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Post by JCOOLEY » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:53 pm

You have to remember that this is an inflatable kayak. What might be a necessity in a hard shell may not be in an inflatable. If it was deemed necessary that the seat needed 4 straps to hold it, they would have been added 16 years ago.
Because the stock floor is somewhat soft, it is not necessary to have extra straps to hold the seat. There is friction between the seat and floor and as long as one sits properly in the kayak and seat, it will not slide around. The only time the seat slides is when a paddler is improperly sitting in the kayak and they are leaning back on the seat which cause the bottom to slide forward. The bodies core needs to be engaged and the paddler needs to sit up straight, pushing their rear into the bottom of the seat. It will stay upright with no issues of sliding around.

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Post by Suza » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:20 pm

JCOOLEY wrote:You have to remember that this is an inflatable kayak. What might be a necessity in a hard shell may not be in an inflatable. If it was deemed necessary that the seat needed 4 straps to hold it, they would have been added 16 years ago.
Because the stock floor is somewhat soft, it is not necessary to have extra straps to hold the seat. There is friction between the seat and floor and as long as one sits properly in the kayak and seat, it will not slide around. The only time the seat slides is when a paddler is improperly sitting in the kayak and they are leaning back on the seat which cause the bottom to slide forward. The bodies core needs to be engaged and the paddler needs to sit up straight, pushing their rear into the bottom of the seat. It will stay upright with no issues of sliding around.
Is seat stability more of a problem with the DS floor?

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:13 am

As long as you push into the seat, it will be fine. It is a soft seat and contours around your body. As mentioned before, if you lean back, then the bottom of the seat will slide forward and you no longer have the support needed. The DS floor, being very stiff, is a little more slick therefore the seat will slide easier if you lean back. Push your lower body back into the seat and you will be fine.

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