CUSTOMISING YOUR CHAIR TO FIT
The Kneelsit's patented swivel axles in the seat and kneeler plus the adjustable
spring and backrest fittings, allow you to customise the chair for a perfect fit, regardless of your height or weight.
Please be aware that kneeling ergonomic chairs do sometimes take a little time for the body to become fully adjusted to this different method of sitting. The Kneelsit chair in particular is unique among ergonomic chair designs in that it incorporates both balance and movement.
SUGGESTED SETTINGS - Spring, Seat Axle and Backrest
Short & Lightweight
Note: Backrest moved in closer to the seat to give a more comfortable fit for the smaller person. See the under-seat adjustment (below)
Average height & weight
Tall - Heavy
For maximum comfort adjust the spring:back for a firmer setting
or forward for softer until it feels
Swing out the cover plates to expose the seat axle bearings (slots). Check the diagrams above to get some idea of WHERE you should first set the seat and spring to suit your body size.
For older models, locate the anti-tilt catch correctly under the support bar. ( see photo ). Always make sure that the left and the right hand axles are in matching slots. Close both cover platessecurely.
1. UNDER-SEAT ADJUSTMENT
Loosen the knob under the seat and pull the backrest out almost to the maximum, then adjust inwards until it fits snugly. Retighten the knob.
2. LUMBAR SUPPORT ADJUSTMENT
Loosen the control knob and move the backrest up or down to a position that feels "right for you" and fits comfortably into the curve of your back. Re-tighten the knob securely.
3. SPRING ADJUSTMENT
This is essential to achieve 'equipoise'. Be prepared to spend some time adjusting the spring until you feel comfortably positioned. (*equipoise:- a state of perfect balance)
Note - if you feel as if you are being "pushed into the kneeler" then it's likely that you have the spring set too far back - try moving it further in.
4. Adjusting KNEELER height
Very tall people will probably find the topmost position to be most comfortable, while those of average height will likely opt for the middle position. Let your feet find their own natural position.
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