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Rehabmart lists the Emma X3 as the #1 all terrain wheelchair

#1 All Terrain Wheelchair

 

Rehabmart.com recently published an article called The 5 Best Wheelchairs for the Outdoors. The article lists the best outdoor wheelchair in 5 different categories. All terrain wheelchairs, Beach wheelchairs, Pool wheelchairs, Sports wheelchairs, and Skiing wheelchairs.

 

With some tough competition out there we were pleased to learn that our very own Emma X3 was listed as the the #1 all terrain wheelchair on the market today.

The Extreme Motus Emma X3 All terrain wheelchair is at home from skate parks to National Parks, and has been tortured by Sam and Ryan in a steady stream of wild TikTok adventures.

Rehabmart is an authorized dealer for Extreme Motus. Check out the X3 listing in their online marketplace.

 

 

 

CategoriesFAQ

Unboxing the Emma X3 All Terrain Wheelchair

Unboxing

The Extreme Motus Emma X3 all terrain wheelchair ships fully assembled in a large box and it’s ready for adventure as soon as it arrives. When you are unboxing your X3 there are a few things you can do to make it ready for longer adventures, and more comfortable for the person pushing, and the person riding in the chair.

The easiest way to get your new X3 out of the box is to lay the box down on its side with the wheelchair on its back. This way you can grab the handlebars and roll it straight out of the box.

Once out of the box you can fold the front wheel down, insert the pins to hold in place and it will be ready for it’s first test ride.

Accessories

After the initial oohs and ahhs you will be ready to install the accessories that come with every all terrain wheelchair we sell. We decided to include the luggage, tow strap, and spare parts after looking at competitors chairs and finding the ordering process could become a little confusing. Extreme Motus opted to just make one solid off road wheelchair with all the bells and whistles included.

Handlebar Bag

The handlebar bag is great for smaller items that you may need quick access to. When I’m pushing Sam on an adventure I use it to store my mobile device, GoPro, maybe a few snacks, and a small stack of business cards because we’re often stopped along the trail and asked questions about the chair.

Attaching with 3 Velcro straps this bag is very easy to install, and should only take you a few minutes.

Seat Bag

The bag that hangs on the back of the seat is large enough to carry a picnic lunch, camera gear, a spare jacket, etc. It’s a water resistant roll top bag, but it isn’t waterproof. So I suggest removing it if you’re going into deep water.

Once the roll top is closed there is some Velcro that keeps it closed, as well as a buckle strap that can be cinched down to keep your gear in place. This buckle is easy to forget about because of the angle at which the bag sits the buckle swings down out of the way. But make sure to remember to buckle it before you start moving again. I’ve stepped on the hanging strap before and it’s almost tripped me a few times.

To mount the Seat bag slide the plastic hooks on the bag onto the metal rods that stick out from the spine of the seat until you hear them click into place. Then wrap the included bungie cord around the axle of the chair and hook it to the D ring on the back side of the bag. This will keep the bag from swinging around too much as you are hiking.

Tow Strap/Safety Leash

Also included with your X3 is the tow strap you may have seen us using in some of our other videos. We use this to help lighten the load for the person pushing on more difficult hikes. It’s also safer to have an extra set of hands on the wheelchair when off-roading or tacking steep terrain.

This strap can be attached to the chair using the loops tied on either end of the strap. So you don’t need to worry about tying a knot, and having to fight with it later when you need to remove the strap.

What goes up must come down, and this strap also makes for an extra safety measure when you are on your way back down the trail. Simply remove it from the front of the chair, and wrap it around the handlebar stem and put the loop around your wrist. Now the tow strap has become a safety leash and should the person pushing the chair trip and fall they will still be able to keep the chair from rolling away from them.

Spare Parts

The X3 all terrain wheelchair ships with a few spare parts that we tended to disappear for some of our customers.

You will receive an extra pin and spacer ring for the rear wheels. Depending on how you are transporting the X3 you may need to remove the rear wheels, which means removing the pin and spacer that hold them in place. These pins and spacers have been known to fall into the quantum realm once removed, so keep the spares in your luggage just in case.

There are 2 pins that keep the front wheel locked in place. These 2 pins have strings that keep them attached to the frame of the wheelchair, so they are hard to lose, but it has happened so we also send you a spare one of these.

Should you manage to loose the originals and the spares we send, open up google and type in, “Tractor Supply” they will have what you need.

Handlebar Adjustment

 

The height of the handlebar of the X3 can be adjusted with the included mulitool. Give the chair a quick test drive and decide if it needs to be adjusted up or down. Loosen up a few allen head bolts, move it to your happy place, and tighten everything back down.

Ergonomics

 

As the front wheel of the chair swings into place you will notice 2 different holes in the frame of the chair. This gives you the option to have the seat more reclined or slightly less reclined. Some people may be more comfortable in one position over the other, so be sure and play with this to find out which is best for you.

More reclined, and more of an angle on the foot rest.

More upright seat position, and footrest is flatter leaving the seat are.

Keep The Box

Extreme Motus has a 30 day money back guarantee. So hang on to the box you chair arrived in. Should you decide the X3 isn’t everything you hoped it would be you will have the original box to send it back to us.

Keep the box for at least 30 days just encase you need to return your wheelchair.

 

CategoriesWinter Adventures

National Ability Center Yurt

The National Ability Center in Park City, Utah invited us to visit their yurt in the Uinta’s. The hike is just under one mile and required us to wear snowshoes.

Deep Powder Ahead

Stepping off the trail with snowshoes I sank to my knee. Without them I sank to my waist so staying on the trail was important. The trail had been used by many people before we got there, but wasn’t wide enough for the Emma X3 in some spots.

Half of our group went ahead and used their snowshoes to widen the trail. They also recruited other hikers they passed along the way. They told them about the wheelchair that was on it’s way up and asked if they could walk along the edges of the trail to help.

Pushing in the Snow

Pushing in the snow is a challenge. Our trick of attaching ropes to the front of the chair didn’t work well in the snow. The person up front was always turning the front of the chair and making the rear wheels slide off the beaten path.

Because the tires are smooth they tend to slide sideways easily. If the trail was angled to the one side or the other the chair would slip into the powder and have to be muscled back onto the trail. Luckily between Sam weighing 90 pounds, and the chair weighing 49 that wasn’t too difficult.

Slow and Steady

We didn’t set any speed records on this adventure, but we did make slow and steady progress to the yurt. On a trip like this it doesn’t make a lot of sense to rush through such beautiful country.

We stopped and said hello to other hikers. Sam even got a kiss… from a curious and friendly golden retriever along the way.

National Ability Center Yurt

Nestled in the woods is the National Ability Center’s Yurt. They had chairs inside, but it wasn’t too cold and we decided it would be easier to keep Sam in the X3 out front. We brought the folding chairs outside, sunk them in the snow and enjoyed some hot chocolate.

The yurt is available for overnight trips. Inside there are 3 bunk beds. I think it would be a lot of fun to take a group there and stay the weekend.

After a much deserved rest at the yurt we packed everything away, strapped our snow shoes on and headed back down the mountain.

National Ability Center Guides

Three members of the National Ability Center accompanied us on our trip. They all did an outstanding job.

Ruth was the leader of our group. She stuck with Roger and I and helped us push Sam up the hill. She made up for her small size with loads of energy and a great attitude. Ruth did more than her fair share of pushing Sam up the trail to the yurt.

Ruth is from Florida and deep down misses the beach. She kept mixing up the word snow with sand. She fell in the powder once and jumped up saying, “I’ve got SAND in my pants!”

Berin was the photographer/videographer for the trip. He was the only one in our group who wasn’t wearing snowshoes. Instead he had special skis that allowed him to move around the group in the deep snow. He could leave the trail without sinking and get different shots as we traveled.

Brandon went ahead of the wheelchair to blaze the trail, and unlock the yurt. He grew up in the area and was happy to see all the visitors in “his” mountains, but also misses the solitude they brought in his youth. Brandon did most of the pushing on the way back to the parking lot.

All three guides loved the X3 and made the trip so fun and we felt like old friends by the time we returned to the parking lot.

Book your own trip

If you would like to learn more about the National Ability Center Yurt or any of the other great things they do for the community head on over to https://discovernac.org/facilities/uinta-yurt/

 

CategoriesHunting Adventures

Wheelchair Pheasant Hunting

On Saturday January 11th I had the chance to go pheasant hunting with the Chairbound Sportsman of Utah. Many hunters and volunteers gathered in Mosida on the west side of Utah Lake.

Assistive Devices

The hunters moved around with a variety of assistive devices. There were several Action Tracker chairs, side by side UTV’s, some 4 wheelers with custom chairs built on the front, and one Emma X3 off-road wheelchair.

Mud was the favorite curse word of the day. As we made our way through the fields it bogged down everything. The mud may have slowed us down but we still made our way through the fields following the dogs as they sniffed out the pheasants.

The hunters spread out across the field and made ready for a bird to fly across their zone. We split into 2 groups and all of the hunters in my group were able to shoot a bird, one guy got 4.

The dogs were well trained and did a great job of pointing and finding the birds. I had never been to a pheasant hunt before and was amazed at how well the birds were able to camouflage themselves.

Pushing the Emma X3 off-road wheelchair through those muddy fields was exhausting. To make things worse towards the end of the day we managed to pick up some bailing twine in the rear axle and it felt like we were pushing in the mud with the brakes on.

I had some great helpers which allowed me to work on taking videos and photos of the event. Thanks to the Chairbound Sportsman for inviting me to such a fun event.

CategoriesRaces Stories

Can A Wheelchair User Complete the Dirty Dash 5k?

Sam Durst has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop him from completing a 5k Dirty Dash mud run last summer in Solder Hollow, UT. I was there to video Sam and his parents Roger and Christine as they tackled each obstacle.

Roger and Christine had participated in the Dirty Dash before. Sam was there too. He sat in his wheelchair near the bleachers with a caretaker and watched all the athletes pass by. This time was different. Sam was sitting in an off-road wheelchair at the starting line ready to run in the race just like everyone else.

We had no idea if we would make it

The Dursts and I had used this wheelchair only once before the Dirty Dash. It was at a park with rolling grassy hills. This was a whole different ball game and we all felt like we were in over our heads.

When the horn sounded for our heat to begin we made our way up a hill to our first mud filled obstacle. It was a long hole in the ground filled with mud and water. To enter the pit there was a steep 3 foot drop into the water.

The Emma X3 floats through a mud obstacle.

Roger said, “There’s no way we can do that.” He wanted to skip the very first obstacle. It did feel dangerous for the 3 of us to try and lower Sam and his chair into the pit. “Why are we doing this if we’re just going to skip all the muddy parts? I asked. I stopped some fellow racers who were about to jump in the water and asked, “Can you guys help us get this wheelchair though?”

Helping Hands

Happy to help they paused their race and ensured we made it safely to the other side. One person held my camera and the other helped to lower the chair to me in the pit.

At every major obstacle in the course we found people were happy to help. I noticed that being able to help Sam was making the race more memorable for the strangers stopping to lend a hand.

In fact on every adventure I have been on with Sam we always find people who want to help. When we hiked Delicate Arch there were helpers. When we went sledding strangers jumped into help push us up the hill.

As we plan future adventures and wonder, will we be strong enough to get Sam and his wheelchair through all this? We know that if we aren’t we will meet someone eager to help.

Surprised at how much fun I had

In the Army we did obstacle courses like this as part of our training. Most Army training doubles as punishment so when Dirty Dashes and Tough Mudder’s became popular I was little confused why people were paying money for punishment.

Having done one now I can say, I get it. Our little group had so much fun. A big part of it was seeing Sam go bananas with excitement each time we celebrated after clearing another hurdle on the way to the finish line.

Sam was able to have so many new experiences that day and he was on cloud 9 the entire day. Later when I was editing the video I came across a shot of Sam laughing like a mad scientist and saying “I’m having the time of my life!” I couldn’t help but tear up a little seeing how much joy this event had brought to him and everyone who helped him get through that course.

Future Races

Sam and I joined Extreme Motus towards the end of summer 2019. Many of the fun events like this had already happened and now we are stuck enjoying snow adventures. But when the snow melts we will be back out there making the most of every opportunity and exploring new places.

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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Extreme Motus: Climbing the Mountain

 

Climbing The Mountain Together

How one girl inspired us to redefine the wheelchair.

Emma’s Story

Hikers in search of a challenge need look no further than Mount Timpanogos.

Rising 5,269 feet above the Utah Valley elevation, it’s easy to see why “Timp” calls people to climb to its summit. Many try, and some fail. But it wasn’t the 14 miles of rugged trail through forest, waterfalls, rocky slopes, and ridges that kept Emma from the top.

It was her lack of an outdoor mountain wheelchair.

 

The day Emma walked for the last time was much like any other. Her family had gathered for a birthday celebration in a nearby canyon park, part of a summertime family reunion. And then, the unthinkable happened. An 85-foot tall cottonwood tree fell (https://www.deseret.com/2000/8/7/19522447/4-year-old-girl-paralyzed-after-tree-accident).

There was no wind. No one chopped at the tree’s trunk. There was no reason to suspect that the towering poplar would come crashing down, but it did.

Emma and six of her extended family members were crushed beneath the tree. Her grandmother and cousin were killed, but 4-year-old Emma survived.

After 10 days in the ICU and three weeks in the hospital, Emma was sent home, but life was far from normal. The accident left the active little girl paralyzed from the waist down and facing an uncertain future.

Several years later, Emma sat in her elementary school classroom and listened to a biologist talk about bears.

The guest speaker explained that the scientists used special collars to track and monitor the bears in the wild. In the nearby mountains, they would periodically check in on their subjects.

The enthusiastic visitor invited any of the children in the class who wanted to see the bears to come with him on his next expedition. Emma raised her hand.

It wasn’t until class finished that the biologist realized Emma was in a wheelchair. He sought out a friend, the local fire department battalion chief for advice. The chief called Dale Pitts.

Dale was a member of the fire department. He was a handy and creative guy. He also happened to be the first responder who cared for Emma the day of her accident.

Dale designed a special chair to carry Emma through two miles of backcountry to see the bears. Together with his fellow firemen, he provided the muscle and the legwork that Emma needed.

On the way, Dale struck up a conversation with Emma’s father. He learned that her family climbed Mount Timpanogos every year. “I’d like to take Emma with us,” her father said, “but I don’t know if we can carry her the whole way.”

And Dale had an idea.

Redefining The Wheelchair

 

In order to get Emma to the top of Timp, she needed to be pushed or pulled, not carried. She needed a wheelchair —  but a wheelchair nothing like the chair she used every day.

Dale turned to his lifelong friend Todd Loader, who owned and operated a local machine shop. Together they designed an all terrain manual wheelchair.

The chair was created to make maneuvering skinny trails possible. It featured a single all terrain wheelchair tire fit for traveling across dirt, rock, sand, and water, with space for two operators. One person would push, another would pull, and Emma would finally climb the mountain with her family.

That year, Emma reached the summit.

Inspired by Emma’s experience, Dale and Todd began to evolve their design. Extreme Motus was born.

Their original all terrain manual wheelchair went from one wheel to three, allowing it to be pushed by a single individual. They then partnered with local organizations to provide wheelchairs for local athletic events and outdoor experiences. This enabled individuals and families to participate in events together and go places that they were never able to go before.

The Extreme Motus Mission

Extreme Motus is dedicated to bringing Dale, Todd, and Emma’s passion to the world. We believe everyone should be able to participate in the activities that bring them joy — regardless of their physical abilities.

Today’s chair features a lightweight yet durable aluminum frame and all terrain wheelchair tires that provide cushion and suspension, making it ideal for everything from running a marathon to a day at the beach.

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

 

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The Truth About Being in a Wheelchair

 

The Truth About Being in a Wheelchair

Why I Decided To Get An All Terrain Manual Wheelchair

 

My Story

No one really knows how it is to be in a wheelchair unless you are confined to a wheelchair. Those people in the wheelchair are the only ones that really know how it feels.

It is not possible to know how it will affect each facet of your own life. Those who have been forced to use an all terrian manual wheelchair usually say something along the lines of “I never ever realized how hard it is.”

There are no user guides for the person in the wheelchair or even the people they interact with. I am blessed to have friends and relatives that are close to me that have given me the support I need.

They all have made sacrifices to help me live a better life. One of my hero’s is my husband Brady who acts as if he was born for helping someone in a wheelchair.

I was diagnosed with MS in 1990 and by the mid-1990s my legs had deteriorated to the stage that walking was no longer a possibility for me. Going out was getting tougher and harder because I needed to use my walker. I really could not wander very much without my wheelchair.

I even had problems at work. I couldn’t drink much in the mornings since I could not wander into the restroom in the afternoons! I thought, fine, maybe I ought to begin using a wheelchair full-time.

Dealing With Change

Accepting I had to use a wheelchair was a big barrier to overcome. Not only was coping with bodily changes courtesy of this MS, but I also needed to make a change to my routine.

There is the inevitable question “why me” (So the answer is “why not?”) I had the growing feeling of frustration that was almost overwhelming.

In the long run, I had to make a choice to make I could either sit on my sofa and never go anywhere or use a wheelchair, and go on with daily living like normal.

I chose the second option. I wasn’t going to let my MS dictate my life. I needed to take control of my life or my MS would.

There are people who can’t bring themselves to use a wheelchair and miss out on most of their lives. So far, as far as I am concerned, my wheelchair has become my legs.

That does not mean life is over for me, I just need to adapt to what life has given me and move forward looking at the bright side.

People react differently to someone in a wheelchair. There is an overall assumption that because I am in a wheelchair I cannot think for myself. People stare all the time at me. I smile at them, even if it resembles a grin.

Their reaction is either to grin or look away. Regrettably, there are some who are ashamed by those of us who have to use a wheelchair.

Learning To Smile & Laugh More

One thing does make me smile, kids. Kids do not judge or make assumptions like adults do. There are kids that consistently grin; they simply don’t have a problem with people in wheelchairs and most is the time a young kid has struck up a conversation with me personally, wanting to know why I am in a “pushchair.”

 

I had consistently been really independent, therefore, it was difficult for me to accept help; there are days I am rather grateful in case it is offered.

I cannot do the job. I cannot go everywhere on my own. I can no longer drive, nor can I put my wheelchair into the truck of a car. Anywhere I go I have to check the accessibility and if there really is a disabled restroom.

No matter how much I plan, it always feel like someone has it out for me: perhaps there is a door that is way too heavy for me to open or even a ramp that I can’t get up (and they’re always steeper than they appear). Brady and I realized several years ago that spur of the moment adventures can no longer take place.

 

Our secret to a successful trip is planning, planning, and more planning. If you want to get a glimpse into this life of being in a wheelchair take a person in a wheelchair out to lunch for the afternoon.

It takes almost three times as long to do anything and you will see the amount of planning that goes into such a simple task.

 

Adjusting To Daily Life In A Wheelchair

 

Daily life is tolerable in a wheelchair (after all, what alternative would I have?) But it could be so much better. It seems to me that the person in a wheelchair is infrequently consulted about their needs and lots of people today are guilty of not being bothered (“It is only a disabled person”).

Others don’t think of these things. A classic example of this I saw at my local bank which, for many years, had a major step up for its entry and a prominent sign saying “For Disabled Access Enquire Within” How in the world am I going to get in to enquire about how to get into the building!

 

There is the occasional advantage for being in a wheelchair. For instance, I’m never without somewhere to sit down. I am often amused when someone states “have a seat”, and then quickly realizes what they have said and begins to back pedal and proceed “Umm, what I meant was…”

 

One evening I arrived at a meeting to find all the seats had been taken. My colleague had saved me a chair! I asked her what the second one was for? She explained “It’s for you. I honestly forgot you were in a wheelchair.” Men and women who see that the person beyond the chair are to be treasured.

 

How does it feel to be disabled, or to use a wheelchair? No suitable life, no fun, right? WRONG.

What you want to understand is that it is not of necessity being disabled that stops me from doing things. What limits me (apart from my daily wellness) is, for instance, which buildings I can get into and which friends’ houses I can visit.

How To Take Control Of Your Life

 

Being disabled does not define my personality; it does not mean I am miserable all the time. I have the same energetic sense of comedy and enjoyment I still can make jokes.

I do realize not everyone is like me that is in a wheelchair. Everyone has his or her different circumstances. I often have to tell myself I’m so much more than “a woman in a wheelchair.”

How To Go Outdoors More In A Wheelchair

 

Have you been told that you can’t perform an activity that everyone enjoys because you use a wheelchair or walker to get around? You might have encountered boundaries for your own freedom. According to wheelchairtraveling.com, approximately 600,000 individuals with disabilities don’t leave home because of transportation challenges.

 

I want you to take a minute and think of over a half a million people that never get to leave their house. I am so excited that there are companies like Extreme Motus that are breaking these barriers for people and making it easier for people to get out and explore the world around them.

These new all terrain manual wheelchairs are amazing. I get exited just thinking of the possibilities of all the places these off road manual wheelchair can take me.

 

Outdoor activities for disabled individuals are possible with a little creative thinking, preparation and knowledge. We are going to discuss numerous forms of outdoor pursuits that are available for disabled individuals.

We will also give you some suggestions for purchasing or enhancing mobility apparatus such as the all terrain manual wheelchair because they truly are far better suited for the great outdoors.

Tricks For Camping In A Wheelchair

Many parks have created wheelchair available paths. These usually have smoother grades and broader paths. Many novice trails do not require special equipment.

One obstacle to getting outdoors is that the fear of the unknown. Doing your research before you venture out can keep you from getting anxious about an excursion.

Consult friends or perform research online to find out what’s readily available. You can find wheelchair accessible hiking trails on your state government websites.

The National Parks Service offers a free access pass that provides lifetime entrance to more than 2000 federal recreation sites. It covers entrance fees at national wildlife refuges and national parks.

In Addition, it pays for day-use fees at grasslands, national forests and possessions managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

This Access Pass is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have a permanent disability. Users need to show proof of long-term disability and residency or citizenship to obtain the pass.

An all terrain wheelchair can make activities around a lake, river, stream or sea a possibility. Off road wheelchairs make even a rocky trail possible for wheelchair users.

Planning Ahead

Accessible camping is unexpectedly feasible. Most campgrounds have sites and allow you to reserve them in advance. Calling in advance is actually really a great idea for virtually any camper.

You don’t want to get stuck with a rocky campsite that stays on a slope because you didn’t anticipate beforehand. Having an off road wheelchair in a situation like this makes all the difference if you forgot to plan a head at a rocky campground, it would still be possible to navigate.

A lot of campground websites have maps and pictures of the amenities. This can help you scope out the terrain before you go. Don’t be afraid to call and ask questions about a campsite.

 

Camp managers are usually happy to accommodate your requests. You also need to find out if the restrooms have an hanicap accessible toilet and shower stalls.

It is critical to note that the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, will not have any guidelines for available in camping. Therefore, the expectations are up to the campground.

Sometimes, an accessible site is simply closer to the bathroom compared to one other campsite. The best accessible campsites have level ground, a crystal very clear path towards the restrooms as well as a picnic table with an overhang that lets you use a wheelchair.

There should be sufficient room for you to park a vehicle and use a wheelchair lift. Using the Extreme Motus is a bonus. Because it is light weight at only 49 pounds and folds in half so it can be stored in your trunk.

Other things to consider the fire bowl needs to have higher sides. Wheelchairtraveling.com offers many great suggestions for campsites for people with all terrain wheelchairs.

Other Outdoor Activities

You don’t have to organize an adventurous trip to go outside. Heading to the local park can give you the sunlight and clean air that you need for the day. Although using an all terrain wheelchair makes it easy for the person taking you and will open up a lot of possibilities with what trails you can go on.

Lots of cities have been building accessible playgrounds that are ideal for kids with disabilities. Accessibleplayground.net offers a searchable directory of all-inclusive and reachable playgrounds. In the event that you really are a thrill seeker, you can visit one of these extraordinarily obtainable theme parks.

People who live near the ocean might find it tough to visit the beach. Sand is not usually a wheelchair’s friend. Another benefit of having an off road wheelchair is they are fitted with balloon tires and safety straps. The Emma X3 even floats in the water.

Before you enter the water with a wheelchair, make certain that you speak with a lifeguard to ensure that weather and surf conditions are safe. Always use a life jacket when you are in the water. And always use the buddy system. No one should do this alone or without supervision.

In the event you don’t live near the beach, you can use the all terrain wheelchair at a local pool or lake.

Why Should I Get An All Terrain Manual Wheelchair

 

What if I don’t have an all terrain wheelchair ?When you have a regular wheelchair or walker, then you might wonder if you can safely use it outdoors. That depends on the activity along with terrain. I highly recommend the all terrain wheelchair or Emma X3 that Extreme Motus offers.

Contact them if you have any questions or concerns about their product. The all terrain wheelchair has opened so many doors and opportunities for me and I use it almost daily.

A standard wheelchair with regular wheels is designed for sidewalks and floors, but it may not roll on roots or wet leaves as you’re hiking like an all terrain wheelchair would do.

A walker can sink into the wet ground, making it tricky for you to walk across the grass at a park, or use on the trails. Many different mobility devices exist that can make it possible for you to spend time outside.

Complications arise when you realize that some local parks prohibit the use of motorized vehicles on the property. Manual all terrain wheelchairs are great because they will work in any situation.

What Options Do I Have For Off Road Wheelchairs

According to the ADA, some men and women use Segway’s instead of all terrain wheelchairs to simply take advantage of their wellness benefits of standing. When there’s no legitimate safety reason why you shouldn’t use the device, you may be in a position to get around with it outdoors.

Keep in mind anything that is allowed on community lands is permitted on private property. However, the inverse is not correct. The very best method to find out is to call the manager of the property before going on any adventure. If at all possible, get the answer in writing and then bring it with you so that you aren’t held liable for breaking any regulations or a law if someone reports you.

 

All terrain wheelchairs have larger wheels. They tend to be heavier but the Extreme Motus makes the EMMA X3 at only 49 pounds. Off road wheelchairs are ideal for taking an all terrain wheelchair on outdoor excursions because they move more easily over demanding terrain. Another benefit of the Emma X3 is that it folds in half and can fit on buses and other vehicles that previously would not allow you to ride on them.

Benefits Of An All Terrain Wheelchair

You can avoid the concerns that come with using a motorized wheelchair by using an wheelchair. Some people would rather use these because they can exercise their top human body as they move around. However, these aren’t functional for everyone in every case.

Switching into some wheelchairs with a greater weight limit may help you get around outside no matter your size. Some all terrain wheelchairs may have an even have a motor, which will help you get right up hills and more obstacles.

After sitting in the all terrain manual wheelchair that Extreme Motus developed; the EMMA X3. I highly recommend checking it out and see if the chair is a good fit for your lifestyle. Like I s said before, it is up to you to stay inside or break free and get out and the all terrain wheelchair from Extreme Motus has been that opportunity for me to explore the world.

How Do You Settle On Which All Terrain Wheelchair Would Be Best For You

No more than ever wheelchair users have many options when it comes time for them to get outdoors. So many options that it can be a little overwhelming when trying to decide. Extreme Motus wants to wheelchair users to be able to enjoy the benefits of spending time outside. They know there is a perfect wheelchair for everyone, but that not one chair will always work for everyone.

This is why they started the “All Terrain Wheelchair Research Center” The only off road wheelchair Extreme Motus sells is the Emma X3. It’s a great wheelchair, but it might not work for some people. The Research Center is filled with articles about other wheelchairs that will help you find one that is right for you.

There are wheelchairs for: manual, inflexible, transportation, stair climbing, outdoor electricity, pet, sports, and the list continues on. Check out the section you want to know much more about. If you require a sports chair, you’ll find a few on the marketplace to give you the edge you are looking for.

There are 24 Paralympic sporting events and 14 more sports that you can participate in. Which sport chair is right for you? Our goal is to help people just like you find the right chair. It is unfortunate that most individuals are not actually conscious of the different types.

Independence is dependent upon several things. Do you need to get to faculty, college, work or stay at home to care for your family? If you can propel yourself but can think for yourself you might be able to use a power chair. See whether an Extreme Motus wheelchair will do the job for you personally.

Can’t Afford It? Check out this article with tips and tricks on how to successfully crowdfund an off road wheelchair.

Choosing the ideal wheelchair includes measuring doorways, knowing what equipment it comes with, and how to get into your home.

ADA Compliance ramps require all new ramps to have a 1:12 ratio. The PVA has on staff architects to help veterans with design assistance. Wheelchair components make daily life less difficult for the wheelchair user. How will you know which will work best for you personally.

Outdoor Activities For Off Road Wheelchairs

 

Today, just about anything is possible for individuals with limited freedom from going to the beach with an off road wheelchair to rock climbing, and everything in between. Listed here are 10+ recreational activities that wheelchair users and people with limited mobility can get out there and enjoy with the Extreme Motus Off road wheelchair.

Ideas list: trails, hunting, fishing, sports events, 5K races, visit your favorite beach, ride on the sand, explore the city, go to a lake, ride on the snow.

Most metropolitan areas have community parks and open spaces, so much of which feature accessible trails for wheelchair users. All these are great places to devote time outdoors, have a picnic, do some bird watching, or if you are now living in a location without too much artificial light star-gaze at nighttime is a fun activity at night.

Wheelchair users and individuals with disabilities love a larger selection of movement in the water, and it is great exercise. You can find a number of swimming aids such as flotation apparatus and other components out there to make it easier for people with more limited movement. The Emma X3 off road wheelchair floats in water making it easy to get in and out of the water without taking the person out of the wheelchair.

Many states and provinces have organizations offering team athletics for wheelchair users including basketball, rugby, and more from recreational to competitive levels depending on the mobility of the individual. Team sports are a great way to get to know people and to get some exercise, and being part of the team feels good for everyone.

If you love to stay active and exploring the great outdoors, but your freedom device can not keep pace with you, why not take a look at the EMMA X3 all terrain wheelchair. This all terrain wheelchair readily moves along hard terrain, like bricks, wood chips and branches, and within small distances due to its tight turning radius. The design provides users with a liberating feeling when being outdoors.

Other Information About Wheelchairs You May Be Interested In Reading

Wheelchair Ramps

Ramps are created so wheelchair users can access building and homes with stairs. But do you understand which ramp will be best for your needs? You may require a handicap wheelchair ramp placed outdoors to help navigate up the steps to your front door.

Maybe you may require aluminum-loading ramp to assist transferring things that are heavy into your car. Or maybe you want an entry to help move throughout your home without tripping over a door brink. This guide will help you through determining which ramp is the one for you by providing you with all of the things you want to consider before you make a purchase.

Let’s Get Started

What point would you require the ramp for? Identify this issue. Before purchasing a ramp, you will want to identify what issue you are trying to address. From indoor walking risks such as door thresholds and raised landings, to outdoor freedom dangers such as vehicle rises and garden measures, there are several distinct safety risks that people face. A ramp provides a solution to every one of these mobility issues.

There might be several difficulties. In case that you desire a portable ramp that you can move to distinct locations, you will need to determine whether one ramp could accomplish the job or if at least two ramps are essential. It is possible that the same portable ramp that helps you get right up the steps to your home could also help you get into a vehicle.

Check your own situation. You know best your physical limitations and what risks you face as you proceed around your home. By identifying your issue(s), then you will have the ability to determine what sort of ramp would meet your requirements. What type of ramp will get the job done best for me? When analyzing what ramp would work best for you personally, you can find various things to consider. Look at each of the following factors when you make your decision.

Entry Ramp Or Suitcase Ramp

Is there a door that is actually a safety threat? In this situation, you will require a small entrance ramp as opposed to a long folding suitcase slide. Generally, an entry ramp can be used to accommodate heights less than six inches, including as for example for instance doorway lips, landings as well as a single stair. These ramps are offered in lengths up to 3 ft. any increase on the rise, along with a suitcase ramp will undoubtedly be required to meet what you are looking for. A bag ramp can extend up to ten feet and will do the job properly with 2 to four stairs to provide a gentle incline for the user.

One thing that is cool about an off road wheelchair is they can climb up to 3 stairs at one time with the help of another person without a ramp. See Video on the home page of the website.

Permanent Ramp Or Portable Ramp

How long-term would you want your ramp to become? If you might be looking for a large, wooden or metal ramp for a vertical rise of over 30 inches, then this will be considered a permanent construction with a contractor involved. In the event you happen to be looking for a temporary ramp that can be taken with you to another location or transferred to another place in your home, a portable ramp will probably work best for you. While long-term ramps or doing home renovation is pricy, portable ramps are less expensive, quick to install by yourself, and do not cause any damage to your home. These momentary ramps are just as secure as being a modular ramp nevertheless these ramps can be moved or removed at any time. Many of those ramps feature a heavy-duty bag or carry luggage to help transfer the ramp from one location to another. What size of ramp do I need?

Wheelchair Ramp Specifications

What are the wheelchair ramp specifications that you demand? Get out your tape measure for safety reasons; accurate measurements are crucial to determine the dimensions for the ramp. Measure the width of the brink, landing, vehicle rise or step. Next, measure the rise. The rise is your overall height measured from the ground to the highest point where the ramp will rest. In addition, you will want to find out the suitable wheelchair ramp angle (also known as slope or incline), for your freedom aid. This can typically be found in the equipment’s operator manual.

ADA Wheelchair Ramp

Requirements are listed below with examples for more information regarding the wheelchair ramp angle. While it is easy to measure the width of the doorway or height of the measure, figuring out that the length for your ramp is the toughest portion of buying a ramp. Make sure you have ample clearance in your home, or your porch, etc. Accommodate the distance of the ramp. If the ramp is overly long, it may additionally hinder your capacity to move in other parts of your home, causing another safety danger. If you should be buying a four-foot ramp, make certain that you have at least three feet of clearance, but preferably more!

Pounds Capacity

What will you be transporting? Think about the maximum weight the ramp needs to hold. The ramp will not only need to hold you but also the wheelchair and any other weight that is on the wheelchair. In the case that you are typically pushed in your wheelchair by a caregiver, you would calculate the weight capacity by adding up the weights of you personally, your caregiver and your wheelchair. Most ramps have a weight capacity of several hundred pounds, but it is better to be safe than sorry and consider the weight capacity of the ramp you require before purchasing.

ADA Wheelchair Standards Requirements

In order to ensure that ramps are being used safely at home, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides recommendations for portable mobility ramps in residential places.

To determine the wheelchair ramp angle, so the ADA provides two-slope standards of loading occupancy for you personally to follow along: Occupied and Unoccupied. The Occupied standard relates to a person who sits on the scooter or wheelchair because it is pushed up or down the ramp. Even the Unoccupied standard means that no one is sitting in the scooter or wheelchair as it is pushed up or down the ramp. We recommend that you assess your use for your own ramp and follow along with ADA criteria under:

Unoccupied Ramp specifications: The ADA recommends an incline of 3.12. This requires that for each of vertical rise, there be at minimum 1′ of ramp length. For example, a 6″ rise would need a ramp length of at least two feet (6 divided by 3)

Occupied Ramp Expectations: The ADA recommends an incline of 2.12. This requires that for each 2″ of vertical rise, there is at minimum inch’ of ramp period. For example, a 12″ rise would require a ramp span of at 6 feet. (12 divided by two).

Most importantly, keep in mind that the greater the vertical rise, the longer the wheelchair ramp will be. Select a ramp with all the quantity of slope to keep yourself or your loved one protected.

If you withhold on length to spare money, you can pay for it later! Are there any distinctive features that the ramp needs to have? Maybe you will soon end up purchasing a bag ramp for use with your van. You are concerned that your van’s rear bumper averts the top lip of this ramp from laying down flat.

A top lip extension will add an extra 6 inches onto the polished lip, clearing the rear end, allowing a clean transition and preventing any damage to your vehicle. You might be concerned that an entry used indoors will not blend in with your home décor.

The Rubber Threshold Angled Entry Ramp is offered in three colors, black, gray and brown colors to match the colors already displayed in your home.

Concerns such as these ought to be resolved before purchasing so there wont be any surprises when you get the ramp.

once considering the kind, size and features of the ramp, you will have the ability to recognize the best ramp to fit your requirements.

 

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