(I modified it a bit)!
like shaving the sponge?
Nope, actually .. for the long rides I ADD padding! I use some temperpedic material, very comfy. Never a saddle sore, even after 375 miles (20,000 feet of climbing) in the saddle (27.5 hours).
Actually, it works GREAT with aerobars because it naturally pushes you forward a bit.
So if I use upright handle bar, the seat is not suitable?
More upright bars actually work better
if you are NOT using an aerobar. People that have problems with the seat, the seller suggests raising the bars and/or lowering the seat.
BUT, using aerobars is preferable period if saddle pain is an issue .. no matter what saddle you use. The simple reason being that you're taking weight off your rear and putting more on your forearms, in a more forward position. Matter of fact, when I start getting tired towards the end of a long ride, I feel I could just fall asleep right there, lying on the aerobars!!
It's funny, when I use that seat I get SO many comments and questions. I almost hate it for that reason!
I used the seat once in europe and everywhere I went, it was "La selle .. " (or however it's pronounced). It's not for everyone either. I know someone that got one and they couldn't get used to it and returned it. The biggest loss is the balance you get from having a horn, you don't realize it until it's missing. I've adapted and had no problems. In fact, when I use a regular saddle I appreciate the extra balance and seating position. A regular saddle performs better. That's why I use two saddles.