Excuse my crass title, but my Speedball is once again failing on epic proportion. That crap will NOT clamp onto my rails. I jumped a small set of stairs (maybe four feet) and my seat flew off and got caught in between my legs. This isn't to much of a problem, just takes a few minutes to pull out my tools and put the seat back on. However, it is somewhat disheartening that a super-expensive seatpost like the Speedball has such a poorly designed clamp. I don't slam my butt onto the seat after a drop either, I just sit down slightly harder than usual.
This wasn't even the main problem today though. While coasting to the rocks at NCSU (good place to practice 180˚ pivots), I sat up, took my hands off the bars and stretched. next thing I know, my seat flies off the post, I fall backwards and my 'nads are being pulled off by my tires. To say the least, it hurt. I also ran over my own foot.
Took that POS Speedball off today and put on my old seatpost. Unfortunately, I stored it incorrectly so I found a dent in it, and had to use my Dad's post. Now I have to go out and get a new one for my bike tommorow. I figure I'll be plain and just get a Thomson Elite.
You disapoint me, Maverick.