Alejandro Menéndez Finds Independence and Freedom with his RoughRider Wheelchair

Alejandro Menendez

At Whirlwind we love hearing from people whose lives have been changed by the RoughRider wheelchairs we are able to provide for them. When our rugged-terrain wheelchairs allow someone to gain a greater sense of independence and freedom, we know that we need to keep working and pushing forward to help those in need. This…

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RoughRider WheelChair Assembly & Axle Positioning

Whirlwind Wheelchair Assembly

All chairs sold in the US and Canada now come with Quick Release rear wheel axles. The instructions for assembling these wheels can be found here . Chairs also now come with anti-tip bars! Instructions for the anti-tip bars can be found here . Please Note: Updated instructions will be included in the box in future orders…

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Caitlyn Meyers Overcomes Obstacles with her RoughRider in Iceland

Caitlyn Meyers In Iceland

In 2013, I was still struggling with pain and reduced strength in my legs from when a car hit me while I was crossing the road six years previously. I was also planning my June wedding to the man I love and who was searching for answers to my medical questions alongside me. I was…

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Amazon Elder with Polio Receives New RoughRider Wheelchair

Whirlwind Wheelchair RoughRider Safety in Stability and Fit

We’re excited that Nenekawa Toca, an elder from the Indigenous Nationality Waorani, that lives in the Amazonian region of Ecuador has received his new RoughRider wheelchair! He contracted polio in his early 20’s at when he first came in contact with western society, in the late 1950’s. He expresses how grateful he to have the…

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Freedom of Mobility on ABC7 Morning News

Freedom of Mobility done by ABC7 local San Francisco with Kristen Sze. This piece provides a great overview on Whirlwind and our project to get RoughRider wheelchairs to people in Iraq during in the Spring of 2009 in partnership with Brad Blauser and wheelchairsforiraqikids.com Watch the video from our Video Gallery. Transcription for this video:…

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PBS Frontline World – June 2009

PBS Frontline World covered Whirlwind in June 2009 in a piece called “Wheels of Change.” The story focuses on Whirlwind’s RoughRider wheelchair manufactured in Vietnam.

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Video Silla De Ruedas Totem

This is a Spanish language video made in Columbia, South America, showing the Whirlwind RoughRider, known there as the TOTEM (Todo Tereno Movilidad). The riders in this video are very experienced and have exceptional control of their wheelchairs. Whirlwind does not recommend reckless driving!

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Whirlwind And The RoughRider

Whirlwind Wheelchair International’s all-terrain wheelchair built in developing countries for use in developing countries. The RoughRider is now available for purchase in the US and Canada. Transcription for this video:  All Terrain Wheelchairs in USA

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What Makes the RoughRider a Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part I)

Whirlwind Wheelchair puts users in the center of the design process.  As such, the RoughRider has evolved out of the most common user needs we found.  This is the first installment in a series that highlights some of the design features that make the RoughRider a dynamic chair. So what makes the RoughRider a different…

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