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    #16
    Originally posted by August West View Post
    Yes. This is exactly the reason to use the Ride Custom cushion. Because the Ride is the only cushion that distributes weight along your thighs whereas other cushions pinpoint your weight on two hot spots of your sitting bones.
    That is patently incorrect. Many cushions and seating systems shift weight from the ischiums to the thighs or float the ischiums. A Ride custom is a good cushion for the right person, but it is not the best for everyone.

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    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #17
      Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
      Many cushions... float the ischiums.
      Which other cushion floats the ischiums?

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        #18
        Anyone heard about Roho Cushions...better yet all the lines of cushions Permobil has acquired. Take another look: https://permobilus.com/products/seat...ning-products/

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          #19
          Going back to the 1960s through the 1980s there were high density foam laminated cushions which had a ischial cut-out, and which were often customized by the therapists who fit the cushion for the client. I went to a conference in 1983 put on by RESNA (Rehab Engineering Society of North America) where we learned to customize such cushions in a workshop for people in chairs who were also attending the conference.

          Here is an article describing how a therapist can make this type of cushion (historic): https://www.physio-pedia.com/Cushions

          Also this one which has been around since the 1980s: http://www.spanamerica.com/isch_dish.php

          Here are a couple of diagrams:
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          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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            #20
            Why do you like it?

            Originally posted by fuentejps View Post
            i use the classic xs...........
            fuentejps,

            Why do you like it?

            Why have you been using it so long?

            Easy to care for and keep clean?

            Thanks,
            Ti
            "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."

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              #21
              Thank you for your input.

              Originally posted by Oddity View Post
              If protecting your butt is indeed the #1 priority, then this is the best, most rational, answer. Everyone is different. Anecdotal reports, of what works for one person vs another, are the worst, least rational, answer.
              Oddity absolutely 100% correct. I agree.

              I need to know what cushions are out there that people use and had very good skin butt protection/pressure injury protection with it.

              I am not cushion savvy.

              Thanks to everybody's input. I research each cushion listed.

              What works for you may not work for me. For me the Otto Bock Cloud worked for me but being discontinued but still being sold in New Zealand and Australia. To buy one from there the postage would be $150 alone and out of pocket.

              Please keep posting.

              Thanks again,
              Ti
              "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."

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                #22
                if it wsorks for your butt, i would just buy it TI. Hell, buy 2 so you are covered for many years i would anyway.
                Originally posted by titanium4motion View Post
                Oddity absolutely 100% correct. I agree.

                I need to know what cushions are out there that people use and had very good skin butt protection/pressure injury protection with it.

                I am not cushion savvy.

                Thanks to everybody's input. I research each cushion listed.

                What works for you may not work for me. For me the Otto Bock Cloud worked for me but being discontinued but still being sold in New Zealand and Australia. To buy one from there the postage would be $150 alone and out of pocket.

                Please keep posting.

                Thanks again,
                Ti
                Bike-on.com rep
                John@bike-on.com
                c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
                sponsored handcycle racer

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                  #23
                  my butt likes it and im a clean freak, they are very easy to wash........i bleach it weekly, i actually rotate 2 at a time so i can wash them weekly. throw right in washer and air dry. it fluffs back up this way too. with stimulites there is a breakin period while it forms to your butt. can feel hard during this period, about a week.
                  Bike-on.com rep
                  John@bike-on.com
                  c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
                  sponsored handcycle racer

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                    Going back to the 1960s through the 1980s there were high density foam laminated cushions which had a ischial cut-out, and which were often customized by the therapists who fit the cushion for the client. I went to a conference in 1983 put on by RESNA (Rehab Engineering Society of North America) where we learned to customize such cushions in a workshop for people in chairs who were also attending the conference.

                    Here is an article describing how a therapist can make this type of cushion (historic): https://www.physio-pedia.com/Cushions

                    Also this one which has been around since the 1980s: http://www.spanamerica.com/isch_dish.php

                    Here are a couple of diagrams:
                    The ROHO Contour Select uses a similar principle and instead of foam, uses the Roho cells.

                    https://permobilus.com/product/roho-...selectcushion/

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                      #25
                      Whatever you decide, do not pull the trigger on the ZR until you know what the height of your cushion is going to be.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by SCI_OTR View Post
                        Whatever you decide, do not pull the trigger on the ZR until you know what the height of your cushion is going to be.
                        Excellent advice ( as always) SCI_OTR.

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                          #27
                          I currently use the Ride Java cushion and love it. It is easy to clean, I can go to the pool pull the cover off and hop back in my seat and then wipe off and put the cover back on when changing. I live in a Florida and it seems to suit me well in the heat. I have tried Roho, roho elite, jay2, supracor contour, roho quatro. Comfort wise I loved the Roho but positioning and maintenance it was not the best fit for me and after not realizing it deflated one day until transferring I had to get something else. The supracor was nice for water but I found that even the Xs was too hard for my liking and it seems as though the Java is comparable in that realm excluding you can’t really toss it in the washer! The thing I don’t like about the ride Java is how quickly I wear down the cushion between my leg at the front where the build up from the legs are. So this is a cushion I recommend getting a replacement cover for.

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                            #28
                            I had some pressure issues when I first used the chair and had a gel insert Jay 2 cushion. I first switched to the J3 with roho insert, but didn't like the cushion cover. I've been using the Jay Fusion with Roho insert for the past few years and love it. It provides the support for balance I need for transfers, but has the Roho air cushion for my sit bones. I have not had a pressure issue since moving to the air insert.
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