Saddle fabric and short friction

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Saddle fabric and short friction
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Posted: May 20, 2019 at 15:44 Quote

Today I think I nearly got a bad crash due to my short getting stuck into my saddle. Long story short, On a gnarly section of multiple drops, When I shifted my weight backward something blocked me and the surprise made me slip the feet off the pedals. I landed on the seat and the bike long travel saved me while it was rolling over the last rocks of the section. My short got a nice butt hole now.

I was wondering, my previous saddle is a WTB Volt and have some kind of leather material which seems have less friction on fabric than my current saddle; Specialized Toupe, which kind of a rubber material.
Is saddle material friction important for the rider so the cloth slide better on it, or is it better to have good grip?
I don't want to go Lycra, I'm now looking for non baggy short (that can accommodate body armor), any suggestion are welcome.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 at 12:58 Quote
Wow. Are you saying your saddle caused the rip in your shorts?

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