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    Nice lines, as with most of their rigids. Too bad about that backrest bracket, though. Looks completely out of place, again, as with most of their rigids.

    Looking forward to some user reviews. Appears to be a nice combo of style and features.

    Wonder what HCPCS code it's been assigned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleB View Post
    Nice lines, as with most of their rigids. Too bad about that backrest bracket, though. Looks completely out of place, again, as with most of their rigids.

    Looking forward to some user reviews. Appears to be a nice combo of style and features.

    Wonder what HCPCS code it's been assigned?
    Consider what this model accomplishes.

    It has the same lines as a TR3, but you can change the STF heights.

    There is no need for a square rear frame. The lower frame rail has enough inset to mount the camber tube mounting bracket on the seat rail.

    Unlike other models, a new user can dial this box frame in and upgrade to a TR3 for their next chair with minimal uncertainty. A therapist or rep can also use this model to determine the optimal specs for a TR3. Due to the latter, look for pics of a demo in the near future since I will be submitting specs after I get a closer look at it at ISS next week.

    It not only appears to be a very well designed chair, it is evidence of good product placement, and marketing.

    I'm sure Doug Garven is open to any suggestions you might have for the backrest.

    I'm assuming it will be coded K0005, but the code may still be pending since I didn't see it on the order form.


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    I really like Doug Garven's designs. The first chair I got, by choice, was an XTR. Loved it, for what it was, at the time. The new "T" series in particular, strike a very pleasing aesthetic chord with me.

    I'm not a trained designer, I'm just an end user critic. An asshole with an opinion.

    My favorite adjustable/folding back rest is the one on my BTMg. My imagination is sufficient enough to envision someone skilled, particularly like Mr. Garven, at industrial design and wheelchair design, couldn't find a simpler, more seamless, approach. Probably cheaper, too.

    That is pure faith, on my part, and based on my opinions and experiences with the best of both TiLite, and Doug's designs.

    I don't think I could necessarily do better, rather have faith and the opinion, the professionals arent done perfecting! I sure hope not.
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    According to the chair comparison chart on Ti's website, the Aero T is a K0005 with hcpcs coding pending.
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    Does that look like inch and a quarter tube framing? Maybe all of Tilite ridgids are, I don't know.
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    curious why they would even bother...? It appears to be an AeroZ with extra frame tubing welded on to make it heavier. Oh well, I guess more weight makes it easier to put "power to the ground". Great marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooley View Post
    curious why they would even bother...? It appears to be an AeroZ with extra frame tubing welded on to make it heavier.
    According to TiLite's Chair Comparison, the AreoT's frame weight is less than the AeroZ's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooley View Post
    curious why they would even bother...? It appears to be an AeroZ with extra frame tubing welded on to make it heavier. Oh well, I guess more weight makes it easier to put "power to the ground". Great marketing.
    It's also a box frame. If it is coded K0005, more insurance companies may be willing to pay for it. And as SCI-OTR pointed out, you get a closer apples to apples comparison if a user moves up to a TR3.

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