I am flabbergasted that this item got so many good reviews. The minute my son sat in it I knew we had to send it back. My rather smallish 9 year old went flying backwards when he leaned back on the back support. Because the base is rounded there is no way of keeping this chair upright unless its butted up against a wall. A small child maybe able to crouch on the very front edge of the seat and use their feet to steady themselves, but the whole point of having a gaming chair is for a comfortable seat with descent back support. This chair has neither. It is a shame because it is a nice looking chair, just poorly designed. However, kudos to Overstock.com for making the return process painless.