Top End Schulte 7000 Series Basketball Wheelchair
7000 Aluminum reduces the overall weight of the chair by two lb., making it comparable in weight with titanium frames. The big advantage of 7000 aluminum is three-fold. One, the material is approximately 23% stronger than 6061 aluminum. Two, since the material is stronger, we are able to reduce the wall thickness of the aluminum tubes, reducing the overall weight. Best of all, the rigidity and strength of a 7000 aluminum frame is further enhanced by Invacare® Top End®’s sophisticated heat treating and powder coating process.
The Invacare® Top End® design team has made improvements in multiple components on the Schulte 7000 Series Basketball Wheelchair. The head tube design includes precision components that maximize stiffness, reduces play and improves overall responsiveness of the casters, plus it is lighter in weight. Axle receivers will now be locked onto the frame using a bolt securing system. This system minimizes axle play so that a player’s rear wheels are secure and solid for a confident feel. Lastly, sleek curved frame members add a sharp look to the camber tube, anti-tips and offensive wing.
Each Invacare® Top End® Schulte 7000 Series Basketball Wheelchair is custom built to each individual athlete’s specifications. This process is overseen by Paul Schulte himself, the General Manager and design engineer for Top End®. Paul is currently a member of the USA National Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. He has played in many Paralympic Games and has held multiple MVP titles as a junior and in Men’s NWBA Division 1 and 2. He knows what he wants in a basketball chair and now offers the same performance to you!