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Thread: Can I get stimulite type cushion material?

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    2x4x1" StImulite sheet cost me 276.00 cdn. dollars. I replaced the foam in my matrix elite back with it. It was the smallest size I could buy.

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    thats a great idea. my agility back needs foam replaced, i'll try that.
    Quote Originally Posted by swannyriver View Post
    2x4x1" StImulite sheet cost me 276.00 cdn. dollars. I replaced the foam in my matrix elite back with it. It was the smallest size I could buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    The solid backs I've had in the past were uncomfortable. They only fit me in one position so that if I were to slide my ass forward and lean back I suddenly had no back support except for the top of the plastic back digging into my spine. Also they tend to look pretty ugly, add a significant amount of bulk and make folding the wheelchair back more difficult (though to be fair I very rarely fold my back down).
    I just switched from an ADI carbon to a Matrx MX2 carbon back. I have to slide forward like you described a lot since I have no trunk control. The padding on the Matrx is really thick at the top and the carbon shell is flexible unlike the ADI. So it bends when I lean to the sides, etc. I got a 16" wide back for my 15" chair and it still folds. If you can go with carbon, I think they look really good actually. I also spaced mine out 1/2" from the posts as you can see in the pic to help me sit up a little straighter since I don't slide in my cushion (Ride Java).
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    Breathable and washable it works great.No more stinky foam that turns black from sweat.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    thats a great idea. my agility back needs foam replaced, i'll try that.

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    for sure, i love supracor been on their cushions for 20+ years, used their sling backs to all great products
    Quote Originally Posted by swannyriver View Post
    Breathable and washable it works great.No more stinky foam that turns black from sweat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    I have a solid back and Ride Custom cushion. Both enable a fixed position, which has some benefits and some drawbacks. Of course, the benefit is better posture. But the drawback is reduced range of motion in the hips and spine. I have this idea that greater range of motion in my hips and spine will improve the range of motion in my shoulders, which I need badly. We'll see.
    Weighing range of motion against almost inevitable paralytic scoliosis. Ah, the joys of SCI.
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