Looking forward to your comments after straddling this beautiful, albeit tractor style saddle. It looks very close to the design of my Russell Day Long Saddle on my FJR1300 but slightly smaller. That was the best accessory I added to my FJR as I did a lot of day-long touring. I want something similar on my Vx 300 in terms of touring.
Anyway, I had some input in the build of that saddle. Besides pix and vitals requested by Russell, I spoke directly to the builder and conveyed to him directly that ride height not be increased significantly over stock and that to compensate for any increase I wanted the front part of the saddle to be narrow allowing me to be flat footed while stopped. Additionally I didn't want to slide forward underway. I was very pleased with the result!
I assume you were afforded the same opportunity to provide data to Russell. So, I'm interested to know how much if any seat height was increased and if you feel like you're gradually sliding forward in the saddle.