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    Roho cushions.

    I have put on some weight. And i am going to need to use a transfer board soon i think. The question is. Can i lay the board on top of the cushion without any problems?

    #2
    I have no personal experience, but can you slide the board under the cushion instead?

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      #3
      Originally posted by landrover View Post
      I have no personal experience, but can you slide the board under the cushion instead?
      No

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        #4
        I lay the board on top with no problem.
        4xquad

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          #5
          Yes. Just be sure no sharp edges on the board.

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            #6
            I put it on top of the cushion with no problems. Like KDL said to be sure there are no sharp edges or splinters if it is a wooden board. I have never done this but you could put a cloth between the board and cushion for some extra protection if you are really concerned or on the bottom of the board, you could coat it with something like flex seal to give it a little more protection. Just throwing those out there off the top of my head. Like I said I have used a board to transfer up into the van from my chair and I think in 20 plus years I suspected one time that I may have caused a leak in my ROHO by doing so. Only had a leak one time in the area of the cushion that the board came in contact with.

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              #7
              Thanks for all the replies. I feel much better now.

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                #8
                Should be no problem. If you start using a transfer board, keep it Pledged for easy sliding. Also, when I transfer without clothes on I use a piece of silk on top of the board to reduce friction from sweat.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ancientgimp View Post
                  Should be no problem. If you start using a transfer board, keep it Pledged for easy sliding. Also, when I transfer without clothes on I use a piece of silk on top of the board to reduce friction from sweat.
                  Thanks for the tips.

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                    #10
                    Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd post my ROHO question here. I am looking to order a new ROHO high profile cushion, as I feel my current one is too small (there is quite a gap between the cushion and the back of my knees. Also, there is about an inch of seat pan showing in the front). I am 6'4", with long legs, so I need more length than width re: cushion sizes. Looking online it looks like I would need to order a custom sized, and turn it sideways. With a high profile ding so would not be an issue, correct?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by landrover View Post
                      re: cushion sizes. Looking online it looks like I would need to order a custom sized, and turn it sideways. With a high profile doing so would not be an issue, correct?
                      Yes, it will work the same sideways. But just make sure it's wide enough too. Personally, I don't even like it when there's a gap on the side and stuff can fall between.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by landrover View Post
                        Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd post my ROHO question here. I am looking to order a new ROHO high profile cushion, as I feel my current one is too small (there is quite a gap between the cushion and the back of my knees. Also, there is about an inch of seat pan showing in the front). I am 6'4", with long legs, so I need more length than width re: cushion sizes. Looking online it looks like I would need to order a custom sized, and turn it sideways. With a high profile ding so would not be an issue, correct?
                        I don't use and am not personally familiar with the Roho high profile cushions. I do use a Roho Contour Select cushion that measures roughly 16" (9 cells) wide by 18" (11 cells) length and it isn't a custom order. The contour select has a lowered ischial section in the center back, so it can not be rotated.

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                          #13
                          So I'm a bit in "no-man's land" when it comes to deciding on the cushion size. My current cushion is 11 cells X 11 cells. There is quite a gap between the back of my knee and cushion, and a gap on the seat pan. But if I add another cell, I believe that adds 2", which will put it close to being on the edge of the seat pan, and also very close to touching the back of my knee (though I still think there'd be a gap. Not sure which direction to go...
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                            #14
                            What is the seat pan size?
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                              #15
                              If your transfer board is made of wood it can splinter from just banging it up and you may not even know. My transfer board is a little rough on the edges. Simple solution is to use a cover on your roho and/or put the transfer board inside a pillowcase. A sharp edge may still stick through but you won?t have any problem with rough edges this way. I assume you?ll inspect daily for sharp edges (probably not goin to happen anyway) so you should be fine.

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