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#1 mikerepp

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 07:37 AM

I just picked up one of these from American Surplus and Supply.  I wanted something portable and very low seating height for my refractors.

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Spring loaded with finger holes at each end to open and close it.  Just a pull and twist opens and locks it in place.  Reverse the twist to collapse.

 

Really is a nice stool, solid heavy plastic, spring loaded.   Its a little stiff but nothing that is a problem.   No padding but beats sitting on the ground for anything near zenith.  It collapses down to  2 1/2" high.

 

I highly recommend this stool for anyone looking for something portable and can get very low.


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 07:54 AM

Seen this before.  Unique design for sure.



#3 Maritime

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 08:04 AM

Most users have the padding....


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#4 bsshog40

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 08:14 AM

I am just about to finish up building an observing chair. Just used scrap wood from my shop. 

 

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 09:25 AM

Very interesting, but I prefer just having a decently tall tripod, so I can sit on my backpack chair (which is pretty low to begin with). The backpack chair has the added advantage of doubling as storage for accessories. 

 

 

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 10:02 AM

I just picked up one of these from American Surplus and Supply.  I wanted something portable and very low seating height for my refractors.

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Spring loaded with finger holes at each end to open and close it.  Just a pull and twist opens and locks it in place.  Reverse the twist to collapse.

 

 

Looks like an interesting idea - I had not seen these before.



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 11:39 AM

I prefer observing chairs such as stools that I can simply walk up to and straddle.   I don’t like carefully maneuvering between observing chairs with large foot prints and tripod legs.  I’m clumsy, especially when I’m cold and tired, and always bumping into things...


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