[quote:a0fd2e2dc5="Aykew"]Well, remember the seats on the Element are like Class 2 Levers, with the fulcrum being the point attached to the wall. Therefore, the easiest place to flip the seat up would be as far away from the fulcrum as possible, so make sure you're always lifting on the outside edge of the seat.!
This is a little misleading.. If you are looking at the hinge, yes, it's the outside edge you lift, but to most of us, its the edge closest to the centerline of the car.
It does help to have the back down all the way, and the hook out of its pocket. I'm a BIG guy (but older) and it is no cinch for me. It's kinda like gymnastics - timing not strength.