Thursday, February 01, 2007

Extreeme Wheelchairs

Record setting, x-treme wheelchair trick riding, including first successfull back flip riding a wheelchair. Wild!

Maybe we may see wheelchair riding as an Olympic athletic competion.

Video Description:

Footage of Aaron Fotherinham doing some pretty sweet tricks in his wheelchair. He also performs the worlds first wheelchair backflip. Video found on


Anonymous said...

"And the children shall lead the way" That was absolutely amazing! I think I would have had more protection than a helmet, as those early hard landings probably removed some knee and elbow skin, but he obviously has been having great fun. He just gets better in each segment and the back flip was incredible. It was great to see the ending where he was teaching another youngster on the bowls.

Anonymous said...

music at the end is:
recorded by Pilot

"Oh, ho, ho it's magic, you know
Never believe it's not so
It's magic, you know
Never believe it's not so."

Cycle Santa Monica! said...

It appears that in later scenes he is wearing elbow, fore-arm and hand protection.

Knee and shin protection would be very important I think for anyone in while doing tricks on a wheelchair. And it may be even more important for anyone who may have paralized legs. The reasong being, to my knowledge, is that the leg bones can loose bone mass when not used and may have less supportive musle to protect them from fracturing if the get nailed ine railing, cement or other hard and/or the edges/corners of the floor or walls.

Anyone else have thoughts on this, please post. Thanks.

Health News said...

I can't believe how much of this I just wasn't aware of. Thank you for bringing more information to this topic for me. I'm truly grateful and really impressed.