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Re: Painting Posture

Postby Wiz on Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:05 am

Ooh ooh, I got one of those last December. Looks almost exactly like that! I'd only seen them online for stupid money, then I found one in my local Nafco store for about 11,000 yen. I'd been having really bad back pain from slouching in front of the computer for work, and that did the trick. Do you have those stores up near you? DIY and furniture store? They're probably online if you look....

Anyway, those kneeling chairs (called balance chairs in Japanese) are great!
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Re: Painting Posture

Postby YellowStreak on Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:04 am

Wiz wrote:Ooh ooh, I got one of those last December. Looks almost exactly like that! I'd only seen them online for stupid money, then I found one in my local Nafco store for about 11,000 yen. I'd been having really bad back pain from slouching in front of the computer for work, and that did the trick. Do you have those stores up near you? DIY and furniture store? They're probably online if you look....

Anyway, those kneeling chairs (called balance chairs in Japanese) are great!

Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Painting Posture

Postby me_in_japan on Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:59 am

https://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... 2%E3%83%BC

balance chairs, and lots of em.

First I've heard or seen of them, truth be told. Do they not knacker your knees?
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Re: Painting Posture

Postby YellowStreak on Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:46 am

me_in_japan wrote:https://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%E3%83%90%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B9%E3%83%81%E3%82%A7%E3%82%A2%E3%83%BC

balance chairs, and lots of em.

First I've heard or seen of them, truth be told. Do they not knacker your knees?

Your lower legs are more resting on your shins than your knees. If you're sitting right there shouldn't be much pressure on them at all...
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Re: Painting Posture

Postby Wiz on Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:16 am

The nicer chairs have pegs in them allowing you to set the slope, so I'm actually using a fairly shallow gradient on mine, which means it's not too different from a normal chair. Some weight goes on my shins/knees, but it's probably only about 30-40% of my weight. The lack of back to the chair helps to keep a better posture.

I always glue a rare-earth magnet to the base of each model when I put them together. When I paint I use a 3" wooden block with a strip of steel bolted to it, and the model just sticks to it. It stops me from touching the model, and also gives me an extra 3" height - so it's closer to my eyes and I don't need to crouch forward. (Plus transporting them is easier... no foam required!)

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I saw an interesting kickstarter just the other day that had a similar aim - wooden handles into which you can quickly wedge each model.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066522358/miniature-holders-and-grips-for-painting-and-sculp?ref=category
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Re: Painting Posture

Postby me_in_japan on Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:53 pm

I see. Interesting idea that sitting/kneeling in that posture is good for one's back. (I don't mean to sound sceptical here - I genuinely do find it interesting :) )
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Re: Painting Posture

Postby Spevna on Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:25 pm

The lack of a backrest and he forward slope of chair as designed to force you to activate your lower back muscles more. You'd be hard pressed to slouch in that bloody thing.
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