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    Quote Originally Posted by john step View Post
    I have a JRC lightweight chair. Its OK for a short sit but the seating bit is very short. OK for little people.
    The back leans too far backwards and I have doctored it.
    Not sure I would agree there John..I am 6'4 and although its quite narrow I dont find it too short. However its important to put it in perspective that its a light weight chair designed to be lugged about so there has to be some compromise on comfort v weight & size.
    I do agree however that the rake is too far inclined back however and I also doctered mine to force it to sit more upright.

    The other thing is its also amazingly robust for its weight. I totally abuse mine and its still working perfectly.

    Talking of robustness ....

    ...Benny I would say the potential weak spot on your bison chair are those hinges at the bottom of the back rest were it joins the frame. I suspect that will not tolerate much "lateral" stress if I can put it like that. I can see those plates on the hinge bending over to the side quite easily. Obviously I hope I am wrong but I thought I would mention.

    Let us know how it holds up !


    Last edited by Philip; 15-07-2019 at 22:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Not sure I would agree there John..I am 6'4 and although its quite narrow I dont find it too short. However its important to put it in perspective that its a light weight chair designed to be lugged about so there has to be some compromise on comfort v weight & size.
    I do agree however that the rake is too far inclined back however and I also doctered mine to force it to sit more upright.

    The other thing is its also amazingly robust for its weight. I totally abuse mine and its still working perfectly.

    Talking of robustness ....

    ...Benny I would say the potential weak spot on your bison chair are those hinges at the bottom of the back rest were it joins the frame. I suspect that will not tolerate much "lateral" stress if I can put it like that. I can see those plates on the hinge bending over to the side quite easily. Obviously I hope I am wrong but I thought I would mention.

    Let us know how it holds up !



    I must admit I had a similar doubt - used it two or three times so far without issue , I did have a cheap tubular steel fold up one me once - nearly lost a thumb
    the legs when fully extended seem a similar worry

    If the hinges go it will be out with the drill and some wing nuts with possibly a wedge araldited to keep the back up as My Welding skills are zero and I am not convinced welding would be possible anyway

    Will let you now though , but so far for the price I am really pleased with it

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    Been using the chair for a while now - its very light and hasn't broken yet ( I am about 15 stone ATM )
    in its default config its quite low - that suits me but with the legs fully out on front and back it doesn't look quite as sturdy but when you sit on it in that config you don't notice any wobble
    That said I mostly fish with the back legs fully down and the front on the first or second stop

    It hasn't ripped or suffered damage yet

    Not sure the default setting is the best for ones posture but I manage to sit in it for 12 hours sessions without too many aches and niggles

    It is absolutely very light and can cope with me - very good value 4 stars would recommend the product

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    JRC Xlite chair is the one I have, bought it for when I drop shot to keep my tackle at a minimum.
    The only problem I found was the back was too laid back, I altered it by using cut pieces of plastic pipe under the back hinge to make it straighter. now it's fine.
    I only use it when I fish paste with a short pole.

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