Flexible Thing

Flexible Thing

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The Flexible Thing TD, was originally conceived as a safe, activity-specific, prosthetic solution for two-handed water skiing and other water sports requiring bi-lateral, “two-handed”, gripping of a rope “tow handle”. The high strength, flexible strap is simply wrapped two or three times around the tow handle and then “over-grasped” with the sound hand to prevent strap release. When the sound hand lets go or is pulled off the tow handle the strap slips free and safely releases from the tow handle. Two-handed tow rope control is required!

Once testing began with the Flexible Thing, it became obvious that the design could have many “cross-over” avocational uses for securely holding tools and handles, as well as carrying objects, with the addition of a buckle system that would hold and lock the strap in place at varying lengths. This buckle would not ever be used in water skiing or similar sports because “release” is not spontaneous. However, for holding a shovel, rake or similar long handled tool, or for grasping an axe handle to control the swing bilaterally, the Flexible Thing provids simple, secure control and a very good range of motion (ROM). Similarly, the Flexible Thing could be strapped around a carrying handle of a tool box or engage a wheelbarrow handle, lawn mower handlebar, etc. so long as spontaneous release was not required for safety. An adjustable friction, pivoting wrist is built-in “standard”, providing for an “Add-on” L CODE.

The flexible strap is very “grippy”, reinforced and rated at one thousand pounds. The strap is easily replaceable and can be cut and modified for length, as may be needed. The components are anodized aircraft aluminum. The FTTD is tough, reliable, simple and practical.

The Flexible Thing weighs only 4.5 ounces (128 gm) and comes standard with a twelve inch, long one inch wide, strap.

Product Code: FLEXTHING


• Simple, reliable and waterproof
• Aircraft aluminum and stainless steel machined components
• Strong Flexible, “grippy”, strap rated at 1000 pounds tension
• Swivel buckle for securing strap in activities where spontaneous release is not required for safety
• Friction adjustable pivoting wrist
• Replaceable, modifiable strap
• Excellent range of motion


Length w/o strap:2.5 in. (6.4 cm)
Strap Length: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Width:1.5 in. (3.8 cm)
Height: 1.75 in. (4.4 cm)
Weight: 4.5 oz (128 gm)
Color: Satin Black

“L” Code: L6704, Add-on L6620


Cross-over terminal device for multiple applications/ages
Water sports like waterskiing and similar activities using a hand held tow rope and handle
Broad range of long handle tool applications, such as shovels and rakes
Heavy duty capacity for carrying tool boxes or equipment with handles
Adults and teenagers. Trans-radial and trans-humeral applications with appropriate sports prosthesis


Purchase Options

All TRS products, including videos, parts and accessories are available from professional, certified prosthetic facilities. Additionally certain medical clinics and rehabilitation hospitals have prosthetic departments through which TRS technology is available.

*All orders will be processed in the order they are received. Most in stock orders will ship within 1-3 days of the order date. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact customer support. We appreciate your business and are doing our best to ship all orders on time.

Persons interested in comprehensive prosthetic service and care should always utilize the services of a certified prosthetist. Prosthetic facilities handle the coordination of your personal health insurance coverage, conduct billing for services and facilitate “Clinical Trials and Field Evaluations” of TRS products. Importantly these facilities and professionals ensure that your prosthetic technology and hardware is totally compatible, properly installed and aligned for optimal operation. TRS can help with referrals to certified prosthetic facilities that are familiar with TRS technology, in your area.

*A restock fee of 10% will be issued on all returns unless a substitute product is purchased. A 25% restock fee will be issued on all Grip 5 and Ener-Joint returns.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:00pm MST
Friday 7:30am-12:00pm MST

Closed Holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Day.

General: (800) 279-1865

Direct Sales Program

TRS offers direct limited retail sales to consumers on specialized products (Listed below). Sports and recreational products and accessories and specific replacement parts are available directly from TRS. TRS does not bill insurance companies and all sales under this program are final. Products sold under this TRS Direct program cannot be returned. TRS accepts MasterCard and VISA payments.

Below are a list of products available directly from TRS:

Barrage Cobra(s) Ski TD’s Dragon Helix Hoopster
ISHI Jump Rope Lamprey Mountain Master Multi D Power Play
Raptor Swinger Golf Eagle TD Golf Pro Grand Slam Hi Fly Fielder
Pinch Hitter Freestyle Swim Amp-U-Pod Hustler Guitar Violin
Drum Slap Shot Black Iron Lite Black Iron Master Black Iron Trainer Rebound
Criterium Shroom Tumbler Bike Brake Kahuna Surf Swim T.D. Hammerhead
Replacement GRIP 3 GRIP Device Rebuild



TRS products are available in Canada through a distribution arrangement with Myrdal Orthopedic Technologies (MOT) of Winnipeg, Manitoba. MOT serves prosthetic and orthotic facilities throughout Canada and stocks a broad variety of TRS products. MOT coordinates the “Customs Clearance” required on prosthetic goods imported into Canada.

MOT Toll Free In Canada 877.395.0081


TRS also can sell to consumers who prefer a direct relationship and have the financial means to purchase via M/C or VISA. Customs clearances, Customs fees and VAT are the responsibility of the purchasing customer.


Fillauer Europe distributes TRS products throughout Scandinavia, the UK and many European countries. Fillauer Europe network and contacts in Europe are:

UK Ortho Europe & Steeper
Holland & Belgium Loth Fabenim, Nettie van Velzen [email protected]
France OKO Solutions SAS, Alexandre Okorokoff, [email protected]
Germany Ortho Neuhof
Spain & Portugal EMO, Leopoldo, [email protected]
Switzerland FREY
Italy Simona Rosa, [email protected]
Austria Ortho Neuhof
Denmark, Sweden Fillauer Europe
Norway, Finland Fillauer Europe


TRS is seeking stocking distributors in countries not currently served by our current distributors. Contact Bob Radocy directly at [email protected] to open up a dialogue about what may be possible.

TRS offers a generous, one time, discount program for new distributors enabling the purchase of a complete line of production quality samples.


TRS can sell product directly to consumers outside the USA, via M/C or VISA. Customs clearances, customs tariffs, etc. are the responsibility of the purchasing customer. Make inquiries to:


TRS – Therapeutic Recreational Services
3090 Sterling Circle, Studio A,
Boulder, CO 80301

Phone 303.444.4720
Fax 303.444.5372

Bob Radocy, President
[email protected]

Linda Martin
[email protected]

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TRS shipping is closed on the last two business days in June and December for inventory purposes. All orders received on those days will be processed after inventory is complete on the first business day in July and January.