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Many people have asked me for information about wheelchairs, figuring that since I call myself the Wheelchair Kamikaze, I must know something. Truth is, the only wheelchair I really know much about is mine, a Quantum Q6000Z, and really, I mostly just know how to drive that chair like a lunatic.
The best resource I've found on the Internet for reliable information and opinions on all things wheelchair is the Wheelchair Junkie website, which is run by Mark E. Smith, one of the higher-ups at Pride Mobility, who is a power wheelchair user himself. Although he’s an employee of Pride, his site contains useful information that pertains to wheelchairs of any make and model. One of the most valuable features of the site is the message board, which is populated with lots of very friendly and very knowledgeable folks who are more than willing to offer their opinions and expertise to those seeking knowledge and camaraderie. The "Ask Mark" forum allows message board members to ask questions directly to Mark E. Smith, who knows just about everything about wheelchairs that there is to know.
Now, if you want to ask me about, say, what it's like getting into a head-on collision at full speed with a parking meter while driving a wheelchair, go right ahead. For all other inquiries, though, I recommend checking out Wheelchair Junkie.