|Mark from Murfreesboro, TN submitted this review on April 10th 2006 at 03:08 PM. Mark is an end user who has over a year of experience with the product.|
|Strengths:||Too many problems for me to even thing about a good side of this chair.|
|Weaknesses:||Back support bar is not welded, the uprights bend in, allowing you to sink into the sling back, allowing the bars to touch your ribs when you've sunk back, making pressure sores.|
First version had issues with the toolless design in adjustment, the correction was to add allen set screws, no longer can be adjusted without a tool.
Heavy, requires extra effort to move and load into a vehicle. It's bulky design also hampers loading into a vehicle, I could not get it between myself and the steering wheel.
Suspension allows the chair to absorb some of the effort given in pushing the chair, as with ALL suspension chairs, the chair will rise as you push off on the wheels.
|Comments:||I was stuck in this chair for 5 years due to insurance, I went from the sling back to the hard invacare loback, but being a T-5-6, I slouch in my chair, the padding would mot stay in place, slid down, resting me on the metal. I repeatedly went back to get the back adjusted, and padding replaced in hopes of making it safe for me, these backs all attach with velcro, so if you slouch, it's impossible to keep the pad in place. After 5 years, I was in for a last effort of repair, the invacare rep came in and tried to replace the back support with a welded one, allowing me to go with a sling back again, there is not one offered for the A-6 wheelchair. A letter from the invacare rep and fact it was 5 years old allowed me a new chair.|
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