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    Shaping the back canes : Endomorphing ?

    Anyone have their backcanes shaped ?

    My thighs are the limiting factor in my width, giving me an 18" wide cushion and frame, otherwise I'd probably be on a 17" or 16" wide chair.
    Trying to get my rear wheels narrower, I have camber, my wheels are always rubbing against the back canes so I'm thinking of trying to get a bend in the back canes so where the back rest attaches it would be 16" or 17" wide instead of 18". Grabbing myself ane extra 1" or 2".

    Anyone ever do this?

    Apparently it gets done on power chairs ? I'm told they call it endomorphing (spelling) ? yet to find a reference on the intertubes. anyone know?

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      #3
      chasmengr thanks hadn't seen that.

      I was looking for something that added one more bend to make the canes parallel again.. to allow an aftermarket back rest to be added

      Wonder how much the $$$$$ the up charge is for these bends.

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        #4
        Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
        Anyone have their backcanes shaped ?

        My thighs are the limiting factor in my width, giving me an 18" wide cushion and frame, otherwise I'd probably be on a 17" or 16" wide chair.
        Trying to get my rear wheels narrower, I have camber, my wheels are always rubbing against the back canes so I'm thinking of trying to get a bend in the back canes so where the back rest attaches it would be 16" or 17" wide instead of 18". Grabbing myself ane extra 1" or 2".

        Anyone ever do this?

        Apparently it gets done on power chairs ? I'm told they call it endomorphing (spelling) ? yet to find a reference on the intertubes. anyone know?
        why not aluminum bolt on side guards to hold your hips in at 17 wide. same issue here, big thighs so i use bolt on side guards to stay tight
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          #5
          Funny you should say that.
          I suggested that to the PT, but they are all like the risk of a pressure sore is too great!

          Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
          why not aluminum bolt on side guards to hold your hips in at 17 wide. same issue here, big thighs so i use bolt on side guards to stay tight

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            #6
            really isnt. i dont even get red. would solve your problem too.
            Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
            Funny you should say that.
            I suggested that to the PT, but they are all like the risk of a pressure sore is too great!
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              #7
              Mine is powerchair but over years thigh roll-out. Like already posted I to have thigh supports on chair, they have soft covering over them to prevent pressure. With those can keep thighs from rolling far out, hence narrow seat-base.
              If you need backcanes at different bend will lateral trunk supports help? How about deep contoured backrest with built in lateral supports, like OttoBock Seatback 3?
              Last edited by MikeP2013; 20 May 2018, 1:08 PM.

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                #8
                I'm just trying to narrow the back cane width of the chair by an inch, maybe 2. allowing my rear wheels manual chair to tuck in closer, as I have cambered wheels they don't effect the seat width.

                Originally posted by MikeP2013 View Post
                Mine is powerchair but over years thigh roll-out. Like already posted I to have thigh supports on chair, they have soft covering over them to prevent pressure. With those can keep thighs from rolling far out, hence narrow seat-base.
                If you need backcanes at different bend will lateral trunk supports help? How about deep contoured backrest with built in lateral supports, like OttoBock Seatback 3?

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                  #9
                  I wish my PT wasn't so good at planting the seeds of paranoia in my head.
                  They state these things with such confidence!
                  Going to have to experiment with some padding on my current chair, squish myself in for a couple of weeks and see what kind of issues I have.

                  Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
                  really isnt. i dont even get red. would solve your problem too.

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                    Just saw this picture.... this is pretty much what I was thinking! I have no details .. just the picture.
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                      #11
                      Are your legs splaying outward? If so use a velcro belt to bring your knees closer together. That'll bring your thighs more inline. Or, take some of the camber out of your chair and adjustyour wheels in closer to give a narrower wheelbase.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                        Are your legs splaying outward? If so use a velcro belt to bring your knees closer together. That'll bring your thighs more inline. Or, take some of the camber out of your chair and adjustyour wheels in closer to give a narrower wheelbase.
                        My legs are ok for the most part.
                        My thighs are just too big, they are my widest part physically. if they were smaller my hips would still only get me about 17" instead of 18".
                        My camber is fine.. I like it. I'm not going to get much narrower than 29".

                        Combine my shape, my dump, my camber etc. I can get my wheels as tight as possible and they rub the rear canes. Again If I was to have a little bend in my rear canes.. I could probably maximize an extra inch narrower, the camber kind of goes over my thighs. If I was to go to zero camber .. my rear wheels would be just as wide cause of my thighs.

                        I'm ok. Just looking at option and trying to fine tune a little. playing etc......

                        cheers for the comments though.

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                          #13
                          I hear you on the continual fine tuning of the chair. Never seems to end does it ? I had the same challenge when I had camber.

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