Trading chairs

Racer

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No not trading shares, trading chairs!

As traders have to sit around a lot, which one do you like the best? Any suggestions/comments? There are a variety about, some are saddle shaped to give your back a correct position.. does anyone use them?

Phantom of the Pits says you should have a rocking chair, what do you think?

And what about a footrest, do you use them?

I think this is an important aspect for trading because if you are unfortable you are not relaxed and poor posture can cause health problems (as discussed on another thread)
 

theknifemac

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Last time I checked Silver Fox do the basic Aeron chair a bit cheaper than the URL above. If you go for anything non standard, i.e. leather arm rests of the sexy looking chrome finish then delivery times go up to a month or so.

I use a approx £100 chair from Costco which can be adjusted in many ways, very comfortable and no problems so far, but not quite an Aeron either.

Stew

PS Silver fox at http://www.silverfoxfurniture.com/
 

TWI

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FibCouple
Those are the chairs we used to have at the Enron office. Very comfortable. I did also use one of the orthopaedic chairs for a while too and that worked nicely as it stopped me hunching over all the time.
One thing i do suggest is one that swings around and is height adjustable otherwise have not noticed a huge difference.
For those who are fitter maybe squatting for an hour a day at the desk can also help
 

theghost

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Just to add,
I did find a good review on a traders chair here;
http://daytradinglife.com/worlds-best-day-trading-chair/

Looks good,, quite a thorough review also, worth a read.
Back support looks good.
Good job it's built to last, as the initial cost is quite high for a chair I think.
Still,, "you get what you pay for."
:)
 

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wackypete2

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Just to add,
I did find a good review on a traders chair here;
http://daytradinglife.com/worlds-best-day-trading-chair/

Looks good,, quite a thorough review also, worth a read.
Back support looks good.
Good job it's built to last, as the initial cost is quite high for a chair I think.
Still,, "you get what you pay for."
:)

Nice trading chairs there, but your reply is about 7 years too late :LOL:
Next time try to be punctual. lol

Peter
 

Dowser

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I thought I'd blow the cobwebs off this thread as I'm due a new chair. My Ikea office chair is very well made with an all metal frame. It's served me well, but the padding's gone and I can never remember it actually being that comfortable. The stuff on sale in places like Staples just doesn't look up to the job - lots of plastic (that looks like metal). I don't mind spending a few hundred on a new'n because it's an important tool of the trade, any recommendations?
 
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timsk

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. . . I don't mind spending a few hundred on a new'n because it's an important tool of the trade, any recommendations?
Hi cbrads,
I imagine you've already done a search and seen some other threads on this topic. If not, this one might be of interest: Office chair.

Please let us know what your research turns up; recommendations and stuff to avoid etc. It's been quite a while since this topic was discussed, so I imagine the options and prices are rather different now.
Tim.
 
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