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Top 3 Wheelchairs Made For Sportsmen
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Top 3 Wheelchairs Made For Sportsmen

Do you love sports? Let's say you loved to play basketball before your disability. There is a high probability that you would want to play the adaptive version of it. Many people will ask: can I really enjoy adaptive basketball while in a regular wheelchair? The answer is NO! There are special wheelchairs made for sports, and the three famous sports wheelchair manufacturers out there are PER4MAX, Invacare and Sunrise.

Let's talk about the PER4MAX Thunder elite performance sports chairs. The Thunder series includes basketball, tennis, mini and adjustable chairs. The MSRP is $2,995 for all of these except the adjustable, which has an MSRP of $3,295. The standard weight is approximately 19 pounds. For an upcharge of $400, many of its chairs can be made from 700 series aluminum to reduce weight and increase rigidity. Thunder is the custom fit. It is super light, turns quick and is really stable.

What about the best selling sports wheelchairs, the Schulte Series. Top End by Invacare’s flagship chairs, the Schulte Series 7000 Basketball, and T-5 7000 Series Tennis chairs are custom-made, custom-fixed sports chairs made out of heat-treated 7005 aluminum, which enables strong chairs that are lighter weight. The MSRP for the Schulte Series 7000 Basketball Chair is $3,149 and is $3,295 for the T-5 7000 Series Tennis Chair. Top End offers Pro Basketball and Pro Tennis adjustable sports chairs for players who are still making adjustments and learning to dial in their chair for maximum performance. Its Pro Basketball chair’s MSRP is $2,795 and its Pro Tennis chair’s MSRP is $2,595.The Top End Schulte 7000 by Invacare is light, strong, quick and smooth. 

You can also try the Quickie by Sunrise sports wheelchairs. Quickie makes high-performance, lightweight wheelchairs for basketball and tennis out of top quality aluminum. The MSRP for both the All Court Basketball and Match Point Tennis chairs is $2,950 and titanium versions of each chair are available at an MSRP of $4,075.

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  1. Arnie Slater
    Arnie Slater
    Nice article. Do you use one of these chairs? Which do you prefer? I had a Quickie that I used for endurance training on the road.. ( it was not really a road racing chair- it is pictured in my photo) I also used it for Bodybuilding events... I later purchased an “all terrain” Quickie with “ Mountain Bike” type tires.. but the reality was that the custom fit chair was too wide and bulky for many doorways and or locations...lesson learned, just because you have cool looking tires doesn’t mean the chair itself is easier to push! Haha
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