the thigh, knee pad and the hip pad of the linear seem softer than the elite version and seem to pack out too quickly, as in, compress sooner and need for minicell to fill the void. all though my play boating has improved so it might just be me.
and yes, instead of the beans under your cheeks you get a pad of foam. awesome boats.
I paddle a villan and a mon-star linear coming from a CL super hero and super fun.