Why the jockey design  instead of a traditional chair seat?

There are many reasons:

  • An ordinary seat with your feet forward encourages sloppy posture called “slouch”or “kyphosis” of the lumbar spine as shown in the left pic below
  • But the jockey seat with your feet below your hips maintains good posture called “lordosis” of the lumbar spine as shown in the left pic below
  • With your feet below your hips you are able to stabilise your upper body movements (normal reflex responses still work)
  • You also feel the boats movements with your feet and control it better
  • Your feet are on the deck rather than up on a footrest, so you can move from sitting to standing instantly
  • Your eye height while seated is only a few inches lower than standing .. you can see out of the boat much more clearly
  • When you stand up, you will not need to slide the seat backward ..  it is still in exactly the right position to clench onto the pommel
  • If a wave knocks you off your feet while standing, the seat catches you instantly and intuitively…  people usually adapt to sitting and give up standing as much as they trust the seat and the suspension more and more
  • People who miss lounging in the seat can easily upgrade to the Luxe version which has arms and back extension that can simply bolt on to any of our seats
  • The pommel in the mid-front of the seat gives you something to cling onto without using your arms, thus you are very stable and less likely to get thrown out of your seat
  • Your arms are free to control the boat in a controlled and relaxed manner rather than hanging on
  • This video will help:  https://youtu.be/hSPlw9YfRYM
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