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Postby snaker » 26 Jan 2021, 02:52

I am looking for a roho air cushion. I found 2 types of roho cushions "Dry Air Floatation" and "QUADTRO SELECT", they have different shapes. Did anybody here have experience with those cushions above? Which one is better for preventing pressure sores?
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby swalker » 26 Jan 2021, 03:52

I use the Roho Quadtro Select High Profile cushion. Like this: https://www.spinlife.com/ROHO-Quadtro-S ... ductid=247

It works very well for me. I cannot tolerate the style cushion that has a small air or gel bladder surrounded by more supportive foam. The transition from the foam to the air bladder just causes too much damage to my bottom.

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Re: Roho cushions

Postby snaker » 26 Jan 2021, 04:16

Maybe I missed something. Bellow are pictures of 2 types I mentioned.
- The "Dry Air Floatation" has even cells
- The "QUADTRO SELECT" has uneven cells

But by the swalker's link, "QUADTRO SELECT" has even cells. That confuse me :cussing

So ignore the names "Dry Air Floatation" and "QUADTRO SELECT". My question now is "even cells" and "uneven cells" which ones are you using? Which ones are better for preventing pressure sores?
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby sacharlie » 26 Jan 2021, 04:44

IIRC the website should show different models. Believe some other company bought them, maybe the website is different now.
There is another company that has the individual air cells like a roho that you can collapse various individual cells when needed. Star Cushion.
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby swalker » 26 Jan 2021, 04:44

Each air cell is the same height in the Quadtro Select that I have.

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Re: Roho cushions

Postby Rye » 26 Jan 2021, 12:45

I have had several RoHo cushions and they are all "dry air floatation", but the quadtro has four quadrants that can be adjusted with different air levels for better stability. There's a slide valve on the front of the cushion for easy adjustment. If you don't have the quadtro, then the air can build up on one side of the cushions making you sit at funny angles or even roll out of your chair. The only one you want is the quadtro. Don't waste money on the standard or mosaic. The "uneven" cells are if you want a custom cell layout. Like smaller cells under your tailbone that way there might be reduced pressure in that area. I don't find custom cells to be necessary. Just get a quadtro in your chosen LengthxWidth and you'll be fine.

Dry floatation refers to the fact that sweat and other moisture will be released between the cells keeping it from building up under your bottom and causing a pressure soar. I used to use gel and got a pressure soar for that very reason. Once I went roho, I haven't had an issue since. I've been in a chair for 20 1/2 years.
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby Rye » 26 Jan 2021, 12:56

Quadtro (with slide valve in front):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Roho-Quadtro-S ... Swmhtf6qFb

Standard (no valve / all cells connected):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ROHO-High-Prof ... %3A2334524


Mosaic (huge weak cells / all cells connected):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ROHO-Mosaic-20 ... %3A2334524

Roho toilet pads:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ROHO-Toilet-Se ... SwH6hf1ZIM

Roho Enhanced (with dropped cells in sacral area / no valve / no good):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/wheelchair-cus ... SwuxlgBzaO
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby Rye » 26 Jan 2021, 13:00

There are also different cell heights. Low profile for active and lightweight users that can move and adjust a lot, medium with a bit more support, and high with the max support. Remember that the more air that's under you, the less stable you'll be. I use a medium quadtro.
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby Seajays » 26 Jan 2021, 18:27

I have a Roho Quadro High Profile Select for 22 years they are great , but you have to be able to patch holes once in a wile. they have a sticky Patch Kit which is like tape works good , But i use a product called GOOP works great.
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby Burgerman » 26 Jan 2021, 21:15

I had a Roho Quadro Select kindly donated FOC by the guy that imports them in the UK. It had all cells the same height.

I used it for only 2 weeks. I didnt give it time to find out if it helped prevent sores. So cannot comment. But too hard to transfer, and not enough stability when seated in active use, and the fact that I think it bottoms out when you drive off a curb for e.g when the air compresses all made me swap back to the Jay2 cushion.
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby Rye » 26 Jan 2021, 21:45

Burgerman wrote:I had a Roho Quadro Select........... and the fact that I think it bottoms out when you drive off a curb for e.g when the air compresses all made me swap back to the Jay2 cushion.


I could see that happening with the low profile version. The high profile is difficult to bottom out with. I'm about 150lbs and have never bottomed out with the medium profile.

So if one is getting a Roho cushion consider these:

1) Weight...............Low/Medium/High Profile
2) Width................You don't want the cushion dangling off the sides of the chair even a little because POP!
3) Length or Depth...You don't want the backrest pinching rear of cushion and you don't want the legrest pinching front of cushion.
4) Quadtro.............Get a Quadtro no matter what your configuration.

I've popped a few. Always keep a cover on it, but you want the top of the cover to be as thin as possible so you get the benefit of the air cells.

Sportaid has the Roho lineup: https://www.sportaid.com/cushions-and-b ... ho/?page=2
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby shirley_hkg » 27 Jan 2021, 01:33


youtu.be/EgnyY-BxQiY


QuadSelect has a 4-ways valves.


I prefer to have 1 row of cell width longer than seat width . I squeeze it in and get more cells under and more stability .
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby shirley_hkg » 27 Jan 2021, 01:37


Contour refers to various cell heights to map body shape .
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby snaker » 27 Jan 2021, 01:54

Thanks Rye for your valuable info of roho cushions. Unfortunately, I read it a bit late banghead

I had ordered a roho on ebay (the one has its cells with the same height) through a service of buying and shipping goods from the US to VN. I look at its images and do not see that valve, it is not a quadro :cussing It seems I wasted $220 for that wrong cushion :fencing
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby Seajays » 27 Jan 2021, 18:37

It has to be a Quadro to be any good at all. I am a double amp with only pelvic bone on one side , the Quadro high profile adjust to to the body fine. I don't find is hard to transfer and I don't have legs only one stump.
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Re: Roho cushions

Postby sacharlie » 27 Jan 2021, 19:16

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Re: Roho cushions

Postby Seajays » 28 Jan 2021, 17:39

The Star cushion looks interesting .
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