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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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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PBS NewsHour With Jim Lehrer

PBS NewsHour covers Whirlwind Wheelchair International’s efforts to send low-cost durable wheelchairs to Haiti for amputees after the January 2010 earthquake Ralf Hotchkiss, is speaking the former headquarters at SFSU. Transcription for this video:  Whirlwind Wheelchair on PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer reported by Spencer Michels

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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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What Makes the RoughRider A Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part 2)

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 second installment in a series that highlights some of the design features that make the RoughRider such a dynamic chair. So what makes the RoughRider a…

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Ugandan Priest Rides RoughRider Back to his Duties

Father Thomas outside a classroom at Sacred Heart Seminary in Mubende, Uganda. For nearly 30 years, Whirlwind has been dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities in the developing world. We recently received an update from Father Thomas Gabula, a Catholic Priest in Uganda, and avid user of the RoughRider. In October 2009, barely…

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Push to the Finish and Whirlwind help Joe to Go, Go, Go…

According to Joe Briskey’s mom, “Joe loves to go, go, go, constantly begging to go bowling, or fishing, or out to dinner.” With the help of Push to the Finish and Riverton High School’s fundraising efforts, Joe and four others received new wheels that allowed them go, go, go in the Strawberry Days 5K.  Each…

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