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    Fixed Back vs. Folding (Adjustable)

    For my next chair (TR) I have been contemplating going with a fixed back. On my folding back there is some play in it and I haven't adjusted the angle since I found the spot to my liking and I have never folded the back down. On the other hand, with the folding back I will always have the ability to change my seat back angle if desired. I go back and forth on the issue, so I thought I would pose the issue to you all to get some thoughts.

    I will add a second question asking how much better is the new bracket on the folding seat back vs. the older design?
    C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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    If you ordered a Matrx MX1 backrest with the mono mount attachment (to a round rigidizer bar) you could have the best of both worlds: a fixed back and an angle-adjustable backrest.

    http://www.motionconcepts.com/pdf/seating/Mx1.pdf

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    A possibility Stephen. I just tried an ADI solid back on my current chair and I didn't like it. I wanted to try a solid back on my current chair prior to any chair order. I may have liked the ADI back more if I could have gotten it lower, but the 2 point pro bracket was running into my rigidizer bar and not allowing me to lower the back past a certain point.
    C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianm View Post
    For my next chair (TR) I have been contemplating going with a fixed back. On my folding back there is some play in it and I haven't adjusted the angle since I found the spot to my liking and I have never folded the back down. On the other hand, with the folding back I will always have the ability to change my seat back angle if desired. I go back and forth on the issue, so I thought I would pose the issue to you all to get some thoughts.

    I will add a second question asking how much better is the new bracket on the folding seat back vs. the older design?
    With the level of injury you have I would guess your backrest height is in the 13-14 inch range? Do you transfer into a car and put your chair in the passenger seat? If so (or if anyone who has a fixed back that high) is that a problem? I have tried to get my ZRA in my car without folding down the back and I can do it, but it is PIA and I have yet to do it without honking my horn.

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    My back is 18", I believe. I do not transfer into a car, couldn't it I wanted.
    C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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    We are also looking into the ADI solid back for a new chair (probably ZRA). I read some where on this forum to make sure you have a 4” Deep Backrest Rigidizer Bar with enough room for ADI back to avoid the problem of positioning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brianm View Post
    A possibility Stephen. I just tried an ADI solid back on my current chair and I didn't like it. I wanted to try a solid back on my current chair prior to any chair order. I may have liked the ADI back more if I could have gotten it lower, but the 2 point pro bracket was running into my rigidizer bar and not allowing me to lower the back past a certain point.
    Partner of an incredible stroke survivor. Limitations: hemiparesis and neglect (functional paralysis and complete lack of awareness on one side). Equipment: TiLite ZRA 2 and 2GX, Spinergy ZX-1, RioMobility Firefly. Knowledge: relative newbie for high-level equipment (2012), but willing to try to help others who are new with similar limitations (definitely not a guru, but inquisitive).

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    Quote Originally Posted by elarson View Post
    We are also looking into the ADI solid back for a new chair (probably ZRA). I read some where on this forum to make sure you have a 4” Deep Backrest Rigidizer Bar with enough room for ADI back to avoid the problem of positioning.
    True dat.

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    I have a 18 " backrest it is foldable and adjustable for my quirks when I get into it etc...
    also I like the Folding back feature because I can reach behind me Grab the Strap Pull it and set my angles because I like to have the flexibility ... Pulling the strap releases the 2 pins and off I go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianm View Post
    My back is 18", I believe. I do not transfer into a car, couldn't it I wanted.
    Sorry if it was an insensitive question, it wasn't meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    Sorry if it was an insensitive question, it wasn't meant to be.
    LOL...Nope, not at all.
    C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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