^^ lol, Leif ^^
I too had similar problems with my WS EZG, and Micro 240. I found that there isnt any pyranha, dagger, wavesport or Liquidlogic boats that would fit me happily without a fair amount of modifications. ( I sat in ALL of them prior to visiting the Jackson reps at CKS. I really thought i would end up in an Ammo, Burn, Diesel, or Jefe Grande.)
I have been boating that same way for years. lasting all of 15-20 minutes.then needing to eddy out and get circulation going again, which would only last 5 min...or until the middle of the next rapid....
Not to jump on the Jackson bandwagon again, but the set up is SO much more anatomically correct, knees up and at a proper angle etc... that I have completely converted, and am not planning on paddling anything else, anytime soon. Not to mention ease of rolling,stability, dryness, etc.... I literally only fitted out the footblocks. Everything else is plug and play. ( And lucky me Clay Wright helped me be sure it was all perfect)
i am reluctant to say the best advice is to spend more money, but updating is the far and away BEST solution, just not the cheapest.
i just went through this dilemma last year. I sold both my boats mentioned above, and after a short very unsuccessful interlude with a Pyranha Everest...(with a 5 hour drive to gunnison to buy it and $300.00 lost on trade in after using it twice..)
I ended up breaking the bank to take home a New Villain and a used 4fun from CKS paddlefest. And I am really grateful because I seriously thought I was going down the drain paddling-wise. I felt more useless then a 32 y/o NFL runningback with bad knees.
but It was actually all my setup... (and being out of shape compounding that)
So theres my take on it. hit up Paddlefest in May to demo boats, or which ever demo day is closest to home, and trade in the micro, or sell it on CL or MB. and hopefully find a used,demo or swap boat at CKS for half the $$ of new.
that or maybe the hip pads.