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post #61 of 97
+1 for Zanth!

Its really worth it if you try the chairs and think about how much it helps you in the future with reducing back problems and such
post #62 of 97
Just got my Steelcase Leap chair today for home use. I have an older Steelcase model at work and love it. I didn't like the slipping action of the Aeron mesh.
post #63 of 97
If you look at those chairs, and regardless of all those claims and all what you can tell me, this is a ridiculous price for a chair, all those claims are IMO a load of bull ****, other than the orthopedic support for that back, which is true...the best creations of the humanity were done on wood chairs, you do not need a 1200 chair to work your best, you just need to be good at what you do, and a decent chair to sit on...period, blood, brain, flow, BS!!!!

You can get the same orthopedic support choosing from the huge variety of chairs we have in the market today, and without spending 1200 on it...

BTW our hobby is a luxury, you can choose to have it or not, but the chair to work is not a hobby is a need, you can not sit on the floor, and to invest that ridiculous amount of money on a chair is not a good sing of sanity in my book...period...

I'm not saying that those chairs are not good, or that they are not better that the ones you can get for cheaper, of course they do, but they do not cost 1200.00 in my book....just pay the double for a better chair, but five times as much, gimme a break!!!!

The math Zanth made is exactly the math they do, and how they market and get their money form the ones who are willing to pay that, a load of BS...sorry not me...

And I BET THAN NON OF YOU SPEND MORE TIME THAN ME ON A CHAIR...

Also the chairs used for handicapped, people who are tied to a wheelchair for life, are those like that? Which medical institution will aprove them, and which insurance, will pay for them later on...BS...???

Sorry....
post #64 of 97
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Originally Posted by Sovkiller View Post
If you look at those chairs, and regardless of all those claims and all what you can tell me, this is a ridiculous price for a chair, all those claims are IMO a load of bull ****, other than the orthopedic support for that back, which is true...the best creations of the humanity were done on wood chairs, you do not need a 1200 chair to work your best, you just need to be good at what you do, and a decent chair to sit on...period, blood, brain, flow, BS!!!!

You can get the same orthopedic support choosing from the huge variety of chairs we have in the market today, and without spending 1200 on it...

BTW our hobby is a luxury, you can choose to have it or not, but the chair to work is not a hobby is a need, you can not sit on the floor, and to invest that ridiculous amount of money on a chair is not a good sing of sanity in my book...period...

I'm not saying that those chairs are not good, or that they are not better that the ones you can get for cheaper, of course they do, but they do not cost 1200.00 in my book....just pay the double for a better chair, but five times as much, gimme a break!!!!

They math Zanth made is exactly the math they do, and how they market and get their money form the ones who are willing ot pay that, a load of BS...sorry not me...

And I BET THAN NON OF YOU SPEND MORE TIME THAN ME ON A CHAIR...

Also the chairs used for handicapped, people who are tided to a wheelchair for life, are those like that? Which medical instutution aprove them???
I bet you don't have back pain.
post #65 of 97
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Originally Posted by nibiyabi View Post
I bet you don't have back pain.
Yes I do, but becasue of a fall, I have an strain on one fo the discs of my spine, but not becasue of the use of a good or bad chair...

BTW I'm under treatment right now, and non of my doctors has reco never one fo those stupid overpriced expensive chairs, just a back support that cost $16.00 on a medical supply and period, and till then I have no compalints....
post #66 of 97
I've spent some good time with the Herman Miller Mirra and some model of the Eames collection, both were nice, but no where near worth what their price tag is. I've sat in similarly comfortable chairs that are probably no worse for you that cost 1/10 what they do. I just don't get it either.
post #67 of 97
Sovkiller as our resident orthopaedic surgeon/physiotherapist/biomedical engineer/respirologist/cardiologist, you have bested me. I know nothing.

Folks, my degrees simply don't stack up to that list and with my mindless walking the line of the corporate swag I'm merely a gimp to the meme that is market speak. I can't comment anymore on the advantages of a chair I've used for a year, against all the chairs I haven't, but Sovkiller clearly can with his vast background and experience. He wins. I'm a lemming who dropped 1k on a chair that is one of the most comfortable, supporting chairs I've had the pleasure of sitting in (aside from the Eames and Zero G, so not office desk chairs). Such chairs, because they are classified as "necessities" that is chairs to sit on, all chairs...therefore can't be classified as well in the luxury category. As such, anyone who spends 3x+ the "accepted max amount" on a chair is clearly insane but anyone that spends 6x+ on headphones and 500+x the amount on a amp (since most don't use additional headamps) are so clearly sane, because well, hey, this is all classified as a luxury.
post #68 of 97
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Originally Posted by Sovkiller View Post
Yes I do, but becasue of a fall, I have an strain on one fo the discs of my spine, but not becasue of the use of a good or bad chair...

BTW I'm under treatment right now, and non of my doctors has reco never one fo those stupid overpriced expensive chairs, just a back support that cost $16.00 on a medical supply and period, and till then I have no compalints....
Who then recommended those stupid overpriced headphones you use? Or was it the Ultrasone marketing that hooked you in like a big fish?

BTW, do you even read your posts? I've never seen so many mistakes in such a short post.
post #69 of 97
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$900 for a CHAIR?

Wow...
post #70 of 97
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Originally Posted by nibiyabi View Post
I bet you don't have back pain.
I do. Compression fracture L1, no post injury surgery. Fragments absorbed, lateral view looks like the letter "c". Wouldn't even think of paying over $150 for a computer chair. But that's just me...
post #71 of 97
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$900 for a CHAIR?

Wow...
It'll make more sense when you're over 40! At your age I could have sat on bricks for 12 hours. Now my tush needs pampering.
post #72 of 97
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Originally Posted by Prozakk View Post
I do. Compression fracture L1, no post injury surgery. Fragments absorbed, lateral view looks like the letter "c". Wouldn't even think of paying over $150 for a computer chair. But that's just me...
If you can find a less expensive chair that works for you, that's great. I tried too many that I would have considered just a waste of money.

I guess it's like buying a car; that $15,000 model does the exact same thing as that $50,000 model. So who would be stupid enough to pay $50,000 for a car?

I would personally never question someone else's decision to purchase the car that they want. But, that's kind of what Sovkiller sounds like.
post #73 of 97
What works for me is a heating pad. Not very chair dependant. But it works for me.
post #74 of 97
I don't mind spending $900 bucks on a chair that is the most used piece of furniture in my home (I work from home). I've had a Steelcase Leap (black fabric) for several years now and haven't found another chair that suits me more. I just wish it had a headrest that could be easily attached/detached.

I can understand that some folks can't fathom spending lots of money on a chair, but it is really no different than spending good amounts of money on fine audio products as many of us on do on this forum.

I have no back problems, spend many hours on that chair at my keyboard, and walk away from that chair with no pain, numbness or discomfort. I've used an Aeron for a fairly long stint, and just could not keep my legs comfortable.

I wish I had chosen leather for the Leap though.
post #75 of 97
I use an antique Koken barber's chair from the late 1800's. It allows me to adjust the height to my liking, it swivels in every direction possible, I can rest my feet in many positions, it tilts every which way, is non-fatiguing, doesn't break in a year, is super comfortable, isn't made of plastic and finally, it doesn't feel like I'm sitting on doll house furniture.
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