Sue-England “It seems silly that a woodland walk can become a priceless gift.
I would not had such fun, or enjoyed myself if I had not had my Trekie – What a genius piece of equipment so well made and thought about….” Taken from Sue’s blog, it is a MUST read of an amazing woman, and the amazing people she has met in her life, including our very own Mike Spindle. Read more about Sue’s three wheel Trekinetic adventures from Sue herself on her blog, Living Life is a Privilege.
Jackie – Myanmar Holiday
“I thought I would get in touch and thank you again for the wheelchair for Jackie. Our trip to Myanmar was absolutely everything we had hoped for. The chair enabled us to do so much and the chair has been on every form of transport from a bullock cart, to pony and trap, side car, tuk tuk and long boat.
The terrain we travelled over was difficult at times for those on two legs, the three wheels managed admirably, assisted at times by the crew of the boat.
Rest assured the wheelchair was put to very good use and created a holiday for us to remember in the months ahead.”
Kindest regards, Ian and Jackie
Hannah – Devon, UK
“As amazing as perhaps collecting the keys to a brand-new F type Jaguar – the Trekinetic GTE is smart, beautiful, sharp and in a league of its own; this is infinitely better, it’s life changing. I’ve lived on Dartmoor’s doorstep my entire life and yet until now I have been unable to negotiate any of its undulations, styles, see its beautiful sunsets, visit any of my favourite places or experience new ones without much effort. Now I’m pleased to say that’s a thing of the past. The speed is awesome! The chair is very comfortable and light. In all honesty when you look at the chair for the first time you could be forgiven for thinking it would make it at all, to anywhere but then it does! I’ve owned the GTE for over a year and am having a fantastic time and I’m looking forward to many more fantastic times.”
Pippa Collier – Class Teacher at Three Ways School
“We have found them extremely useful on life skills visits especially for students who have difficulty balancing or walking long distances, but also to normalise the use of a chair. I work with teenage students with Moderate Learning Difficulties and one or two in the class find walking and balancing difficult. These students can feel that they are different so it worked really well that everybody used the chairs and took turns pushing, both able bodied and students who are more challenged.
Students said ‘It was fun using the chairs in the woods.’
‘I felt a proper part of the group.’
‘I enjoyed pushing and travelling in a wheelchair.’
The exercise was really beneficial to the students and we will be using the chairs to access further field trips in our locality. The chairs have definitely had an impact on ensuring all students can access life skills trips equally.
The service we received (from Beyond the Boundary Wheelchairs) was great, very efficient; nothing was too much trouble to get it right for the pupils. They were very flexible and willing to do several demos. We discovered them by searching the web for off road chairs. These were the only decent lightweight and user friendly.”
Harold “Rod” Russell – “The Trekinetic is coping with our Town conditions extremely well!
Wonderfully maneuverable in confined spaces, Post Offices, Doctors’ examination rooms, and anywhere with no steps. It copes with rough grass and deep gravel very well and hasn’t yet dumped me out when traversing slopes.”
Mark – Double Amputee – “The first thing I did…
…when I got my Trekinetic was take a trip to the Lincolnshire coast. It had been snowing & freezing & I felt this would be an ideal test ground for me & the Trekinetic. I was not disappointed it coped with the snow & ice & sand. That is the first time I’ve been able to take a wheelchair on the beach. Since then I’ve been everywhere from the Isle of Wight to the Shetland Isles, which are not the most wheelchair friendly places in the UK. I originally bought the Trekinetic for fishing, it has been fantastic, I have fished in places I could only have dreamt of before.”
…and now I have a wheelchair I know I can trust it has made such a difference to my life. Happy & fulfilled. My K2 has been to Africa in the bush veld and come out without so much as a puncture, although I carry the safari pack with me. The last few years we have had quite a bit of snow and the occasion when it was at least 6” deep the K2 was incredible!! It is obviously a little harder to push yourself but it ploughed through without any issues – apart from my wet feet which was a small price to pay to be out and about when most other wheelchair users are stuck indoors.” Read more from Michele about her travels with her Trekinetic K-2 wheelchair on her blog, Bundu bashing and other wheelchair adventures…
…being able to walk any distance, especially in the country. The K2 is a cool wheelchair, a new world opens. Also for our Jack Russell we can go to places where a conventional wheelchair cannot go. The K2 is perfect!”
Getting on the plane was so easy, I just removed the joystick & off it went. I had lots of people stop me in the airports & on the strip in Las Vegas to ask me about it.”
…& a lot better once you get off paved surfaces as well. I’m always camping, fishing & kayaking & I’d never get to some of the places I got to without it. In a conventional chair you are always looking down at the ground & taking care to spot possible obstacles such as stones or tree roots, but in the Trekinetic you don’t have to bother. The drum brakes are good for holding the chair back & steering it down hill. The chair is good at getting over kerbs as well. With the large wheels at the front you don’t need to use the ‘wheelie’ technique you would in a normal wheelchair to get the small wheels over the kerb. People wont normally approach someone in a wheelchair, but everywhere you go in the Trekinetic it leaves a wake of turned heads. At the Isle of Wight festival I could hardly move because of the interest in it. I for one would not go back to using a conventional chair.”
…on our holiday to Scotland. We were able to be far more active than usual & managed walks which would have been completely out of the question with a conventional chair. We tried all sorts of terrain from pavements & cobblestones to tracks with stones & tree roots. the wheelchair coped brilliantly.”
…of the lifestyle I lead. That is I’m into extreme sports & the great outdoors. I spend my time between the beach or in the bush, hacking through sand, mud & vegetation. This machine has made my life a hell of a lot easier & my partner loves it too! It’s less hard work for him. The great thing is there are no castors at the front to get in the way, I don’t have to balance on the back wheels over everything. It will pretty much go anywhere……well, within reason! Once you get the hang of the drum brakes you can do some awesome skids & spins going downhill on gravel!!”
I had fun tooling around in the snow. It’s been a while that I’ve been able to get out in it and I really enjoyed rolling around instead of being stuck.” Read more about James and his experience with the Trekinetic K2 on his blog, “The Trekinetic In Action.“