I'm suffering from "severe trauma to love handles" from my Wavesport Project. I have toyed with the back band plenty, but the webbing still cuts chunks out of my side. It's mostly the result of torso rotation when wheelin." Recomendations? Thoughts? Yeah, yeah, loose some weight fatass. My lady already gave me that useful piece of advice. I'm worried that approach could get in the way of beer-drinkin'
Yo Dan! Had the same problemo with the EZG. Seems that the backband strap tends to ride right on the love handles. What I found was that the rubbing of it moved up shirt and shorts apart to expose flesh and resulted in a hurtin! Once I figured out how to stuff my shirt into my shorts and always keep my side covered, this problem went away. Before that though, I got some major strawberries! Ouch!
yup, pretty much the same for the Jackson and my handles, might not be quite as bad... but the only solution seems to be to keep it covered. although, I'm sure you could rig some sort of cover for it that is a bit more forgiving.
Oh, the pains of Over-30 boating! Glad I don't have to seal myself up in one of those plastic caskets!
Maybe you (and I) should just take Kate's advice...
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
I wrapped the straps with sections of terry cloth. I also had to put foam incasing them at the sides of the cockpit and wrap that foam over to make it a tighter fit above the leg and hip. The terry cloth needs to be replaced every season, but keeps the straps from cutting you up.