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Dreadfish
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seat pad

Post by Dreadfish » March 6th, 2018, 8:37 pm

Does anyone have the dimensions for teh concept seat pad? they are out of stock in my country and i am probably going to make my own for use at the local gym
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Re: seat pad

Post by Carl Watts » March 6th, 2018, 10:31 pm

You don't need a seat pad, just put in the meters and the problem dissappears.

I found a picture of one on the net, enlarged it on my 32inch monitor to actual size and drew around it on a bit of paper and made a pattern ! :lol:

Made it out of a bit of foam, used it once found it was a waste of time and never used it again.

The grey seat on the Model D is quite a bit softer than the black one on the Model C so just fitted a new seat a while back.

Having said that its just time in the seat and you can get to the point a HM is no trouble.

Would have to say the C2 seat is a medium to large so if your perhaps smaller and don't have significant glutes then it can be a problem. My ass is huge so no problem.
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Re: seat pad

Post by Dreadfish » March 6th, 2018, 11:15 pm

ok... will carry on then without a pad. i used to get numb bum when out kayaking a lot and found it diminished a heap when i used a seat pad.
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Re: seat pad

Post by gregsmith01748 » March 7th, 2018, 7:08 am

I couldn't disagree more. The c2 seat puts a ton of pressure right on the Sitz bones. Some folks have the anatomy to be able to row comfortably without a pad, others (like me) try to tough it out and develop a really good case of sciatica. If you look at the seats in boats, you see that they are designed to avoid pressure on the sitz bones, the c2 pad does the same thing.

As with many aspects of rowing (and life), different things work for different people.
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Re: seat pad

Post by Cyclist2 » March 7th, 2018, 12:34 pm

I'm with Greg! Two strokes with no pad and the pain on my sitz bones is unbearable - just no padding on my butt there.

I made my own pad out of old sleeping pad foam, cutting the indentations for the sitz bones and tailbone to fit me specifically. It resembles the C2 pad.
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Re: seat pad

Post by chipman » March 11th, 2018, 9:32 pm

Slightly off topic, but has anyone ever tried mounting a bicycle seat to the existing hardware? It would seem to me that the current bicycle seat fitting technology would translate to the needs of the rowing erg.

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Re: seat pad

Post by Cyclist2 » March 12th, 2018, 12:40 pm

chipman wrote:Slightly off topic, but has anyone ever tried mounting a bicycle seat to the existing hardware? It would seem to me that the current bicycle seat fitting technology would translate to the needs of the rowing erg.
No way! Just as with cycling shorts versus rowing shorts, the pressure points are in entirely different places. A bike seat would be torture to try to row on.
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Re: seat pad

Post by chipman » March 12th, 2018, 1:39 pm

i'm not sure I agree with you. The pressure points are your sit bones for both of the styles of seats. The fact that nobody has tried it means you are probably correct, but I can say with absolute certainty that a properly fitted road bicycle seat is much more comfortable than a squishy wide seat that most recently converted bike riders seem to favor.

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Re: seat pad

Post by Hopesbud » May 20th, 2018, 10:00 pm

I have discovered and oversized mousepad fits perfectly on the seat and stays put while rowing. It gives enough cushion to be comfortable without being squishy and is easy to take with you. LOL

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