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Old 11 July 2014, 08:47   #1
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I was out suring the week and I knocked a snap out of my neck ( I broke a bone in my neck about 25 years ago) This caused me much pain for a day or two. I am one again examining the coastal pro suspension seats. I am wondering if the seat with wing backs is a better purchase over the seat without the wing backs. I am wondering which will offer more protection.

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Quality Wing Backs are a good Bet even without suspension...And a Big improvement on standard Fare...can't really comment on the Coastal Pro Rigs although they do look a lot better than the original concept seats I saw. I use Ulmann's and have found them excellent.
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I had my wing backs made to my dimensions. They are very generous and allow me to slide my backside up and down when bending my legs to take shock, this in turn then gives me plenty of lateral support.

I think they are so important for comfort and safety every boat I ever own in the future will have wings.
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I had my wing backs made to my dimensions. They are very generous and allow me to slide my backside up and down when bending my legs to take shock, this in turn then gives me plenty of lateral support.

I think they are so important for comfort and safety every boat I ever own in the future will have wings.

Must have been really wide wings then mate. LOL
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Fitted the Coastal Pro with wing backs this spring, the difference from the original non-wingback jockeys is like night and day. They just hold you nice and steady whilst the mechanism smooths out the bumps and jolts. I have an old spine injury that would have stopped me going out in conditions I can now go out in.
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Must have been really wide wings then mate. LOL
Oh man! That hurts
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wing backs on seats

I found that wingbacks are great when the boat is rising and falling bow to stern. But when the boat starts twisting and dropping on one side the top half of my body gets left behind and this can hurt the back. This is on fIxed jockeys. When I tried Scott suspension seats at Seawork I'm sure that if you had wings it was for sitting only
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red thunder has addressed my concerns re the wing back. if the rib has lateral movement this may cause additional injury
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