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Pros - the unit is sturdy and the height of the seat and handle bars ...
on May 22, 2016
My husband requires foot surgery that will require no weight on his foot for 8 weeks. We purchased this knee scooter in advance of the surgery so he could get some practice using it.
Pros - the unit is sturdy and the height of the seat and handle bars are adjustable to many positions. It is easy to steer and glides smoothly.
It is much easier to use than crutches.
Cons - the split knee pad is very uncomfortable. The edge seams in the pads dig into your shins. This is our main complaint. I'm now trying to figure out how to make a cushion for it that will allow my husband to use it more than 5 minutes.
It comes to an abrupt stop at thresholds, thick rug edges, anything in your path. you MUST go slowly or you will tumble.
The brake mechanism needs to be more smooth.
The turning radius is not great.
If the pad was more comfortable, you can manage the rest of the problems by simply moving very slowly and brushing up on 5 point turns. I was really torn between 2 and 3 stars.
We're disappointed. But, we probably can use this item if we can make a better cushion, and. if we use a lot of caution.