Monday, April 18, 2011

Awesome accessibility

We already know that the Tank Chair is about the coolest wheelchair ever.

I have to say "about," though, because of an article Mom forwarded me from the Friedreich's Ataxia Parents Group: The 5 Most Incredible Stories of Pimped Out Wheelchairs by Cracked.

The article plays a little fast and loose with the term wheelchair -- a riding mower and a golf cart just aren't wheelchairs, Cracked folks. But I want two of the three actual wheelchairs in the article.

I don't really want the fire-breathing wheelchair. I am just not sure how practical it is to ride around with a front-mounted flamethrower. I have enough problems fitting under my desk as it is. I am pretty sure the facilities guys could not hook me up with a keyboard tray that works despite the bigass flamethrower. Of course, the flamethrower might make things more interesting when a non-wheelchair user takes my stall in the bathroom.

I do want the Tank Chair, although they now have the list price: $18,500. I do love, though, that you can buy one online. Just click "add to cart" and choose your color: red, green or blue.

I also want the Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle. Technically, this is not a wheelchair either. It is a three-wheeled motorcycle. You drive your chair up a ramp into this vehicle, lock the chair in and ride.

Sure, I don't have a driver's license. For one of these, though, I'd get one, and then I could be part of Rolling Thunder in the Memorial Day parade and meet the cute blonde on the chopper.


Anonymous said...

SPG enjoyed the wheelchair article, but then we had to read every other post on the site...
The chairs reminded me of the chairs He used to design for you when he was little. I'm pretty sure flamethrowers were involved and cup holders and fins.

Matt Trott said...

Totally! His chairs were bigger on comfort than these, I think. No reason you can't feel good while wielding a flamethrower.

Anonymous said...

I think I designed you one with a machine gun at one point, and definitely a cupholder. :)


Matt Trott said...

Cupholders are key.

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