Custom materials, firm to soft

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New cushion materials are being used in the new Ride Custom AccuSoft Cushion.

How are these materials different from the Ride Custom 2 Cushion materials? Do you know the difference between open and closed cell foams?

Learn more about the science of foams via video here (10 minutes).

Coming soon: Ride Custom AccuSoft Cushion

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The rumors are true! We’ve designed a whole new Custom Cushion to meet the needs of those who require or request a softer, but highly accurate, cushion.

Learn more about this exciting addition to the Ride product line… listen in as Ride’s own Tom Hetzel and Joe Bieganek discuss the new Custom AccuSoft Cushion.

Feel it for yourself at the International Seating Symposium (booth 1009) or review complete details, including the brochure and order form, on the website.

Brrr… cold weather seating concerns?

Studies show that people who use wheelchairs often decrease their community participation in cold weather because of environmental and equipment barriers.

Don’t let your cushion become an excuse for not getting out. Ride’s wheelchair seating cushions perform consistently even when exposed to extreme temperatures. Read about a temperature and pressure demonstration done with the Ride Forward Cushion here. And learn about how Ride cushions manage heat and moisture when you’re inside by the fire here.

New representation in Canada

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As many of you are aware, Stephen Bourne has been instrumental in launching, developing, growing and supporting Ride’s presence in Canada. We are grateful for his years of dedicated service and hard work. As business has grown across Canada, we now require full time sales representation in our largest market: Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. Unfortunately, Stephen was unable to relocate so he will be leaving Ride Designs, effective January 1, 2019. We wish Stephen well with his future endeavors. 

As of January 1, 2019, Ride Designs will be represented by East West Medical Products, Ltd. Craig Royal will cover British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Maria Joannou will cover Toronto, Ontario, and east to the Atlantic Provinces.

Both Craig and Maria come to Ride with many years of experience in complex rehab technology and more specifically, custom seating. We are thrilled to have them on our team. We also have a robust plan in place to back up Craig and Maria with support from our deep field of highly experienced staff during and after this transition. 

These changes allow us to further our commitment to serving you better and be more responsive to your needs. 

2019 Custom Certification Courses

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We know you’ve been meaning to attend… so select now from among nine Ride Custom Certification Courses sessions offered for 2019!

February 28 – March 1
April 11 – 12
April 18 – 19
May 16 – 17
June 20 – 21
July 25 – 26
August 1 – 2
October 17 – 18
October 24 – 25

The course is designed specifically for clinicians and suppliers who want to take their seating skills to the next level. Learn why coming to Colorado for the course may be a game changer for your seating practice here.

Registration for all 2019 dates is now open. Register early here; class size is limited.