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Wheel Blades make for smooth sailing

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MINNEAPOLIS (WKOW) -- Excessive snow can make getting around difficult for the most active people. For one couple in Minnesota it was near impossible to navigate their wheelchairs outside during the winter. 

But thanks to a new product their winter travel has become smooth sailing. 

Sam and Tracy Tabaka are the first Minnesotans to try out Wheel Blades; essentially smalls skis that attach to the front wheels of wheelchairs. They allow users to glide easily over snow and ice. It functions the same way as snow shoes, spreading weight over a greater surface.

The Tabakas say the device has made a big impact on their daily routines and allows them to be more independent during the winter. 

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