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AKRacing 2018 Chairs – Massdrop Debut

AKRacing 2018 Chairs – Massdrop Debut

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Aw, just missed this drop, I've been too busy trying to find out which chair is best for me. I think I've narrowed it down between the SX and Nitro for someone that's 5'7" 130lbs. AKRacing support said that the Nitro would be the best size, but the SX looks slightly smaller in certain areas, so I'm not sure. Plus the SX is newer which is always nice.
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My friend is looking to buy an AKRacing chair, he's 5'10" and 220 lbs, which one would be best for him out of the newer models? (Non-fabric) Thanks AKRacing!
Bmxant
Either the Nitro, Octane, Overture or premium however as he is verging on 6ft the brand new Pro or Max may work well.
On the SX chairs- is there any way to lock the armrests in place? The top arm rest itself, not the vertical bar that moves up and down. Every time I try to move the chair, they click off of center, then I move it back when I sit in it. I'm worried that I'm wearing out some parts inside of it.
Bilsky
There is no way to lock the arm rest pad in place. The bearings inside are extremely durable and will not wear out due to this movement. For peace of mind you of course have the 5 year warranty.
I do have a question, but people have said it before me.

Oh well...

BUT CAN IT DO THIS?!?!?
BUT CAN IT DO THIS??? lool cheaper than pewdiepie chair
but can it do this
BUT CAN IT DO THIS????
but can it do dis ?
36 inch waist average height 230 pounds....am I a good fit for these chairs?
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As we have explained elsewhere, the goods are in the US. Chairs are in very large and heavy boxes that are expensive to ship. To ship to Singapore would probably cost double the price of the chair. You can get our products locally at very good prices.
AKRacingAmerica
ah I see. Thanks for the explanation, I appreciate it. I will try to get this locally :)
Nice, have been holding off on buying a gaming chair for a while, but this was too nice to pass up. Can't wait!
Any EX-WIDE or other WIDE models coming? :D
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Some retailers carry our products where you can try them, like Fry's Electronics along with some local shops and we expect more soon. You can also buy from websites like Amazon, NewEgg, Best Buy, Walmart, etc and get full return privileges if you don't like it. If you are hesitant because you want to try it first you can do that.
Sure, you will pay more than you would at Massdrop but, as I have mentioned many times before in these drops, there's a reason why the prices are lower here. Their policies, such as limited availability, selling only to community members and, above all, not allowing returns is what makes their prices so low. The cost of handling and crediting returns is quite high. We have thousands of satisfied customers here at Massdrop so a lot of people have taken the plunge from the same position you're in now and been quite happy with the result.
I look forward to the return of the EX-Wide models on massdrop. Can’t wait, thanks for the info.
Now all I need is a model without your *@&$ing logo all over it.
Omnihedron
Those exist too. Our Office Series (on the right hand side here on our homepage ( http://www.akracing.com ) is much more understated in that regard. I believe logos and branding are pretty common in racing and gaming, so you'll forgive us for not being unique in that way.
Any options for a mesh seat and PU back? Or do I just settle for a EX?
Live in SoCal so heat's an issue
koroki
This is only part of the new line up. Patience grasshopper :)
AKRacingAmerica
Never owned a higher end chair so I hope it's worth the wait!
14" seat? They sell an EX-WIDE version that has a 22" wide seat but it isn't offered here. I have a variation of that one and I can't imagine losing 8".
HighRoller
You're reading the spec wrong. That's the flat front of the seat. The EX-Wide is only about 2" wider. You can compare on the "measurements" section under any chair on our website. www.akracing.com
I would love one but alas that Alaska shipping :(
MrOnion
Sorry, but Alaska shipping essentially more than doubles the price of most models. We've tried offering for Alaska and Hawaii but almost no one will pay that price.
Going for the all black EX as my first gaming chair, chose cloth because I live in Southern California and it gets HOT in the summer. Also have had PU chairs that fall apart under heavy use so I'm always skeptical about the quality. Hoping I made a good choice as the price point is pretty fair based on my research. The premium definitely looks sexy as well though...
EDIT: I had a follow up question for @B.Hutch when viewing the pictures for the EX series vs. the SX series in the color options, it looks like the all black SX is the exact same picture as the EX. The SX is advertised as all PU leather so this would be the exception. Is that correct or is the SX all black supposed to be PU leather as well?
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Thanks for the reply! You may want to mention to your Massdrop contact that the picture for the all black SX is incorrect on the product description page. It shows that the all black SX is cloth in the picture. I was actually hoping to see what it looks like as this was my second choice.
I understand the postal situation, unfortunately I cannot filter Massdrop emails for notifications without unsubscribing all together, which I may well do if they cannot be bothered to add a filter. In the mean time, every Massdrop user (that's subbed to Drops) will receive notifications for products such as yours, that they cannot purchase - unless they rant about it on here as I'm doing. I can only speak for myself when I say it's frustrating to say the least. I reside in Ireland & I appreciate any direction to a local source - will a comparable deal be on offer? Thanks again for you time, prompt reply & indeed your patience.
Premium vs Onyx? Outside of the leather option with Onyx.. Looks like the Onyx has a flatter seat base and not as much of a 'bucket' like the Premium..
Dejurka
Both are great chairs. You will love either one that you decide on.
What is the difference between these and the overture series on the other drop?
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I wish someone would reply before the drop ends....
More Arm rest adjustments and “rock & lock” feature.
Cud i get the lx with cloth?
what is the diference betwen the EX series and theK7 / PRIME series except being a bit more expensive?
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The specs for all the new chairs are on the website now.
AKRacingAmerica
Guess i need to update my excel then!
i'm hoping this Premium chair is similar or the same (better?) as the Premium V2 chair (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/40050)?
i couldn't tell a difference between them.
Excel with all the Chair Specs based on chairs listed on AKRacing's site . https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dccMBM3Fm9xhr2oaYGrEwPK89hSTQdxLeSjPdnM2Pwk
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Why the large price increase for the Premium series (+130)? IIRC, previous drops for the Premium v2 were $299.99. A 26% increase for 4d v 3d armrests and tilt angle lock?
Will the Premium v2 be making any more appearances on MD or has it been retired?
Thanks
@B.Hutch @AKRacingAmerica @AKRacing
Diver.Down
The 4D arms and the Lock & Rock mechanism are a big improvement over the previous premium series and have a cost increase for those heavily requested upgrades. . We might be able to drop the V2 again by at the present time do not have an ETA for that.
what chair is for the larger man (6'5 270)?
TheCerulean
That's partly why we've added the BMI recommendation. You're in the borderline range for these models but should be OK with any.