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Old 25 January 2006, 16:09   #1
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Help sought please...

At LIBS I saw a pretty expensive cantilever sprung pod seat, on both the Tornado stand and Ribcraft...

Does anyone know what they were called and where they are made?

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Old 25 January 2006, 16:16   #2
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Great Zippy, Thank you
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Old 26 January 2006, 12:34   #4
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These are great seats but wait till you hear the price
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Old 26 January 2006, 16:55   #5
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So how much are they? They look great-I reckon about $1500-2000 a piece.......any other guestimates?
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Higher, Higher ...I recon that you need to add a zero on the end of that.
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Not quite - think they go for about 2000 each - thats s mind you - not toy money.......
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hmm...wonder how much it'd cost to build them myself...? It's only a moulding with a cantilever and a gaitered shock absorber-I've done a damn sight harder building bikes.
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hmm...wonder how much it'd cost to build them myself...? It's only a moulding with a cantilever and a gaitered shock absorber-I've done a damn sight harder building bikes.
Been thinking along those lines myself!!!
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Does make me seriously think- Imean, to get someone to make the pod mouldings and seat units wouldn't be horrendously expensive, and there's no real reason to follow the original design.

I'd mount the shock absorber inside the cantilever myself and use a cheap (less magnesium content therefore less corrosion) bicycle shocker with a sealed gaiter-there's very little weight there to suspend apart from the person sat on it.

It might look rather good with a kevlar composite car bucket seat like the touring cars have on there-they aren't much wider than a normal RIB seat apart from the harness points.

I really should go into business building stuff. I could make a fortune if I got the right market.
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I really should go into business building stuff. I could make a fortune if I got the right market.
That's what it all comes down to - marketing!!!

Doesn't matter how good the product is. Classic example being VHS and Betamax

Betamax was way ahead of VHS and was even better than SVHS but VHS is what took over.
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They are VERY expensive. Over prozed actually. Not all that complicated.
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There are some used ones here in Canada. $800Cdn about 400 quid a piece. Heres the link. http://www.inflatableboatsales.com/seating.htm I have no idea much they would cost to ship/ vat etc.
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Thats where I got my aluminum pod seat.
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Cool stuff. The husky in most of the product pictures is a nice touch
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Pod seats

Just purchased a Ribcraft Mitigator with the pod seat and it is a great addition to an already great ride. I agree that they would be easy to reproduce and would be interested in acquiring more.

Before we purchased the mitigator I asked for a quote from Ullman and they replied with EUR 2850 for the seat plus EUR 145 for the pod and they have a couple of styles. If interested email me and I can forward the qoute and a brochure.
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i thought the advantage of a pod/jockey seat is that you use the built in suspension in ur legs?? so whats the point of suspension in a seat that is designed more for standing. Maybe a floating floor like whiteshark (i believe) would be more appropriate.

I can understand if it was mounted to a bucket or wrap around style bum perch
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When riding in the Ullman seat in rough conditions I distribute my weight between my legs and the seat and it makes for a very confortable ride. Much more so than the no suspension jockey seats. It is also very confortable to sit in when there are no waves to jump. In our limited experience with the seat I highly recommend it.
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i thought the advantage of a pod/jockey seat is that you use the built in suspension in ur legs?? so whats the point of suspension in a seat that is designed more for standing. Maybe a floating floor like whiteshark (i believe) would be more appropriate.

I can understand if it was mounted to a bucket or wrap around style bum perch
Yes but after a while your legs will turn to jelly if they are doing all the work!!!

As to a floating floor the Zodiac CZ7 has one - they claim it is the most advanced deck out there - of course wearing trainers with a shock absorbing sole will have a similar effect!!!
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