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    That first time is really scary. First, your arms...

    That first time is really scary. First, your arms have to be long enough to hold on tight to both rails for the full length of the climb. Position the chair so that the tread lifts your casters up...
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    ResonantEcho, first, thanks for posting the sit...

    ResonantEcho, first, thanks for posting the sit fit video, it looks like a tool every wheelchair clinic could use. As far as my chair fit is concerned, we selected a 14"x16" frame to get the smallest...
  3. While I have stephen to thank for showing me how...

    While I have stephen to thank for showing me how this seat pan works with his ZR, as we have the same frame dimensions, I have to blame/credit toto for starting this whole discussion in the first...
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    Here are 3 more, w/cushion, no cushion, and no...

    Here are 3 more, w/cushion, no cushion, and no cushion or seat pan. My CF is a little more robust, being 167# better safe jumping curbs and such.

    Essie, you have a good eye, those are red nuts on...
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    I've always been a big fan of simple. Yes, the...

    I've always been a big fan of simple. Yes, the specs are posted in the CAD repository. Sorry for the fuzzy phone pics. The CF seat pan is attached with velcro, I'll post some more pictures later...
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    New ZR Pictures

    I was going to wait until the CF back and single sided forks showed up, but here's a few in the meantime. Without the brackets and fasteners, this chair is noticeably lighter, and a little tire hum...
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    Someone else's measurements don't always work as...

    Someone else's measurements don't always work as well as listening to your own body. My DME and therapist's numbers produced a chair that was an inch too small in width and depth. I wanted a snug...
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    Sticky: Here's a pic. The CF back and forks are on the...

    Here's a pic. The CF back and forks are on the way.
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    Thanks toto, it's a great cushion, and very happy...

    Thanks toto, it's a great cushion, and very happy with it, mystery solved.
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    It could be, yes. Is the fire retardant lining a...

    It could be, yes. Is the fire retardant lining a yellow cotton like material between the cover and the honeycomb core?
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    Supracor Cushions

    Does the yellow "sock" over the honeycomb of a Supracor cushion serve any purpose? It sure doesn't do anything for the looks. My sport is the latest brick in the wall, as far as options go. Tomorrow...
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    Ok then, grade 8 it is.

    Ok then, grade 8 it is.
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    TiLite Fasteners

    I love my new ZR and will post pictures shortly. I'm replacing the 4 camber tube screws before I finish installing the Surelocks. Would chrome plated grade 8 steel, or 18-8 stainless do the trick?...
  14. I also just switched from a 16" to 17" depth....

    I also just switched from a 16" to 17" depth. Surprisingly, that change has completely changed the fit for the better. At 16" I was constantly pushing myself back into the chair, and fighting to keep...
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    There will definitely be a few pictures. It's...

    There will definitely be a few pictures. It's still a work in progress, the ADI back hasn't arrived yet, I'll post more as it all comes together.
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    My New ZR Awaits

    This whole chain of events actually started last April with my annual exam. First was the Ride cushion for positioning, then my D's locks failed, and it was the search for other hub locks that...
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    That's cool, it is a little like Christmas in May...

    That's cool, it is a little like Christmas in May :-) Mine finally made it to the clinic, hopefully I'll get my first look on Thursday or Friday!
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    I'm looking forward to more pics, our chairs have...

    I'm looking forward to more pics, our chairs have a lot in common. Give the footrest a good demo, see how well it works with the luggage carriers loaded.
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    You're right elarson, the extra time is just how...

    You're right elarson, the extra time is just how it goes with my case. Getting it right is all that really matters. I'd love to meet you when you come to the city! Just let me know, and the first...
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    Apparently, DU orders take a crazy amount of...

    Apparently, DU orders take a crazy amount of extra time. I contacted TiLite today, and was told it shipped on the 19th! They gave me the tracking number that shows it was delivered to the local VA...
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    Congrats, great news! Hopefully my ZR is also...

    Congrats, great news! Hopefully my ZR is also shipping soon, it was ordered two months ago.
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    That sucks. Will this reduce your mobility or...

    That sucks. Will this reduce your mobility or independence? I hope that's a rhetorical question, and all it means is a delay, and that your gallbladder is sad because it doesn't get to go to Italy...
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    Well done! I hope you like attention, because...

    Well done! I hope you like attention, because your weave is going to have plenty of fans. Thanks for the video, it makes TiLite's attempt at embellishment look weak. funny, I just picked up a set of...
  24. These would be my choice if I ever move away from...

    These would be my choice if I ever move away from standard hand rims.
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    I've used this type for several years. Mine is...

    I've used this type for several years. Mine is the Invacare version, but other companies also make a similar model. It comes in a flat box and goes together easily without tools. After the legs are...
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