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Old 30-04-2020, 05:15 PM   #751
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same. lower back issue. also find it uncomfy
but when tell tis to people without lower back problem. they will never get it.

I sat on a SL chair at my friend's home and it's honestly very uncomfortable since I have lower back issues. Almost 2 years later his chair looks like it's rotting and he toss it away. He ended up buying an Ergohuman chair.
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Old 30-04-2020, 05:19 PM   #752
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same. lower back issue. also find it uncomfy
but when tell tis to people without lower back problem. they will never get it.
I personally very jealous of people without any lower back issues can sit any chair. A good chair goes a long way for people like us.
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Old 30-04-2020, 07:47 PM   #753
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I personally very jealous of people without any lower back issues can sit any chair. A good chair goes a long way for people like us.
i’m going for my 2nd slipped disc operation in june

herman miller aeron did not really help in my case.
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Old 30-04-2020, 07:56 PM   #754
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i’m going for my 2nd slipped disc operation in june

herman miller aeron did not really help in my case.
Omg which number the slipdisc? Or the disc number? People might not agree with me but HM is not for every single person. It's not that comfortable for me.
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Omg which number the slipdisc? Or the disc number? People might not agree with me but HM is not for every single person. It's not that comfortable for me.
2011 was L4/L5

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i’m going for my 2nd slipped disc operation in june

herman miller aeron did not really help in my case.
lower back problem as well.

tried Herman Miller Aeron as well.. hate it.
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2011 was L4/L5

coming op will be L5/S1.
Wah lao this sounds scary. Mine still haven't gotten to the stage need surgery...
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lower back problem as well.

tried Herman Miller Aeron as well.. hate it.
Maybe should try ergohuman or Haworth. Seriously.
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Maybe should try ergohuman or Haworth. Seriously.
SL is the most comfortable leh~
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lower back problem as well.

tried Herman Miller Aeron as well.. hate it.

Aeron many people complain don't feel good because it forces you to sit in a correct manner. There is this getting used time as your body adjust from a usual terrible position to one that is proper.


That is also why therapists etc do recommend chairs like the aeron because it is good for your health if you do it right and because it forces you to do it right, it will eventually be better.


then again your condition might be different.


SL for instance or any other cushioned chairs out there sometimes the "ergonomics" is just a marketing term used. It is designed to be comfortable for most people (a.k.a anyhow sit, probably not optimal for health but hey its easier to feel comfort that way).


Then again the best is also to not sit on your chair 12 hours straight with no stretching Any chair is ok as long as you stretch and stand up every hour or so.
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Unfortunately, to say that these Gaming Chairs' ergonomics is just marketing fluff is not true. I used the earliest DX Racer chairs. They were sized as what I'd consider as tight fit and like you mentioned for the Aeron, forces you to sit in a certain manner.

I had years of back pain prior to that. No thanks to using the awful chairs in school back then. I couldn't stand for more 1 hour without the pain getting unbearable. So bus rides to school which took more than an hour is torture if I were to stand up. NS just made it worst though I was PES A. I just tolerated it through. But in a way, the training helped to strengthen my back muscle so the only times I feel the pain was again, standing in buses. It was with me to uni as well.
I had to tolerate it for years.

Until I saw a review of the DX Racer chair. It pushes your thighs and shoulder into a certain position and you can't really stretch or lay yourself back any other way. Within the first few months of using it myself, my back pain improved significantly. This was in the latter half of my uni studies back then. So bus/train rides to school and back got way better.
I had completely forgotten that I even had a back pain now. I have never experienced it ever since I got that DX Racer chair and now owning a Secretlab Titan (with Royale's upholstery).

I mean, for sure, the Secretlab chairs are way more spacious than the original small fit DX Racers. I sit in many 'comfortable' ways with the Titan due to the amount of free space for me to move about in the chair.
But most importantly, my back pain is not back. That's what matters. And I'm not the only one that says these racer/gaming chairs do not put you in a ergonomic posture and helps to relieve your back pains. After all, these chairs were designed for people in actual race cars to begin with. Thus posture matters a lot more than you think with all those bumpy rides and hits on it. It is just that someone thought it'd be a good idea to turn those racing chairs into an office chair and call it 'Gaming' chairs.
It seems that over the years, people have forgotten where the science and ergonomics behind the chair comes from. So they find these 'Gaming' chairs to be nothing but marketing but forgetting the science behind what these chairs were designed for to begin with.

For me personally, I hate the Secretlab chairs due to it tearing apart after 2 years and giving an awful after sales service. I went with the upholstery service with actual real leather and I like it. Not love.
The real test with this real leather was when unfortunately, my cat scratched the leather. But that was months ago. Thank goodness, my leather damage never got bigger and bigger over time like with the PU leather that Secretlab uses where it would keep on peeling from the initial peel. The best part is, it even looks like it is undamaged. So thumbs up for real leather on the chair.
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Aware of the peeling issue with the old models but anyone with the 2020 SL models and still facing the peeling issue? Do their 5 year warranty cover (and honour) said peeling issue for the 2020 models?
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they haven't felt the strain only.
all the chairs named here forces u to sit in a certain manner to fix ur problem. unfortunately a lot of people with back problem in here dont find the SL helping their condition.
I personally very jealous of people without any lower back issues can sit any chair. A good chair goes a long way for people like us.

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Old 02-05-2020, 06:26 PM   #764
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they haven't felt the strain only.
all the chairs named here forces u to sit in a certain manner to fix ur problem. unfortunately a lot of people with back problem in here dont find the SL helping their condition.
my hm aeron is not helping with my back for the past handful of years as well. that’s y i decided i buy a softweave version of SL to try.
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:17 AM   #765
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Unfortunately, to say that these Gaming Chairs' ergonomics is just marketing fluff is not true. I used the earliest DX Racer chairs. They were sized as what I'd consider as tight fit and like you mentioned for the Aeron, forces you to sit in a certain manner.

I had years of back pain prior to that. No thanks to using the awful chairs in school back then. I couldn't stand for more 1 hour without the pain getting unbearable. So bus rides to school which took more than an hour is torture if I were to stand up. NS just made it worst though I was PES A. I just tolerated it through. But in a way, the training helped to strengthen my back muscle so the only times I feel the pain was again, standing in buses. It was with me to uni as well.
I had to tolerate it for years.

Until I saw a review of the DX Racer chair. It pushes your thighs and shoulder into a certain position and you can't really stretch or lay yourself back any other way. Within the first few months of using it myself, my back pain improved significantly. This was in the latter half of my uni studies back then. So bus/train rides to school and back got way better.
I had completely forgotten that I even had a back pain now. I have never experienced it ever since I got that DX Racer chair and now owning a Secretlab Titan (with Royale's upholstery).

I mean, for sure, the Secretlab chairs are way more spacious than the original small fit DX Racers. I sit in many 'comfortable' ways with the Titan due to the amount of free space for me to move about in the chair.
But most importantly, my back pain is not back. That's what matters. And I'm not the only one that says these racer/gaming chairs do not put you in a ergonomic posture and helps to relieve your back pains. After all, these chairs were designed for people in actual race cars to begin with. Thus posture matters a lot more than you think with all those bumpy rides and hits on it. It is just that someone thought it'd be a good idea to turn those racing chairs into an office chair and call it 'Gaming' chairs.
It seems that over the years, people have forgotten where the science and ergonomics behind the chair comes from. So they find these 'Gaming' chairs to be nothing but marketing but forgetting the science behind what these chairs were designed for to begin with.

For me personally, I hate the Secretlab chairs due to it tearing apart after 2 years and giving an awful after sales service. I went with the upholstery service with actual real leather and I like it. Not love.
The real test with this real leather was when unfortunately, my cat scratched the leather. But that was months ago. Thank goodness, my leather damage never got bigger and bigger over time like with the PU leather that Secretlab uses where it would keep on peeling from the initial peel. The best part is, it even looks like it is undamaged. So thumbs up for real leather on the chair.
I got the DXracer. Didn't use the back cushion because it never felt right. The PU leather peeled off like crazy after 1-2 years. Got mine changed to napa leather by the Royale guy.

Your DXracer is ok? No peeling?
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