> All th£ focus is on th£ athl£t£s, th£ comp£tition and th£ m£dals. That is what th£ Gam£s ar£ about.
Fixed that for you.
The Olympic Games: just saying it conjures up images of top athletes straining for the finishing line, the crowd roaring during the 100 metres final, the heartbreak of a relay team dropping their baton, the sudden spurt in public expertise on sports such as shooting or three-day eventing as the medal tally highlights their …
This was a fun article. It is nice to see so much technology going into helping people with disabilities. I especially liked the charity bit where they built the guy a new foot/leg for free because his was so outdated.
You know what else would be fun? If they mixed wheelchair players with regular rugby players in the same match. All the broken toes during the scrum would be great to watch!
Wouldn't be surprised if at least some are made from this. Reynolds 953 (or similar) tubing is probably the favourite material of custom frame bike welders, noone welds their own aluminium frames. The same must be true for wheelchairs, especially in sports where they need re-welding, bending back into shape, repairing, brazing etc. Aluminium alloys would just be too hard to work with. Nightmare to weld, nightmare to repair, third of the weight but third of the stiffness/strength of steel = no benefits.