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