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    Comfort Company VICAIR cushions

    I first posted about this cushion technology deep within another thread (Post #49), but when I found this YouTube video, I thought Comfort Company's VICAIR should have its own thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasmengr View Post
    I first posted about this cushion technology deep within another thread (Post #49), but when I found this YouTube video, I thought Comfort Company's VICAIR should have its own thread.
    The second choice of the PT I saw recently was for the VICAIR Vector (first choice was a ROHO Quadtro High Profile). I noticed in your #49 link that you liked the VICAIR design and feel. Can you not feel the individual triangular cells poking into you?

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    I used one of those type cushions when they first came out, called MaxPro I think, gave me a nasty pressure sore that took months to heal. Switched to Roho and haven;t looked back.

    Too bad, I really liked the light weight of it.
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    Tried one a while back. Didn't work for me and, like McDuff, went back to ROHO. I was really hoping it would work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essie View Post
    The second choice of the PT I saw recently was for the VICAIR Vector (first choice was a ROHO Quadtro High Profile). I noticed in your #49 link that you liked the VICAIR design and feel. Can you not feel the individual triangular cells poking into you?

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    PS ROHO is on its way
    Mine hasn't arrived yet, but sitting in the demo for a couple minutes was super comfortable (no poking).
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    The triangle shape is supposed to help the cells align with each other as a flat surface, so its supposed to NOT poke at you from the way they explain it.
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    I had one and like others I had pressure issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Lin View Post
    The triangle shape is supposed to help the cells align with each other as a flat surface, so its supposed to NOT poke at you from the way they explain it.
    They do poke you though. My butt had little dots all over after sitting for a while. It's a good theory, but doesn't seem to actually work the way they say it should.

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    chasmengr,

    Regarding "... VICAIR should have its own thread ..." - here is another Vicair cushion video that shows submerging a Vicair air cell in water and then cutting the cell open to peek inside.

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    Chas-

    Do you have it yet? You'll give us a full report to include the stability, frictional properties, comfort, distribution of stresses, and heat accumulation when you get it, right?

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