RoughRider WheelChair Assembly & Axle Positioning

March 1, 2018
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

February 8, 2018
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

February 2, 2018
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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New RoughRiders distributed by Global Mobility in DaNang, Vietnam, January 2018

January 30, 2018

New recipients of RoughRider wheelchairs distributed by one of Whirlwind’s partners, Global Mobility. In DaNang, Vietnam. January 2018! #roughrider #whirlwindwheechair #globalmobility

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2017 Annual Newsletter

November 28, 2017

In this issue: First Chinese-Made RoughRiders® Delivered in China Morocco Peace Wheels Project Choosing a Whirlwind RoughRider for Quadriplegics Photo Contest Winner The Arizona-Sonora Border Project (ARSOBO) Wheelchair Design Updates Download the 2017 Newsletter here  .

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2016 Annual Newsletter

November 23, 2016

Supporting the Peace Process in Colombia International Development and Humanitarian Assistance OmniRider™ Wheelchair Design Update If Bike Wheels Could Be Used on Wheelchairs SF Homeless Get Wheelchairs Repaired RoughRiders® in our National Parks Download the 2016 Newsletter here  .

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2015 Annual Newsletter

December 4, 2015

In this issue: Introducing the Whiz Kid™ (Em)Powering RoughRiders in Tbilisi, Georgia The Whirlwind-Huckstep: A Lifelong Chair? Bringing the RoughRider to India Announcing Whirlwind’s New Board of Directors Download the 2015 Newsletter here  .

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Freedom of Mobility on ABC7 Morning News

May 28, 2015

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 Watch the video from our Video Gallery. Transcription for this video:…

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PBS Frontline World – June 2009

May 28, 2015

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

May 15, 2015

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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