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 Post subject: Dakine pyro maniac vs leverlock
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:08 am 
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I need to buy a new harness. I tried Dakine Pyro in the past, and it was comfortable. I see that they have three versions for the spread bar:

http://store.dakine.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=pyro

The Maniac version is with a sliding hook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcHRHHw_Mhs

And the Leverlock seems like a quick release for the harness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqdlvVX5X8k

But I guess you can't have both.
The sliding hook seems like a nice idea, but I don't surf toe side so much, and maybe when unhooking it's preferable to have the hook at a fixed place.
The quick release is something I was looking for for some time now.
Any thoughts about these?

BTW, when I buy a harness, how can I tell if it's 2016? They all (2014-6) look the same.


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 Post subject: Re: Dakine pyro maniac vs leverlock
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:22 am 
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Take a look at the Mystic Warrior, much better harness IMO. The spreader bar is very well designed with a great system for keeping the hook and harness from riding up. When you tighten the lower strap on the Mystic it is locked in. The system on the Pyro with the cumbersome strap that goes through the hook was useless.
I really like Dakines seats but not impressed with their waste harnesses.


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 Post subject: Re: Dakine pyro maniac vs leverlock
PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:38 am 
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Moved to a Pyro from Warrior, much more comfortable for me. spreader bar design does not hurt my ribs as it is much smaller and the harness almost never rides up unless I crash hard.
Also, I hate the clicker bar of mystic.
Leverlock is v.nice


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 Post subject: Re: Dakine pyro maniac vs leverlock
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:56 am 
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If you tried the leverlock, can you perhaps elaborate on it? I don't have the option to try it (and there's a rumor that some people might not get it, and Dakine might discontinue it in the 2016 line, since it wasn't popular enough).
Also, my supplier doesn't have it in stock, so it would take two weeks to get it with an additional price. So I was wondering if it's worth it. It would be worth it if it is indeed an intuitive and robust mechanism of a quick release for the whole harness that can replace the kite and the leash safey release mechanisms.


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 Post subject: Re: Dakine pyro maniac vs leverlock
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:29 pm 
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It seems that the leverlock buckle wasn't intended as a quick release, but a convenient buckle (after some practice). Also, there's the sticky belt to release after the buckle is open. Searching the forum a bit, I came up with relevant topics on a quick release mechanism for the harness:

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2388812
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2388165
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2373917

But I don't see any new harness for sale that can be released using a quick, robust, and intuitive mechanism that addresses all scenarios hooked and unhooked.

Until something comes up, I found the following tip of where to attach the suicide leash useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZbMVlYCtgs


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