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Ewin Racing Flash gaming chair



Here we have a side view of the chair. It has all of the typical features of gaming chairs, including multi-functional tilt, height adjustment, a back recliner, and adjustable armrests. It also has the typical "racing" look-and-feel, something you'll either love or hate.

side view


The back of the chair has the same PU leather fabric as the front. As mentioned earlier in the review, I've been using the smaller Champion chair for almost 1.5 years now and so far so good. Much better quality than the typical $50 - $100 office chairs. Ewin also took the liberty of adding its logo to the back of the headrest.

Flash chair rear


You can also find Ewin branding on the headrest's front and the two cushions. The head cushion is of a decent size, but I found it's foam density to be too high to be comfortable.

head rest

head rest


Similarly, the lumbar support cushion uses high-density foam and is very firm. This cushion is very large, and just like the head cushion, you can somewhat adjust its position. Alternatively, it's also possible to remove the cushions, they're held in place by two elastic straps with Delrin clips.

Flash chair rear


The armrests are made out of plastic and feature a stiff PU foam surface. They're called 4D armrests because you can customize their position to your taste. The vertical position can be adjusted, you can slide the armrest left and right, as well as to the front and back, and you can rotate the armrest clockwise and counterclockwise. In my experience, this is largely "set and forget". Once you've adjusted the armrests to your liking you're unlikely to mess with their position on a regular basis.

Flash chair 4D armrests

Flash chair 4D armrests

Flash chair 4D armrests


Another special feature of the chair is the lever-operated back recliner. By pulling the recline lever up, you can adjust the chair's backrest angle from 85 to 155 degrees. The idea here is you can adjust the angle to lean back and relax, but my experience is that I rarely use this feature. Once the novelty wears off, I set the angle at what felt most comfortable and then I no longer mess with it.

Flash chair recline

Flash chair recline


Next we have a shot of the bottom, revealing the 120mm class-4 gas lift piston. It's rated at up to 150kg and lets you adjust the seating height from 52cm to 64cm. Besides the recliner, the chair also offers regular tilting. The sensitivity can be adjusted via the tilt-sension control and there's also a tilt lock mechanism. Pretty basic stuff for office chairs.

Flash chair gas lift


Ewin equipped the Flash chair with an aluminum 5-star base and 3" PU casters. The wheels are larger than on some of Ewin's other chairs, the Champion for example has just 2" casters.

Flash chair wheels and base


The next photo shows the seating, it's pretty thick and the foam is rather stiff. Maybe the foam will become a bit softer over time.

Flash chair seating


The chair in its full glory with the two pillows installed. The pillows are held in place via straps with Delrin clips, they're easily removed. The pillows are pretty stiff though, and the neck pillow is relatively small.

Flash chair in fully glory


And a shot with the two pillows removed...

Flash chair without pillows




Flash chair in fully glory


Added: April 8th 2019
Reviewer:
Score: 9/10
Related Link: Ewin Racing
Page: 2/3



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