Rugby Wheelchair User Manual
Please read the advice contained within this manual before enjoying yourself. PDF download of manual available on right hand side.
The Roma Sport Rugby chairs are individually designed and hand-built as a bespoke sport product enabling the user to participate in a sport in which conventional wheelchairs are not capable of withstanding the dynamic /physical impacts and stresses the sport demands. As such, the standard requirements of manual wheelchairs are not fully applied to these products. Due to the nature of the chairs and the unique requirements for each user, the chairs are classified as ‘Custom Made Devices’ under the MDD and as such are exempt from bearing the ‘CE’ mark normally associated with Medical Devices. They do however have to comply with the Essential Requirements of Annex I of the MDD.
Each wheelchair is intended to be used solely for the purpose of participating in the sport of Wheelchair Rugby / Quad Rugby. Due to the requirements of the sport, these products are not suitable or intended for everyday use.
Upon receipt of your chair
- Always check that there is no obvious damaged caused during the shipping process.
- Fit the wheels to your chair.
- Adjust your seat to give you your optimum seating position.
- Ensure that your backrest is correctly adjusted and gives you the maximum support and comfort.
- If your chair is fitted with an adjustable footrest – make any adjustments.
- Tighten any lap, chest or foot straps that are fitted.
Care and Maintenance
Always ensure the frame is structurally sound and there are no visible cracks present. Make sure the main wheel axles are correctly adjusted and the wheels are fully secured to the chair. (Quick release pin must be out) Check there is no debris wrapped around castor axles or bearings and the castor forks are secure – check for any excessive looseness in the castor forks and that they rotate freely. The tyres should be checked for correct pressures before each game. Regularly inspect your seat and back upholsteries for any tears, rips or degradation of the foams as this could lead to injury. Also check any straps.
Backrest & Seat Tension Adjustment
Your seat and back upholstery can be adjusted for your comfort. The seat adjustment straps are accessed under the seat. The back straps can be accessed by lifting the back upholstery flap from the top. Slackening the straps will allow more ‘sag’ and tightening will provide a firmer support surface.
The rear castors can be adjusted in height to suit personal preferences and court conditions. Using a 6mm allen key simply slacken the 3 socket head screws as shown below, adjust to the required height and retighten.
Note – Take care not to overtighten!
The frame has a 12 month return to base warranty in the unlikely event of any material failure.
Due to the intended use, tyres, wheel bearings and upholsteries are not warrantied against normal wear and tear.
Should you require any further modifications to your chair after use, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Designed and hand built in the UK by:
Roma Sport, York Road, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3TB.
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