Sounds like I have a similar situation to you TJ. I broke my rib a few years ago and been struggling ever since. The pressure is what really causes the problems. All my problems are isolated to the ribs that press up against the seat strut hardware. That is why I am looking at a padding combination vs. a deepseat/ribtec seat.
I’m glad you’ve dialed in a solution to reduce the pressure. I will definitely give this a shot. Think you hit the nail on the head with securing the pad across the whole rib cage. I am going to try and wrap this stuff across the length of my rib vest.
Thanks again for all the responses. Nothing more annoying than a nagging rib injury.