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The Defiance Wheelchair Will Have You Doing Wheelies on the Skate Park

By: Deborah Kim - Published: Aug 3, 2011 • References: adamsilversteindesign and designbuzz
The Defiance Wheelchair was created by industrial designer Adam Silverstein, a new innovation that assists athletes with disabilities to participate in extreme sports. The wheelchair allows the users to take on ramps and rails of the skate park and participate in wheelchair skating in a safe way. The sport itself demands unique materials and technology that will satisfy the rough nature of the sport, so increased comfort, control and durability was stressed during the manufacturing process of the chair.

The Defiance Wheelchair protects the user from their medical condition, while allowing them to perform some of the same stunts that other extreme athletes do on a daily basis. There are many proven health and mental benefits from participating in sports, and wheelchair skating is no exception.