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Embracing off-road adventures
All explorers know that when it comes to pushing the boundaries, the right gear is key to getting where you want to go. We’ve asked Magic Mobility Frontier V6 and Extreme X8 users Brad, Thomas and Shelley which key features to help them go further on any terrain.
Brad loves to get outdoors, hunt and fish near his home in Missouri. He says his Frontier V6 All Terrain (AT) takes him through rough terrain and uneven ground without getting stuck.
“One day I rolled right through a cut corn field. It had been rutted up by combines, tractors and trucks, and I didn’t get stuck. It made me feel not so limited.”
Brad’s Frontier V6 AT is fitted with headlights, which come in handy when he stays out hunting after dark. He also has a retractable docking pin, to secure easily in his vehicle. He says this feature is genius, as it retracts into the body of the wheelchair, so his clearance isn’t compromised on any terrain.
Thomas, from Washington, isn’t letting his spinal cord injury stop him from getting outdoors. In his Extreme X8, he’s been able to get back out in all weather and on all terrains, including snow and sand.
“I go winter trap shooting January through March every year, and because of my Extreme X8, I can do it in the snow,” Thomas says.
Thomas loves to go fishing, and uses the tilt function on his powerchair to stay comfortable all day while he’s outdoors. He says that the Extreme X8 is so capable off road because of the four drive motors, which each control a tyre. These drive motors provide the power and traction which make a huge difference on snow, sand and in long grass.
For Shelley, every aspect of her Extreme X8 is important. She says its versatility is most important of all. It means she is able go anywhere and also stay comfortable.
Shelley uses the off-road capabilities of her chair to hike, hunt and explore without the worry of tripping, tipping over or getting stuck. She also finds the lift feature particularly helpful, being able to raise up to experience a view.
“I am also able to rise up to eye level when at a counter, and I don’t have to stress about the ‘what ifs’ anymore. It makes me actually feel normal again,” Shelley says.
Are you interested in taking on new challenges on all terrains? Contact us today to find a dealer in your area.