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post #31 of 51
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Originally Posted by _02 View Post
That's pretty sweet.

Until you need to get into a door.
That thing can just crash through walls ;D
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post #32 of 51
I wonder if they would allow it with a narrower wheelbase (or, I guess in this instance, "trackbase"). I'm no engineer, but it seems to me like they could it narrower and add some sort of a mechanical pivot that would help to balance the effect of weight adjustment/uneven surfaces. I mean, as long as they can make a track that's not longer than a standard tire, and have the tracks be no farther out than a standard wheelchair, they should get approval.

Note: Just to clarify, this is assuming they can make the appropriate weight adjustments; this would make it impossible for them to reject it for other reasons and be able to present a legitimate case for rejection.
Edited by mrjminer - 1/24/11 at 12:14pm
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post #33 of 51
Now, that's the way to roll, paralyzed or not.

If I'm not mistaken, there are real tanks that are street legal in the UK. I thought I saw a vid of a guy renting a light tank w/ rubber pads on the tracks and a big green light above it and driving it through the country and a village or two.

A/w maybe their logic is getting paralyzed and using a tankchair is too enticing to kids.. because video games are dangerous... and 9/11.
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post #34 of 51
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please tell me what is wrong with our roads?
i have been in most countries in Europe and our roads are 100 times better.
in germany they have potholes on the motorway!
Well for starters, everything is backwards and you drive on the wrong side. LOL, just kidding. But really, some of your country roads are paved sheep trails.
post #35 of 51
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It is from the UK, so you can't even own a gun!
Sure you can!
It is just that you have to keep it 3-miles underground in a concrete bunker for 23hrs and 58mins every day.
And you need written permission from my Mom before you can use it
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post #36 of 51
I want one!

I agreen with UK authorites, its a bit bad for UK streets tbh.
    
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post #37 of 51
Awesome chair is awesome
    
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post #38 of 51
What a load of bull...
inb4 cars are to heavy as well..
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post #39 of 51
You know, my chair has six wheels already.
Front two are small, back two are small, and middle two are large.
Maybe I could just get different tires and get a track made for what I have.
With a single pull out pin on the tracks on each side to be able to roll out/in the tracks.
(starts thinking on who to call )
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post #40 of 51
Wonder how Xzibit would do to that ride?
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