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    Wheelchair Tech, Help..

    Im starting to wonder if this guy knows what he is doing? The way he has everyhing in th back attached just DOES NOT look right to me. This is my first chair so I dont really know what to expect. Can anyone tell by looking at this picture if my chair is set up correctly.Chris's Pictures 220.jpg
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    What kind of chair is that? My eyes hurt just looking at that.

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    Kuschall Airlite. Can you see the way he has everything kinda rigged up. Pipes from the frame come half up, then some bolt harness connects the handle bars to that, then the harness for my new Matrx back are attached to the same pipe that comes out of the frame. It just doesn't look right.

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    I don't have much firsthand experience yet with MaTRx backs or Kuschalls, but it looks like the hardware was setup to maximize seat depth (possibly because that chair was not ordered with sufficient depth to accommodate the MaTRx back). The mounting bracket should look like this:


    Did they give any rationale for that set up? If not, you should definitely ask (especially the split back canes).

    If the crossbrace was an issue, Motion just released split mounting hardware to get the bracket in the right place.

    A pic with the back on the chair might be helpful.

    Link to a pdf brochure with good pics...

    http://www.motionconcepts.com/pdf/2006/matrx_back.pdf
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    http://good-times.webshots.com/album/558349157NDmqjN

    Here is how mine is set up on a tilite --but I don't have handle so i'm not quite sure how that works, if someone needs to give me a push they just push on the seatback because it's only maybe for a boost. so, maybe a back view of your chair would help me understand the bracket placement and push handle bar placement.

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    something seriously doesn't look right there....I don't know what the matrix backrest/bracket SHOULD look like but I know that is mega overkill compared to my Kuschall. Is there a reason you got bolt-on push handles as opposed to flip down or integrated ones? Your push handles could be integrated into your backrest posts...Check out my pics of my airlite pro w/Roho back to see what I mean.
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    Thanks for pics, whats the name for your handle bars?

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    you're welcome. They are the fold down(or flip down) push handles. If you need the Kuschall website/order form I have it bookmarked and can post it for you.
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