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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2013, 03:48:18 PM »
cool - even the name suggests BMX-type tricks...

I hadn't realised that prosthestics is like bikes and other equipped activities - ie it's normal to start out with an entry-level 'starter foot' before progressing to something more sophisticated. Out of interest, if you walked into the amputee out-patients wing at Morriston with a brand new top-of-the-range foot on, would other amputees look at you and sneer "ha, look at him, all the gear and no idea!"  ;)
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2013, 01:28:30 AM »
It all depends on the patient, most of them aren't very active, so they have limbs to suit their activity levels.
 
In my case we're not sure what is going to suit me best yet, so we're going for an all rounder. Like a mid travel bike with a travel adjustable fork.
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2013, 08:18:16 AM »
Planning on living forever .... So far so good !!

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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2013, 08:29:28 AM »
Inspirational that  8)

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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2013, 12:53:15 AM »
Stories like that keep me going.
I'm getting excited about getting my leg now, it's as exciting as when you have a new bike on order :)
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2013, 07:15:34 AM »
It looks like he's using standard flatties and were they toe clips on the road bike?

Also in the comments, found this one FOX Adaptive Athlete, Monster Mike Schultz #5 - Micro-Documentary His is an above knee amputation, but he's using a Fox shock or two in his leg  8)
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2013, 02:36:56 AM »
It looks like he's using standard flatties and were they toe clips on the road bike?

He was clipped in on the road bike.

I'm going to have a go at riding on normal flat pedals when I get my leg.
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2013, 09:30:45 AM »
I'm going to have a go at riding on normal flat pedals when I get my leg.

not a phrase you read very often!  :)
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2013, 09:56:26 AM »
I'm going to have a go at riding on normal flat pedals when I get my leg.
Hope that works for you Chopper. I am guessing that it will take a lot of repetition to get your foot placement dialed but once that's sorted, the world will be your oyster.
Maybe, just maybe, one bike isn't enough after all

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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2013, 01:11:05 AM »
I am having a tryout of my new leg on Friday.  8)

Pissing my pants with excitement.
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2013, 07:57:44 AM »
 8) Won't be long then, I guess. Good news Mark!

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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2013, 01:03:29 PM »
Cool, hope it goes well!
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2013, 07:46:14 PM »
How did Friday go Chopper?
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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2014, 05:51:31 PM »
I went to my leg shop today for a re fit, and we discussed what I would be getting for my foot upgrade. My prosthetist completely out trumped the models I've been looking at with this. German engineering, two levels of vertical shock absorption, split toe and heel, torsion compliance. The clinic can get it on a 60 day no quibble trial, if I don't like it they'll take it back.

I'll be getting this in the summer. The Ossur Vari Flex XC rotate.


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Re: Window shopping for feet
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2014, 07:52:43 PM »
That's looks the bees knees mate !
Hope the trial goes well
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