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Y seat? sling seat? What are/were they?

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Y seat? sling seat? What are/were they?

Remember those seats for bicycles that consisted of a "slingshot" style seat post that had a strap from post to post? You sat on the strap which crossed your butt horizontally (that is, perpendicular to your, ahem, vertical fault line). What were those called? Where can I get one? Yes, I know they are ugly, but I've got a buddy who has one (without identifying marks) and he rides for days w/o discomfort or numbness.
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