User goes down a ramp, filmed by Madeleine Stenius, Rehab Station Stockholm
The user goes down the ramp on all four wheels. He leans his upper body backwards over the edge of the backrest. He determines the speed by adjusting the friction between his hands and the push rims.
Description of technique according to the book ‘Drivkraft’ [Driving force] by Ake Norsten, see below.
Going down a hill balanced on the rear wheels (see related tip) is easier, safer and more comfortable after mastering this technique.
For a description of more driving techniques, see the book ‘Drivkraft körergononmi, rullstolsteknik & metodik’ [Driving force driving ergonomics, wheelchair techniques and methods] by Åke Norsten (in Swedish).
May be ordered from Spinalis, Rehabstation Stockholm via the Rehabstation website, www.rehabstation.se (last checked July 2017).