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    Which roho is best?

    Which of these two roho cushions would you prefer and think is best?. Also, what is your opinion of the contour with its different sized Pods?

    Contour Quattro

    Quattro
    6
    Contour Quattro
    66.67%
    4
    Quattro
    33.33%
    2
    Last edited by Ironside; 4 Jul 2006, 2:18 PM.
    Tetraplegic & Spinal Injury Site


    #2
    These polls always kill me. Best for what? Best for a flotation device? Best for you? Best for me?

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      #3
      Okay, what I'm trying to determine is whether its best have the normal uniform pods rather than lots of different size pods. The contour is very good at stopping your legs from flaying apart. I'm just a little unsure about the very small ponds that are in the middle of the cushion. Would it be easier to bottom out on this contour rather than one of the normal high-profile roho's. And if you do suffer from pressure problems, would you be better off on a high profile roho, rather than the contour?
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        #4
        Originally posted by Ironside
        Which of these two roho cushions would you prefer and think is best?. Also, what is your opinion of the contour with its different sized Pods?

        Contour Quattro

        Quattro
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          #5
          I had a totally custom roho made to my specs. I put 2 & 3 inh pods where I want/need them, & had 2 separate valves put where I want also. Didn't know they offered that for a long time, but its great.
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            #6
            don't know what a quatro is. i have a high profile roho and it killz my ass, plus absolutely NO stability, i rock and roll like a drunken sailor
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              #7
              I don't have a basis for comparison, so can't answer the questions. My wife has a Roho Quadtro Select; it seems to work well, although I often see some pinkness on the sides of her thighs.
              Lori, the Quadtro might give you more stability. The fingers are separated into 4 sections. You inflate the complete cushion, then slide a valve closed that separates the 4 sections. That prevents all the air from rushing to the left, right, front, or back: it's trapped in each of the 4 square sections.
              - Richard

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                #8
                I bought a Roho Quattro Select Deep Contour and the first night one corner completely deflated so I sent it back for a new one. Other then that it's pretty comfortable and has great pressure relief. I am also buying a Stimulite Contour because it is very comfortable and it's great for those hot days because it breathes. Good luck in finding what you want.

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                  #9
                  I appear to once again be the odd-ball and the only one who has problems w/the RoHo Contour....I've tried it, I'm a MAJOR fan of the Roho LOW PROFILE Quadtro, but I can't stand the Contour. I feel as if I'm falling to one side or the other, the cushion feels off balance and like I'm sitting uneven. I use a high profile quadtro in my van only b/c I need the added height the high profile gives me over the low, but I feel a lil off balance on that as well.
                  'Chelle
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by alissa
                    I had a totally custom roho made to my specs. I put 2 & 3 inh pods where I want/need them, & had 2 separate valves put where I want also. Didn't know they offered that for a long time, but its great.
                    This is quite interesting. Did you have the shorter pods located in the vulnerable areas, such as the ischial (sit bones)
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                      #11
                      A seating evaluation where they do computerized interface pressure testing at a good clinic would try you on a lot of different cushions, and help you make a decision based both on issues such as balance and comfort and the cushion that gives you the best pressure profile. If there were only one best cushion for every butt, there would only be one on the market.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ironside
                        This is quite interesting. Did you have the shorter pods located in the vulnerable areas, such as the ischial (sit bones)

                        My problem area is at my tailbone, so that's where the shorter pods are. I used to tie off the back middle pods on a low profile (2 inch). With the 3 inch I get a little more cushion and I leave those 2 inch pods deflated to eliminate all pressure on the tailbone. I suppose you could custom design a cushion using 2, 3, & 4 inch wherever you'd want it. I did work with a seating specialist & pressure mapping _ however, the mapping wasn't very accurate, telling me I had no real pressure on the tailbone & lots on the ischials. My skin told me differently. It's been 4-5 years & my butt's doing well.
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                          #13
                          The way I see it, the difference between the two cushions is mostly positioning. Assuming you follow all the proper steps inflating the cushion. Everybody is different but for the most part the pressure should be evenly distributed in either cushion, it's air. I could be wrong. Just my guess. I like my contour. Keeps me from sliding out of my seat better.

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                            #14
                            I agree with Bspill (both posts ), that it does primarily affect positioning (tho per posters comments, there are individual issues and various ways roho cells are being utilized).

                            High profile, which can allow greater immersion into cushion, can provided added stability. The Quadtro Select has valve to adjust air pressue and individualize air height/depression, seat positioning etc. Greater immersion can also aid in thigh positioning - reduce splaying, esp if have higher cells along edges of cushion (serving similarily as inserts on Jay's for example).

                            Contour, with smaller/lower cells in seat, can provide the extra stability one needs, as rear is fixed more securely in depressed area than if cells were even. If rear/skin is at risk of breakdown, then the smaller cells might not provided the pressure relief/support necessary of higher cells.

                            If your concern is the stability/hip positioning issue, they also have firm bases/molded base(?) and solid seat base inserts. You can also put in a fixed solid seat base onto your chair in place of the fabric which can lose tension quickly and change the shape and position of the cushions, affecting your seating.

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