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So we just moved from carpet to hardware in the room where I fly my sim.  Immediately I have an issue.  I currently have no way to anchor my chair, so I am rolling backward on an unintended basis.  I have found quite a number of casters for gaming, but they all adapt chairs for carpet with no chair mat underneath.  Oddly, they provide for easier movement on carpet vs standard casters.   I have the opposite problem.  I doubt I am the first to encounter this issue of a hard surface floor.  Can anyone recommend brand/model of quality caster wheels that have locks/brakes/ or adjustable friction?  


Frank Patton
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9 hours ago, fppilot said:

So we just moved from carpet to hardware in the room where I fly my sim.  Immediately I have an issue.  I currently have no way to anchor my chair, so I am rolling backward on an unintended basis.  I have found quite a number of casters for gaming, but they all adapt chairs for carpet with no chair mat underneath.  Oddly, they provide for easier movement on carpet vs standard casters.   I have the opposite problem.  I doubt I am the first to encounter this issue of a hard surface floor.  Can anyone recommend brand/model of quality caster wheels that have locks/brakes/ or adjustable friction?  

I use doorstops under the casters. Works fine.

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12 hours ago, fppilot said:

So we just moved from carpet to hardware in the room where I fly my sim.  Immediately I have an issue.  I currently have no way to anchor my chair, so I am rolling backward on an unintended basis.  I have found quite a number of casters for gaming, but they all adapt chairs for carpet with no chair mat underneath.  Oddly, they provide for easier movement on carpet vs standard casters.   I have the opposite problem.  I doubt I am the first to encounter this issue of a hard surface floor.  Can anyone recommend brand/model of quality caster wheels that have locks/brakes/ or adjustable friction?  

I had the same problem with my new tile floor.  I've got Brunner pedals, which take a lot of force to move. I got a chair mat and attached a board to it with heavy duty Velcro.  The board is on the mat behind the back wheels of the chair.  The board keeps the chair from going backwards when I push on the rudder pedals.


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Hi Frank,

Retrofit your chair with these reverse locking castors. Make sure the spindle (stem) dimension fits your chair base castor mountings. They lock when you sit down (Weighted) and roll when you get up(Un-weighted). Australian Ebay supplier AU$25 for a set of 5 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Office-Chair-Casters-Reverse-Brake-Locking-Caster-Chair-Wheels-Set-of-5-/291126824147

Seems to be a relatively simple replacement part, these should solve your problem.


Cheers Jethro  

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Well, about when I was close to a resolution.....  I threw in the towel!  LOL!  Found that spreading a towel out on the floor and rolling the chair onto the towel was the perfect solution.  Thank you for the recommendations.  All were apprecated!


Frank Patton
MSI Z490 WiFi MOB;  i7 10700 3.8 Ghz CPU; Ripjaws 32 gb DDR4 3600; ASUS GTX 1070 TI Turbo 8GB; MasterCase H500M; Corsair H100i Pro cooler; Corsair RMX850X PSU; ASUS VG289 4K 27"; Former USAF meteorologist & ground weather school instructor; AOPA Member #07379126 
                        There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit! - Benjamin Jowett

 

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Bungy cord you chair to the desk, or even simpler yet, get a small shag rug for under your chair. Problem solved. 


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I use a plastic desk mat with three holes in it to accommodate the front three wheels. Works great. Have pictures if you want just PM me. You can also use a strap.

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