I've been really disappointed with every new chair purchased in the past few years and returned them swiftly as they simply didn't offer the size and comfort I needed (6ft 4ins & 22 stone). When I finally managed to snap the arm off of the frankenchair I had made from an assortment of gaming chairs acquired from an office clearance, the social media websites must have witnessed this and started offering me replacements! I'm not one for succumbing to adverts like this but decided to look into this brand.
The main difference is all metal parts, this makes a big difference to stability that you can feel especially when being tall and quite heavy. Shifting the chair on the wheels with one's bum as you do is solid and not accompanied by that dragging feeling that you're just waiting to turn into a snap and collapse! Ample seat space without being trapped between the arms is so refreshing!
One main gripe is the adjustable height piston supplied with the chair, it is woefully small with very little adjustment and no thought for the additional height that larger people tend to need. Couple that with my desk being slightly higher than your normal office as it doubles as a studio and I was staring at my keyboard side on! A quick ferret around ones fave online shopping website soon found an 8.6" gas lift piston that was a direct replacement. Once fitted the chair now has a superb range of height adjustment, more than I would ever need. After a few weeks there are also some creaking noises beginning to come from the rear when leaning back but I doubt I've ever had a chair that hasn't done this to be honest. If it gets any worse then I will be raising a call with Boulies for some service.
Overall I am really glad I made the decision to purchase this brand and Elite Max model, its clearly made for the job and is already making a big difference to my daily working comfort.