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Gas Height Adjustment

Gas height adjustment | Product Options | Karo Australia Gaming Stools

Gas height adjustment for gaming stools has been available for many years. Unfortunately they have somewhat of a poor reputation, predominantly due to the unreliability of the gas lifters when they were first fitted to casino chairs in the early 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 gas height adjustment is more comfortable than one without, it is only in the last few years that gas lifters have regained popularity as improved designs 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 and Self-Raising gas lifter

This is a more complex gas lifter that not only operates as a Standard Gas Lifter, but has two added features. When the user gets off the chair, the gas lifter will automatically extend to it’s maximum height while simultaneously rotating to a neutral position. This means that when the stools are not in use, they will all be set to the same height thereby improving the neatness of the gaming floor.

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

Benefits of gaming stools with gas height adjustment:

Regardless of which stool range it’s attached to, pokie stools with gas height adjustment have the following benefits:

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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