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    #16
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I believe my cushion is a Jay 2. I have never had a seat specialist. Probably have to look into one. Don't know if there is one in my area.
    "Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you?"

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      #17
      Originally posted by skoalongcut View Post
      Thanks for all the suggestions. I believe my cushion is a Jay 2. I have never had a seat specialist. Probably have to look into one. Don't know if there is one in my area.
      The Jay 2 is designed as much for positioning as it is skin protection and many who have sensation intact hate that cushion. It has a very rigid base.
      Seeing a specialist is good advice. Everyone responds to cushions differently and your physical needs, comfort and environment all play a big role in selecting what's best.

      My my recent experiences with products:
      From Jay, the Ion Union and Fusion are all good products. Jay is now using anti-microbial fabric in the covers as well as spacer fabric to keep your buttocks off the foam a little better for improved air flow.
      The Vicair products have been on the market for years and get passed from one distributor to the next. Comfort Company has now taken the line over since Johnson & Johnson dumped it. Those are not bad products but I've found they can be hit or miss with individual users. They have a bit of a devoted following but aren't widespread.
      Varilite cushions do well, but don't last as long as some others. The foam used is very soft and breaks down quickly. Not a problem if you have insurance but can get costly if you're buying it yourself.
      ROHOs are a "love/hate" brand. IF used correctly, they're hard to beat for skin protection but using it right is tricky. Too much air or too little yields a cushion that's basically useless. You have to be aware of how to keep it inflated properly and monitor it frequently. They can be somewhat unstable if you have postural issues and, of course, they can leak.

      But, see a specialist. Everything I listed above is very general info and may or may not apply to your case.

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        #18
        Yesterday I was fitted for a new chair. Hoping insurance OK's a TR with ADI disc brakes and a Jay2 cushion (Been using one for 21.75 years, the other .25 was using a Otto Bock)

        I had never been mapped before and they did that for me. The tech was giving me crap about using a Jay 2 and figured it would map poorly. Much to her surprise it was the best mapping she had ever seen. Even said I don't need to worry about lifting. Even just leaning forward there is very low pressure on my bottom. Was glad to see that and it would help explain no sores in 20+ years.

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