Saturday 27 March 2021.
Updated 03 August 2021.
Adjustable court sports chair.
Of the few models I have tried, this is by far my favourite sports chair. I value the elegant pragmatism to the design.
I love the solidity of the side guards, and how dependable the (foot, shin, thigh, and pelvis) straps are (but they could be quicker to do up and undo).
If only such a wide chair weren’t so tricky to transport or get through doorways.
Motivation make some rigid day chairs, which sound great.
1.1. Chair tried
|Seat width||350 mm (14″)|
|Seat length||variable: 350 mm, 400 mm|
|(I have preferred the 350 mm length)|
|Backrest height||variable: 250 mm, 300 mm, 350 mm|
|(I have mixed feelings about all three settings)|
|Footrest height||variable1: 450 mm, 475 mm, 500 mm|
|Chair length||89 cm|
|Chair width||88 cm|
|Weight in use||~ 14 kg|
|Footplate||Metal loop in frame|
|Drive wheels (d.w.)||Two, towards rear|
|d.w. hubs||36‐hole, aluminium|
|d.w. axles||12 mm quick‐release|
|d.w. tyres||25‐590 (650×25A or 26×1″), pneumatic|
|Push rims||19 mm anodised aluminium, six‐mount|
|Castors||Two at front, one at back,|
|all 72 mm (3×?″)|
|??? rim/hub/?‐spoke moulding|
|rollberblade‐style solid PU tyres|
|castor forks||solid aluminium|
2. Further reading
- ‘Multisport wheelchair’ (Bristol: Motivation). https://www.motivation.org.uk/multisport-wheelchair, accessed March 2021.
- ‘Multisport wheelchair: AU$995 + freight’ (Aldinga: Motivation Australia, 2020). https://www.motivation.org.au/ma_sales/multisport-wheelchair/, accessed March 2021.
I use the Motivation Multisport’s 500 mm footrest height, with ordinary tennis shoes on my feet and a simple 50‐mm–thick foam cushion on the seat; however, my preferred stance on‐court is different to that in a day chair.