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BUTT scan...(11 posts)

BUTT scan...Akirasho
Jul 3, 2003 7:32 AM
I was posting a response to another thread on the Bicycling Buying forum... one of the questions was about a saddle recommendation.

So, I'm thinking that with the advances in Laser Topography... shouldn't the next logical step for the great saddle houses be a BUTT scan?

Biometric Utility Tush Topography

In this proceedure, you'd simply submit your butt (upon some type of apparatus) to the unforgiving eye of a computer guided laser that would determine the best possible saddle config for your particular arse/sitbones... this info would then be sent via the internet to say Selle Italia... and they'd whip out a custom job (again, a laser would sculpt your saddle's base out of a laser sensitive polymer) and have it under said arse in two weeks... no more experimentation!

What do you think??!!??

Be the bike.
You're dangerously close...Fez
Jul 3, 2003 7:38 AM
to being censored again by the moderators.

I noticed your Photo Caption thread about the Mtn Biker was gone.

I wonder, was it because the rider was too scantily clad, or was it because she was so damn nasty?
... ya rollz da dice, ya takes ya chancez...Akirasho
Jul 3, 2003 7:48 AM
... yeah, I thought the pic was fairly tame... compared to others I'd seen here... and I posted both a warning in the topic along with a link to what might have been considered the more risque of the two... oh well.

Be the bike.
Or You Could Use The CMAGregory Taylor
Jul 3, 2003 7:43 AM
The Callipygian Mechanical Ass -- the latest word in rump replacement technologies.
wasn't that featured on an episode of King of the Hill???Akirasho
Jul 3, 2003 7:50 AM
... doesn't Hank Hill suffer from dimenished glute syndrome???

Be the bike.
King of the HillMisJG
Jul 3, 2003 8:37 AM
I know he has a narrow urethra, not sure about the DGS
False ResultsMisJG
Jul 3, 2003 8:44 AM
If you were to actually sit on something for the scan, the results of the scan would be altered by whatever you were sitting on. You would need to squat over the scanning device to get an accurate tush reading. Then there would have to be some way to determine where your "sit" bones were located. X-rays? Not sure I want x-rays that close to the boys just for a seat. Then again, if you were to sit on something to determine the sit bone location and then be scanned as you suggested, maybe the two scans could be combined or morphed together for the perfect result.

PS. Too bad your mtn bike caption post was deleted. I was waiting until I got home from work to really look at the picture and submit my caption. . .
...perhaps a warm bucket of BUTT Goo...Akirasho
Jul 3, 2003 8:51 AM
... perhaps a polymer goo along with heat and/or pressure sensors to determine dispersal patterns... agreed, no need to nuke the nads...

Be the bike.
Would BUTT goo then form a crunchy candy coating? (nm)PseuZQ
Jul 3, 2003 10:22 AM
A complex formula!jtolleson
Jul 4, 2003 2:33 PM
Because it would need to be weighted, methinks, to evaluate what firmness is needed and how pressure points get created (different for a 120 lb. rider vs. a 220 lb rider).

I'm thinking more like getting orthotics made, that you actually sit on a polymer type substance...
re: BUTT scan...divve
Jul 3, 2003 9:09 AM
Better than a scan would be a computerized pressure sensitive system installed in selected bike shops. The data could then be directly uploaded to a manufacturer who could then make a custom saddle. A cheaper alternative would be on-site analysis software coupled to a "pressure scanner" at a shop that would give suggestions in regard to which existing saddle models offer the most optimal fit.