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    Soft roll vs firm roll

    Any opinions on if the Soft Rolls are more difficult to push on carpet. Mainly commercial low pile carpet? I have firm rolls now that need to be replaced and I'm considering soft rolls but I'm concerned it may make it more difficult to push and turn on carpet.
    "Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and other people may not be able to tell the difference."

    #2
    air tires

    I think air tires are the best. They will handle rough ground much better and I think they are lighter as well. I have never noticed a problem with them on carpet.

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      #3
      I forgot to mention I was referring to the front casters. Air tires aren't an option. Too many things can go wrong.
      "Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and other people may not be able to tell the difference."

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        #4
        I switched to Soft Roll casters and love them. They're better on all surfaces, in my experience/opinion.

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          #5
          soft roll, ftw.
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            #6
            soft rolls x3
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              #7
              I went from hard solid rubber to soft rolls about a year ago....they are great. I did not notice any appreciable difference pushing on carpets. Low pile commercial carpeting typically doesn't provide much resistence anyway. I certainly did notice a smoother ride on pavement and other hard surfaces...but part of that is probably due to the Frog Legs also.

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                #8
                Originally posted by smokey View Post
                I certainly did notice a smoother ride on pavement and other hard surfaces...but part of that is probably due to the Frog Legs also.
                The Frog Legs probably help, but I have regular forks and notice a much smoother ride with the Soft Rolls.

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                  #9
                  For me these soft rolls are the best so far:

                  http://www.sportaid.com/product.php?code=6613

                  I hate those more expensive soft rolls though:

                  http://www.sportaid.com/product.php?...sa&code=FL-CAS
                  Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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                    #10
                    im w/ scorp and the guys......i have the 3in soft rolls love them.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by JGNI View Post
                      I hate those more expensive soft rolls though:

                      http://www.sportaid.com/product.php?...sa&code=FL-CAS
                      Those are the ones I have. What do you hate about them, JGNI?

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                        #12
                        wow...those are what i've used on past 3 chairs and i couldn't like them more, for casters.

                        they float over semi-solid surfaces really well and on hard only have a .25" contact patch.

                        until somebody builds a better mouse trap, frog legs softroll casters are it, IMO.
                        "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                        "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                          #13
                          Thanks guys. Ordered and on the way.
                          "Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and other people may not be able to tell the difference."

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Scorpion View Post
                            Those are the ones I have. What do you hate about them, JGNI?
                            Maybe I never broke them in properly but they were "sticking" on the floor preventing the forks from turning smoothly. They were fine while rolling but very annoying when I would try to turn the chair from a static position. I hope I am clear with my explanation.
                            Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JGNI View Post
                              Maybe I never broke them in properly but they were "sticking" on the floor preventing the forks from turning smoothly. They were fine while rolling but very annoying when I would try to turn the chair from a static position. I hope I am clear with my explanation.
                              i have the 5" tisport type. they're great over bumps but do stick when turning like jgni wrote.

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