ouch -- hard seats!

ouch -- hard seats!

Post by J. Stou » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00


On behalf of those of us who are too small for those man-sized seats, or too thin
for that hard wood, or heavily into comfort and luxury, or into marathon rows :-) ,
can anyone suggest a simple way to add some padding to the sliding seats ?
There's still another 1000 miles or so of this lovely river we haven't seen yet!  ;-]

tia,

Janet

 
 
 

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Post by den » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Janet,
there is answer for you! :) Any sporting goods store with a supply of rowing
equipment should carrier a foam type thing which is cut out in the form of a
a seat with the holes and all!  Cost of it, not to sure, sorry.
Cheaper solution is, go to a hobby store or crafts store and pick up some foam
and next time your rowing just trace the seat out on the foam and cut away. :)
Remeber..cut the holes out to so there will be some ventalation aswell as a
way for water to seep out.
Hope this helps :)

Wayne


Quote:

>On behalf of those of us who are too small for those man-sized seats, or too thin
>for that hard wood, or heavily into comfort and luxury, or into marathon rows :-) ,
>can anyone suggest a simple way to add some padding to the sliding seats ?
>There's still another 1000 miles or so of this lovely river we haven't seen yet!  ;-]

>tia,

>Janet


 
 
 

ouch -- hard seats!

Post by Jerome Leventh » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

On Sep 15, 1995 09:23:20 in article <ouch -- hard seats!>, 'J. Stout'

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>can anyone suggest a simple way to add some padding to the sliding seats ?

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Dear Janet,

An inexpensive solution is to use a computer mouse pad.  

--
Jerome Edward Leventhal


 
 
 

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Post by Sullys Ma » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
J. Stout writes:
>On behalf of those of us who are too small for those man-sized seats, or too thin
>for that hard wood, or heavily into comfort and luxury, or into marathon rows :-) ,
>can anyone suggest a simple way to add some padding to the sliding seats ?
>There's still another 1000 miles or so of this lovely river we haven't seen yet!  ;-]

My long lean wife has cut a piece of neophrene from her saddle pad
material and fastened to the seat with a bit of duct tape.  I would
try to find a way to ensure that the stuff dries out each time, but
it's successful for her.

Mike

 
 
 

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Post by Chandler Collin » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>On behalf of those of us who are too small for those man-sized seats, or too thin
>for that hard wood, or heavily into comfort and luxury, or into marathon rows :-) ,
>can anyone suggest a simple way to add some padding to the sliding seats ?
>There's still another 1000 miles or so of this lovely river we haven't seen yet!  ;-]

>tia,

>Janet

I had a couple of friends who would use computer mouse-pads.  I never tried
it but they said it worked great for those extra long pieces.  Good luck!

Chandler Collins

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Conan McMack » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

: On behalf of those of us who are too small for those man-sized seats, or too thin
: for that hard wood, or heavily into comfort and luxury, or into marathon rows :-) ,
: can anyone suggest a simple way to add some padding to the sliding seats ?
: There's still another 1000 miles or so of this lovely river we haven't seen yet!  ;-]
:
: tia,
:
: Janet
Janet,
We geezer rowers remember the days when rowing shorts had chamois stitched
to the seat of the pants.  It made a marginal difference in comfort and
was a real ice breaker at formal parties.

Mark McMackin
Alexandria Community Rowing

 
 
 

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Post by Walter Martinda » Sun, 17 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>On behalf of those of us who are too small for those man-sized seats, or too thin
>for that hard wood, or heavily into comfort and luxury, or into marathon rows :-) ,
>can anyone suggest a simple way to add some padding to the sliding seats ?
>There's still another 1000 miles or so of this lovely river we haven't seen yet!  ;-]

>tia,

>Janet

Lots of folks around here get polypropylene foam (those really cheap camping
mattresses that are about 8mm thick), cut out a number of layers, tape them
together and either carry them wherever they row or tape them to
their boat seat.  Too many layers changes the geometry of your stroke by
raising your posterior too high above your heels, and requiring a
change in height of work.

Walter

 
 
 

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Post by J. Stou » Wed, 20 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>  >On behalf of those of us who are too small for those man-sized seats, or too thin
>  >for that hard wood, or heavily into comfort and luxury, or into marathon rows :-) ,
>  >can anyone suggest a simple way to add some padding to the sliding seats ?
>  >There's still another 1000 miles or so of this lovely river we haven't seen yet!  ;-]

>  >tia,

>  >Janet

>  Lots of folks around here get polypropylene foam (those really cheap camping
>  mattresses that are about 8mm thick), cut out a number of layers, tape them
>  together and either carry them wherever they row or tape them to
>  their boat seat.  Too many layers changes the geometry of your stroke by
>  raising your posterior too high above your heels, and requiring a
>  change in height of work.

>  Walter

Hi Walter,

Thanks!! That change of height should help me with the smaller boats, since they put
me at just the right angles to really aggravate my overly-abused joints.

Could be nice padding for carrying the heavy ones, too. :-)

You may be the right person to answer my next question, too.  I hear that a Saskatchewan
team has found lifejackets that don't get in your way.  Any truth to that rumour?  We row
on the North Saskatchewan River, which is usually wonderful; but that river has its icy
and temperamental moments.  Since we die-hards tend to row until the dock is too iced
over to carry the boats in, life jackets could be useful.

Janet

 
 
 

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Post by J. Stou » Mon, 25 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Thanks -- I looked into that this spring, but no-one could tell me if the cushioning
would be adequate or if the material wouldn't be too slippery.  Sounds like it might
be worth a try.

I did hear that there were rowing pants available, made along a similar line; and I
thought it might be better to get those, and use them also on my bike!  Haven't
tracked any down yet, though.

Janet