BREYDON’s wheelchair trials: Top End

Saturday 27 March 2021.
Updated 03 August 2021.

Compare with other outdoorsy chairs for ease of trekking.

1. Would like to try

  • Top End Crossfire All Terrain Wheelchair: Looks just the product to stoke and exploit a horrid blend of internalised ablism and toxic masculinity. Four wheels… Flimsily rotating footplate held in place by brute bolting… The design ethos embodies a detached, violent attitude to landscape unlikely to be very efficient or effective at negotiating most kinds of it — any surprise this is pitched at hobbyist hunters, fishers (fish‐hunters), and those who desire to “conquer… terrain”?

At least the Lasher, though also four‐wheeled, offers some specialisation. Seems a stretch to suppose that a Crossfire All Terrain could be of real value over a BT‑X, Overlander, Rough Terrain or Pioneer, K2, Mountain Trike, or Freedom Chair. Anyway, please, prove me wrong.