Originally Posted by gtflash
I can believe that. SHock loads straight up ur straight lock limbed body!
However the ullman is by design a jockey style seat. Jockey style seats encourage standing to cushion waves through your legs. So why have a jockey suspension seat??? I really dont get that!! Would a bucket seat not offer greater support without the temptation to stand and render that expensive shock absorber useless!??
When sitting in the Ullman seat your knees are in a bent position and most of the shock is absorbed by the seat, but your legs are still used in conjunction with the seat. Stradling the seat also provides great latteral support for the tight turns and unexpected sideways motion.
The goal of a shock mitigating seat is to slow the motion of the body in relation to the boat. A bucket seat without a "shock absorber" will not reduce the sudden stopping the body will experience.