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Old 07 February 2017, 07:22   #1
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Shock seats for passenger comfort

I'm in the process of buy a 9.5m RIBCRAFT for an eco-adventure and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend any shock resistant seats? I've talked with Shark and they seem pretty good but I was wondering about US companies/distributors?

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There is a Canadian co. called Shockwaveseats I imagine they would be available in the US. I have heard they are good but no direct experience of them myself. If nothing else it will give you a comparison.
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The basic jockey is $3200 each
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I'm in the process of buy a 9.5m RIBCRAFT for an eco-adventure and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend any shock resistant seats? I've talked with Shark and they seem pretty good but I was wondering about US companies/distributors?

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Is it a US built Ribcraft or a UK export? Either way, Ullman & Ribcraft have a long association.
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It's US built.
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It be worth asking ribcraft usa what they will fit assuming they are building this?

Ribcraft uk are not keen to fit anything except ullmann, they will do it but they normally suggest ullmann.

Unfortunately I can't help with experience on any suspension seats as never been on a boat with any.
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Ouch! I dread to think how much the ICE units are.
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Ouch! I dread to think how much the ICE units are.


Prices on request you know what that usually means
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Sure enough Billy...although I wonder what they cost in $Dollars? Despite the EU ...we often seem to loose out in the pricing stakes!
When I go Statside I'm always amazed at some (most) European produced goods being sooo much cheaper!
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RIBCRAFT will install most anything. Ullman seems to more expensive than the others which is hard to believe.
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Ha! Yes but if my lottery numbers come up I think they will be near the top of the list to fit to a new toy.
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Ullman is a great company to deal with. I have their seats in my H733 and love them. They are by far the most easily maintained and I believe they last longer. I have both new seats and older seats that I have reconditioned(some of the first Ullman's to be seen stateside, 25+ years old ) Ullman has an office here in the US in Virginia but it isn't uncommon to call the US number and speak directly with Carl Ullman the CEO in Sweden.... Give them a call and let him know what you are wanting to do. They are a tried and true company and stand behind their products... When it comes to suspension seats, you get what you pay for....
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Ullman is a great company to deal with. I have their seats in my H733 and love them. They are by far the most easily maintained and I believe they last longer. I have both new seats and older seats that I have reconditioned(some of the first Ullman's to be seen stateside, 25+ years old ) Ullman has an office here in the US in Virginia but it isn't uncommon to call the US number and speak directly with Carl Ullman the CEO in Sweden.... Give them a call and let him know what you are wanting to do. They are a tried and true company and stand behind their products... When it comes to suspension seats, you get what you pay for....


+1 I've met Carl, Jacob & their dad Johan several times & they are all very passionate & "hands on" when it comes to their products. People (including me) look at the seats & think "f**k me! Where is the money in those?" They look distinctly under engineered compared to some of the offerings out there. But that is their strong point, they are very low maintenance, reliable & they work. They can take some getting used to for some people,especially if they are used to traditional jockey seats. They are hard on the bum & you feel like you've ridden a bike for a few miles the first few times you use them. Normally on a jockey seat, you use your knees as the shock absorbers, with suspension seats you have to relax your knees & trust the seat to do the work. The upholstery tends to be firmer to transmit your weight to the suspension mechanism, hence the sore bum. What I find though, is that after a lumpy trip, I might have a tender backside, but my neck, back, thighs etc. don't feel as though they've just been kicked by a mule.
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Sure enough Billy...although I wonder what they cost in $Dollars? Despite the EU ...we often seem to loose out in the pricing stakes!

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Ullman is a great company to deal with. I have their seats in my H733 and love them. They are by far the most easily maintained and I believe they last longer. I have both new seats and older seats that I have reconditioned(some of the first Ullman's to be seen stateside, 25+ years old ) Ullman has an office here in the US in Virginia but it isn't uncommon to call the US number and speak directly with Carl Ullman the CEO in Sweden.... Give them a call and let him know what you are wanting to do. They are a tried and true company and stand behind their products...

When it comes to suspension seats, you get what you pay for....
Like most things in Life!
25 years! ...Now that's an endorsement!
Still be interested to know the $Dollar price??....The new Pres may cut us deal!!
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....price??....The new Pres may cut us deal!!
Now that would be ironic. Ullman are made in Sweden, so we can buy them free of any import duties, if it turns out that we can buy them cheaper in the States........something is very wrong
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