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    How do you measure it?

    I've got the wheels on my Kuschall K4 on the forward setting and it's pretty tippy, exactly how I like it. It gets interesting when I've got a backpack on the back! Hills are no problem as long as you can keep momentum up, lean forward and push hard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Essie View Post
    @grommet I am so happy you caught yourself on that one.... I was about to do some serious tease on your butt :P
    Yeah I got that one very wrong. Still trying to picture how that much COG would work. Wouldn't you need to have reallllly long legs waaay out in front of you? Otherwise I would think the moment you sat in the chair it would flip. But it's a pet peeve of mine having other people tell me that I've got my chair set up wrong when what I'm doing works for me. To each his/her own. I would like to see a picture though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crappler View Post
    6-6.5" COG? Wow! I would love to see that. Got a pic?
    I believe this early ZR2 is around 6.0"...

    It was used by the Vice-President of Marketing at TiLite.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD7U1...ure=plpp_video


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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    I believe this early ZR2 is around 6.0"...

    It was used by the Vice-President of Marketing at TiLite.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD7U1...ure=plpp_video
    He is one tall dude!
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    Talking

    Wait, anodized green with tatoos... Isn't that a "Jeff Adams' Special"? (http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=175816)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    I believe this early ZR2 is around 6.0"...

    It was used by the Vice-President of Marketing at TiLite.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD7U1...ure=plpp_video
    Yeah I can see that. But I'm guessing that's 7 inches of dump. When I had almost 6 inches of dump my COG was way forward and it wasn't much of a problem. I'm at 3 inches of dump now and 2.25-2.5 inches is my max. Nice looking chair by the way.

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    In the video he carries a heavy bag under his front seat, carries nothing on his backrest, and is thin. I carry very little under my seat, a heavy backpack on my backrest, and have a big gut. My CoG is 2.25; his is 6. I can see why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    I believe this early ZR2 is around 6.0"...

    It was used by the Vice-President of Marketing at TiLite.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD7U1...ure=plpp_video
    The angle of his backrest makes this COG doable. If the backrest was at a 90 degree angle to seat tube he would fall right over backward. If I had to ride in that chair I would have permanent, ongoing heartburn and indigestion and would feel folded in half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    I also have a fair amount of dump.

    No wonder your BP takes so long.

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    I ask this because I AM an idiot. I assume a chair like the picture holds into the seat. I also assume a very low dump reduces falling backwards. My question though is what is the primary or multiple functions your are getting out of a chair like this or moving that COG forward. I guess if helps "hop" up something. It probably does other, but aren't all of these things I said here, with exception of falling out, a minimal amount of time compared to the total amount of time the chair is used in a single day?

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