In a previous blog article, we talked about the strength of our Plastic Folding Chairs. We wrote about how with Samsonite folding chairs, you often get what you pay for. And then we provided a video showing one of our black on black poly folding chairs collapsing under the weight of 240kg or 528 pounds. It was cool watching the chair waver ever so slightly and then collapse under the weight. Judging by the success of shows like Mythbusters I'm not the only one who likes watching things fail. Now, I'll admit it would have been even cooler with an explosion and a fireball, but our neighbours frown on pyrotechnics and blowing stuff up.
For this video, we're not trying to break one of our NES Reliable Plastic Folding Chairs. Knowing how much weight it takes to destroy a chair is useful information. What's more useful however, is knowing how much weight one of our chairs can hold without collapsing and sending its occupant to the ground. This time we want the chair to survive.
The set-up is much the same as last time. Dennis loaded up the chair with 9, 20kg bags of salt. With 396lbs of weight sitting on the chair, we set-up the camera to take a picture once every five minutes and then walk away. Check out the video below to check out the results!