The choice of a gaming stool with a 4-legged, disc or 5-star base is a matter of personal preference. Normally, 4-legged pokie stools have a smaller seat, are lighter and less costly than their disc or 5-star base counterparts, but they are also generally less comfortable.
Disc base stools are traditionally heavy as the base is frequently manufactured from cast aluminium or pressed steel. The ‘flatness’ of the base is preferred by some venue operators as the risk of ‘tripping’ over the stool base is perceived to be less when compared to a 5-star or 4-legged base stool.
In the 5-star base category, there are by and large 3 options, i.e. steel, aluminium or nylon. Steel 5-star bases are usually welded and powdercoated which makes them susceptible to weld breakage and rust as the powdercoating is worn off the metal surface. Aluminium and nylon 5-star bases are respectively die-cast or injection moulded and require no further surface coating which makes them more durable in the harsh Australian environment. It should be noted that both aluminium and nylon bases can easily be recycled.
Karo manufactures a broad range of 4-legged, disc and 5-star base gaming stools. Due to the total interchangeability of all our stool components (seats, backrests and bases), we can combine these components in any configuration to create a pokie stool that is ideally suited to your venue. Our 4-legged stools are available with either an elliptical or round steel leg that is powdercoated in black, silver or gold. Our disc base is manufactured from glass-reinforced nylon which is not only cheaper and lighter than the older cast or pressed steel bases, but it is also scratch resistant, will not rust and being UV protected, is suitable for alfresco gaming areas exposed to direct sunlight. For quality and durability reasons, we only offer 5-star bases that are die-cast or injection moulded from aluminium or nylon and we do not offer a welded steel 5-star base. In both cases, we use a 640mm diameter base for greater gaming stool stability and safety.