my bum is sore

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Peter Bray
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my bum is sore

Post by Peter Bray » Tue Feb 26, 2002 6:29 pm

what do you you use for a comfy seat? I find manufacturers seats hurt like hell over long distances.

(okay, I'm actually an imposter...but the question stands)

Craig Addison
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Re: my bum is sore

Post by Craig Addison » Tue Feb 26, 2002 6:50 pm

Hi Pete, most paddlers I know pad the seats out with carry mat stuff, but you do need a seat bigger than your bum!

I've heard that bean bags are good for extended crossings, problem is getting one small enough for a standard boat.

>(okay, I'm actually an imposter...but the question stands)<

Anyone who paddles 2000+ miles for a pint of Guinness is hardly an imposter!


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Edited by: Craig Addison at: 2/26/02 6:20:05 pm

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adrian j pullin
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Re: my bum is sore

Post by adrian j pullin » Wed Feb 27, 2002 1:34 pm

You need more padding on the bum area. Try eating more pies! :)

Barry Deakin
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My bum is sore

Post by Barry Deakin » Fri Mar 01, 2002 11:43 am

My wife bought a second hand sea kayak which didn't suit her bum. I cut out the seat and glued in a foam seat with integral hip pads. (£50 from VCP about 5 years ago).
She says it is wonderful. The structure didn't suffer because the original seat hung from the cockpit rim.
I have no idea whether they are still available.
Barry.

Elliott
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You wifes bum

Post by Elliott » Fri Mar 01, 2002 2:52 pm

Barry,

Does Bev know you discuss her rear-end proportions on the internet?

Elliott

Mike Buckley
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Seats

Post by Mike Buckley » Sat Mar 02, 2002 2:10 pm

Foam seats are readily available - Knoydart and Scottish Paddler Supplies amongst others. Can't comment on unknown ladies bum sizes I'm afraid.

Mike.

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Re: Seats

Post by Craig Addison » Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:06 pm

>Can't comment on unknown ladies bum sizes I'm afraid.<

Is that unknown ladies, or known ladies with unknown bum sizes? still could make an interesting if not dangerous discussion.

Now I know this woman with a really huge bo.............................at!



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Edited by: Craig Addison at: 3/2/02 2:07:45 pm

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Mark R
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Re: Seats

Post by Mark R » Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:36 pm

What about back support? In the past I've had real back discomfort on long trips...what do folk use for this?


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Craig Addison
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Re: Seats

Post by Craig Addison » Sun Mar 03, 2002 5:05 pm

For back support, a dry bag wih spare clothes in etc. stuffed behind the seat works quite well.




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Mike Buckley
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Seats

Post by Mike Buckley » Sun Mar 03, 2002 9:11 pm

- - -or a backstrap backrest!


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Re: Seats

Post by Craig Addison » Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:08 pm

For me anyway the strap type back rest doesn't work that well, it's ok for a couple of hours, (the problem is that you can't really adjust it during a paddle,) but not enough for a longer trip, with a well padded dry bag, you can make yourself very comfortable.

Craig.

Mike Buckley
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Post by Mike Buckley » Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:33 pm

Yesssss - I can see that concept, but doesn't it compress a bit too much to give the support you'd need?

Certainly I had to change the backstrap from the supplied one to a broader, comfyier version but I've never had any comfort problems. That said, I guess 2 to 3 hours in the boat is my norm before a get-out break - you can keep those mega long open crossings thanks very much!

Anyway, I like seeing the scenery and there ain't much of that in the middle of some minch somewhere is there?

But, returning to back rests - one paddler I know of has replaced his backstrap with blocks of minicell foam which he has shaped to support his lower back when he's in the boat.

Mike.

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Re: Seats

Post by Craig Addison » Mon Mar 04, 2002 6:23 pm

>But, returning to back rests - one paddler I know of has replaced his backstrap with blocks of minicell foam which he has shaped to support his lower back when he's in the boat.<

That is my next plan, does anyone know of a good source for minicell foam?


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Mike Buckley
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Post by Mike Buckley » Mon Mar 04, 2002 10:39 pm

Give Dave Felton @ Knoydart in Keswick a call and tell him I suggested you do the same thing that he's done regarding a backrest.

www.knoydart-kayaking.co.uk/

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Re: Seats

Post by Craig Addison » Mon Mar 04, 2002 11:25 pm

I knew I'd spoken to someone who'd done it, I just forgot who it was, in fact I think he was supposed to send me some, a couple of years ago, best jog his memory, thanks for jogging mine!

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