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Gas Height Adjustment for Gaming Stools

Although gaming stools with gas height adjustment swivel mechanisms have been available for many years, they have somewhat of a poor reputation, predominantly due to the unreliability of the gas lifters when they were first offered on gaming stools in the 1990's. At that time, malfunctioning and leaking gas lifters were commonplace and they were soon replaced by the more traditional non-adjustable fixed-height swivel mechanisms.

While there is little doubt that any stool or chair fitted with a gas lifter is more comfortable than one without, it is only in the last few years that gas lifters have regained popularity as improved designed have contributed to fewer failures and greater reliability. In fact, modern gas lifters now rival traditional fixed-height swivel mechanisms in terms of both price and reliability!

There are 2 broad categories of gas lifters suitable for gaming stools, i.e.

Standard gas lifter.

This is the simplest and most popular gas lift option. Like any office chair, the standard gas lifter will allow the gaming stool to be raised and lowered by means of an actuating lever. When the patron gets off the stool, the stool will remain at the height to which it was last adjusted i.e. it is possible that the stools on the floor will all be adjusted to different height settings.

Swivel-Return & Self Raising gas lifter.

This lifter operates much like the Standard gas lifter, however when the patron gets off the stool, the gas lifter will rotate the stool back to a "neutral" position and automatically extend to its maximum height. The latter feature ensures that when the stools are not in use, they are all set at the same height, thereby improving the overall appearance of the gaming floor.  

"......With the exception of our 4-Legged VIP Range, all Karo gaming stools can be fitted with gas height

Benefits of gaming stools with gas height adjustment:

  • Safe and easy to operate
  • Extremely Reliable. In 2009 we installed approximately 200 GALAXY gaming stools with gas height adjustment at a club in Sydney's north, To date we have had fewer than 5 gas lift failures.....a far cry from the reliability issues experienced in the 1990's!
  • Vastly improved comfort and ergonomics
  • Gas height adjustable stools can be used for both slant-top and standard height gaming machines
  • The inherent damping effect of a gas lifter 'cushions' the impact when initially sitting on the stool which can prevent injuries to the lower back and/or coccyx
  • Available in different lengths and strokes, typically between 80-150mm
  • Easy on-site replacement or conversion from a fixed-height swivel mechanism.

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