Is it me or has anyone else experienced this:
The new twist lock seat peg posts press through the velcro strap and leave you with a very tender sore spot on both sides of your back side.
I just got the replacement hull for my cracked 08 revolution. New seat pegs came with it. I replaced the push in pegs on my 08 seat and how nice it is to twist and lock the seat in place or so I thought. I thought the posts seemed a little high and definitely a lot higher than a pan head screw.
My maiden voyage was on Saturday, 7 hours of fishing in Chokoloskee Bay and I could feel that dimple of the twist post through the strap the entire time. Sunday was quite painful and today, Monday two days later the two areas on each side of my tailbone are still sore and tender to the touch. I know I don't have much padding in the rear department but this should not be an issue. You can feel the posts and the twist knobs right through the strap and pedaling only pushes you back onto them. This sure takes some of the fun out of long days of fishing in a Hobie Kayak. Maybe it won't happen on a short trip of a few hours but a long day of fishing or kayaking doesn't look promising.
I asked my local dealer if the newer seats padded the velcro strap but was told no and it was first time he heard of post causing painful spots. He sat in a kayak and felt just what I was talking about. He too could feel the posts through the strap in the display kayak.
I compare it to putting a small stone in your shoe and cover it with a shoe liner and then walk on it for a day. Eventually it will make walking too painful and leave you with a tender foot.
I loved the new features of the newer model, the click and go and the rudder up down cables but those seat pegs.... Good idea but needs a method to pad them under or above the velcro strap.
My new kayak is a real Pain in the A**.