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  1. I didn't think any of the big companies were heat...

    I didn't think any of the big companies were heat treating post-welding. IIRC, that was a big debate years ago. One of the designers now/at one time with TiLite (Doug something ?!), who had...
  2. Loved the design, ever since I saw stephen212's...

    Loved the design, ever since I saw stephen212's Hallmark, although it's borderline too busy/too much metal for me. Wouldn't be surprised if it was strong as heck.
  3. Looking over their order form, given the range of...

    Looking over their order form, given the range of options and fitting, they are priced incredibly well. Looks like they're doing decent business, too. That's great for them and the more usage data...
  4. Did you have the nylon or the carbon fiber?

    Did you have the nylon or the carbon fiber?
  5. Next time I'm willing to drop my own dime on a...

    Next time I'm willing to drop my own dime on a chair, I am right there with you.

    edit:

    Latest HoC Instagram post:

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VwnJhcH/0/643245f8/L/i-VwnJhcH-L.png
  6. Well, shit. Guess they should have charged more...

    Well, shit. Guess they should have charged more for their chairs. ;)
  7. My wife and I installed oak tongue and groove,...

    My wife and I installed oak tongue and groove, and slate tile, shortly after my injury. The light color definitely feels more cozy, but it sure has been run ragged by me rolling over it for the past...
  8. Yeah, Per4Max does it too. Lasher too. Prices,...

    Yeah, Per4Max does it too. Lasher too. Prices, on the other hand, are generally worse than high end TiLites when going the boutique", or bespoke, route. Are Box chairs priced competitively?
    ...
  9. Cool! And, for the record, I'd send them a piece...

    Cool! And, for the record, I'd send them a piece of aluminum billet.
  10. I said the only advantages are anecdotal,...

    I said the only advantages are anecdotal, hypothetical, or marketing claims. There is a dearth of independent research, materially speaking, and even less so medically. Also said the purported...
  11. Thanks for the clarification on the warranty! ...

    Thanks for the clarification on the warranty! The wording is crappy. If Designs Unlimited wouldn't do a ZR in aluminum, I'd cheekily suggest they change their name to better reflect their limits. ...
  12. Ahhh, I gotcha. I'm not a material scientist...

    Ahhh, I gotcha. I'm not a material scientist either, armchair analysis all the way.

    I never thought ultimate tensile strength was terribly important for wheelchairs, but maybe it is. Resisting...
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    I'm really easy on chairs, and have a couple for...

    I'm really easy on chairs, and have a couple for different things, so no one chair sees full-time use. My chairs last a long time. I haven't even changed a tire in 10 years. Had 2 inner tubes pop,...
  14. How so? It's harder to extract from the Earth. ...

    How so? It's harder to extract from the Earth. It's harder to process as ore. It's harder to manufacture into workable alloy materials (billets, tubes, etc). It's harder to fabricate with. It...
  15. Let us know how it goes! I've been pleased with...

    Let us know how it goes! I've been pleased with how easy it's been. One doctor's visit, one OT eval, one meeting with DME. Everything (except noted) approved first pass. (Including options I...
  16. The way TiLite makes their chairs, absolutely. I...

    The way TiLite makes their chairs, absolutely. I can't imagine the business case for a company, named TILite, to make and market lighter aluminum chairs. Titanium is a heavier (but stronger)...
  17. Absolutely. Unassigned billing is handy. Risky,...

    Absolutely. Unassigned billing is handy. Risky, but handy.

    Things that can (I've witnessed) go wrong:


    - Claim denied because DME does not file correctly (on behalf of patient instead of...
  18. TL;DR: I'm not against titanium, there is room...

    TL;DR: I'm not against titanium, there is room for lots of materials, IMO, but the advantages of titanium alone remain untested, are based on marketing and anecdotes, while the additional cost is...
  19. Cut to...some more time has passed... I've...

    Cut to...some more time has passed...

    I've decided not to proceed with the titanium frame option. The DME (Tycon Medical, recommended) has worked me a terrific deal on the chair, in aluminum,...
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    I only know of specific codes for power assist...

    I only know of specific codes for power assist wheels, or replacement wheels (for repairs on a previously reimbursed chair). There might be, but using the misc code seems reasonable, unless that's...
  21. I guess nobody starches their shirts anymore. ;)

    I guess nobody starches their shirts anymore. ;)
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    I didn't use a lawyer, but I also never worked...

    I didn't use a lawyer, but I also never worked while disabled. That's a complication to the application process that may justify professional help. "Planning" for SSDI as a "retirement" method,...
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    Not for me. I have pressure issues on my...

    Not for me. I have pressure issues on my trochanters. Can't cheat physics. 100% of your weight will be somewhere. The fewer 'somewheres', the greater % of the total pressure the remaining...
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    If protecting your butt is indeed the #1...

    If protecting your butt is indeed the #1 priority, then this is the best, most rational, answer. Everyone is different. Anecdotal reports, of what works for one person vs another, are the worst,...
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    It's a bad idea by virtue of it being a...

    It's a bad idea by virtue of it being a meaningless misdirection, back onto an industry that is the perhaps the least relevant contributor to the core issue with US healthcare (which is: doctors...
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