I've heard that you're not supposed to grip with your knees, but if that's the case I have a problem. I'm 5'10" with long legs, and my the way I'm built, my thighs are proportional with my lower leg. Therein lies my problem. Because of this, when I ride hunt seat my knees are almost at the front of the knee rolls on my saddle. This forces me to grip with my knees because there's too much space between my thighs and the saddle for me to grip properly. I find it really hard to grip with my thigh in any seat really because of the lenght or my thighs. Does anyone else out there who has a long thigh have this issue? And if you do, how do you fix it? Should I try to get a new saddle?
I hope all that made sense...if it didn't I can try to clarify it for you.