Omni Advice - Movable Omni

NobleBrutusNobleBrutus Posts: 140
edited March 6 in Community Help
I own a HTC Vive and most of the content I play is Roomscale. However this meant I had a problem using my Omni since it is stored in a corner which doesn't track well and is extremely difficult to move while my base-stations are screwed into the wall.

A few weeks ago I found a cheap solution that works for me - a set of 272kg rated appliance rollers for £12. I have both almost fully extended, one under the dish parallel with the footplate and the other parallel at the other-side. I can now roll my Omni into the middle of my roomscale space and back into it's corner with minimal effort. I have a thin carpet and the Omni does not move at all during use.If you have hard flooring I'd be more careful.

Note: Clearly this is 'at your own risk' and not at all endorsed by Virtuix.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lazer-Electrics-Appliance-Trolley-Refrigerator/dp/B01DDRZ4AC/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1488759066&sr=1-1&keywords=Lazer+Electrics+Large+Appliance+Wheels


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  • WombatcaveWombatcave Posts: 40
    I'm actually in the same boat, so to my wife's delight, decided to rip out the carpet and put in wood floors. I am then gonna purchase those low friction pads for moving furniture and place those under the Omni. My house has one of those old huge cutouts under the stairs for a massive HD projection tv with the huge butts. The omni fits perfectly in there and is out of the way, leaving room for roomscale games. Currently though at 260 lbs and on carpwt it takes 2 people and a hernia operation to move it back in there.
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  • GreyAcumenGreyAcumen Posts: 308

    I'm actually in the same boat, so to my wife's delight, decided to rip out the carpet and put in wood floors. I am then gonna purchase those low friction pads for moving furniture and place those under the Omni. My house has one of those old huge cutouts under the stairs for a massive HD projection tv with the huge butts. The omni fits perfectly in there and is out of the way, leaving room for roomscale games. Currently though at 260 lbs and on carpwt it takes 2 people and a hernia operation to move it back in there.

    If you're going that far, you need to install a pulley and winch system above the hole so that you can put a hook on the front of the omni and use your own weight to counterbalance the omni for easier lifting.
  • mr_kevinakimr_kevinaki Posts: 6
    I may have to look into getting those large appliance wheels myself. I have the Omni setup in my basement which technically is a gym but I couldn't put the Omni in my office like I originally planned. I currently have it on thick rubber mats that I use for my equipment since I ripped up the carpet and have a concrete floor. The Omni can slide very easily on any surface with the instructional mat that came with the Omni. I emailed the Virtuix team to see if I could purchase an extra mat or what the material was because I couldn't find it anywhere locally. Here's two links they gave me:
    1. http://dyetrans.com/search.php?search=mouse+pad+material
    2. https://www.canalrubber.com/mouse-pad-material
  • MAYAmanMAYAman Posts: 56
    When disassembled can one person move the Omni?
  • travis1409travis1409 Posts: 130
    MAYAman said:

    When disassembled can one person move the Omni?

    I push my Omni out of the corner ever morning fully assembled. I also got it up to my apartment on the second floor all by myself. It was a pain in the ass but I managed it. The only piece that is especially difficult is the part you actually run on
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