I suggest that you don't look to me for advice. Standing is better. I'm just not in as good of shape as I should be so my stilts get tired. I do stand when it gets lumpy though. Sitting is fine until your tailbone gets whacked by your seat like a sledgehammer and you almost go over the bars, or worse. Just sayin. The only time getting on the seat helps is in a sharp turn. My best advice is keep your feet on the pegs, always, without exception - well, at least one foot. Using your legs as part of your suspension will smooth things out a lot.