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Superlite Custom Titanium Forearm Crutches are are designed for long term crutch users who require the best in quality, durability, and aesthetics. Take your Superlites off the beaten path without having to worry about dirt, dust & mud in unwanted spaces. They are made from lightweight titanium and custom welded to your specs. No nuts, rivets, or bolts are used, providing a lifetime of rattle-free use.
These crutches weigh approximately 1.5 to 2 pounds each depending on length, grip, and tip choices. They include side opening cuffs made from Super Tough™ molded plastic and durable leather cuff inserts. You have your choice of finish, tube style, grips, and tips.
Note: Custom Titanium Forearm Crutches have a user weight limit of 300lbs.
Superlite Crutches come with a variety of choices because we feel it is important to accommodate a wide range of unique customer needs. Below we provide some insight and general recommendations to help you with these choices.
All of the tips sourced for Superlite Crutches use an Absorbalite ™ gel core that provides a shock absorbing system. They are made from high quality rubber that has superior flexibility, aggressive ground engagement, and extremely long wear. The engineered pivoting action enables more of the bottom to engage the ground for amazing traction, even at very steep crutch angles.
X, Y, and Z are the three measurements we use for forearm crutch sizing. X is the distance between the top of the cuff and the top of the grip. Y is the distance between the top of the grip and the bottom of the crutch tube or tip. Z is the circumference of your forearm at it's widest point. It is used to provide the correct cuff size.
Using a tape measure, measure from the top back surface of the hand grip to the top of the arm cuff. Measure along the bend of the crutch.
The higher up on the forearm your cuff is, the greater the mechanical advantage for you. However if it is too high up, the cuff will bite into your upper arm when you lean over. While we only need to know the distance from the hand grip, one method for determining where the cuff should be is to measure the distance from your elbow. The distance from your elbow to the top of the cuff should roughly be:
This is only a guideline and your own comfort and usability will be the real final deciding factor. If your current outriggers are adjustable, try them at different heights.
Using a tape measure, hook the end to the bottom of the crutch tip or tube and measure to the top surface of the hand grip. Specify if Y was measured with or without a crutch tip. We will make sure the length is correct when we know what kind of tip you'll be using.
Using a tape measure or string, measure your forearm at it's widest point.
Do you often stub your crutch tips on the ground? It may mean your crutches are too long. Do you feel stoop shouldered? They may be too short. Try this test: Standing tall with your crutches at you side, allow your hand to drape over the grip. The deep crease between the palm of your hand and your wrist should line up with the top surface of your grip. If that crease falls above the top of the grip, there is a good chance your crutches are too short. If the crease is below the top of the grip, your crutches are probably too long.
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