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    Default Could the fastest electric wheelchair help to outrun lions, tigers &/or wolves?

    If the world's fastest wheelchair could literally go up to top speeds of 40 or 50mph (just like this one or possibly those designed for racing), couldn't it be used to outrun dangerous wild animals like lions, tigers, and panthers (or maybe wolves and wild boars) without much difficulty?

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    *pictures the beta-testing on this project*

    Maybe we don't start with human subjects, y'know?
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    Just shoot the wild animals chasing you and it doesn't matter how fast your wheelchair is...

    Or of course your able bodied friend....

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    A lion can run 50 mph in a short burst.

    I would assume that the top speed for a wheelchair is on optimum conditions, paved road etc and not dirt road. I think the lion eats well today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by achilles View Post
    Just shoot the wild animals chasing you and it doesn't matter how fast your wheelchair is...

    Or of course your able bodied friend....
    But i don't have a gun and i might not be capable of fighting them!

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    If you're in a wheelchair, perhaps it may be more advantageous to avoid going to places where wild animals like lions, tigers, and panthers (or maybe wolves and wild boars) freely roam without better protection for yourself (like inside a Land Rover or some sort of enclosed vehicle where you can roll up the windows and what not).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    If you're in a wheelchair, perhaps it may be more advantageous to avoid going to places where wild animals like lions, tigers, and panthers (or maybe wolves and wild boars) freely roam without better protection for yourself (like inside a Land Rover or some sort of enclosed vehicle where you can roll up the windows and what not).
    Yeah but motorbikes don't have windows or any protection like that unlike enclosed vehicles if one has also been used to outrun any dangerous wild animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannoraptor View Post
    Yeah but motorbikes don't have windows or any protection like that unlike enclosed vehicles if one has also been used to outrun any dangerous wild animals.
    But if somebody uses a wheelchair, how wise / how likely would it be for one to use a motorbike?

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    Considering prey animals that wolves, lions, tigers, etc. can go much faster, no. The wheelchair also isn't that maneuverable, probably doesn't do well over all terrain, and likely doesn't have the battery life at top speed to match the stamina of these animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nschornhorst View Post
    Considering prey animals that wolves, lions, tigers, etc. can go much faster, no. The wheelchair also isn't that maneuverable, probably doesn't do well over all terrain, and likely doesn't have the battery life at top speed to match the stamina of these animals.
    Wolves have stamina, lions and tigers, not so much…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelena View Post
    Wolves have stamina, lions and tigers, not so much…
    Ah. True.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    But if somebody uses a wheelchair, how wise / how likely would it be for one to use a motorbike?
    I meant if a motorbike is used instead of a wheelchair.

    Quote Originally Posted by achilles View Post
    Or of course your able bodied friend....
    But the wheelchair might most likely be needed if a one of the wild animals did manage to injure/hurt ir mortally wound the person's leg or the person has sprain his ankle (like trip & fall while running).
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    If such a wheelchair were to exist Professor Xavier most surely would have it.
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    There are wheelchairs that have tank-like treads made for hiking.

    The older model are fueled with propane and can go 50-60 MPH easily.

    I am sure you can still get those as the electric models are still around.

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    This one can take bullets. Tops out at 60 and a tank of gas.

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