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R82 Panther
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Pediatric wheelchair with reclining seating system.
Adjusts to provide an infinate number of seating positions.
Can be equipped with a wide range of accessories.
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# Reviews020
Durability?05.000
Ease of use?05.000
Meet expectations?05.000
Overall Rating:0.005.000.00
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Jane from Auckland, New Zealand submitted this review on March 4th 2005 at 08:00 PM. Jane is a care giver who has over a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:This wheelchair has been fantastic! It is very manouvreable even over bumpy farm roads and in the paddocks at home. We love it.

We have had it for about 4 years now and my daughter has finally outgrown it.

I am trying to find out if we can get a larger seat in the same frame because the state health providers are trying to push us into a chair like the previous one where the seat kept jettisoning from the frame every time we hit a bump. My daughter suffered several nasty accidents [including landing face down on the concrete at school and losing 3 teeth!] as a result of her old chair and we were so delighted when we got the R82 Panther because it was safe!!!
Weaknesses:None really, apart from someone elses kids at school picking off the shiny light reflecting things from the wheels, and having to check and retighten the brake levers periodically.

The same kids managed to remove [and lose! :-( ] the screws that hold the tray to the wheelchair and we haven't been able to get any replacements - but I think that's more due to the slack system here rather than R82.
Comments:It truly exceeded our expectations and we all love it, the only downside is trying to get it replaced or updated due to the rather stingy health service here.

My daughters legs are now about 200mm longer than the seat and her back is about the same [+200mm] higher than the chair back!

She has been on a waiting list for over 2 years [!!!] for a trial of a new chair which we are just trialling now for 3 days and we hate it because it isnt a patch on the Panther. Those angled wheels make really good handling and are almost impossible to overturn, whereas the one we've been given has straight wheels and feels cumbersome and wobbly in comparison.

She only needs a normal chair now so I'm going to try to get her the Cheetah instead because it has similar characteristics to the Panther but isnt a tilt in space chair.
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 5 Overall
 
Russell from Sydney, Australia submitted this review on January 31st 2005 at 03:23 AM. Russell is a care giver who has over a year of experience with the product.
Strengths:After six years Every thing about this wheelchair has been fantastic as we have a daughter that can not do anything for her self we have used all of the seating positions with great success, The chair has accompanied us on a great number of trips including Melbourn,Canberra and Numeraus trips to Queensland
Weaknesses:The bolts that pin the brake calapers to the main frame keep comming lose so it pays to keep an eye on them also the handrails on the wheels look great painted black but do have a habit of getting scratched(on ramps,hoists and Kerbs) and look really scruffy, we took the paint off and back to the alloy so if they scratch on kerbs now they still look respectable
Comments:What else can I say apart from we have been very happy with the design and as my daughter is just about out grown her wheel chair we will hopefuly be looking at the next size up!
Durability?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in durabilityEase of use?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in ease of use
Meet expectations?This reviewer rated this product a 5 in Meet expectationsOverall Rating:This reviewer rated this product a 5 Overall
 
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