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AKRacing SX & LX Core Series Gaming Chairs

AKRacing SX & LX Core Series Gaming Chairs

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so after a bit of confusion, I realized that the Octane and the SX have near Identical designs. What is the reasoning for the name difference, series difference, and what are the build/quality differences that make the octane 240 bucks (on some colors) and the SX 400?
Hydrastorm
The Octane is the 2017 model while the SX is the 2018 model. They are virtually the same chair. The Octane is almost completely out of stock everywhere including our warehouse here. That being said you wont find a better price on the new SX model than here on Massdrop at $219.99.
I'm 5'11 and close to 180 pounds(kind of wide at the arms and shoulder) . Would this chair be a tight fit?
Dcfella
Howdy Dcfella, Yes this chair would fit you just fine. Cheers.
Does this ship to canada ?
Icekev
No unfortunately the shipping cost is extremely expensive even here in the states. So shipping it to Canada would pretty much kill the deal that is being offered here.
I just got a GTOmega because these chairs dont ship to canada </3
Got the Core SX gaming chair, didnt know the seat would not be width enough for me. (Im 5'11'', 260 lb) Does anyone want to buy it from me? DM me on twitter at @Scar0134
Scar0134
isnt there a 30 day refund period for akracing chairs? try contacting them, they typically have good customer service
I’ve been keeping my eye on the secret lab titan do you guys have a chair thats Around that size as I’m 6ft and around 240 currently but currently losing weight. Anyways I just like the big sized chairs and didn’t know if you guys had one that competed with that size
03artist
Yes. The AKRacing Max or Pro Series would be a good fit for you. The Max has a little more room in the seat as it has a flat bottom and the Pro has a longer seat and higher back. Either is a good fit for you. You can request the drop and you will get notified when it goes live again. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akracing-max-gaming-chairs-2018-models
tldr: seat frame bent in less than 1 year... warranty not honored as of yet Repost from the Onyx drop to for visibility
I have been using my 2017 model of your Onyx chair for a little under a year now and before 2 nights ago could only say nice things about it. Unfortunately the right side seat frame has now bent almost right under the recline lever. This makes the chair unusable and most likely dangerous to continue sitting in. I stopped using it immediately after. I’ll attach some photos of what it looks like now. One from the front and several of both sides. You can clearly see the right side is no longer straight as the left still is. So let me know the next step of the process to get this issue resolved. I miss sitting in it already.
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The above is a portion of the email I sent to Service@AKRacing.com a month ago. They did respond at first, asking for a receipt and shipping address which I provided. And now silence for the past 3 weeks...
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Good to hear and hopefully good to sit in my chair soon... A reminder though mine is last year's model just in case the part is/isn't the same. Should I send my info in again?
Infrapurple
Sorry, very busy the past couple of days. No, you will be good the new model has the same overall dimensions and mounting.
Will there more LX chairs coming out in black or are they all sold out?
I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with both? The only difference I saw was the SX has a little red on the logo, (SX/LX) : Shoulder width (21.6 in, 22.4 in), Seat width (15.3 in, 15 in), Outer seat width (22 in, 21.5 in) Seat depth (19.3 in, 20 in) Armrest height (11-14 in, 11.6 - 14.4 in) Seat height: (14-17.1 in, 13.8-17.1 in) Backrest height (33 in, 34.5 in) Net weight (48.5 lbs, 49 lbs)
So im wondering if that inch of difference is worth the extra 10 dollars?
I am 5'11'' 220 lbs
Looking to pick one up. I'm 5' 4"140 lbs, would the SX or LX be better? Thanks!
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Thanks for the reply. Ended up picking the LX before I saw your response due to the extra padding. Let's see how it goes!
Teddy1164
There is only a miner difference with the two chairs. I forgot about the extra padding. I am sure you will be very happy. AKRacing chairs are awesome!
Does it have faux leather anywhere? I'm not fond of that thing
clintbeast
Yes, and while I do agree with you to the extend of "traditional" PU Leather. AKRacing chairs are made with the best quality PU. They breath well, dont crack over time, and dont show wear like others do. We have had many here in the office for 2-3 years now that still look next to new even though they are used 8-10 hours a day.
Which model should I go for if I'm a bit bigger? Weight limit isn't an issue but I'm 6'2" and on the thiccer side with broad shoulders.
d-clems
I would go with the MAX or the PRO. You will be much more comfortable in those chairs. You can request the drop here and we will ping you next time in launches which should be next week. The Pro series will be added to this drop so you will have your choice. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akracing-max-gaming-chairs-2018-models Cheers.
I’m 5’5” and about 145 lbs. I’m leaning towards grabbing one of these but wondering if they’ll fit me well. Any thoughts?
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lol, I can tell you that these chairs are comfortable, supportive, and designed for long sitting sessions. You will be happy with it if you decide to jump in.
B.Hutch@AKRacing
I missed this drop last time around because I forgot to order. So glad it's back. So very on it this time. Thank you for answering all my questions!
Which one of your chairs has the best cushioning? I imagine it's probably the Pro? I'm 6'2, 160 pounds, so my bony butt needs as much cushioning as possible!
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The Standard Onyx will be around $349.99 and +$100 for the leather version. I am sitting in one now and its the best chair I have owned.
B.Hutch@AKRacing
Thanks for the replies. It's greatly appreciated! I currently use a Steelcase Leap V2. And while it's an amazing chair, like I stated in my original comment, I have a boney butt. And there's just not enough cushioning. So I can sit in it for about two hours before I start having discomfort.
Buyers beware! I'm having a horrible time with a warranty issue. (The steel frame in the seat broke). They sent me a new one, but it doesn't work with my old gas lift. I requested another gas lift and they're ignoring my emails. I chose the AK drop over the cheaper alternative because of this warranty, and now I've gone a week without a word from their representative.
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Devboi
We are sorry to hear of your trouble. I think "buyers beware" is a little extreme, since it appears we did send you out a new replacement unit and, apparently, without any hassle or delay. The problem you suffered is extremely rare, I myself do not know of any other situation where a Premium chair model has suffered this failure.
In any event, while it's no excuse for not getting back to you, our customer service has been a bit short handed due to unexpected absences the past few days. It sounds like your mechanism does not match the chair you were sent, we did modify the design between the 2017 and 2018 models. I'll ask our team to reach out to you to confirm which model you have and make sure you have the correct parts.
Devboi
Update, you had heard back from our customer service team yesterday before the close of business that they were sending the correct part and before I was aware of your problem. So, if you think it appropriate, you might want to delete your original post.
When might this drop happen again? I'm trying to get a chair for the school year in a month and I really want to get this one but not sure if it will drop too late and if I should just get the EX. But people say shipping is faster than expected so the EX might arrive too soon to my apartment. It's looked like this has dropped every few weeks so can I expect it soon?
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I ended up going for the arctica in the last premium drop lol.
stuey138
Thanks! Massdrop and AKRacing appreciate the business.
I just bought for all intents and purposes a pair of virtually identical chairs at a cost of $84 each, delivered to my front door. The one major improvement that the ones I own possess are the armrests that pivot backwards so as to be out of the way in just a moment of time. Oh, mine sport a different marketer‘s name (these kinds of goods are all contract manufactured), but apart from the armrest feature, they are identical. I bought them off Wish dot com and they took only 7 days to arrive at my California home. Save your money by realizing these are way overprice.
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Apples to Oranges bro. Comparing mid-grade electronics like the $500 headphones to a cheap knock off and then extending that logic to a basic, no-brainer construct like a chair...really?
It’s the same contract manufacturer‘s offering to any number of marketing firms across the globe. The only difference is the badging and the price.
If you want to spend 2 to 3 times the amount on the Drop chair only because it has a branded badge set, then let me tell you about this great deal I can offer you on a 500 acre Pineapple plantation in Anchorage.
lespaul1963
@lespaul1963 can you post the link to the "virtually identical" chairs you bought, please? I will be happy to admit if they are but strongly doubt that is possible since I know a fair amount about the materials and workmanship that go into our chairs. Which, by the way, are not contract manufactured but made only in our own factory in Yangzhou, China. And we don't make chairs under any other brand or do any contract manufacturing.
I will wait for the k7 or core cloth seats to come to Canada With rock and lock function Imo cloth > leather More comfortable
Great News Everyone!
Akracing allowed us to drop the price on both these models. The SX is now available for $229.99 and the LX is $249.99. I am not sure if this will be the ongoing price so if you been on the fence it might be a good time to grab one!
Cheers.
I'm 6'0" and 135lbs. I should fit well in this right?
amcneil98
Yes, you should be very comfortable.
Chair arrived so fast- less than 24 hours after shipping email was sent! Chair was not damaged, super easy to put together and provides good support while I’m working at my desk. I am not a gamer- I bought my son the other chair and liked it , but that drop ended so I joined this drop. Slight differences are the seat is bigger on mine, arm rests move out and in and have a nice adjustment, lumbar support is a bit much for me so I’ll probably remove the extra pillow. I think my son likes mine better so we may switch. My only complaint is that the lift lever is placed to the rear. Maybe that’s a gamers preference. No big deal since I don’t adjust the height once it’s set.
Are any of these racing chairs able to clear the armrests out of the way. I'm a music producer and wondering how easily I'll be able to play keys with one of these.
EvanRowe
Hi EvanRowe-
You can easily remove the armrests on both sides or only one if you prefer. On the bottom of each armrest is 4 bolts that secure them on to the frame and can be unscrewed with the supplied allen wrench.
So many different chairs from akracing on massdrop, is there a nice chart where we can see the differences between them?
cowbe0x004
I found this, although it doesn't seem to have the SX and LX in it http://pr.arozzi.com/storage/brochures/chairs_comparison_chart_US.pdf Here's one for the Arozzi chairs http://pr.arozzi.se/storage/brochures/chairs_comparison_chart.pdf
Received my LX. Really impressed with the design, care and engineering of the chair. Seemed to have really good materials. Just wonder about the warranty of 5 years since there was no receipt included. Hope never have to fix or repair but would like to know if warranty is through massdrop or AKRacing and how to proceed.
Chair showed up today, promptly assembled and put to work... First think I thought when I sat in it was "awe, cant rock back and lock into comfort mode." Come to mass drop to see what everyone else is thinking of there new chair, and to my surprise a new AK chair drop with a feature of "Rock and Lock:" SOB! But I do feel good about the one I got so far. Does anyone know what the plastic square is that came with the headrest pillow? Is that possibly for attaching to the elastic band to help with adjustment or something?
moks
Plactic square is for attaching the head pillow threw the top holes. As for the comment about the tilt lock, yes less then ideal. Especially at this price point( got the LX). Wishing i would have got the pro model
Can't wait to get my new gaming chairs for my LiL Man and ME ^_^!
Is either big enough for me 6’6 280???
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Bolts79
I think with your height and weight you'd find the Pro models, also on a drop now to be a better fit. It is wider and deeper. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akraing-pro-gaming-chair#description
AKRacingAmerica
thanks! I joined the pro drop!! Can’t wait for my Chair!!!
My child is VERY rough on chairs as he is a vigorous "rocker". How robust is the chair's construction? Note: He has broken 3 "standard" office chairs in the past 2 years due to his rocking. Literally broken the metal of the pedestal mechanism.
TerrorDBN
First these are way better built than any standard office chair that you would pick up from Office Depot, Ect. The PU leather used on them is also top grade so they will not flake or crack. Lastly they are backed with a 5 year warranty on the chair and 10 years on the frame.
I'm 6'1" and 150 lbs. Would this chair be a good fit for me?
ShooterMonarch
Yes, this chair would be a good fit.
I've been curious about there chairs for a bit now. How do they compare to an Aeron or even an Ikea Marcus? Maybe not a fair comparison because of the large price difference to a Herman Miller but would like to know what people who have used both think. Also, I get hot easily. Is it going to get hot sitting on this chair? Or is it breathable?
jaeun87
No idea about HM or even the Marcus comparison. The PU leather that they use is not breathable. They seem to recommend getting the fabric/EX if you want something that breaths.
MegaSloth
Thanks. I do tend to get hot while I'm at my computer, so I'll have to look into something fabric, or perforated/mesh.