I have a friend who bought a brand of saddle, the company of which originally modified Brooks saddles with an anatomic slot cut down the middle. They now manufacture their own. It works great. Probably the best leather saddle you could want. Anyway, I bought a Brooks B-17, and copied the slot myself, and MAN it really is a comfortable saddle! It allows your anatomy to move around as you pedal, and makes the leather a lot more soft and pliable. I have about two thousand miles on it now, and it is still good as new,and never required a break in period. It felt great from the first ride! I wouldn't hesitate to encourage others to try the same, however I imagine the owners of the anatomic saddle company would cringe if they read this! Even if this procedure should shorten the life of the saddle by a few years, it is well worth doing. I plan on buying another saddle and experimenting with another slot style.
Has anyone ever done this?