Posts Tagged ‘Tenerife’

Wheelchair Tuning Part XXIII (Competitor)

Thursday, March 31st, 2011


I am looking for a text for this picture since weeks!

When “Tracy”, an employee of a store for medical supply next door to a wheelchair hotel on Tenerife drove out of the lobby with this vehicle I was completely perplexed, and I had tears of laughter.

I introduce it, probably the first world wide

Electric Inko Scooter

Tracy is a male nurse and makes everybody laugh with his sweet-and-crazy manner.
This guy is awesome, we need more of these!.

Look carefully, Winnie Pooh meets Mowgli ;-)

Wheelchair Tuning Part XXII (Competitor)

Thursday, March 10th, 2011


It doesn’t happen very often that Army vehicles are parked next to the hotel swimming pool. Here is an

Army Scooter type: Kundus

There is a suitable scooter for everyone, here

Type: Runaway

It is inexplicable to me why one uses a scooter on the one hand to avoid walking, and on the other hand drives around the Nordic Walking sticks.

The owner of the army scooter even drove through the dining hall with this thing once!

Wheelchair Tuning Part XXI – Competitor

Monday, February 28th, 2011


Technically speaking, this construction of rolling scaffold and garden chair can be considered as


(applicable for refurbishment of wall and ceiling)

But seriously:
Out of these garden chairs real wheelchairs are built for third world countries.
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Back from Technical Aids Workshop in Tenerife!

Friday, February 25th, 2011


Tenerife Part V

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010


I already mentioned the accessibility of Los Cristianos. They have equipped a special area for us wheelchair and scooter users on the beach over there.

You can drive in your wheelchair on wooden planks almost into the water.

If you really would like to go into the sea there are two wheelchair lifeguards who lift you with a hoist into a

Beach Wheelchair

and move you across the sand into the sea.

The guys have pushed me across the beach at a run. I was shocked that Spaniards can move that fast, respect.

Swimming in the sea for the first time after 3,5 years, what a feeling!

I was hardly in the water, and the big fish die-off began.

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Technical Aids Tips and Tricks XX

Friday, October 29th, 2010


Los Cristianos in the south of Tenerife is exceedingly accessible, but quite hilly and only to cope for fit wheelchair users or with extreme pusher.
Wheelchairs, rollators, crutches and rented scooters or electric wheelchairs belong to the townscape.
An alternative to electric wheelchair or scooter is an approximately 60 kg heavy, little tractive.

Minitrac or Swisstrac

I call this thing a mobile cider crate.
With some practice the docking is quite easy. The tractive power is remarkable. I didn’t have any difficulties with gradients, provided that the floor plates were not too slippery.

Curbs are no hurdles at all. The docking bar in the mid of the wheelchair can be de-installed easily, even with a foldable wheelchair.
The some year old Minitrac has passed my 10 day test quite well. Although it was mounted to my wheelchair in a little unconventional-creative-spanish way, it was technically absolutely alright.
The Minitrac a German and the Swisstrac a Swiss product are quite similar. I only heard good things about the Swisstrac, but haven’t tested it yet. I have seen the new Swisstrac on a fair, the new docking station is easy to handle for quadriplegics.

I like these small things, and they fit into any trunk, if a well-trained pedestrian is found to lift it.

The colour was disgusting: pinkish red with glitter effect! Ugh…

There is one comment worth to be translated from the chief engineer of Swisstrac

Signs Part V

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010


This sign kindly indicates that the way ends 100 meters further ahead on the mole at the sea.

If you are not Jesus of Nazareth, it is also dead end for any pedestrian.

Online Again!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010


After two weeks

 Technical Aids Testing

on Tenerife I am online again!

Here endurance test of the wheelchair tractive “Minitrac” in high temperature range.

Holidays Tenerife IV

Monday, November 30th, 2009


As already mentioned Tenerife is extremely wheelchair friendly.

Even the flora was created corresponding to the accessibility.

Here is the example of a special

Shadow parking space for wheelchair drivers

Holidays Tenerife III

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


Lifeguards help you into the sea with these beach wheelchairs at the “handicapped beach” for free.

Holidays Tenerife II

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


Wheelchair check in waiting area at the airport!



Is it “going” any better 8-)


Holidays Tenerife I

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


Tenerife is in the south west exceedingly accessible.

Almost everything accessible, excellent service at the airport, everywhere ramps and a special handicapped beach with planks for us wheelchair and scooter drivers.

Simply great!
The only disadvantage is that Tenerife is a volcano island.

Hills, hills, hills…

You can rent “trikes” everywhere for little money ;-)

Holidaystories with my Wheelchair

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

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