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    Roho Hybrid Elite Review

    Since this cushion is new (at least according to sportaid) I thought I would write my impressions of it. I am recently injured (less than 6 months) and my first chair, a Ti-lite Areo-Z, was ordered with a Jay-Easy cushion. My PT recommended the Jay-Easy because I had a tendency to splay my legs and the Jay-Easy supposedly would help with that. I did try a full Roho cushion in rehab, but it was hard to transfer in and out of my chair due to the lack of a hard surface to push down on. The Elite has a front with scallops like the Jay Easy and the rear is the standard Roho type cushion.

    I am really happy with the elite, it is more stable than the full Roho I tried and I am sure it is easier on my butt than the Jay-Easy. I don't want to blame it on the Jay cushion but I did develop a pressure ulcer on my rear and it is currently getting better according to the wound care nurse I am seeing. It is as easy to transfer with as the Jay and my leg position looks the same. I do rock from side to side and don't feel as stable in the Roho as I did in the Jay, I got the single cell model and maybe should have gotten the dual cell one. It is not a big enough issue for me to return it however.

    Thanks,
    Tom


    ps. I have noticed I can't feel my legs sitting in the Roho, but the Jay had the same problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom
    ps. I have noticed I can't feel my legs sitting in the Roho, but the Jay had the same problem
    I hate it when cushions do that
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    Thanks for the review, I'm in the market for a new cushion, and am trying to figure out the best way to go. I've been using a Jay or Jay 2 for over 20 years, but nowadays I think I need something easier on the backside. I'm T5.
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    My DME recommended looking into the Hybrid Elite. I use the Roho Nexus though and have no issues. I wonder if there is much difference between the two?

    http://www.therohogroup.com/products...it_cushion.jsp

    http://www.therohogroup.com/products...te_cushion.jsp

    How tall is the Elite?
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    Its about 3/4 of an inch taller than the jay-easy. I would say its about 4 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    Its about 3/4 of an inch taller than the jay-easy. I would say its about 4 inches.
    Oh wow, it looks like it would be shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by november View Post
    My DME recommended looking into the Hybrid Elite. I use the Roho Nexus though and have no issues. I wonder if there is much difference between the two?

    http://www.therohogroup.com/products...it_cushion.jsp

    http://www.therohogroup.com/products...te_cushion.jsp

    How tall is the Elite?
    I don't see much difference. The Spirit looks like an option for me also.
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    The same air insert in the Hybrid Elite is also available in the J3 cushion. I got a chance to see one a couple of weeks ago. While time will tell, my initial impression is pretty positive. I think it may also be lighter than a comparable Low Profile Roho or "traditional" fluid filled J3 cushion.

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