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What Makes the RoughRider a Different Kind of Wheelchair? (Part I)

January 4, 2014

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)

December 10, 2013

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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Boy Scout gives back to others with help from his RoughRider

October 29, 2013

The main goal here at Whirlwind is to help people go where they want.  In Will Krajewski’s case this meant going with his Boy Scout troop to the  Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, an event that only happens every four years.  Watch this incredible documentary below showing Will at the Jamboree motivating his troop…

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His RoughRider Allows Ironside To Go Anywhere

September 12, 2013

Whirlwind Wheelchair’s RoughRider® will be used by actor Blair Underwood, Golden Globe Award nominee, in the pilot episode of NBC’s remake of IRONSIDE. The reboot is highly anticipated given the original’s success. The drama series is about a recently disabled homicide cop, Robert Ironside.  The show, now available to pre-screen on Hulu.com, is scheduled to…

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Whirlwind Wheelchairs Brings More Joy To Camp Joy

August 21, 2013

Baylee, a camper of the youth with Spina Bifida Camp Joy program, with Paige’s Princess Foundation Fundraisers, who made the RoughRiders possible.Camp Joy is now more accessible to a variety of campers thanks to the addition of the Whirlwind RoughRider wheelchair.  Camp Joy, located in Clarksville, Ohio, is an independent, non-profit organization that specializes in…

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Handcycle Trike Update

August 13, 2013

Aaron taks one last test drive on the handcycle trikes before they are shipped to Indonesia for the trike trial later this month!

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RoughRider User Tours the Streets of Paris and London

July 25, 2013

“My wheelchair worked marvelously in London and Paris! Thank you so much!” – Jordan Ayers. This past year, on Brent Ayers family’s trip to London and Paris they were able to see and do more with the use of their RoughRider.  Brent’s daughter, Jordan, typically rides a power chair.  Knowing they would need a manual chair,…

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Ugandan Priest Rides RoughRider Back to his Duties

July 16, 2013

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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WALTER Wins RESNA’s Student Design Competition

July 11, 2013

Christian Bremer and Erik Ohlson, Master’s students in Industrial Design Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden, spent four weeks last fall in Whirlwind’s workshop at San Francisco State University with our technical team. As part of their Master’s thesis, Christian and Erik developed Walter – a rigid frame wheelchair for developing countries…

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

July 3, 2013

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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