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    sliding board issues any suggestions?

    I have been injured a long time 36 years and have always done a transfer from bed to chair with a wooden sliding board. I do have a spotter and some assistance.
    Lately something has changed, I am irritating and scraping up my scrotum area during my transfers. As you might guess this has me very concerned. Any one else face this problem? If so how did you solve it? Should I be using a different board?

    Thanks
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    pledge furniture polish, I learned tht from andy here. try always doing gravity transfers too. the pledge will let you slide effortlessly. I do my board weekly
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    We have had good luck making the board more slippery by using Pledge on them. Fuentes recommended using Tamarack strips also. These have to be applied to the board and make it permanently more slippery. Both solutions work for us. We even Pledge our vinyl van seats to make them more slippery.

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    I used to use Pledge but now I've upgraded to Niagra Spray starch. Spray it on, rub it in and buff it dry. Also, I have used an Ultraslick sliding board.

    http://www.ultraslick.com

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    Get a piece of nylon taffeta, sailboat Spinnaker cloth is ideal, about 15 inches wide and 4 feet long. Sew the ends together to make a loop. Lay it on top of the board with about 3 or 4 inches hanging over the end of that you're going to push underneath you and push it under as far as you can. Then slide on layers of fabric instead of the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo_aftermath View Post
    Get a piece of nylon taffeta, sailboat Spinnaker cloth is ideal, about 15 inches wide and 4 feet long. Sew the ends together to make a loop. Lay it on top of the board with about 3 or 4 inches hanging over the end of that you're going to push underneath you and push it under as far as you can. Then slide on layers of fabric instead of the board.
    Or you buy one for too much money. Called a sliding sheet

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    smoke, does the spray starch work better or just last longer
    Quote Originally Posted by smokey View Post
    I used to use Pledge but now I've upgraded to Niagra Spray starch. Spray it on, rub it in and buff it dry. Also, I have used an Ultraslick sliding board.

    http://www.ultraslick.com
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    Fu, I would say the Niagara spray starch works better but it must be applied every 2 to 3 days.

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    There is also a board called a beset board I believe. It has a round disk on a special board, the disk slides instead of your butt sliding.

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    The real question here is why have things changed for "Darty," the original poster, who has been using a transfer board for 36 years. That is a puzzle.

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