well, it depends on what you mean by “air seat” like they said, the qu ax isn’t an air seat, even though it’s in the name, I believe it’s foam. maybe it has gel in there somewhere O.o?
what I look for in a good seat is that it is firm, or has very little padding, and it FITS! above all else.
Some of the issues that have arisen from the air seats is that you’ve got a tube that is moving everywhere full of air and it’s rather like sleeping on one side of the pillow too long after some distance on it. too much fluffy padding is actually a bad thing.
The reason I like the qu-ax seat is that it has that firm quality, and it has a relief in the middle like the freeride, but more drastic. I haven’t tried a freeride, but the qu ax seat was cheaper, and I had heard that the freeride cover pinches that gap closed, so it doesn’t help as much as it should. Usually on bike seats this relief doesn’t need to be there unless you’re not sitting on the saddle properly, but it does help. On a unicycle seat, the problem can’t be avoided unless you have a v-frame.
you’ll notice the recent thread about people liking the new addict seat for long distance. That is about as far from an air seat as you can get, but it does the job better apparently.
although, after getting the new qu ax seat, I had second thoughts about ponying up the extra dough for the addict seat, I’m pretty happy with my decision : ) it’s way better than what I had. I think it’s about time for an upgrade on the nimbus gel, idk what you guys think, but I think it’s akin to a park bench in comfort. It’s wide, flat, and (unlike a park bench) kooshy.
these are of course, my personal opinions on the matter I don’t mean to offend anybody who loves their nimbus saddle xP