people and the right tools behind you,” Emma said.

Discover our groundbreaking all terrain manual wheelchair: The Emma X3. Adventure starts today!

 

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