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    Jay Protector experiences?

    I'm thinking of taking up kayaking, but our beach access is a bit rocky. I figure I'll need to leave the chair behind and scoot across the stones, and then I'd be sitting in the boat for extended periods of time.
    I found the Jay Protector on spinlife.com, and was wondering if anyone had any impressions of it? I've been sitting on a jay 2 for years and it's always kept me pressure sore free. I'd like to continue that trend.
    Thanks!

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    taziar,

    A similar product is the "AllRounder" but its cushioning structure entails a quantity of golf-ball-sized air cells rather than a gel component. Each product - the Jay Protector and the Comfort Company's AllRounder - exhibits advantages over the other product.

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    Thanks, I hadn't heard of that one before. I'll have to see if I can't find more info on both.

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    I've had a few Jay protectors. The first one lasted the longest. The others failed pretty fast. The gel in them migrates and brakes down. I took the last one apart, added some foam to replace the jell and have used it for years.

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    I've used Jay protectors for over 20 years and tend to agree with baldfatdad. I only buy slings or covers and put my own closed cell foam in the cover, I didn't find the gel cushion part much use. I think it will work well for your scenario? I always wear some mechanic gloves, jay protector and ankle covering hi-tops when climbing. Good luck

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    Great tip, thank you! Didn't occur to me that you could buy the cover separately. Where do you usually purchase it from? I found it at quickie-wheelchairs for $86 for the sling, $34 for the cover, plus shipping I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taziar View Post
    Great tip, thank you! Didn't occur to me that you could buy the cover separately. Where do you usually purchase it from? I found it at quickie-wheelchairs for $86 for the sling, $34 for the cover, plus shipping I'm sure.
    I might check the online sites

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    I have a Jay Protector that I used years ago, when I weighed less. I used it while sitting outside on the ground and gardening. The only thing I didn't like on it was the straps for the support part of it didn't adjust easily. The only thing I use on it now is the actual cushion. I use it on my footplate when I am barefoot, so I don't get a sore on the bottom of my foot. I put some gripping stuff on the bottom of it, so it would stay on my footplate easier.

    Jessie

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    My straps were always very quick and easy to tighten/loosen. Possible that your buckles were threaded incorrectly?

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    It could be, as I bought it used.
    Quote Originally Posted by roller View Post
    My straps were always very quick and easy to tighten/loosen. Possible that your buckles were threaded incorrectly?

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