Kneeling Desk Chair???

  • AdventureTime

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    Jan 23, 2014 3:31 AM GMT
    Hey does anyone actually own one of these?

    I was looking at desk chairs and thought it was interesting to sit in but what's it like to sit in for an hour or more?

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  • LJay

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    Jan 23, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    Iused one of these for a while. It was OK, but I had problems with my pants tightening up into my crotch.
  • stratavos

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    Jan 23, 2014 4:03 AM GMT
    LJay saidIused one of these for a while. It was OK, but I had problems with my pants tightening up into my crotch.


    don't we all icon_sad.gif I really don't like this "skinny jeans" trend... either I need a belt for going up to the next size, or wear sweatpants, and we only do that on Wednesdays >.>
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    Jan 23, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    I used one several years ago. It kept my posture in the correct position for long periods of time. I would recommend it.

  • Jan 23, 2014 5:11 AM GMT
    As a Chiropractor, I recommend this chair to help maintain proper posture, I use it! it's comfortable too icon_smile.gif
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 23, 2014 5:23 AM GMT
    My dad used to have one in the 80's. I want one now.
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    Jan 23, 2014 6:19 AM GMT
    Saw one at a thrift store. bought it. still had its tag on it...$189 seems like a lot. $5. ;D
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    Jan 23, 2014 6:54 AM GMT
    We had one of these chairs at a company where I worked. It was very popular and other people always rolled it to their desk to use.

    I found it chafed my knees after a while and I would need to switch to a normal chair for a while.
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    Jan 23, 2014 10:48 AM GMT
    I have, it maintains your posture, but if you are constantly getting up it's a pain.
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    Jan 23, 2014 1:20 PM GMT
    I have one.

    I can only sit on it for no more than 45 minutes at a time.
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    Jan 23, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    I've looked into these. What would be the benefit of using this over a workout ball or vice versa?
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 23, 2014 5:15 PM GMT
    Trollileo2 saidI've looked into these. What would be the benefit of using this over a workout ball or vice versa?
    The workout ball requires you to constantly adjust your position for balance, every time you move. That isn't a bad thing but it can be tiring and distracting. I had one of these for a while and found it was good to switch between it and a regular chair periodically. But I was having back issues at the time. Once I was better I found I didn't use it and eventually got rid of it as a dust-catcher. If you spend a lot of time at your desk, having it as an option is a good thing and feels a bit refreshing because it promotes blood flow.
  • nomad4life

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    Jan 23, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    How do you guys find it on the knees?
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    Jan 23, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    As the poster above me mentioned, this can be a bit annoying if you have to repetitively get up from your desk.


    You could always get a paddle and propel yourself around the room, a la open canoeing.
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    Jan 23, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
    I sold contract office furniture for years, and also studied ergonomics. These are meant to be a tool to assist with posture and not meant to be used in place of a good chair.
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    Jan 23, 2014 6:24 PM GMT
    StephenOABC saidI have one.

    I can only sit on it for no more than 45 minutes at a time.


    Which is probably a good thing. Among other things, sitting for long periods of time is not good for your circulation.

    Looks like it may be adaptable for sexual positions, if the wheels lock.
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    Jan 23, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    I had one back in 80s. Very trendy then.

    Even Lisa Simpson had one.

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  • AdventureTime

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    Jan 23, 2014 7:48 PM GMT
    alright so this is for home use and i'm a single bachelor soooo...is it awkward to masturbate in?
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    Jan 23, 2014 8:04 PM GMT
    I would like to be able to alternate between standing and sitting when using my computer. So I guess I'd need some way to be able to crank up my monitor and keyboard for standing and then lower it back down for sitting.

    Has anyone seen something that would do that that sits on the desk?

    My monitor already has two thick books under it. But I'm not sure if my monitor's video cable would be long enough in the upper position; the desk is a bit wide.
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    Jan 23, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    I thought that was a high foot rest!?!
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    Jan 23, 2014 8:33 PM GMT
    AdventureTime saidalright so this is for home use and i'm a single bachelor soooo...is it awkward to masturbate in?
    The next time I have access to one I'll let you know.
  • kew1

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    Jan 23, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI would like to be able to alternate between standing and sitting when using my computer. So I guess I'd need some way to be able to crank up my monitor and keyboard for standing and then lower it back down for sitting.

    Has anyone seen something that would do that that sits on the desk?

    My monitor already has two thick books under it. But I'm not sure if my monitor's video cable would be long enough in the upper position; the desk is a bit wide.

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    Jan 23, 2014 9:24 PM GMT
    kew1 said...

    Thanks! I'll look into that.
  • madsexy

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    Jan 24, 2014 2:02 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI would like to be able to alternate between standing and sitting when using my computer. So I guess I'd need some way to be able to crank up my monitor and keyboard for standing and then lower it back down for sitting.

    Has anyone seen something that would do that that sits on the desk?

    My monitor already has two thick books under it. But I'm not sure if my monitor's video cable would be long enough in the upper position; the desk is a bit wide.

    Another department head here has this, which is fascinating. She literally walks or runs constantly while on the phone and stands or walks slower while she's working on her computer. She's already stick-thin but is anorexic and is constantly worrying about gaining weight.
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    Jan 24, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    Well... if you get bored with it, your pets will just take it over!
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