The Right Motorcycle Pad will Literally Save Your Butt!
by Mark Lane, March 13, 2009
For years, riders of motorcycles have suffered the aches and pains of riding. Among those pains are pressure points to the buttocks that occur from sitting in a stationary position. Until recently, foam, water, or gel motorcycle pads were used to soften the seat with limited success. Today, a new breed of motorcycle seat pads that use patented air cells has proven effective at virtually eliminating this nagging nuisance.
Using a technology originally designed for wheelchair patients in the 1970s, the Roho Group created the Airhawk Seat Pad line initially for motorcycle riders. Referred to as “dry floatation”, Roho cushions use a series of interconnected air cells that slowly pass air one to another. This creates an “evening out” of surface pressure across the buttocks. As a result, painful pressure points and tissue damage that usually result from long periods of sitting are eliminated.
Joe Amiron of Kansas City, has been riding a Harley Fat Boy for nearly a decade. His bike club routinely holds weekend rides that require members to ride for several hours at a time. “The pain was so bad, I was willing to try anything. First was a foam pad that helped a little, but quickly began to tear up. Then a friend recommended a gel pad. It was better than the foam, but was very heavy. On one ride to northern Missouri, it turned cold and my gel pad turned even colder. By the end of the ride, it took a day for my tail end to warm up.”
Mr. Amiron thought he had exhausted every remedy to his dilemma. Then he discovered the Airhawk Motorcycle Seat Pad through a local bike show. Wary of the hype of the salesman, he was afraid that this was yet another ineffective Band-Aid to the pain his hobby created. Taking a leap of faith, Joe plopped down a buck and a half to give this new cushion a try. “I remember clearly the first time I used the cushion. We road down to Eureka Springs Arkansas. I carried my gel pad, just in case. But after the first couple of hours with the Airhawk cushion, I was convinced. The pain was gone. I mean nothing…nada! I wanted to go back to that salesman and give him a big hug.”
Amy Patterson of Colorado Springs, had this to say. “I ride on the back of my husband’s Goldwing at least twice a month in the warm season. We used to have to stop at least every hour to give my tush a break. You wouldn’t think sitting that short of time would create so much pain, but it does. When a friend of ours told us about the Airhawk seat cushion, we decided to give them a try. That did the trick. The pain doesn’t bother me or my husband anymore and we have recommended the Airhawk pad to two other friends.”
According to Mark Lane of BikerCushion.com, a retailer for Airhawk, “Our customers love these cushions and are so happy they recommend them to friends. I’ve been selling products over the internet for more than ten years, and I’ve never encountered a product with as much loyalty and customer praise as the Airhawk Motorcycle Pad.”
Airhawk Seat Cushions are available in several sizes to fit virtually any motorcycle.