Repeat after me:
"I'm not a Formula1 driver, I don't need a tacky racing chair. I promise to get a proper office chair with lumbar support and adjustable head & arm rests. I will save some money and will also look less ridiculous in front of my PC."
See, it wasn't that hard!
@fribbledom To be fair I was looking at the "tacky racing chairs" for my office chair when I was setting up my home office.
My occupational therapist thought they were awesome.
I don't even question them being comfortable. But if it's the most comfortable chair you've ever seen, it's probably just a sign that you've been accustomed to dirt-cheap, shitty office chairs. Which is no wonder, really.
@fribbledom Hey, if it's comfortable, do it! I purchased and installed a dune buggy seat to my work wheelchair. I can sit in that thing all day without getting a sore backside!
@fribbledom Counterpoint: a really fancy looking chair is great for living out my fantasies of being a starship captain
@fribbledom imo even though theyre ugly, racing chairs are better than the terrible office chairs most people get. of course, a high end office chair would be nice, but the good ones are a lot more expensive that the gamer-targeted ones
I bet some twitch streamers use discreet ergonomic chairs and edit in the racing chair for the sponsorship.
@fribbledom Wait, what? They make racing chairs so armchair warriors can pretend that're real F1 drivers?
@fribbledom There’s a vast difference between ‘tacky’ and ‘the envy of all your friends and neighbors’.
@fribbledom counterpoint: Fsck that, im going to get one and shout VROOM VROOM like a madman while filling out spreadsheets.
I would go for a normal office chair as they sell them at work where i get a discount. They also just, way better build then the "gaming"chairs. Part of it is probobly as a lot of them are just wood covered with some favric and abit of stuffing in it
@fribbledom Hehe, my tongue in cheek suggestion is to ditch faux leather chairs that flake apart after a few years altogether and get a standing desk. 😀 I’ve had one for ten years but still do need to sit on occasion.
@fribbledom Why the head rest? I've only touched the head rest of my car seat once when I was reared by a truck. Not many trucks in my office these days.
@fribbledom You also don't necessarily need to buy new. The local uni has a surplus sale warehouse that sells good quality used office furniture. I also got a used Herman Miller at another sale for $200; it just needed cleaning and new castor wheels.
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