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Offroad Office Chair

Put monster wheels on 'em for true office mobility
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(you can basically vote now, it's not a complicated idea)

Everybody who's ever worked in an office environment has, at some time or another, taken a disproportionate amount of amusement from scooting round the place in an office chair. I am sure, dear reader, that you have many hilarious anecdotes involving this sort of activity, but keep 'em to yourself because nobody cares.

However, problems arise because the wheels supplied with these chairs are generally pathetic, preventing true office mobility.

I think the humble office chair would benefit from some big knobbly wheels. These could be cunningly mounted in swivel mounts that could be raised or lowered as required to improve stability or allow a higher ride. On a day-to-day basis, this would mean that areas that were once out of bounds(lifts, for example, or the boss' office with his swanky deep shag carpet), would once again be easily accessible to scooting persons. After-hours chair races could be extended to include different floors, and would no longer have to be cancelled because someone had run a power cable across the corridor.

This would also open the way for a whole new tranche of extreme sports, which I leave to your imagination to create.

moomintroll, Sep 11 2005


       Needs seatbelts, airbags, crumple zones, GPS, rollbar, engine   

       Er - maybe not   

DenholmRicshaw, Sep 11 2005

       //to improve stability or allow a higher ride.// good thinking, [moomintroll] - it would allow for both kinds of *higher* ride.
sleeka, Sep 11 2005

       [Rolling over colleagues in path to corner office...]
DrCurry, Sep 11 2005

       OK, I voted, skimmed extra minimally, and hasten to suggest a power assist system to get you over the annoying bumps. My desk is in my basement, the scene of the bulk of the turmoil surrounding the re-wiring of my house, and the area around my chair is littered with scraps of old wire, knobs and tubes and a mess of extension cords. Most frustrating. I want this.
oxen crossing, Sep 12 2005

       More and more off road capable, yet seldom utilised office chairs would become status symbols of the well-to-do.   

       In other news, if you want thrills and spills, try skating around the office on a four-wheeled (as opposed to five or more) chair. Those things are death traps.   

       I don't think they've made them since the war though.
Texticle, Sep 12 2005

benfrost, Sep 12 2005

       Race you. Mine's mounted on little pogo sticks.
wagster, Sep 12 2005

       [Taking calls from the top of Ben Nevis.]
DrCurry, Sep 12 2005

       [Misjudging the corridor... and the stairs... and the revolving door...]
[...and the boss's sense of humour...]
david_scothern, Sep 12 2005

       What about a monster truck style super-market trolley? Whoa! That would make navigating the jungle style produce section much more interesting.
Ehrm, Sep 12 2005

       Did they take your red stapler too, Milton, er, oxen?
goober, Sep 12 2005

       ...wonder where [moom] is?
xandram, Oct 20 2011

       That may be the problem...to quote [moomintroll], "nobody cares".
normzone, Oct 20 2011

       The trouble with this idea will be seen by anyone with kids who have swivel-mounted big-wheel toys -- they don't swivel very easily without a big push. These chairs are going to require a gas engine to overcome that. [+]
swimswim, Oct 20 2011


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