Through a lifetime of bumps and bruises I have collected a series of ailments that cause extreme pain when I sit too long at a stand (7 to 8 hours). My pain is usually in the hip (butt cheek), leg or back. A friend of mine who is physically handicapped gave me a Gel Cushion that is used in a wheel chair to promote cirulation and relieve pressure points. I tried it and fell in love with it, I was able to sit this past turkey season at least 7 hours one day without any discomfort. These cushions aren't cheap they range in price from $ 35.00 to $ 300.00. I bought 3 of them for $ 50.00 each from medicalairmattress.com but you can just Goggle "Wheelchair Gel Cushions" and get plenty of results. Due to a thick waterproof outer cover they weather really nice and I plan to put one on each of my stands.