Daniela from Udine, Italy who ordered to K2, totally untested, using Trekinetic size by email system

Dee and I have just returned from a 20000km camping trip in Outback Australia. I thought I should let you know that during the trip Dee in the Trekinetic wheelchair circumnavigated Ayers Rock (now called Uluru) in Central Australia. The track around The Rock is 10.6km and goes around the base of the famous tourist icon. I think you should regard this as a major Trekinetic achievement!

The Trek wheel chair has transformed my life. I can now do everything / go on the beach / go around Masada / go over uneven pathways / go up curbs / go on long walks - and it looks so cool. I don't feel at all like a disabled second class person when I am in it . ??Thanks to my wife for hunting around for it ?The only problem might be that I can't see the advantage of walking over Treking .

Our daughter Libi was lucky enough to have one of your chairs sponsored for her by Princes Gates a couple of years ago. She has enjoyed many adventures including beaches and hills, coastal paths and Eisteddfod fields. She us now planning to do her Duke of Edinburgh Award.? Today she is off out enjoying the snow and we wanted to share the difference it has made to her life , in her words "Get out there and do it!!"

Dear Mike,

We love our GTE more and more with each outing. As an engineer Peter is very impressed by the elegance and practicality you have brought to its design, and as the not very machine minded user, so am I, it is so easy to use! It has certainly opened new horizons, allowing us to go out together to places which had otherwise become inaccessible to me.

Here are some pictures from some of the amazing adventures we have enjoyed with our GTE - so far!

Nicolette and Peter

Nicollette is a wild life author. Find out about her own Wild Encounters book here: http://www.wildencountersthebook.com/

We had it delivered to a friends house and have since picked it up from there so we can have it with us on holiday.

Everything is intact and working as it should and we are giving it a real test drive at the moment.
It is a very smooth push and I love the way it steers and handles on dirt tracks. The brakes were absolutely amazing on the downhill as well and I didn’t need to worry about losing control on some very steep sections.

I will forward the photos to the Lions Club too, they will love them!

Thanks again, we really are very happy with the chair and can see it being central to our lifestyle for many years.

Hello Mike
I thought I would get in touch and thank you again for making a wheelchair available for Jackie to go to Myanmar. Our trip was absolutely everything we had hoped for. The chair enabled us to do so much and the chair has been on every form of transport from a bullock cart, to pony and trap, side car, tuk tuk and long boat.

The terrain we travelled over was difficult at times for those on two legs, the three wheels managed admirably, assisted at times by the crew of the boat.

Rest assured the wheelchair was put to very good use and created a holiday for us to remember in the months ahead.

Thank you,
Kindest regards

Ian and Jackie

Now watch a short video produced from Jackie and Ian's pictures, produced by one of Trekinetic's most Pro Active Dealers, Beyond the Boundary Wheelchairs:

The Trekinetic made all the difference for me to get around on my school trip in France.

Before my accident I was a big traveller and it's thanks to this chair that I’m able to continue this outward bound lifestyle. The light weight means people can very easily lift me and the chair over any obstacles and up the occasional flight of stairs. I’ve managed to get on and off public transport and around major cities in Mexico, Brazil and Sri Lanka without any problems. We take long walks on beaches and through forests which would otherwise be impossible. Thank you so much Trekinetic!! 

When I became paralysed from a horse racing fall back in 1995, the thought of being in a wheelchair, confined to concrete and unable to access the great outdoors filled me with depression.

Thanks to the Trekinetic, it feels like the whole world is available for me to explore. I use it every day, whatever the weather, to exercise my dogs. We use the labyrinth of bridle paths and footpaths to explore Shropshire and beyond. Because of its compact design I’m able to put it in the boot of my car using a hoist and go off on my own wherever and whenever I want. I have found it to be extremely reliable and tough and can cope with almost any terrain. I have even been to the summit of the Wrekin, a 1000' Shropshire landmark, in it. It turns on a sixpence and can go through some types of kissing gate. If it could go over styles I'd be even happier but some local councils are slowly replacing stiles with gates.

It often attracts the attention of people who are interested in engineering and design and they are fascinated and impressed by it. The tyres are also a talking point.

I'm delighted with the Trekinetic because its trustworthy, reliable and it keeps me sane by getting me out into the countryside.

"My GTE ‘Moon buggy’ Allows me to go anywhere"

"My GTE ‘Moon buggy’ fits so neatly into my estate car"

I have now had my chair for approaching two years and it really has made such a huge difference to all our lives not just mine. I still get stopped by people who continually admire my mode of transport and want to know more. Young people just love it and I often hear words like ‘wow, did you see that it's so cool’ and even the physios are warming to it. A recent visit to the Chilterns MS Centre by the Countess of Wessex the chair met with approval.

At the weekend I put a collection of photos together and turned it into a video so I can post it on our Facebook page and people can see how much we get up to!

Here is the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNeoyOnkbLE&feature=em-upload_owner

Best wishes and thank you

A message to let you know how we got on in Australia / New Zealand with the K2

Obviously, as the intention is to use the K2 regularly and go holiday with the chair, we started off as we meant to continue!!

We’d had the ‘practice run’ as you know, then we immediately left for 6 weeks travelling around Australia and New Zealand with a brief detour to Indonesia.

The K2 has successfully tackled all challenges:- (see photo’s to confirm)

  • Long haul flights to Australia and transit at Singapore and then home again - N.B. Singapore Airlines were superb and handled the K2 according to Trekinetic guidelines.
  • Several Ferries around Sydney and on rivers in various cities and in the outback. Cars, trains, funicular railway, cable cars, taxis, mini vans and buses - was well as being pushed around most of the major cities on walkabout.
  • Hotels, several restaurants, Cruise Ship, theatres, opera house, fire works display, museums, airports, railway stations, wildlife parks, cricket grounds. It’s been off-roading in the Outback, Blue Mountains and geo-thermal areas in New Zealand + rain forest, board walks and tracks.
  • Met various creatures - kangaroos, wallabies (very inquisitive - see photo) crocodiles, reptiles, owls, cassowaries
  • K2 has been the centre of attention wherever we went - it’s literally stopped traffic! It’s been photographed by Japanese, Australians and New Zealanders - who wanted to know where they could find out more about the chair for relatives and who the manufacturers were - gave them the name and told them to find the website. Judging by the amount of casual interest, there would appear to be a potential for sales in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Comments we got included:

  • Cool machine!
  • Never seen one like it
  • Bl***dy h**l! It’s a mountain bike
  • Hey! You’ve got Cross Country tyres
  • Looks like a Transformer
  • That way’s not wheelchair
  • accessible - Oh! You did it! (Blue Mountains)
  • You’ll never get it up there girl - how did you do that? You’re not even puffing!! (Geo-Thermal N.Z.)

So easy, so flexible! (from a man in New Zealand who liked the idea for his Mum and tried John’s chair out in a shop).

The chair assistants on the ship called it the ‘Formula 1’ and argued who was going to ‘drive it’.

Always well received wherever we went.

I’ve had my Trekinetic chair for 3 years now and I’m still in love with it. It generates interest and admiration wherever I go. It's not the chair for you if you’re the shy and retiring type.

Since getting the chair I’ve been many places that previously I would not even have considered accessible in a conventional chair. I have, in the last year, taken up archery.(I attach a couple of pics.). The chair makes it easy to get right up to the target to see how I’m shooting and collect my own arrows. Other wheelchair archers need an assistant to to achieve this. Another little slice of independence won.

I’d love to see more of these chairs about because that’ll mean that other wheelchair users "get it".

For a 1½ year I have a K2, and I wish to thank you. By this I got my freedom and independence back, and that’s a great thing. I send you some pictures so you can see how I have used it.

Best regards and thanks,

Harry S from Alkmaar, Holland

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much, the chair is amazing and I don’t think until you actually own the chair you realise it’s versatility and usefulness. It’s truly amazing. Thank you!

Pictures used with kind permission of Disabled Motoring UK magazine,

I saw this advert in DMUK for a ‘three wheeled’ wheelchair! I looked at the Trekinetic website and watched the videos and my wife and I decided we should try it out. We had three criteria:

  1. 1) It must travel over rough ground.
  2. 2) It must travel over long wet grass.
  3. 3) Most importantly, so I can get onto the beach with my grandchildren, it must get though soft sand.

Lee from Recare brought a K2 to our home and we explained what we needed it to do and said we also needed to go to Llansteffan about half an hour away for the sand test. Lee had no problems with our requests. In the K2 I went over rough ground and long wet grass with no bother. The only very minor problem was that you use different muscle groups to move this chair compared to my Quickie. Then off to Llansteffan. I had not been on a beach for over twenty years and apart from about two feet up the ramp onto the beach when my wife helped me, I got through the soft sand on my own, not easily, but I did get through. Then I charged around on the wet, but semi solid sand.We paid the deposit straight away and I was over the moon! I can get to all the places I couldn’t get to before.

Forget your box on wheels!

Try it, It will be an experience you will never forget, I certainly won't. I now use my K2 up in Brechfa Forest whenever weather permits.

Apart from the beach I’ve not (yet) really gone more offroad than the local botanics!

Since having this chair Blakes life has been a lot less restrictive and he’s now able to enjoy alot of out door activities with the rest of the family.

The design of the seat is what we have been looking for, for Blake ever since he started to use a wheelchair and now cannot imagine him ever needing anything else .

Hope the photo is ok feel free to use it if its useful to you.

We are very interested in the new specialist seating that you have now it would be great if we could bring Blake down to test it.

Just thought I'd drop you a wee email to let you know how fantastically the GTE did on my holiday to America. Getting it on the plane was so easy, I just removed the joystick and off it went. I had lots of people stop me in the airports and on the strip in Las Vegas to ask me about it. They guy I met from New Zealand was extremely interested in it for his daughter as they do lots of land sailing on beaches and she get stuck. Getting it in the car was a doddle as well, we put the back wheel down & the headrest and it just slid in the boot. Thank you for making such a fab chair!

P.S. Just though I'd send you a (another) wee pic of my GTE in the snow. Dad and I took it up one of the Glens near our village. Coped really well with the snow, though the battery went down quicker than usual.

A person says: "Too much beauty in this picture; but I love each of its intriguing components".Another one says: "Sweet pup - Great to be able to get around like that". Having MS, one of the several things I miss is being able to walk any distance, especially in the country.... The K2 is a cool wheelchair, a new world opens!! Also for our Jack Russell!! We komen nu op plaatsen waar een conventional rolstoel niet kan komen. Te gek.... (We are now in places where a conventional (wheelchair) wheelchair can not come. It's crazy ....)The K2 is perfect!!

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Chair is amazing!!! No problems. I'm so glad I went with my gut and ordered one of your chairs. The chair showed up today and looked like it had not been touched. Nothing damaged and everything looks great. I've only had it for a few hours and can tell I'm going to love it. I will be taking it up to the lake for the 4th of July and really testing this puppy out.

I really think this chair will open options I thought before were out of the question. I can't explain to you how happy Mom and I are that we went with Trekinetic!!!

I'm Dennis Cooper - I'm the Australian distributor for Trekinetic and I also have a passion for skiing. I thought it would be interesting to see how the new 'wonder machine' performs on the snow and I think I'm the first person to try this, so you might find this interesting reading.

Three years ago (when I was walking), my wife and I, plus the kids - (then aged 4 and 7); all left the slopes on the last day as a skiing family - I was so proud, the kids looked so great. We went again recently for my 61st birthday, this time for me to sit-ski. I was a bit cautious at first and because I wanted to sus things out, I didn't take my K2: I took my conventional chair - 'big mistake'.

Day 1.
As soon as I got out the door and hit the snow I was stuck. Couldn't move, forward or backwards and just wheel spun 'til my wife came to give me a push.

Day 2 and beyond.
I took the K2 and as soon as I got on to the snow, the difference was immediately obvious and I didn't even have Trekinetic's (currently under development) metal studded snow tyres on!

I was independent once more.
So much so that as soon as I got on the snow I just took off, I couldn't help it. I was oblivious to everything except snowball fights with the kids and racing around all over the place with lots of fast turns and making tracks in the snow. I was so into it that I didn't notice behind me, at the meeting point for all the disabled skiers who were all getting organized for their particular lessons, gear, etc . . . and they were all staring at me wide eyed.

Obviously it caused quite a stir, not only amongst the skiers but more so amongst the guides and instructors - many of whom come from a snow environment or use it frequently. My instructor, a Swiss female, was very keen to get information for her and her counterparts, because she saw a definite need for one 'back home'.

About Sit skiing
Sit skiing is hard at first, balance is so critical. More so for me I think because although a paraplegic I also have scoliosis with a pelvic twist, so I had to pack foam wedges under one side of the seat. That's the great thing for me about the K2; is that because I don't have any waist muscles and it has a moulded seat, I sit 'in' the chair as opposed to floating 'on top of it' and, believe it or not, I have much less pain at the end of the day.

The first day, even though I was on dual skis, I fell more than 30 times, but I didn't care, and by the second day I was on a mono ski and skiing on my own - of course I raced the kids!

Speaking of racing the kids; I don't have a choice; weather we are out on the grass, beach or snow; weather they are on their bikes, scooters, skates or walking you know kids, and it's always the same. "Come on dad" is all they say and off we go!

Well, my conventional wheelchair is a dinosaur compared to the K2. I liken it to when I had the use of my legs and used to come home to my slippers, now that's how I view my conventional wheelchair, great for in the house but not much use outdoors!

A large amount of organisations are mistaken in their requirements, in that for a place to be 'wheelchair accessible' or 'wheelchair friendly' for instance, requires only disabled parking, no obstructions and a special bathroom. Unfortunately this view is not one that is truly shared by wheelchair users.

Obstacles and 'hurdles', not apparent to an able-bodied person, such as - cracks in the pavement/potholes; hills, up or down; anything that is not a flat, hard surface; grass; mud; roots; gravel; pebbles; sand; silt; wet or slippery surfaces; ice and snow, etc; all create great concerns to someone reliant on a wheelchair for mobility and who wants to avoid face plants at all costs.

There is however, I am happy to announce, one wheelchair that handles all these obstacles easily and efficiently, not only from the users point of view; but that of the carer (read 'pusher') point of view. Not only does it handle these 'hurdles' superbly, but they provide a natural and refreshing relief, with less effort and by also using a different set of muscles.Wet, muddy soccer fields use to be a no-go zone before I had my K2, now I can enjoy my family outings nomatter where we go.

After two years of establishing the Trekinetic K-2 here in Australia, we are really starting to make inroads with this revolutionary machine. It is really something you owe to yourself to at least experience. If anyone in Australia would like to do just that, simply e-mail me on trekineticaustralia@bigpond.com and I'd be delighted to let you try one of our demonstrators.

be warned though - your current wheelchair will feel strange, when you return to it!

Picture the scene, 1.5 miles of footpaths and off-road surfaces, one state of the art 'chair, family helpers (if needed), lovely weather and me, Denis, useless on my legs and getting on a bit. The mission for me was to check out the claims of the K-2, is it what it says it is or is it an expensive piece of art for the conservatory, time was about to tell.

I'm fast approaching 58, I'm an ex-fire fighter who came of worse when riding my bicycle when a car decided to get a really close look me by hitting me head on, that was 12 years ago and 12 years ago was the last time I was able to 'walk' on these same paths. One day a couple of months ago I saw someone using a very strange looking wheelchair which put my nice blue four wheel one into shame, I had to know more and aided by Google I found the K-2. .

Now I'm not one to spend money if I don't have to so I was almost in a coma when I saw the price "How much? I can buy a car for that", how on earth is it ever worth so much? You can talk about carbon fibre and mono whatever construction until the cows come home, lean and mean bar changing the camber and Dyna-Brakes, but the true test is does it work? So I set off with my most cycnical head on to prove that the conservatory is where it belongs, footpaths and muddy bridleways are for two legged humanoids not the likes of me who've swapped legs for wheels. .

For those of you who know central Lancashire I was at Rivington, and I was attempting to go from the Rivington Primary School car park to the Lower Barn then up to the Top Barn, which would mean muddy paths for around half a mile then dry but lumpy footpaths for half a mile up a steep climb to the Top Barn, then half mile back down on a stony bridleway. The test was set and I was ready, I had brought my family with me to push, pull and tug the 'chair as it would almost certainly fail stranding me somewhere cold and icy. .

First things first, the 'chair looks good, I mean space age good, it throws the old design books out of the window by only having three wheels, meaning you are stable wherever you are, it places the big wheels at the front, again obvious, why this hasn't been done before is a mystery, the best inventions are so obvious when you think about it! .

I set off, and the first thing I noticed was how fast it was and how responsive it was, and using the brakes for steering takes some practice or you'll make 360 degree turns without thinking or planning to! It was easy to push the wheels around as you are slightly behind the drive wheels, using of the powerful chest muscles and pushing instead of pulling upwards. Due to the three wheel set up it was always driving and never finding itself 'beached'. I easily managed the first leg, in fact I had to stop while my family caught up!! .

Now the true test, half a mile upwards on unmade paths, then .5 mile down a bumpy stony bridleway, something I last did 12 years ago, I was confident in my strength but would the 'chair deliver, would it prove it's worth or was it a conservatory talking point? It went up the hill easily, the only downside was my strength, it was no match for the 'chair by not allowing me to experience the 'chair to it's utmost, the drive and stabilty were fantastic.

I smiled as I went downhill after the climb, I also had secret little cry as my mind was showing me the other paths and bridleways I could use once again. I read that it works well on the beach, on mud, and across fields and I don't doubt it. My cynical mind was firmly put in it's place, the 'chair works, but is it worth the money? In my opinion it's worth every penny, my horizons have been fantastically widened and my smile put back where it once was! Not withstanding that when using the road wheels it really comes into it's own as the best ever 'chair for pavement and town use.

Would I buy one, you bet, my order's in and my deposit paid. This 'chair must be the easiest sell any salesman could make, it sells itself, literally. my local dealer is 'All Terrain Mobility Solutions' (Bolton ), when I went there I was loaned a 'chair for a long weekend and told to use it wherever I could get to, and I did, and it worked, no pressure, no sales patter, no well rehearsed pitch. The one draw back is the 10-12 week waiting time for delivery, I want one now, releasing my from my four wheeled 'chair into the best all terrain chair built anywhere by anyone.

From the Parents of 9 year old Ewan from North Yorshire

We would just like to say how much difference the chair made today when we took Ewan to the World Mountain Bike championships at Dalby Forest. Even over the forest terrain, tree roots and small rocks, we managed to get Ewan in a position where he could enjoy the event like everyone else. We were approached on several occasions by people asking for information on the chair. We also heard loads of people saying things like That's cool", "Look at the carbon seat" and "That's an awesome wheelchair I have never seen anything like it before". It was great to have positive attention for a change and to have people staring admiringly at the chair rather than at Ewan. Ewan is very excited by his "New Wheelychair" and his "Smart Wheelychair". We are also looking forward to the freedom the chair will provide to us as a family and the future adventures we can have.

Since breaking my back 5 years ago, I have looked high and low for a chair capable of the lifestyle I lead. That is, I'm in to extreme sports and the great outdoors. I spend my time between the beach or in the bush, hacking through sand, mud and vegetation. Oh and camping by a fire at night, again mostly in sand, this is Australia!

This machine has made my life hell of a lot easier, and my partner loves it to it's less hard work for him!

! The great thing is that there's no castors at the front to get in the way, it means I don't have to balance on the back wheels over everything. Mostly. It will pretty much go anywhere! - well within reason!! Once you get the hang of the drum brakes you can do some awesome skids and spin going down hill on gravel. !

Beware though, I have had some amazing and funny (for everyone else) wipeouts!!

I have been meaning to email you since our very first day with the Trekinetic -- it is AWESOME! We motored effortlessly over the cobblestones of London during the last days of our trip. We blasted over uneven sidewalks and gravel. Drove over grass without a problem. We haven't even put it in 'mean' mode yet! It's taking some getting used to for both Jack and for us -- as you had warned -- but even so it is fantastic. We can't get over how reactive it is. We are still acclimating, but Jack is getting better at controlling it everyday. His physical therapists think he looks great in it (posture-wise) and are helping him to figure out a way to get his crutches on and off the back independently.

Thank you so much. The Trekinetic has already opened up Jack's world.


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The Trekinetic is an awful lot faster than a standard wheelchair and a lot better once you get off paved surfaces as well.

I'm always camping, fishing and kayaking and I'd never get to some of the places I go without it. In a conventional wheelchair you are always looking down at the ground, taking care to spot possible obstacles such as stones or tree roots, but in the Trekinetic, you don't need to bother.

The drum brakes are great for holding the chair back and steering it when going downhill.

The chair is good at getting over kerbs, as well; with the large wheels at the front, you don't need to use the "wheelie" technique you would in a normal wheelchair to get the small wheels over the kerb.

It also helps break down a lot of barriers. People won't normally approach someone in a wheelchair but everywhere you go in the Trekinetic, it leaves a wake of turned heads and quite a few people come up to ask you about it. At the Isle of Wight Festival last year, I could hardly move because of the interest in it. I for one wouldn't go back to using a conventional wheelchair.

I have had my Trekinetic K-2for 7 months now and cannot imagine life without it !

I have just returned from a 6 week trip to New Zealand and Australia to visit family and friends and my Trekinetic went too. I informed the airline of the dimensions and weight and told them it did not fold (following the advice from Trekinetic, that it was less likely to get damaged that way).

The day after we arrived in Auckland I went out in it and realised the Trekinetic's Dyna -Brake system was not working correctly, so my husband had a look and found one of the brake levers had been slightly bent (presumably by airline staff and despite the chair having been covered in "fragile" stickers).

An email to Trekinetic, back in the UK had a prompt reply and a few days later spare parts arrived which my husband was able to fit . . . this was an amazing service and I was so grateful as otherwise my whole holiday would have been ruined.

The Trekinetic went everywhere with me . . . from an open-air picnic and concert, to the beach, rough tracks and a whirlwind few days in Sydney (sorry no photos of me in front of the Opera House as I was in the wheelchair and forgot to hand the camera to my husband !)

It enabled me to go almost everywhere I wanted and caused comment wherever we went. Often it is the young people who remark . . . "cool wheels !" . . . or something similar, and my 3 year old great-niece had races with me (which I had to let her win !! ).

Peter and Joan

Peter and Joan are married with a young family. Joan has MS and is mostly pushed by her husband Peter. They live in Sussex, UK and opted to reply independently.

Joan - the Passenger

I suffer from MS. I was diagnosed in 2001 and I have been dependant upon a wheelchair for around 3 years.

I was given my first wheelchair by the NHS Wheelchair Service in Chichester. I was offered a choice of standard wheelchairs. I quickly became aware of the difficulties associated with using traditional wheelchairs.

When my husband, Peter, who had been working abroad, saw and pushed the wheelchair he was horrified and worked on effecting a change for the better which (as I had seen what was available), I did not believe was possible.

Peter saw the Trekinetic wheelchair in John Bell & Croyden, in London, gave me the leaflet and looked for a distributor on the Internet. We made an appointment and went up to see the chair at Hewardine in Egham, Surrey, our nearest distributor. I ordered it immediately.

Luckily I had seen wheelchairs en masse before and knew to stick to my guns as the dealers are very good at pointing out everything else! But there was nothing like it. I held the vision of where I wanted to go - the Cuckmere Valley - which none of the other wheelchairs could do as they all seem to be built for shopping trips.

We took delivery of the Trekinetic All Terrain 2 months ago. We sound like a high energy family but only want to do the normal things that families do. We have two sons Paul 14 and James 13. The most overwhelming things I have done, which nearly made me cry were when my carer and I went for a walk outside the back gate and were surrounded by trees on a country track; on a walk with friends on the estate woods and fields; then last week when we went to the Woodland Fair at Bentley Wildfowl Trust near Lewes. We could never have roamed the fields and marquees in a traditional chair. While there we talked to a spinal injuries wheelchair user who highlighted his difficulties with traditional wheelchairs.

I also get lots of compliments about the chair.

I find it very powerful to talk to other wheelchair users about the chair and the possibilities it opens up for them as it has already done for me. Being in a wheelchair shuts the door on life, which the Trekinetic opens up again.

Peter - the Pusher

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Exploring the Pyrenees with my mum

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Thanks for the new life!

I have attached a couple of pictures for you to see what I got up to and leave it up to you to decide whether you could achieve this is in a normal chair!

Keith is a very well know mouth painting artist.

These pictures are from Mexico, Barbados and when he was asked to carry the Olympic torch is his specially commissioned all white GTE

See Keith's work on www.keithjansz.com

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Hi, it has now been 15 months since I received my Trekinetic. The first thing I did was take a trip to the Lincolnshire coast, it had been snowing and freezing and I felt it would be an ideal test ground for both me and the Trekinetic. I was not disappointed, it coped with the snow, ice and the sand. That is the first time I have been able to take a wheelchair onto a beach.

I have since been everywhere, from the Isle of Wight to the Shetland Isles. The Shetland Isles are not the most wheelchair friendly place in the UK and most islanders do leave the island if they become wheelchair bound. While on holiday in the Shetlands last August (2010) I met a Shetland wheelchair user who admired what my Trekinetic could cope with. I arranged to let him borrow mine for the afternoon, he was able to go onto his garden for the first time, and he couldn't believe how well the Trekinetic coped with everything his wheelchair couldn't cope with. Being stopped when I'm out in the country side is becoming normal for me now - hope you are getting the sales.

I originally bought the Trekinetic for fishing, it has been fantastic, I've gone and fished places I could only dream of before. It copes so well going off road that it is almost like having a pair of legs. I have tipped myself out a few times when I have pushed my luck a bit. The attached picture is of me enjoying St Ninians Beach, Shetland Isles last September.

I landed all these fish thanks to the help of your wheelchair without it I would never been able to carry on my passion!!!

I like the design and how this reflects on the user (i.e. not medical and someone who cares about the way things look), and its ability to go places which are difficult to tackle in a traditional manual wheelchair.

It's made a lot of difference to my life. It has enabled me to go places I wouldn't have easily been able to go otherwise - beaches, mud paths, gravel drives, etc. It has also enabled me to travel much more easily - e.g. recently we went to Lisbon, full of cobbles and hills.

Equally importantly, it allows my personality to be expressed more accurately (i.e. I transcend being 'just another disabled person in a wheelchair').

Michele is a frequent world traveller. She uses her Trekinetic K-2 extensively and as her everyday chair. Follow her adventures, including what happened when her chair got damaged by a careless airline in Canada, on her fantastic blog

Bundu bashing and other wheelchair adventures... Travels with my Trekinetic K-2 wheelchair


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From the parents of Piers

In July 2010 we purchased a Trekinetic K2 Wheelchair from you just before our Holiday and I have been meaning to contact you since then! But running on the theory "better late than never" I felt I would still like to get in touch.

Thank you! The Trekinetic has been fantastic. We were able to get onto Beaches on Holiday that we would never have been able to using a conventional wheelchair. We had a super holiday with my son, most importantly my son had a super holiday!

It has also made "getting about" so much easier for my son. He does not have full strength in his upper body and finds his usual wheelchair hard work to self propel but The Trekinetic is just so much easier for him. It's makes our local woods and trails accessible to him with his brother and his MTB and as an extra perk his brother thinks it is cool!

So, Thank you from a very satisfied customers!

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Sandy and John live in the North East. Before Sandy was diagnosed with MS, they were both keen hill walkers. When new K-2 owner Sandy, told us she was going to go on an epic,8 day trek, across the Great Glen Way Scotland, we were delighted

The 75 miles, all off road and all 'unsuitable for wheelchairs' was not to be taken lightly. We supplied them with spare inner tubes and a spare rear wheel, which can be attached with cable ties. Despite an uncharted course for a K-2, they completed it all on time and we would like to know whether this is a first for a manual wheelchair. They did have a puncture to the rear tyre, caused by a stiff thorn, but that was easily changed by John. That was the only real problem and now the K-2 permanently stays in their car, covered with mud awaiting the next adventure.

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Having MS one of the several things I miss is being able to walk any distance, especially in the country.

Having found this remarkable wheel chair by surfing the web there are very few places I and my wife cannot now go.

For anybody like me with good upper body strength this wheelchair/mountain bike hybrid is ideal.

The other thing I've noticed is the amount of attention an interest from able bodied people including comments about style, not what you would normally expect.

As a lady I met the other day said she thought it was great except there was nowhere to put a handbag.

The three wheel arrangement is remarkably agile even in reverse. ( Tested in John Lewis glass department at Bluewater )

It is as fun to use on firm sandy paths as it is chasing around Ikea, not to mention the superb old quaysides of the Garonne in Bordeaux, as the pictures.

Dealing with Mike Spindle is a real pleasure especially as when doing my own adjustments and servicing he has always been extremely helpful.

Having seen the new GT-3 I have to admit it is very tempting (Anyone interested in a low mileage K2 ! )

I have been meaning to e-mail you since we got back from Scotland to let you know what an incredible difference having the K2 wheelchair made to the holiday. We were able to be far more active than usual and managed walks which would have been completely out of the question with a conventional wheelchair. (Tom's brother and sister were less keen on the increased exercise level, but too bad!) The only thing we noticed was a tendency for the foot-rest to ground occasionally, for instance when crossing roads using the ramped kerb. Any ideas why this could be?

We tried all sorts of terrain, from pavements and cobblestones to tracks with stones and tree-roots, and the wheelchair coped brilliantly - in fact we even got it two-thirds of the way up Arthur's seat when we were in Edinburgh!! (it nearly killed Tim and me, but we managed it by taking a handle each). I have attached a few pictures so you can see the sort of places we got to!

Many thanks to you and your team for getting it ready in time for our holiday - it's brilliant!

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On our trip to California he chair was brilliant - very comfortable - thank you again!

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