Mostly all the wheelchair rugby players wear gloves while playing as it is considered as the vital part of the game. The gloves protect the hands and skin of the player from bruises, cuts, and chaffing. It also provides the player, a good grip to hold on to the ball and the wheelchair as well.
The straps give the athlete a good hold over the wheelchair. Good strapping provides stability to the player which helps them to play the sport efficiently.
The three most important areas where strapping is done are:-
Many different types of strapping are accessible and can be made from leather, rubber, neoprene, nylon or other materials.
The wheelchairs used in the sport are of two types which are described as under:-
These chairs are used up for speed and movement and have a front bumper and wings to prevent other wheelchairs from catching it. These chairs are used by the players with more function (2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5).
Defensive wheelchairs include bumpers set up to hook and hold other players. These wheelchairs are most often used by players with less function (0.5, 1.0, 1.5).