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How Strong Do I Have To Be To Push the GRIT Freedom Chair?
Nov 5th 2021
The main benefit of the GRIT Freedom Chair's lever system is that it makes it easier to push than a regular wheelchair. The levers engage larger upper body muscles to amplify your force.The strength r …

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Science: The Secret Behind the GRIT Freedom Chair
Nov 5th 2021
Our co-founders remember when the GRIT Freedom Chair was a brainstorming session on a whiteboard, in a long-neglected building in the northwest corner of the MIT campus, in a room we affectionately ca …

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6 Awesome Design Features of the GRIT Freedom Chair
Nov 5th 2021
We like to think of the GRIT Freedom Chair as the best of beauty and brains: it's visually appealing and efficiently engineered, and it took years of dedication, multiple prototypes, and a lot of feed …

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How to Choose an All-Terrain Wheelchair
Oct 14th 2021
From sizing, to functionality, to safety, to price, to so much more, there is a lot to consider when searching for an all-terrain wheelchair. The GRIT team wants to help. After all, this process …

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Getting to Know My GRIT Freedom Chair
Sep 28th 2021
by: Brad BrownEditor's Note: GRIT is proud to bring you original content written by GRIT riders. Brad is an avid sports and nature photographer. He has been a paraplegic for 31 years and doesn't let t …

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Freedom in the GRIT Freedom Chair
Sep 14th 2021
by: Jenny SchmitzEditor's Note: This article is reprinted with permission from the author from Wheelchair Wandering. Jenny lives in Seattle because of its unique offering of mountains, water, cul …

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For Everything There Is a Season
Aug 31st 2021
by: Nerissa Cannon The great thing about the outdoors is that no matter what time of the year it is, there is always something to do. Sometimes you have to adapt to the weather or the temperature …

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What Freedom Means to Me
Aug 17th 2021
By Jeremy KerrOne of the original GRIT Trailblazers ambassadors, Jeremy is happiest when he's outside in the wild. He loves camping, kayaking on the lake, or pushing down wooded trails. After medicall …

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