Problems when sitting on Salli?

Good saddle sitting

Sitting in a new way can take some adjustment - like doing a new exercise. For example, if you are not used to horse riding or bike riding and you go for too long in the beginning it is not a good idea. Once you adjust however, you can sit for long periods of time.

The most important thing is to listen to your body - patience is a virtue!

Here are some tips which may help you during this adjustment phase.

The chair feels too hard

Sit a little bit further back in the chair. If you sit too much in the front the chair presses your thighs and genital area uncomfortably. Also your sitting bones are not on the thickest part of the seat. Also you need to get used to having your weight on the sitting bones instead of the soft tissue where it disturbs the circulation, and that takes some time. When you ride a horse or a bike you might also feel you sit bones in the beginning.

It may also be that you are sitting too high. Then the whole weight of the upper body is on the sitting bones. Or your gas spring may be too long for you and you cannot place your feet firmly on the floor, and thus your feet don’t carry any of the weight.

The chair feels too wide

You are probably sitting too high. Adjust the chair a little lower and it will feel better. If the chair ends up in its lowest position and it still doesn’t feel right, you need to get a shorter gas spring.

If you have Salli Swayfit or Salli Triplefit, adjust the width of the gap. Release the handle, adjust the two parts of the seat and lock again. If you have a tilt mechanism, change the inclination so that you lean a bit more forward. See video about adjustments

Your back aches

Make sure that you are sitting high enough! If you sit too low it’s easy to place your feet in front of you, and in that position you will slouch because you are not in balance. Slouching will harm and hurt your back.

In the beginning it’s quite normal to get back aches/muscles soreness, because different muscles are working from what you are used to. It will pass, just give your body time to adapt to the new position. Also your inner thighs may feel tight and the area around your sitting bones sore, but these discomforts will also pass.

Your chair is not swinging

Make sure that you chair is Salli Sway or Salli SwayFit. Adjust the swing mechanism nut a bit looser with the tool you got with the chair (or use a 24 mm wrench). See instructions on how to adjust the swing mechanism.

Your chair is making a noise or swinging too much

If the seat of your Salli Sway or Salli SwayFit is too loose it will make a “click” sound at the extreme positions. Tighten the swing mechanism nut. See instructions on how to adjust the swing mechanism.

Your chair can't be adjusted up or down

Oil the gas spring once a year. If you do not adjust the height often, dust will get into the gas spring and it will dry out, which results in it not working properly.

If you have a Foot Height Control and the foot pedal is not working, turn the chair upside down. Tighten or loosen the screw, only 180 degrees before testing it. Usually only a very small adjustment is needed.

The width adjustment is stuck

The width adjustment handle can get stuck if you tighten it too hard, or press the seat plates together while sitting on the chair. Hold the chair in front or you and make sure the handle is pointing to your right, and the front of the chair to your left. Then push the handle away from you. If it has stuck, you need to use more speed/force.

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    Sitting tall in the saddle
    Thanks so much for the review Kat!
    sali sway
    Great to hear Isabelle, thanks for the review.
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    Good price for an almost perfect saddle chair
    Thanks for your review Luis. I think it is is very accurate, and is why we recommend the some of the other models if you are doing extensive sitting. That's not to say of course that you can't sit for long periods but it is definitely firmer than the Sway or Pro models. Sounds like you are getting good results in any case.
    A great option
    Fantastic Robert! We think there will be many WFH users sneaking their Salli chairs back into the office when they return - why would you want to sit on anything else right? ;)
    Great product and great service
    Thanks for the great review! Glad it is helping you so much.