A softer Custom Cushion option

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Cutaway view of Custom AccuSoft Cushion (left to right): foam cushion, incontinent-resistant inner cover, breathable spacer mesh outer cover.

Check out the new Custom Cushion option for those who need the skin protection and postural control of Ride Custom, and require or request softer, but highly accurate, seating.

Simple to clean

The Custom AccuSoft Cushion comes with an inner incontinent resistant cover and a breathable spacer fabric outer cover. For ease of care, an outer wipeable incontinent resistant cover is also available.

Easy to modify in the field

The Custom AccuSoft’s inner incontinent resistant cover can be zipped off and on, allowing easy access for a simple modification process. Check out this video demonstration.

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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.

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.

Rich Salm: director of sales and education

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Rich Salm (center) at a recent show, flanked by team members Shelly Myers (left) and Joe Bieganek (right)

Ride Designs announces the promotion of Rich Salm, ATP, to the position of director of sales and education.

A long-time veteran of the Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) industry, Rich has made significant marks in many areas including CRT business ownership,  business development, contract negotiations, advocacy, NRRTS board membership… and the list goes on!

Rich joined the Ride team one year ago as sales manager, and quickly gained significant traction in forging fresh directions and improved sales support / performance throughout the organization. His initiatives and skills in education and support of international business development went far beyond his job description and earned him this promotion. Rich now oversees all sales and education functions within Ride Designs. Look for great things to come.

Congratulations, Rich — we loved your reaction to the surprise announcement! 

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Precisely formed: Custom Backs

Ride Custom Back forming process

Ever wonder how the Ride Custom Back is made? Check out this video…

Hot, high-grade prosthetic plastic is vacuum-formed to a specific client’s back shape. The shell provides stability and is the outermost layer that hardware will mount to. Once the shell cools, Ride technicians will cut the back out and begin adding the materials necessary for breathability and comfort. It’s just one part of the process involved in delivering the best custom products available to wheelchair seating users.