Originally Posted by Lark
The current Facebook status for powerboat and rib magazine gives me some pause for thought. Injury caused by a seat bottoming out and I think that was a Scott seat....
Not really the injury would have been caused by driving hard off the top of a wave and landing in a big hole - skipper error not the seat. The downside of suspension seats is they lead you into a false sense of security by compensating for lots of minor bangs, but they aren't miracle machines and if you go off a cliff its still going to hurt. They aren't really intended to avoid the massive big shock - they are to avoid the repetitive low-mid level stuff that fatigues you on a long bouncy day, or adds up over a long period to sustained damage.
They are nice bling in leisure boats but I'm sceptical that most weekend leisure users really need them.