This backrest made a huge difference in my playing. I went without a backrest for years mostly because I didn't want to carry extra hardware to my gigs. This backrest bolts on easily and the bracket allows the backrest to fold down onto the seat for easy transport.
I find my playing to be more enjoyable and comfortable when using my tama first chair with the new backrest.
Worth the investment if you play 4 hour gigs like I do. The folding backrest makes it very handy to load my seat into a road case. Backrest is built to last. Worth the cost.
I added this to my 1st chair throne and could immediately feel more power in my legs. I'm not a very heavy guy and so when I would lay into my double kick before, the force would push me back into a leaning back position. This backrest stopped that nonsense and re-directed the energy forward where it belongs. My kick technique improved immediately.
this is awesome if you have lower back pain when playing, which I do. As far as I can tell this is the only throne/ backrest that actually pushes forward so that you can use it while playing without laying back in the chair.