I found a *local* saddle today, that may just fit willow! It is a billy cook, but the 2010 models have very wide angles, and the girl at the store said it fit her appy really well! So once I get enough money I think I'm going to try it out. My question is, are the new ones (Sulpher made) made very well? The saddle looked well put together but it was SOO stiff. I don't even think sitting in a sauna after being lathered in 5 bottles of conditioner could help it. It didn't seem like it was going to crack, it was just so thick! Does that mean its crappy leather?
My second question is about how a barrel saddle should fit YOU. How close should your legs/thighs be to the swell? And how much room in the seat should there be? I sat in 4 today, 2 15"s and 2 14"s. The 14's were much more comfy but I am afraid my butt and thighs will get bigger and not fit. The fenders were plenty long enough, I was just worried about the swell area. I'm 16, 120 lbs, 5'5"ish, if that means anything.
Thanks a lot