Just as other sports require participants to use certain equipment and skills, wheelchair sports require a certain set of equipment and skills. There are a wide range of sports developed for wheelchair users including Archery, basketball, boccia, dancing, racing, rugby, and tennis.
Whether a beginner looking to start playing a wheelchair sport, those with advanced skills, or professional athletes, there are a huge range of sports wheelchairs available depending on the sport and the level at which the user plays.
The wheelchairs used for each sport have evolved to suit the specific needs of that sport and often no longer resemble their everyday cousins.
They are usually non-folding (in order to increase rigidity), with a pronounced negative camber for the wheels (which provides stability and is helpful for making sharp turns), and often are made of composite, lightweight materials.
Even seating position may be radically different, with racing wheelchairs generally used in a kneeling position. Sport wheelchairs are rarely suited for everyday use, and are often a 'second' chair specifically for sport use, although some users prefer the sport options for everyday.
Some disabled people, for instance lower-limb amputees, may use a wheelchair for sports, but not for everyday activities.
We have a vast sport wheelchair inventory, and our prices won’t break the bank! We also have an extensive wheelchair accessories section, where you’ll find a variety of customization options to help ensure that any chair you buy is a perfect fit.
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