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).