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    Ride Custom cushion

    Anyone go from the custom to the custom 2 . Sounds like it has a smoother ride.

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    Senior Member johnc1's Avatar
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    Just got it a couple of days ago. New base material, seem fine so far.

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    what differences did you find in the way it feels

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    I have one to try out but I am scared to death to sit on it. It looks like it would support you as much as a shower commode seat would with a hole in the middle and all your weight is being supported by your thighs and trochanters. To me it just looks like a matter of time before you have a skin problem you are trochanters or tailbone.

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    I'm definitely interested!

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    Here are specs of my two Ride Custom cushions:

    old Ride Custom cushion - 1.7 lbs
    new Ride Custom cushion - 2.2 lbs

    old Ride Custom cushion cover - 1.5 lbs
    new Ride Custom cushion cover - 2.0 lbs

    My new cushion is 1" longer so that accounts for some of the additional weight, but not all. The new material seems to be denser. The new cover is double layered and so it is taller and heavier. You can still request the older cushion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey View Post
    I have one to try out but I am scared to death to sit on it. It looks like it would support you as much as a shower commode seat would with a hole in the middle and all your weight is being supported by your thighs and trochanters. To me it just looks like a matter of time before you have a skin problem you are trochanters or tailbone.
    All cushions require you to weight shift. The advantage of this cushion is that the pressure points are to the sides rather than under you. Hence, even if you do develop a pressure sore, you can still sit up on a different cushion until the sore heals. The only drawback with the cushion is that you're siting in a hole which makes it harder to transfer out. But you get used to it and it's a small trade-off for what it offers. Overall, it's a great cushion.

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    Senior Member Prerun's Avatar
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    My Ride Designs cushion has saved me a number of times. I've healed small pressure sores while sitting. The only drawback to them is the unpleasant surprise of an untimely fart!

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    I was afraid too on the day they took the mould for my Custom but it turned out great. Tried all kinds of other cushions and this is the only one that works.

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    I think what this thread (and the one on cushions that was just closed yesterday) shows is that there is not one cushion / brand perfect for everyone. ROHO makes great solutions for certain individuals. Ride and Sunrise do as well. This type of choice and competition between manufacturers inspire innovation and reward high-level customer service. There have been a lot of CC threads on cushion selection, and ultimately most come to a similar conclusion that the choice in cushions is individual-specific and should be made through evaluation with a professional clinical seating specialist. Fortunately there are tools such as pressure mapping and the availability of trial products in most seating clinics (and frequently through the supplier / provider community as well) that help individuals compare and contrast various cushion options to see which is best suited overall for their individual needs. Note that I am employed by Permobil / ROHO, so I try and stay away from engaging in a forum discussion specific to product comparisons since I would admit to a bias

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