Roc-N-Soc Round or Motorcycle Seat?

kenshireen1

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I am probably going to get a nitro but am not sure as to shape of seat.
I have been playing on a crappy round and by lower back is killing me.
The part of the round that I like is that I feel it gives my legs more freedom if you catch my drift.
The cycle seat kind of locks you in place and I don't know how my girls will feel (try to be PC here :)

Any thoughts. I am looking for a MS that has them both in stock but cannot find one.
 

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I always used rounds but once I got a bike seat, that was it. Now if i sit in or have to use a round I come away thinking how much I love my RnS. Before I got it I was wondering if it would lock me in like you say but I never found that.
 

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I have a round nitro seat and love it. The motorcycle seat just didn't work for me, I felt like it was cutting off the circulation to my legs.
 

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I gigged with the roc n soc saddle type for years. I found that it became uncomfortable "down there" and I constantly had to adjust myself. I switched to a smaller diameter round seat. If you do go for the saddle type, the back rest is worth the extra dough and carrying weight.
 

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You'll just have to try them out. I could never get comfortable on a motorcycle style throne. I wanted it to be comfortable, but Willy and the Poor Boys had nowhere to go. I sit at the edge of my round throne (Pork Pie - but Roc n Soc is just as good, maybe better) and have done double headers and even triple headers with it (10+ hours sitting). We did one gig that was 6 hours straight with only a bathroom break and I was comfortable on my round throne.
 

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Used the motorcycle for years, then bought a round seat and retrofit it. Much happier with the round. Either way, you can always retrofit it later by purchasing a seat only.
 

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I have had the motorcycle style with back rest for over ten years and literally no issues whatsoever . I prefer the motorcycle style as I find the round seat cuts into the back of my thighs too much .
the backrest is highly recommended .
 

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I replaced my round Rogers seat with a Gibraltar motorcycle seat about 22 years ago. Shortly after that I got my first RnS nitro. I now own three of them (one at home, one at big band rehearsal space, one in my gigging bag), and will never use anything else. I also recommend the back rest, for multiple reasons.

Whatever you choose, you won't really know until you sit on it for 3-4 hours and play.
 

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I am probably going to get a nitro but am not sure as to shape of seat.
I have been playing on a crappy round and by lower back is killing me.
The part of the round that I like is that I feel it gives my legs more freedom if you catch my drift.
The cycle seat kind of locks you in place and I don't know how my girls will feel (try to be PC here :)

Any thoughts. I am looking for a MS that has them both in stock but cannot find one.
 

Wideglyd

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Motorcycle for sure. I made the switch 25 years ago and never looked back. So much better for leg/back support. I have a roc-n-soc and love it.
 

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I call them "Tractor Seats" as mostly only VERY old bikes had those seats. I used a round one for over 40 years before getting the tractor version. I sit on it the same as I sat on the round one; just barely on the front. It seems stupid to have all that wasted real estate behind me but I find I do like the little hump guy between my legs. And I don't tighten everything down enough to keep it from pivoting with my body when I twist around.
 

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I had to check, and Roc-n_soc refers to the tractor style seat as the "Original" and the narrower bike-seat style as the "Hugger". I went from the original to the round. I have the backrest and nitro adjust (w/old style mounting plate), as well. It's got to be close to 20 years old, and I've never had a problem with it.
 

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