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    Going back to foam cushions

    Ive been using gel and air cushions for about 25 years, and I've never really felt as comfortable as I did with foam cushions. I popped a roho yesterday and had to do a mercy dash to the local rubber store. They didnt have neoprene thick enough but they were able to glue a few pieces together to get the desired thickness. Took them a few hours to let the glue dry, but well worth it. Omg I cant remember ever being so comfortable.
    Everybody wants freedom.... They just don't want it for everybody else...

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    I went back to foam and am still trying to heal spots under my left leg from the hip to almost my knee.
    Make America Sane Again. lol

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    I must be a hard-ass... lol. Mind you. I had a j3 for a little while and the gel went hard. My posterior felt it and started to get red and sore. Luckily tissue nor skin broke. This neoprene cushion is so soft I dont feel like I'm sitting.
    Everybody wants freedom.... They just don't want it for everybody else...

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    Had a cut out cushion in old chair for years. See pracare cushion:-
    PRESSURE REDISTRIBUTION IN WHEELCHAIR CUSHION FORPARAPLEGICS: ITS APPLICATION AND EVALUATION
    By A. G. KEY, M.B., ChB.I, M. T. MANLEY, B.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E.2 andE. WAKEFIELD, Dip.Physio.l

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    I remember my first cushion out of rehab. Two layers of different foam densities and an ischial cut out, that had to be positioned just right. I don't want to go back to that.

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