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Beach rullstol, (svensk text)

User on beach wheelchair. Photo from the tipster’s archives
User on beach wheelchair. Photo from the tipster’s archives

Hippocampe beach wheelchair. Photo from www.mincrosser.se
Hippocampe beach wheelchair. Photo from www.mincrosser.se

Beach wheelchair with floating pontoons, Alvar beach, Portugal. Photo from takeventure.se
Beach wheelchair with floating pontoons, Alvar beach, Portugal. Photo from takeventure.se

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Beach Wheelchair

A wheelchair that works on sand and in water

Description
Wheelchair with wide wheels can be driven on the beach without sinking into the sand and tolerates chlorine and salt water.

Various models of beach wheelchairs can be rented at some beaches in Sweden, such as Halmstad’s Handikappbad Östra Strand and Stora Sköndalsbadet in Stockholm.

Authors comments
There are many different models of beach wheelchairs, see photos 2 and 3.

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Editors comments
One model is the Hippocampe from Vipamat, which is foldable and can be taken along when traveling on vacation. The Hippocampe is also available with a skid solution for use in winter see www.vipamat.com (last checked February 2018).

The wheelchair in photo 3 has pontoons and can float in the water.

Another possibility is 'Freedom Trax', se www.freedomtrax.com (last checked February 2018).

Tip is dated from 2015

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, recreation, leisure » swimming, Tips and tricks from people with Low paraplegia (Th11- S1, ASIA A, B).

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