Believe, Live, Inspire : Fizz Trailer
The trailer for our upcoming documentary that follows Fizz’s journey of coming to terms with a spinal injury and exploring the opportunities and support there is available for wheelchair users. Having fallen from a height 12 months ago, Fizz broke her back and is now paralysed from the waist down. With the support from her friends, family and organisations she is finally getting back to an independent and active lifestyle.
Filmed over a period of seven months, the entire journey of an aspiring children’s wheelchair basketball club unfolds, from their early training sessions all the way to the finals. A no holds barred approach, we see the players, coach and family member’s highs and lows, hopes and dreams and pure dedication to the sport and to each other, which is apparent in every frame of this film. We learn what the sport means to them, challenging and channelling their passions, frustrations and concerns. The ethos of these children completely embodies the “believe, live, inspire”.
Born Survivor : Shaun Gash
Shaun Gash, an inspirational RGK ambassador, features on the BBC for his completion of Born Survivor in his made to measure Tiga! Since then he has scaled Kilimanjaro and is currently in training for his push from John O’Groats to Lands’ End.
WheelPower Inter Spinal Unit Games
The WheelPower Inter Spinal Unit Games started this time last week! Here are our favourite bits of footage from the three day event :)
Father Christmas and friends delivers an early Christmas present
Here is Brooke, aged 7, receiving a very special Christmas present - her RGK wheelchair delivered in time for Christmas! She had no idea that it would be arriving, nor that it would be delivered by Father Christmas, his helpful elf and their friend Elsa!
Introducing our lightest chair yet
TIGA Sub4 ultra-lightweight wheelchair is the newest chair in RGK’s range, and is guaranteed to be sub 4kg when the wheels and cushion are removed. We have embraced marginal gains technology to create this lightweight wheelchair, with all areas of the TIGA optimised. With 72 changes, including a completely unique RGK upholstery, shortened axle and pin setup, specially designed froglegs superlight castors and corrosion resistant titanium fasteners, this chair is as rigid and stable as it is lightweight.
The all-new ELITE has had a revamp and is raring to go!
New innovative upgrades have been included to make it "faster, stronger and cooler". With Bones Reds bearings fitted as standard, reinforces impact areas and a breathable Airtech Sport upholstery, the ELITE is our finest basketball wheelchair yet.
Welcome to the future of carbon fibre wheelchair seating
The Elite CX has a very specific seating system to help maximise the connection you have with your chair. Having this connection is crucial because energy can be lost in a chair frame when it doesn’t support you correctly, affecting performance. The Elite CX shapes around the contours of your body which improves comfort and in turn improves responsiveness, providing a more even distribution of energy.
We designed a wheelchair so portable it fits into aircraft overhead storage lockers (and the boot of your car!)
Every so often an idea comes along that changes lives. In this instance it is a creation that revolutionises travel for self-propelling wheelchair users. TIGA fx folds into a briefcase style shape, ideal for storage in tight spaces. The Q-lock system provides rigidity, strength and a lightweight solution along with an action that is simple, easy to operate and streamlined enough to meet all your travel needs. A rigid chair that folds – for people on the move
Some things are meant to be together
When the Attitude bike and TIGA unite, they create this incredible energy and give a sense of freedom like no other. Choose from manual, power or hybrid, the relationship is seamless and they work together to give you an ultimate ride. Designed to fit you perfectly so you can just get out there and go.
Pushing the boundaries, see where it will take you
Developing solutions to improve your way of living is what we thrive on everyday which is why we have designed FrontWheel. Fitted and removed in seconds, it enables you to travel across grass, cobbles, mud, gravel and other uneven ground easily by keeping your front castor wheels off the floor at all times when you move in any direction, including backwards.
RGK provides wheelchairs for Invictus Games
We are proud to work with many charities and organisations such as Help for Heroes, Aspire and Whizz-Kids for both sport and daily wheelchairs, and in 2014 we visited the UK wheelchair basketball team during the lead up to the Invictus Games to see them in preparation!
Play Life Campaign
‘Play Life’ is all about promoting the benefits of staying active. The benefits of regular physical activity and mental stimulation include weight management, improved mood, the control and improvement of health conditions and diseases, not to mention considerably boosting energy levels. Maintaining aspects of life that are interesting and challenging can also create a renewed focus and drive.
TIGA fx Launch @ Naidex 2014
Our Tiga FX launched at Naidex 2014, and has since been the runner up for the prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards, was highly commended in the “Best product/service innovation” category at the BHTA awards and was a keystone product in the collection of chairs that secured us Aspire’s Mobility, Design and Innovation award.