Student Version of the RoughRider TM Wheelchair (svRR)

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Metal tubes cut, bent and brazed by students of "Wheelchair Design and Construction".

RoughRider TM Wheelchair made mostly by the students in the Fall 2009 “Wheelchair Design and Construction” (ENGR 620) class at San Francisco State University.

My early add-on units were made for a student version of the RoughRider TM Wheelchair (svRR). The svRR was made mostly by the Fall 2009 “Wheelchair Design and Construction” (ENGR 620) class at San Francisco State University with Ralf Hotchkiss and Bob Incerti.

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One Response to Student Version of the RoughRider TM Wheelchair (svRR)

  1. alice says:

    The RoughRiderTM has made prime time!

    I read in the November 2013 edition of New Mobility magazine about the new TV series, “Ironside”. The wheelchair riding title character, Robert Ironside, use is the RoughRiderTM that is currently available in the US! Product endorsements are not new to television nor movies but I was shocked to see that the product endorsed is designed and sold by a non-profit organization (Whirlwind Wheelchair International)!

    The RoughRiderTM in “Ironside” looks a lot nicer than my student version. 🙂

    Although the RoughRiderTM was originally designed for third-world countries with dirt and gravel roads, no sidewalks, and just lots of rough terrain, it was interesting to see how its design features also allows a user to navigate the streets of New York City! I’ve been to NYC many times and have even ridden my bicycle in the “Five Boro Bike Tour” (in the rain!) — so I understand the roughness (and slickness) of City terrain. The mountain bike tires and wide front casters allow a user to go over curbs, pot holes and street trash as well as sand, gravel and tree roots!

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