Por Pie installed a top layer of ultra heavy-duty therapeutic liquid Gel over our standard high-grade memory foam for optimum comfort and support. This formula in seat design significantly reduces the fatigue experienced during and after playing. It's supported by our heavy-duty double-braced Pork Pie throne base.
Extra comfortReduces fatigueGel top layerHigh-grade memory foam bottom layerDouble-braced tripod base
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Let me start out by saying that the shipping for this product couldn't have been better. It was estimated to arrive Oct. 4th, showed up on the 3rd ahead of schedule with my other items. Some of the packaging was rough and a little beaten on arrival (not more so than one can expect), but the components of the throne are fairly heavy, and there was enough cushion and extra padding that everything was intact and in perfectly new condition.
Now the throne is unbeatable. Most drummers that I have talked to seem to prefer the Roc-N-Soc throne to the Pork Pie thrones, but they have not tried this Gel Throne. This thing is memory foam for your butt. I am a decently sized guy 6' 1-2", ~200 lb., and I like to bop around and get really energetic when I drum. I move around a lot. My old throne would lose balance. The way it settled in, the metal was beginning to wear, and I didn't feel comfortable or, more importantly, safe drumming on that thing. Granted it had done me 6 years of...
A little while ago I decided to buy myself some nice drum thrones for my two drum kits. I wanted something with a big comfortable seat that I could sit on for long drum sessions. It became a toss up between the Pork Pie Gel Throne and the ROC-N-SOC Nitro Throne. Since I needed two, I got them both. I've used them each quite extensively over the past year and I think they are both fantastic thrones and well worth the money. If I had to pick a winner though, I would choose the ROC-N-SOC. The contoured design allows me to remain comfortable for longer periods of time, though the Pork Pie is more comfortable for short sessions. It seems that the gel and padding gets sandwiched down after about 30 - 45 minutes or so. (FYI: I weigh 235lbs)
Basically, the problem with this product is that it is way too soft and spongy to give real support and comfort. Probably because of the gel, the body tends to sink to one side or the other, depending on the position of the player, causing the player's body to try to realign to compensate for the change in balance. This leads to back pain because the player cannot sit up straight on the seat. If you sit on the front of the seat, like I do, you tend to sink 'forward'. It may not be too much of a problem for drummers who always play heel down, but toe players will find the change in balance a very real problem. I was able to tolerate it for 2 sets before switching to my previous throne. I had to return the gel throne as unusable. Pork Pie's regular throne, without the gel, is a much better choice.
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