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    Wheelchair cushion?

    Does anyone have any suggestions on firm/very firm, thin wheelchair cushion? I use Supacor Stimulite spor. I pay for the things out-of-pocket. Given that, they only last maybe +/- 6 months before the firmness is completely shot. I sit on the thing probably 80+% of the day. The last one I got I decided to only wash it by hand. Even routine wash the cushion, but not over wash. Chair is strap seat. There is a solid board cut to near cushion size that is inserted into the cushion cover for firmness. Board, my guess, reduces the life of the cushion.

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    How about VicAir by Comfort Company. The Adjuster Low Profile is a 2" thick; I use the 3.5" thick Adjuster. An incontinence liner is available. The air cells last indefinately. My Adjuster is super comfortable (I'm incomplete with sensation).
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    rlmtrhmiles,

    Regarding "... suggestions on firm/very firm, thin wheelchair cushion? I use Supacor Stimulite spor. ..." - the Supracor Stimulite Sport is among the firmest annd thinnest wheelchair cushions available, with the Stimulite Slimline cushion (without the XS option) being similar.
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    chas, I will check what you are saying. I have looked and looked and looked. Wc, I have had 4 Sports. Yes very firm. I actually love the thing when it is new, but that firmness degrades so fast. That was why I was trying to explain the situation. A Sport would be just fine if it lasted longer than 6 months. That was why I was trying to explain entire situation. I do want firm and thin. Was even thinking what would happen if I spent the $$$ and replaced the "strap" seat with solid? This solid would be thin so no raise in height. I do not like to "play" around with the chair and loosen things. I like to keep it as solid as possible.

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    I did a quick look. I will look more in detail. Never ran into this doing searches.

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    In your opinion, is the Slimline firmer than the Sport? Do you used a Slimline? What kind of life do you get from it?

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    rlmtrhmiles,

    Regarding "... suggestions on firm/very firm, thin wheelchair cushion? I use Supacor Stimulite spor. ..." - the Supracor Stimulite Sport is among the firmest annd thinnest wheelchair cushions available, with the Stimulite Slimline cushion (without the XS option) being similar.

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    I've used every cushion they make for 20 yrs now as a supracor athlete and a dealer, imo the sport is firmest. when it starts getting soft do you wash it? washing it "fluffs" them back up. this really helps.

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    In your opinion, is the Slimline firmer than the Sport? Do you used a Slimline? What kind of life do you get from it?
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    I would not consider vicair cushions firm. Especially since the air cells shift around, I have to position my cushion before I sit down and sometimes moving around (I shift my weight constantly) causes them to shift and I have to lean to one side and punch the cushion to adjust the cells back where I want them. I'll be trying a stimulite soon and hope it's as comfortable for me so I don't have to deal with the shifting.
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    This time with this cushion it is hand washed maybe every 6 weeks. Yes, the washing does seem to regenerate life. Does seem all of the regeneration is gone. Very little, if any, fluffing back up.

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    I had an air cushion on an old chair. I blew that cushion up, putting too much air in it. Seriously doubt I would go to air again.

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