Putting it together
Assembly of your first chair will always seem like a chore. However, I can’t say I had much issue finding any screw holes in the backrest assembly. Hopefully newcomers won’t either with the Flash XL. The instructions are… weirdly described. Pro tip: follow the arrows between build instructions rather than reading left to right. They decided to snake the pictures instead of place them in a natural reading order. There aren’t so many pictures that you’ll miss a step, though, but it will read funny. The caster wheels didn’t feel particularly difficult so long as you can center your thumb over the pin. With any chair build, the backrest/seat connection and caster wheels will frustrate you the most. I personally didn’t have an issue this time around, but I’ve done it four or five times now.
Construction and stability wise, the Flash XL was built for a slightly larger frame. And by slightly larger, I mean two inches more of waist. While not significant, if your butt is not fitting in your average chair by a narrow margin, fork out for one of these. Personally, I’m less likely to sit properly in any chair, so cross-legged in the seat is less of a stretch here supposing I fan out the armrests. I love the 4D armrests. The slacker in me who is going to sit back and use a controller instead a proper mouse and keyboard loves that I can fan the armrests out to put my elbows down comfortably. 4D armrests move in your XYZ dimensions as well as rotate. At this point, I can’t go back to a gaming chair without them.