WALKEASY MODEL 490
Walkeasy Model 495
Walk-Easy model 490 is an economical adjustable forearm crutch that comes in many colors.
This European aluminum lightweight crutch weighs in at slightly less than 2 pounds per crutch. The Ergo Grips fit the right and left hands individually so the crutches cannot be switched from hand- to hand. The grip holds the hand so the wrist is not bent as much as a regular grip. The grips are also tilted up so the weight tends towards the heel of the hand where there is the most padding.
I found that the angle of the cuff was too steep. This made the back of my arm feel uncomfortable and I felt my center of balance to be too far behind the crutch. To remedy both of these problems I added a set of my Padded leather cuff inserts (a $40.00 value) for comfort and to move my center of gravity forward so I was more on top of the crutch handles. The cuff inserts also can easily be pulled out to give more room when wearing bulky winter coats. The plastic arm cuffs come to a "V" in the front where they open. The opening is very narrow so you cannot hold your hand on the grip and push the back of your arm into the cuff like you can with most metal cuffs. The interior size of these cuffs can be altered with a heat gun.
I also install a pair of my great Tornado GT gel tips (a $27.00 value) to enhance comfort and to protect the upper body for the long haul.
Height adjustable grip to floor from 28 ½” to 38 ½” and grip to top of cuff from 8 ¼”” to 10 ¼””.
User weight limit is 200 pounds.
Colors: Black, Blue.
Item # 495
Price: $195.00 per pair plus shipping
Please allow 2-3 weeks delivery time.