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AKRacing Pro Gaming Chair (2018 Model)

AKRacing Pro Gaming Chair (2018 Model)

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I know the drop has ended but what was the price point when this was active? Im looking into getting this chair or one of the prox chairs
Received my chair yesterday. Chair seems robust and I'm fairly satisfied. I do have a couple of problems though. One of the plastic covers came in damaged and there is a bolt missing for one of the arm rests. Who do I talk contact to get these replaced.
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Unfortunately my experience has been tainted negatively. I contacted massdrop support and I've pasted their response below. Option A just seem silly, and option B doesn't really resolve my issue. When making the purchase, I was not expecting to purchase a damaged/incomplete product. The chair seemed really well packaged and I doubt that the plastic cover was damaged in shipping. And the missing screw seems like an oversight, as there wasn't even a hole poked through the material for it. This whole experience makes me wonder if AKRacing knowingly made this drop to get rid of inventory that isn't a 100%, or if I just got unlucky.
" We only order the exact quantities needed for each drop, which means there is no extra inventory available to send as a replacement. Our business model is based on group purchases, so we do not have the ability to procure individual replacements from the vendor at this time. That being said, we do have a couple other options for you to choose from: A.) You can return your entire unit for a refund at no additional cost to you. B.) You can keep your order as-is and we can issue a partial refund for $66. Thanks again for writing in, I'm happy to be helping with this. I look forward to hearing back from you. "
Medo
Hey @Medo, I'm sorry to hear that! That stinks... I'd say try contacting AK Racing directly vs. going through Massdrop. I've seen @AKRacingService be super helpful on other drops. I'd just shoot them an email with your issue directly, what could it hurt? service@akracing.com
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akracing-premium-v2-gaming-chair/talk/1965654?utm_source=linkshare&referer=5NU4ZZ
Really considering getting this chair. I'm 511 and about 190 pounds. I have an athletic build with broad shoulders. Would this be a good buy? Also how does this compare to dxracers? Thank you.
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Actually happy to hear that for once. Because if you were 5'11" with a 29" shoulder width you would be one awkward looking person.
Captainoctupus
@Captainoctupus, I'm a big guy myself... 6'1" and about 205 and this chair is great! I was streaming last Saturday for 16 hours and it felt great the whole time! I've used a DX in the past and while the comfort level is similar, I had a terrible time with their customer service and their warranty is only 2 years. You won't be disappointed with @AKRacingService
I just bought the MAX series - cheaper price point. But I am thinking about getting one of these as well, what is the main difference? I don't quite understand the rock and lock mechanism.
swolfalpha
The Max series is built for wider bodies and the Pro is built for taller bodies. The Max series has a flat seat bottom while the pro has a taller back and longer seat. The "Rock & Lock" is pretty cool as you can literally rock back in any position and lock the chair in that position. Most chairs can rock, recline, ect but cant lock in any specific position you want.
B.Hutch@AKRacing
Thanks dude! That's exactly what I wad wondering.
I'm 5'10 and 135 pounds and some people say this chair is a bit wide so would this an okay fit for me? And any info on when the LX might drop again? My legs are 31 inches for pants.
stuey138
I'd wait for LX or Premium. Of course, a lot of things are subjective, if you like a lot of room you might be very happy. But one of the aspects of our ergonomic gaming chairs is to support your body and I suspect you would not get enough of that in this design. I am not sure what the schedule is but I am certain both will be around again in the not too distant future.
AKRacingAmerica
Thank you very much, I saw B. Hutch comment below that the Premium series will be up Friday and I might pull the trigger on that or wait for the LX to come some point after that since I don't use too much chair space even with my legs up.
I see most comments are about people that are about 6' tall. I was wondering if this would be an appropriate fit for someone that's 5'6" 165lbs.
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I've looked at the measurements of the premium and the pro, and I'm not sure why the pro would be better suited to me. Pro depth measurement (E) is 21.6 inches Premium depth measurement (E) is 23.2 inches
I also like to sit with my legs crossed (Indian style) a lot of the time and looking at the width of the seating area on both, the pro might be better suited for that. Pro width measurement (C) is 16.7 inches Premium width measurement (C) is 14.6 inches
Am I missing something?
Medo
This chair is to big for you. At 5'6" most likely your feet will not touch the floor.
Currently waiting for this one to get dropped again!
Noonlight
Its back! Jump in.
I am confused looking at some of your specs regarding min seat height from the floor. Can you please clarify the a] min seat height from the floor to the top of the seat and the b] min height from the floor to the top of the arm rests?
@AKRacingAmerica, I was wondering if I could join the drop and be sent a red chair when they are in stock again? I don't mind waiting because I really like the red color for the AKRacing Pro Gaming Chair. Or does it not work like that.
Kenny_Huynh
sorry, you are correct. It really doesn’t work like that. The good news is that this drop will almost certainly come around again.
I been waiting for the premium to go on drop, but kind of anxious to get a new chair. I was wondering if this would be a good fit for someone who's 5'8 about 150lb. And are the pro's gonna be softer than the premium? i read it has more cushion, i do prefer softer seats. Thanks
I have to say that I’m most impressed by the excellent customer service. There were issues with my chair and AKRACING took care of it right away. I will forever be a fan of this company and their great products!
@AKRacingAmerica, I guess I'm just very excited for my new chair but any idea of the estimated shipping date for this most recent drop? I want to do an unboxing on stream
Daelock
We just sent out the chairs today. So you should be getting a confirmation email.
I'm so excited!! I sat in this during PAX EAST and loved it. I'll be using this chair for an unboxing video on my stream! Excited to finally be an AK Racing envoy member! For real guys these chairs are awesome!
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What are the dimensions and weight of the package? Hope it still counts as a parcel (and not freight)
approximately how long till the Chair ships? Hoping it’s sooner than the 24th!
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Yeah I almost went white... I’m sucker for that powder blue though.. I’ll post some pictures here when I get it all setup
Bolts79
Right! My Theme's Black/White/Blue So it's a no-brainer for me.
This comment is for nothing but to say... CANT WAIT FOR IT TO GET HERE!
Bolts79
Yes, can't wait as well!
Whats the difference between this chair and the ProX Gaming?
jasonclevine
They are based on the same basic design. The new Pro has several upgraded features, including perforated PU leather in the seating areas for better breathability, an upgraded mechanism, upgraded 4D armrests and probably something else I am just not remembering at the moment :)
Is there an ETA on the 2018 premium chairs? Digging the Arctica look. Seems like the premium and pros are very similar as well. Does the Pro just have more high density foam?
MegaSloth
The Premium chairs will be coming around soon. The Premium is our top of the line on the standard frame, so it is smaller than the Pro. But it is the standard frame with more foam, improved mechanism and armrest, upgraded base, etc. So the Premium Series is essentially the Pro on the standard frame, except not with perforated PU leather.
Can someone give me a breakdown on the differences between this AKRacing Pro Gaming Chair (2018 Model) and the AKRacing SX & LX Core Series Gaming Chairs currently up on Massdrop and why one might be better than the other? Thanks!
Ursos
The Pro model is an upgrade in essentially every area over the SX/LX models. The SX and LX are on the same frame, the LX has about 10% more foam in it, so is a bit more comfortable and has three color stitching which is more expensive to build. The Pro is on a deeper, wider frame, and has upgraded armrests (4D vs. 3D), base (cast aluminum vs. pressed steel), mechanism, perforated seat for better breathability and about 70% more foam on the frame. So if you are a bigger or taller person the Pro is the best bet. And even if not, it is a clear upgrade.
AKRacingAmerica
Awesome, thanks for the info!
Would this chair be suitable for people who are less than 6'? I am about 5' 10" 190lbs. I often find the seat depth to be too much on some chairs to be comfortable for long periods of time.
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i am asking abt the gaming chair and the model difference. I used to have one and it broke cause of the speakers got blown really badly. I want to lay back on the chair with my feet propped up is tht possible with this kind of style of the chair?
fellowzombie
While I am very pleased that @Sbellew is so happy with his purchase, this does have a deeper seat and if that is a particular issue for you, I would recommend going with the SX or LX series that are also on a drop now, https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akracing-sx-lx-core-series-gaming-chairs/talk#discussions
My chair was delivered a few days ago, and I finally got it put together today. This chair is so unbelievably comfortable and well made. I think I made a great investment. Thanks Massdrop and AKRacing.
I recieved my chair today from the latest drop. Chair is amazing. Only one problem. I did not recieve the foot rest which I ordered with the chair. Who do I contact about this?
drwbcraft
The footrest will have shipped separately. Reach out to Service@AKRacing.com and we can look into this for you.
Is there an option to change Pro to Noob or trashcan? Once in a blue moon I am a pro but on most days I'm a trashcan player. I would like to have the option to change the logo. Thanks.
Gun1Up
I need one that says "Casual"
Needs more logos. Does it come with a logo decal we can put on our foreheads whilst sitting in the chair?
Wigdaddy
I know you're trying to be humorous but will make two points. First, branding and logos are a big part of gaming and racing. Have you seen a race car lately? And, second, we do have office series chairs that do not have such prominent branding. Those chairs are the Onyx and Onyx Deluxe, which Massdrop runs separately, the Obsidian which Massdrop runs with the Premium models, and the Opal which they run with the Core Series fabric models.
AKRacingAmerica
Haven't seen a race car with just the one logo repeated three times on the front hood. ツ
But I do get that you're going for a specific aesthetic, and I think you've achieved it. Like you said, I was just trying to be humorous. Sorry if I touched a nerve. I love the design of your chairs.
any plans for international shipping? Middle east maybe?!
Mosty
Possibly some day in the future, the cost of shipping such packages would be astronomical.
Hi,
I am 6’2” and wear 32” pants. Will the seat be too deep for me? Thank you
bogusdude
Hey @bogusdude, I'm about the same size as you (6'2" with 32") and this chair is great! I got to sit in it at PAX East and this thing rocks! I'm super tempted to join this drop now even though I already have a perfectly good AK Racing chair! If you go into my profile you can see a link to my Twitch where I live streamed the event, I did a decent review of the chair on last Saturday (vod is uploaded). @AKRacingAmerica also did a live fitting with us on Sunday so you can see the considerations there too! Hope you find this helpful!
Daelock
How does the Pro match up with the player series chair? I've got an old yellow one that I _love_, but I find that I'd like some of the 4d options available with this chair.
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Witty_Javelin
I might also add that the Pro is a bit larger chair and packs alot more foam inside.
B.Hutch@AKRacing
Thanks B.Hutch! That was the info I was looking for.
I got the item everything is fine no damages minus one crack on one of the plastic pieces. Who do I get in contact for a replacement part? @AKRacingAmerica
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Khanster
Email Service@AKRacing.com and we will get a new one out to you.
How does this chair compare to the 2018 max? On akracing's website it shows the base price for the pro 100 more than the max, but the max supports more weight with the same material/specs. What makes the pro worth more? I'm 6'2 and in the pro's bmi border range and am debating between the pro and max.
Dookie67
There are a lot of refinements to the Pro compared to the Max. It has the perforated PU, it has over two pounds more foam on the frame, it has the deeper seat design--it is a different frame than Max.
But the Max is designed for heavier people. It has special enhancements to be able to support up to 400 lbs. Primarily it has a custom made gas lift, made for us in Korea, that exceeds the weight capacity of a class 4 gas lift. Pretty much every chair that claims to be for big and tall still use a class 4 gas lift, the best grade of gas lift generally available. But a class 4 gas lift is only rated to 150 kg (330 lbs), which is why that is the maximum weight rating of all of our chairs except the Max. Max is honestly rated, thanks to all the components but especially the heavy duty gas lift to 400 lbs. If you are on the border with the Pro, I would recommend the Max. The Max also has a flat seat so there are not the hard side bolsters that are standard in most gaming chairs, including the Pro.
How exactly does this compare to the premium v2?
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Perfect. Than it should be easy to copy/paste your response from some other page into this page so @Rozoga knows the differences without searching for a random "discussion" group somewhere on Massdrop.
SterlingBourne
Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. I meant to say we have made the comparisons in the discussion groups for those models, not just some "random" discussion. Which I assumed the poster had seen because he specifically referenced an item that was on an open drop. Just for the record that's here https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akracing-premium-v2-gaming-chair/talk#discussions and the ProX is here: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akracing-prox-gaming-chairs/talk#discussions
Again my apologies for the awkward phrasing.