OK, let me first clarify...I KNOW what works for you may not work for me. MY bike is set up properly and I have gone from lots of saddle trouble to currently loving my set up. I am just thinking out loud here and creating some conversation. I am also not a clydedale, I am in great shape and am a fit cyclist. I come to the clydes section because I can the same great feedback without the arrogance of the road section.
I have had the worst of luck in the past with my saddles. went through close to 10 saddles in about a year and a half and FINALLY found a saddle that seems to fit my geometry well. (fizik arione) I have finally experienced that glorious ride feeling of getting home and my arse not hurting. Even though I am not having any issues, I still wonder in the back of my mind if there is something else I am missing out on that would be even better. (With my horrible luck with saddles I doubt it though!)
SOOOO.....Even though I am currently loving my set up and not having any trouble I was thinking to myself. One of my riding buddies has a cheap velo pronto saddle that he uses. It is very soft (almost like that cheap foam you would find for camping and putting under your sleeping bag.), not like a thick density you find in most saddles. He can sit on that thing all freaking day and not have any issues what so ever. Its like he is sitting on this lazy-boy chair while spinning while I'm on my thinner more traditional race saddle. After 75 miles I can start to feel the pressure on my sit bones and I was curious as to wether his saddle would work well. I know most people say you dont want something to soft because it will push your muscles into your sit bones which can cause more pain than sitting on a hard saddle. one of my concerns about a saddle like his was the material breaking down quickly, but he has been riding on it for 3 years now.
I have been thinking about picking one up since they are only $30 or so and trying it out for a week. Obviously there is nothing to loose but I wanted to get some opinions before taking any step.