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Old 07-12-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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anybody have a really good desk chair that you really like? I'm thinking about getting a new desk chair for the office because the one I have now just sucks.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
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*lurks with intent*

would love to hear other's recommendations on this subject
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:28 AM   #3
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I have no idea what your office budget looks like but this is the chair I have at work (older model but same brand/type):
http://www.hermanmiller.com/CDA/SSA/...440-p8,00.html

I love this chair and prefer it over the chairs that are all padded with leather...etc. It is really pricey though $700-$1000 as I discovered when I went to try to buy one for my home office.
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:29 AM   #4
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Only peripherally related; just wondering if anybody has tried either of these back support thingies Stuart McGill sells? I was thinking of getting the $37 one.

http://www.backfitpro.com/supports.htm
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:17 AM   #5
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If you can afford it, go with Haworth stuff. I sit in one for several hours each day and have a bunged up back but never have problems from the chair. I just got a quote on one for our site at $380.00 for a single chair.

http://www.haworth.com/Brix?pageID=1
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:19 PM   #6
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Ditch the fudging chair and get a standing work station! Fer-the-love-of-gawd!
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:33 PM   #7
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Ditch the fudging chair and get a standing work station! Fer-the-love-of-gawd!
Sacrilegous statement! After having run my ass off to tune of 14+ miles a day for years on end I'm enjoying being coddled and sitting on my somewhat larger ass! Give up my chair!? Never! (at least not for less than 6 figures) If I had to have a standing work station then, why, I'd actually be working....
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:42 PM   #8
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Robb-

Did I remember correctly that you bought a standing work station at IKEA? The first IKEA in this area opens in two weeks... i NEED one of those things!

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Old 07-12-2007, 05:08 PM   #9
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Sit on a swiss ball....best use for them....or you could get the $200 version where they put the ball on a smaller roller platform....I seriously wish I came up with that idea and was able to make 5000+% profit.....you know some corporations got sold on it and ordered hundreds of them....damnit.....
http://www.jumpusa.com/swiss_ball_chairs.html

Best use....get stressed out and beat the crap out of the ball....will feel so much better....
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:34 PM   #10
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Ditch the fudging chair and get a standing work station! Fer-the-love-of-gawd!
on the other side of my cube I have a drafting/plan reading table, which I promptly cranked up to standing height the day I started with my company. BUT, I'm still sitting for at least 1/2 (more like 3/4) of the day.

being that I work for what is basically an interiors specialty contractor they've expertly set up everyone's work area so that there is no way to move things around to accomodate standing a majority of the day. foiled again by the man...
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