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  1. The first thing I would do, if you already have...

    The first thing I would do, if you already have or can get access to the new cushion, is sit in your currrent chair with the old cushion and take a measurement from the ground (to the top of your...
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    I'm not sure, but what I'm trying to figure out...

    I'm not sure, but what I'm trying to figure out is it safe for a c4/5 quad to sit in a manual chair? What is needed (armrests, a high back, chest strap, etc? How are pressure reliefs done if they...
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    This is a good question. How do others that use...

    This is a good question. How do others that use manual chairs for this purpose do it if they don't have the ability to transfer themselves? Do others just pick them up and put them in the seat of a...
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    Can anyone answer this? ^^

    Can anyone answer this? ^^
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    Thank you for the suggestion. The problem is...

    Thank you for the suggestion. The problem is there is no easy way to get him to a rugby game even if he wanted to go. He would have to find someone with a wheelchair accessible van. That's why I'm...
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    Thanks for the link. Has anyone else used a...

    Thanks for the link. Has anyone else used a reclining back manual chair with a chest strap for a C4/5 SCI (even if it's just for transportation)? If so, what kind of backrest did you use that was...
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    Just an update, I spoke with the therapist at our...

    Just an update, I spoke with the therapist at our local seating clinic who visits this facility twice a month and knows the residents. I asked her if this could at least be an option for...
  8. This is essentially what their Java cushion does,...

    This is essentially what their Java cushion does, granted the foam is over the back of the cushion as well. I went from a Ride custom to the Java years ago and there wasn't a difference in stability...
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    My understanding of his situation is he has no...

    My understanding of his situation is he has no family that is close enough to help take care of him. All but $30 of his SSDI goes to the facility he is at. If he had his own place, he couldn't afford...
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    Everyone that uses a wheelchair in this facility...

    Everyone that uses a wheelchair in this facility uses a power chair (mostly cervical SCI, CP, muscular dystrophy, etc.). Since I've seen lots of lower level quads in manual chairs, I asked him if he...
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    So the main benefit at this injury level would be...

    So the main benefit at this injury level would be to make transportation easier if someone was going to drive you somewhere and didn't have a van, then they could put the chair in the trunk?
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    Max. wheel spacer for ZRA?

    What is the farthest it is safe to space out the axle sleeves on a ZRA series 2, for someone around 170lbs?
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    Manual chair for c4/5 quad?

    I mentioned in a recent thread that I met a guy at a local specialty care facility that has a c4/5 SCI. He has been injured for 10 years and has never had the opportunity to try using a manual chair,...
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    I had mine removed for pain 5 years ago and it...

    I had mine removed for pain 5 years ago and it didn't help either. Just don't want you to get your hopes up. I was out of work for about a month to recover. I do have more peace of mind knowing I...
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    If you're going to use a dremel, I would highly...

    If you're going to use a dremel, I would highly recommend the ez lock discs. You can replace them by hand without having to use a flathead screwdriver on their regular discs that have a screw at the...
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    Visiting a quad, need advice...

    I have started going by a residential care facility near my work on my way home every once in a while. This place is geared toward younger people with severe disabilities that need full time care....
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    I'm not sure I understand what an off-road wcmx...

    I'm not sure I understand what an off-road wcmx chair is. They are two very different chairs. Regardless, Box makes nice chairs so I don't think you can go wrong with them. I can't think of anything...
  18. Thread: Caster issues

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    When I got my last chair it originally had tilite...

    When I got my last chair it originally had tilite litespeed casters on it (which yours seem to be). I had the same problem. It was like the aluminum spacer between the bearings was too short and when...
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    How do you use your hip flexors and lock your...

    How do you use your hip flexors and lock your knees with an asia A complete injury?
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    You may want to look into helicopter tape for...

    You may want to look into helicopter tape for your frame. Would probably be easier and cleaner looking than paracording your whole frame. A friend of mine wrapped his, there is a video on youtube....
  21. If the slope of the ramp is 5% (which it looks...

    If the slope of the ramp is 5% (which it looks like it is) or less then it technically meets ADA, as handrails wouldn't be required on the ramp sections. Edge protection wouldn't be required either...
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    I also went from a Roho hybrid elite to a Ride...

    I also went from a Roho hybrid elite to a Ride Design Java cushion because of a pressure sore. Just be aware on Ride cushions that because your butt bones float, the pressure is redistributed, and in...
  23. I was never told about a TBI, not that it didn't...

    I was never told about a TBI, not that it didn't happen. Or maybe I was told and forgot : ) Anyway, I'm in my 30's and my memory issues are hard to explain because they are both long and short term....
  24. memory problems that aren't related to medication

    I imagine there are't many of us that don't take any medication for pain, bladder, etc. My body always built up a tolerance to pain meds so they stopped being effective and bladder meds have always...
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    If the ramp is built as part of the house (not...

    If the ramp is built as part of the house (not something that can be removed as needed) you are probably going to have to get a variance. I would assume (and hope) they would be accommodating, given...
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