sarfrazarif 06/04/15
Last reply 3 years ago
The search for a 'Cool' Mobility scooter

Hi all,

I recently had the biggest relapse I have had which has reduced the amount I can walk and means I am temporarily relying on others to help. At age 30, the last thing I want to be is dependent on those who are close and put a strain on them. In a push for independence I was on the look for a mobility scooter. The problem is, they are so uncool. It is as if style doesn’t matter when it comes to a mobility scooter.

I want something to get about in a shopping centre, supermarket or even the local shop. I don’t often buy much but I like to get out so i’m not isolated at home. Also something to get about at Uni would be great.

I liked YikeBike but I’m sure Ill fall off. Also a little pricey at the moment with stabilisers.

http://www.yikebike.com

I would love to know if you have found anything that gets you about that doesn’t necessarily have to be designed for disabled people, but does the job and looks good.

I look forward to your responses 🙂

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angelbum
3 years ago

Hi there yes I agree who wants a boring mobility scooter . You got me thinking ha ha. I seen this pic of a car . It’s very over the top . Imagine getting mobility scooters with this design . I hope it makes someone smile . It’s so ridiculous .
http://www.dotwnews.com/m/focus/crystal-covered-mercedes-spotted-in-london


angelbum
3 years ago

Very bling 🙂


angelbum
3 years ago

angelbum
3 years ago

reddivine
3 years ago

I can see you have been researching there !!


sarfrazarif
3 years ago

I had to sell the Mercedes, All that bling was getting me too much attention lol


sarfrazarif
3 years ago

I would actually buy one of those rockin chairs.

Another issue I have noticed is the height disadvantage on a scooter, I find I’m looking up at people and there is a power issue at play. Having the hight levels the playing field a little. Imagine something that allowed some kind of hydraulic with up as the default, and lowering as and when needed.

The search must go on!


thecuriosity
3 years ago

there’s a chap i see on the canal towpath near my work at stratford who has a harley style one. think it might be the way to go. https://www.flickr.com/photos/starshooteruk/7079291487/in/photostream/


sarfrazarif
3 years ago

I don’t know if I could pull off that look haha


Anonymous
3 years ago

hiya, I’m 30 too and my walking has slowed right down the last couple years and I can’t get too far on foot without a bit of pain. The fatigue is the pisser for walking, especially if there are stairs or a steep incline 🙁
I got one of these a couple of weeks ago:
http://www.tricyclesales.co.uk/Item/Adult_Tricycles/Viking_Adult_Folding_Trike_Tricycle.aspx

I’m loving it 🙂 I got a grant from the MS society for one fitted with a motor on the front wheel, think that was the bulk of the cost, it came to £1100 and the grant paid for it all 🙂 I see a specialist physio who wrote me a letter of support, my balance is too squiffy for a normal bike. Saying that I did fall off in the first week! 😛 The battery can get you about 10 miles without pedalling at all, up to 14mph but I think a bit faster, it’s pure power thrust which is great for giving you rest when your legs get tired.
So I’ve been getting about the park and to the shops for wee shoppings, well worth it. I think I probably look like a bit of a fanny in my neighborhood but I don’t care!


patrick
3 years ago

Hi,

Have you considered the Travelscoot. I have SPMS, cannot walk very far cos of very bad footdrop 🙁

I have used a Travelscoot for several years think it is excellent. It is not clunky, innovative design, can be folded up and put into the boot of a car. fits into a London taxi without being folded up.

Read the article on website http://www.aid4disabled.com enter Travelscoot into the search bar. Look it up on Youtube

Good luck,

Patrick
aid4disabled.com


reddivine
3 years ago

sj-low has the right idea. I get that your 30, but you want a scooter to look cool? Believe me the issue of “Can I walk w.o. it?” becomes critically more important. Also the issue of “how the hell can I afford it?”
There are still plenty of well designed sorts out there. If you can, I suggest you go to the motability roadshow. you get a better idea of whats out there and cost etc. Also you can try stuff.
recommend hiring before you make a decision as well, then you become aware exactly what you do need, don’t want etc.

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