Won't hold 360 Lbs. for long
OK - First of all I weigh 270-280 Lbs. at 6'3" and have gone through 2 of these benches. The welds at the junction of the bottom crossbars and the X bars tends to eventually break. It may be due toi the fact that I klive in an old house that doesn't have the most even floor so the bench rocks ever so slightly, but I don't weigh any where near 380 lbs. I am probably going to order another one as they are inexpensive and extremely comfortable, while they last. I can hear the replies now about me needing to loose weight and yes I havelost 90 Lbs. and plan to loose 80 Lbs. more to get under 200 Lbs. Thenthe problem should resolve itself. However for those fo you who do weigh in at 300 Lbs. plus, be aware that the bench might break. The price point and the comfort is what makes me willing to buy anther one and eventually I will be down under 200 Lbs. and should not have any more problems. I only write this as a heads up to my fellow BIG Brothers who play the keys. I also have it set to a fairly tall height which effects it's stability. So, yes it is a good deal all in all but I give it 2 stars as it should NOT be advertised to hold 380Lbs. On-Stage could solve to issur by changing how the X and the Round foot bars are joined, like welding them by olacing them through a squre opening and having the down bars rest on the bottom of the round crossmembers instead of welding them to the top of the cross members. I cam weld but have no equipment so I do understand what I am talking about. That way the weight would rest on the floor directly and not the top of the round cross member. I am also lookin at a Roland Metal Bench in a more traditional style, not too thrill with the Bronze color, but color can be changed, both od metal and vinyl. The padding however looks to be much thinner therefore less comfortable. Ah well....what to do? In the end though it is a GREAT bench for most people. Easy to colapse, stable, comfortable, just not up to the rated weight.(The vinyly/naugahyde is a bit thin as well) If it held the advertized weight I would give it 4 - 4 1/2 stars due to the thin vinyl. The price, however is hard to beat. Good playing...
Brian Burke Jr.
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