In what climates or temperatures does the Ride Forward cushion perform the best?

The Forward cushion performs safely at a broad range of temperatures, even frozen. Download this brochure that outlines a very extensive pressure mapping study related to the Forward cushion.

Can I order a Java back with FlexLoc™ hardware?

At this time FlexLoc hardware is not a mounting option for the Java back.

Can I put shoulder straps on a Java® and/or Decaf back support?

There is not a designated area to attach shoulder straps, but you may bolt the straps directly to the shell.

How do I print a U.S. supplier shipping label for Ride Designs custom shapes?

Click here for a pre-paid return label for a new back shape, cushion simulator, and/or cushion shape.

How do I get my order processed more quickly?

Make sure Ride Customer Service has your fully completed order form, purchase order, shapes, and photos.

What is Ride Designs' shipping address?

All materials and captured shapes should be shipped to:

Ride Designs
8100 SouthPark Way, C400
Littleton, Colorado 80120 USA

U.S. suppliers, Click here for a pre-paid return label for a new back shape, cushion simulator, and/or cushion shape.

Dennis

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Ride Products Used:
Ride User Since:
2015
Biggest Seating Challenge:
Pressure sores and skin breakdown
How Ride Helped:
Pressure mapping shows no pressure on my hot spots and skin integrity is intact.
Give us the details:

When John, the sales rep, first showed me the cushion I laughed at him. No way was that hard piece of foam going to help me out.

Blessed with a flat ass it didn’t matter what kind of seating cushion or wheelchair system I used, pressure mapping always showed a hotspot at the point of my left ishey. Not surprising that after 30 years, my bottom finally gave out and I came down with chronic osteomyelitis. I needed surgery to remove bone and years of callused scar tissue from my bottom.

This, and a year in bed, I was ready to try something new.

The only reason I looked at this cushion was because I had run out of solutions. My plastic surgeon told me that I needed to do pressure releases every 15 minutes. The recommendation was impractical at best. A C4 quadriplegic for over 30 years, I drive with a chin control. A real pressure release requires tilting and reclining to an absurd angle, one that would cause me to no longer be able to reach my chin control, stranding me like a turtle on his back. Secondly, my job requires that I chair (no pun intended) meetings and do presentations that can last an hour or more. Like I said, impractical; and I’m sure I’m not alone in this reality.

I’ve been using the Java Cushion for six months-so far so good. With the Ride seating cushion, there is zero pressure on my bottom; zero. When checking my skin at the end of the day, I no longer have to worry about whether my cushion is inflated to the right level. The guesswork is gone. In addition, the cushion keeps me centered and in a sitting position that is far better for my posture. Do I still need pressure releases, absolutely, but I can do them on my time.

Chanda

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Ride Products Used:
Ride User Since:
2015
Biggest Seating Challenge:
Gel cushions breaking open and having fear of skin break down until I was able to get another one.
How Ride Helped:
Offering a cushion that is not gel based and still holds integrity regarding reducing pressure and preventing sores.
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I have been paralyzed since I was 9 years old due to a gun shooting accident. Every person in a chair has a moment where they choose what they will do with their life after an injury. For ten years I struggled to stay healthy due to my injury. It was when I was down to 59 lbs. at age 21, that I knew I had to approach my health in a different way. That’s when I was introduced to integrative therapies and acupuncture, massage and chiropractic saved my life! I knew what I was supposed to do after this and became an advocate for persons with disabilities regarding their health. I am the Executive Director of The Chanda Plan Foundation which provides integrative health care programs to individuals with physical disabilities. I function daily from a power wheelchair as a quad and I wouldn’t be able to do what I love in life, if I wasn’t sitting on cushion with integrity that allows me to do so. Thank you Ride Designs for making the Java Cushion so I can continue to be sitting in my chair without concerns of skin breakdown and pressure sores, as I work long days in my chair.

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