Providing you with the tools to help you improve performance is something we are extremely passionate about and always strive to achieve, which is why we‘ve developed the elite CX basketball wheelchair with a new carbon fibre seating system.
The elite CX has a very specific seating system to help maximise the connection you have with your wheelchair. 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.
Unlike standard seats that usually adopt a box shape with straight sideguards attached to a square seat plate, the elite CX has a curved design shaped around the contours of your body to ensure maximum connection, even energy distribution and comfort.
If you’re better connected to the seat, any movement you make with your upper body is transferred into the chair as a whole, so if you turn to the left or the right, the chair will move with you.
When a player sits in a standard sports seat, there are prominent gaps between the four corners of the seat and the player’s body which is where energy can be lost (see image 1). This loss of energy can impact the responsiveness of a chair.
The elite CX is shaped around the contours of the body to help reduce the amount of energy lost, compared to standard sports seats. This is achieved by eliminating, as much as possible, the gaps that are usually seen between the four corners of a square seat and the player’s body (see image 2).
Having a seat that fits snug around the body evens out energy distribution and makes the chair more comfortable which in turn improves responsiveness and can also improve performance.
The elite CX is made by hand to fit you perfectly and comes with adjustable features in the seat base and backrest to provide flexibility for optimum comfort.
MADE TO MEASURE
The carbon fibre seat is shaped to fit your individual measurements and preferences including seat length, backrest height and side height.
The backrest is on a pivot which can be adjusted forwards or backwards (+/- 5-10 degrees as standard) to suit your needs.
You can also choose from a range of seat widths which come in increments of 25mm.
The upholstery provides a modular foam layout which is also shaped around your body and can be easily adjusted if required. It also has a one-piece cover with a waterproof base and Airtech sides to let skin breathe.
The seat base can be adjusted +/- 10mm in all directions and can either be lowered or raised using spacers which are fitted onto the chair frame underneath the seat.
Regardless of body shape and size, we understand that your game play is individual to you so we make sure that your seat accommodates all your specific requirements that you may have.
Do you need help with financing your RGK chair?
There are a few different ways in which you can try to get funding for your wheelchair. These choices include NHS Wheelchair Services, Access to Work, charities or The Motability Scheme. To learn more about who these services are, the eligibility criteria required and how you can apply for the scheme, please click below to access our funding page.
You can arrange to have one of our highly experienced mobility advisors visit you at your home to perform a product demonstration and/or chair assessment. Or you can arrange to visit our showroom where you can try out our latest products and speak to our advisors. Just fill in the form below and one of our team will be in touch with you.
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