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    I need to pick the brains of the board again. I've been using wooden transfer boards since my injury 2 years ago. Still havent gotten the nerve to try the car, shower, stair glide by pivoting. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good transfer board. I saw some flexible plastic ones on another site which looked interesting. Thanks

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    These are the best slide boards we have found. They make them in a variety of configurations and lengths, and will also make custom sizes. One of the owners of the company has a C6 SCI himself, so he knows what people are usually looking for.

    Ultraslick Transfer Boards

    (KLD)
    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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    • #3
      I agree with Nurse. Had been using normal wood boards until I went to new therapy spot and they use Ultraslicks. Bought 2 in different lengths and tossed the old one.

      They just slliidde way better.

      McD

      "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
      "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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      • #4
        SCI-Nurse and others. What is your opinion on the Beasytrans transfer boards?

        Beasytrans

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        • #5
          yo nurse, how much for a normal length board usually.
          im going to get one.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Quad62:

            SCI-Nurse and others. What is your opinion on the Beasytrans transfer boards?

            http://www.beasytrans.com/index.html


            I use one and I love it. It's a lot easier on my skin then my wooden board, especially with bare skin (shorts in the summer).

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            • #7
              Beasy board is OK, but it is heavy and very bulky, and you have to be careful you don't get essential parts in the "groove" when you are transferring using it (esp. naked or in shorts).

              Not sure of the prices for the Ultraslicks as I work for the VA and we get a special price. Best to contact them through their website.

              (KLD)
              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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              • #8
                Thanks Nurse!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fuentejps:

                  yo nurse, how much for a normal length board usually.
                  im going to get one.
                  Fuente, if you're talking about the Ultraslicks, I ordered two of them. A normal length and a shorter one, the total was $132.00. Not cheap, but not a whole lot more than a good wood one.

                  McD

                  "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
                  "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by McDuff:

                    Originally posted by fuentejps:
                    yo nurse, how much for a normal length board usually.
                    im going to get one.
                    Fuente, if you're talking about the Ultraslicks, I ordered two of them. A normal length and a shorter one, the total was $132.00. Not cheap, but not a whole lot more than a good wood one.

                    McD

                    "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
                    not bad. i payed near that for my accesible design boards. are they really that much easier to use?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fuentejps:

                      are they really that much easier to use?
                      They have some kind of coating or composite that makes it a bit slicker than normal wood. It's no "wow that's amazing" difference or anything. You just slide easier.

                      McD

                      "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
                      "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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                      • #12
                        How well do they work on a wet naked bottom?

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                        • #13
                          i use the ultraslick transfer board...it is excellent. dont be fooled, it is made from wood. i suggest the short one, but the long one is good for car transfers. the wood has actually started chipping on mine so im worried that it might catch on my skin during shower transfers. i need to get a new one.

                          i think beasy boards are for either people who are overwieght or too lazy to slide their butt over.

                          klc
                          if you put something like a pillow case or chuck under your naked butt before you transfer, you should have no prob. dont do it bare butt, lol

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                          • #14
                            i just ordered one from duane, nice guy. i bought the 30 in, my old one is 29in. i only use it for car. my other one is 5 years old. not much slide, lol, it pulls my pance off
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                            • #15
                              These boards look interesting http://www.scanmedical.com/transferboard.htm

                              I tried to get my insurance to buy one but they said that I need to buy from a DME in order for it to be covered. This site is the manufacturer. I called some DME's in my area but they dont want to be bothered. That sucks.

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