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    Cayman S seat's headrest


    Have you noticed that the Cayman S seat's headrest is bent more forwards than the standard seat on a 997 (or 996)?

    This design pitches one's head forwards. This is not a good thing. The proper seating position is with the back almost vertical (slightly reclined) and the head should be level. Such position is not possible on a Cayman S.

    I notice a trend, as many cars are doing this. This is possibly due to the fact that many (uninformed) drivers do recline the back seat steeply and in fact drive bending their neck forwards. The fact that people do this, does not justify seat design to accomodate a bad driving position.

    What do you think?

    Re: Cayman S seat's headrest

    I've read complaints that the headrests angle can be annoying with a helmet on.

    Re: Cayman S seat's headrest

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    HHG said:
    I've read complaints that the headrests angle can be annoying with a helmet on.



    It's annoying (and non-ergonomic) even without a helmet. As is, it is a show stopper for me.

    Re: Cayman S seat's headrest

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    ADias said:
    Quote:
    HHG said:
    I've read complaints that the headrests angle can be annoying with a helmet on.



    It's annoying (and non-ergonomic) even without a helmet. As is, it is a show stopper for me.


    I was under the impression that it share the same seats as the 997?

    Re: Cayman S seat's headrest

    It does and I've expeienced the same thing in my Cayman as well. Looks like the padding is more pronounced on these seats.

    Re: Cayman S seat's headrest

    It's called active headrests and most new cars redesigned in the last 2 years are moving in that direction. The forward tilt is suppose to help prevent neck injury in an accident.

    Re: Cayman S seat's headrest

    Quote:
    HHG said:
    I've read complaints that the headrests angle can be annoying with a helmet on.



    Excellence magazine suggested stretching a piece of Spandex across leather headrests to keep helmet from grabbing on leather surface.

    Re: Cayman S seat's headrest

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    turbokuo said:
    It's called active headrests and most new cars redesigned in the last 2 years are moving in that direction. The forward tilt is suppose to help prevent neck injury in an accident.



    Active headrest rubbish! The design is stupid and totally non-ergonomic. To protect those who drive (incorrectly) w/ the back reclined, they are injuring all by curving the neck forward. I will never by a car with such a seat.

     
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