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Any one else tryed one of these AirHawk seat pads yet? Wife borrowed a friends Airhawk seat pad to sit on today and we finally found a perfect remedy to her boney Ass. This thing is super. we rode 140 miles 4-1/2 hours today and no problems. So I just bought one on Ebay. 82.00 with free shipping-No Tax from Florida.
 

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There are at least 3 different sizes & Shapes. 14 x 14 medium seat formed, 14 x 18 large seat formed, & a couple different Pillions rectangular.
 

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Here is a pic-
 

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You can also custom order those and get them installed in your seat, my upholstery guy tried to sell me on that but I've always been happy with gel and I come with OEM padding of my own
 

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I have been using one for 8 years and they work well on long rides. The one thing I noticed if I wore jeans it works very well, but if I put on a set of cordura riding pants it was useless. I have been wondering if they defeat the softness of the pad by incorporating it into a seat.
 

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This is the best cushion available, they are developed by the roho company which specializes in pressure reducing cushions. The roho cushion for wheelchairs is the most advanced cushion available to prevent pressure sores, and it is extremely expensive compared to the motorcycle seat version. It is an upgrade from a gel cushion and more expensive. These hawk cushions are actually very well priced for the benefit that they offer.

You only need 1hr of sitting time in the same position to develop a pressure sore, It all has to do with the pelvic bones and gravity (our own weight) blocking circulation to the skin in direct contact with the ischium (which is the lower portion of the pelvic bone) and the skin in direct contact is the crease where the buttock ends and the thigh begins. However a normal person whom is healthy have a defense mechanism that tells us that this hurts and feel numb and we change position allowing blood to circulate to the area that was deprived of blood due to pressure. Paraplegics do not feel in that area and that's why they develop sores. These hawk cushion redistributes the pressure points and allows for free air to flow minimizing moisture which is a component that also plays a role in the development of sores.

Now you still have to alternate positions with this cushion but it will take you longer to feel the need to do it, allowing you to have a more comfortable ride.

I do not work for roho, nor for hawk, I take care of wounds and these are my two cents on this topic.
 

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It's for the old Lady and is a Airhawk 2 large. I want one for myself on long rides, but the cool factor would be thrown out the window! HEHEHE
 

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So it is cool to walk around like you have hemorrhoids? 8) Or pat the old lady on the butt and have her deck you because she was in the saddle all day.
 

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You had better hope she isn't a screamer, you will go deaf while riding.
How would you keep her from sneaking into the garage at all hours?
 

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So I purchased one of these airhawk 2 air cushions on the advise of 11stryker and StrykenShane and the lady and I went on a 100 mile ride this weekend. After the ride before I could even ask her how it was she immediately thanked me for the air cushion. She said it felt like sitting on bubble wrap, it cushioned every bump for her and her tiny hiney felt great. She gave this a huge thumbs up. Thanks for the advice on this guys, I would have never thought this would be that good. Well worth the $$$.
 

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Cool Bozzly! I am going to have to get one for myself if we do any day trips over 150 miles.
 

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11Stryker said:
Cool Bozzly! I am going to have to get one for myself if we do any day trips over 150 miles.
I am thinking the same thing now 11. Get one for the longer hauls for myself.
 

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I've been using mine since I installed the L&M seat, after about 60 miles I don't much care how cool it looks, it hurts, the airhawk takes away that taint pain right quick like
 
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