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    Roho High Profile

    I was having pain and red marks in one of my wcs and cushions(nexus that has low profile air cells and wc w/ solid seat pan). Knew it was no good and pressure mapping confirmed this w/ big red mapping marks on the computer screen, esp the right side which is the side that feels sore.

    After trying a few things I mapped perfect on the high profile. Everywhere showed blue! So I need to buy one asap...like tomorrow. On sportaid I see several different high profile rohos. What is the difference?

    Think I tried just a single compartment one...we only pumped it one place. But should I be getting one w/ two compartments since I do have obliquity which is why the right side has more pressure. (this could help correct the obliquity maybe???)

    http://www.sportaid.com/cushions-and-backs/roho/

    TIA
    Last edited by november; 11 Aug 2010, 10:17 PM. Reason: add link
    Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

    #2
    I think the best bet in a high roho is the 4 chamber quattro. I have used one to help with an obliquity with good success. 4 chambers allow more front back and side to side stability than 2 or 1, also. Good luck!
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      #3
      the best option is the roho quadtro select, divided in 4 air compartments where is possible to get more stability when you are sitted.

      if your mapping is good using a single compartment, with a quadtro select would be better.

      take a look on this page, there is a animation to demonstrate how it works: http://www.therohogroup.com/products...ct_cushion.jsp

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        #4
        Thank you soooooooooo much. I'm checking this out now and will be back w/ any questions.
        Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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          #5
          Is it easy to inflate and how does it work? It locks the air in each of the 4 cells when you close the single valve?

          Have ppl had many leaks? Is there a lot of maintenance? I rarely had to fill my Roho Nexus.
          Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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            #6
            ROHO Quadtro cushions are easy to inflate, a small hand pump usually follows each cushion, and there is only one valve to connect to. When inflated you lock the flow-valve and it’s ready (all the four compartments are then locked). One should be careful with these cushions to have enough air inside so you don’t bottom-out, likewise one should be careful to not over inflate the cushions as well, as over inflating also isn’t good. You’d see this when/if pressure mapping on a cushion like this. I have several Quadtro low profiles and what I do when inflating the cushions is to put the cushion on a flat surface (I.e. a table) and then let the cushion simply inflate by the outside atmospheric pressure, and then inflate just a couple of pushes with the pump. So I don’t use much air inside you see. I also lock the compartment valve before I am seated on it. There are also good instructions that follows the cushions. I have very seldom any leaks, and I travel a lot with quite a lot of stress on the cushions, but they seams to do fine. And if a puncture occurs one can fix it with kits that follows the cushions or simply use bicycle inner tube repair kits. Maintenance is minimal, wash cushion in shower every now and then and throw cushion cower in the washing machine when required. A tip; it is a good idea to have several cushions and cushion cowers, then you can use the others when the others are drying after cleaning. They are also good to put in the car seat when driving, likewise to sit on when flying. Good luck.

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              #7
              Originally posted by november View Post
              Is it easy to inflate and how does it work? It locks the air in each of the 4 cells when you close the single valve?

              Have ppl had many leaks? Is there a lot of maintenance? I rarely had to fill my Roho Nexus.
              I've been using the same 2 roho quadtro cushions for going on 4 years now with no issues.
              "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

              "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                #8
                It is easy to fill, just remember to have the green button on the valve pushed in, otherwise you will only be adding air to 1 quadrant(the front left one) if the red lock button is pushed.

                Yes, the one lock button locks all 4 quadrants.

                Only had one leak and it was under warranty so they sent me a brand new one. I have 3, one on manual, power chairs and one medium 3" high one in my motorhome seat.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by november View Post
                  Is it easy to inflate and how does it work? It locks the air in each of the 4 cells when you close the single valve?

                  Have ppl had many leaks? Is there a lot of maintenance? I rarely had to fill my Roho Nexus.
                  It inflates the same as a single compartment ROHO.

                  When you ask about leaks, are you asking about the valve that controls the Quattro? If so, it is a non-issue.

                  You have to have the valve open to fill the whole cushion with air, otherwise just the front would fill. Once you have air in it, lock the valve, get situated how you want to sit on the cushion and then open the valve for a minute so the cushion conforms to you, then re-lock the valve.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Brianm View Post
                    Once you have air in it, lock the valve, get situated how you want to sit on the cushion and then open the valve for a minute so the cushion conforms to you, then re-lock the valve.
                    Hi Brianm,
                    Right, I guess the way you describes the inflating/locking procedure is the ‘standard’ one and what you describes is the flow valve (red-green). You don’t have any problems with that? Like if you often changes positions back and forward, like from more upright to more laidback, causing the preset air distribution to the different compartments not to fit when you changes position out of the preset area, like a bit more forward? Due to this I have found that for me I like to lock the flow valve before I get seated on it, with equal amounts of air distributed to each of the compartments first. I guess we all have different preferables, but I was just wondering. Thanks.

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                      #11
                      I don't generally change position for a long period of time, rather sit tall, if you will.

                      That said, I am currently running mine as you are.
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                        #12
                        I bought a quadtro lo-pro used on ebay. Liked it but it didn't survive the first plane ride. Everybody wants to pick it up by that front inflation control mechanism, which pulled the inflator tube to the back left quadrant loose. If you can control how it is handled by the outside world it would be a great bet imo.
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                          #13
                          I have a low profile quatro but hated it on my chair as every time I would lean to the side/forward/backward the air would push me, even with the quatro locked the pockets in each area will still move and it just doesn't work well for a very active person IMO.

                          However it has made a great cushion for my computer chair at home where I some times sit long periods of time. Also has kept the cats out of my office chair since they won't walk around on it like they do my current cushion that they pretty much fight over as soon as I get out of it.
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                            #14
                            I'm glad I posted, thanx EVERYONE for the speedy responses. I ordered the Quatro Select High Profile and should have it next Tuesday. It's going on a wc that I use about 5% of the time and stability isn't too big of an issue with armrests. I'll then try it on my everyday manual (no armrests) and van seat to see if I'm steady enough on it. I map pretty good in my manual on my Roho Nexus and am demo'ing a gel seat in my van too.

                            Brian I was worried about puncture holes and air loss through leaking.

                            Betheny, I bottom out almost on the low profiles. You only have 2" to work with. It's either too full and hard or too low and you're sitting on nothing!
                            Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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                              #15
                              My first Quadtro Select was used for 4 years, no punctures but the valve got a problem impossible to repair, but I consider 4 years a good timelife. I keep it to use in emergency cases, even with the valve problem, no air loss happens.

                              I'm using my second for 2 years with no punctures or any other air loss issues.

                              in another post, SCI_OTR said something like that: "when you make a airplane trip, keep the cushion with you, never leave on the chair or luggage compartment"

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