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Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:39 pm
by rogue_kiteboarder
This one, that one, no the other one. This is a very personal preference and no ones answer will be right for you.

However, I love the 2017 Dakine Pyro with option spreader bar.

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:46 pm
by kitegirls
rogue_kiteboarder wrote:This one, that one, no the other one. This is a very personal preference and no ones answer will be right for you.

However, I love the 2017 Dakine Pyro with option spreader bar.
Where did you get the Option? And can you send me one!!!??? :jump:

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:47 pm
by kitegirls
fat blokes can fly wrote:This is a fashion lead subject, for most a waist harness is not suitable due to the rider being soft in the middle and not having a rock solid core.

I changed from a fashionable waist to an ION B2 several years ago and have recently bought a 2017 model. They are simply the best I have experience in 17 years of Kitesurfing yet they still look cool due to the integrated shorts.

With a seat you can hold more power and you sessions will be longer as you don't suffer with abdominal fatigue which importantly affects ability to pop.

Just try a friends briefly, a little strange at first as the hook is lower but you very soon get used to it.

Let us know how you get on?
Rode a seat for a year. That's why I switched to waist. It wasn't fashion for me. The seat gave me atomic wedgies every session that were impossible to pull out until I got back to the beach and could pull it out... :movingbutt:

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:50 am
by fat blokes can fly
kitegirls wrote:
fat blokes can fly wrote:This is a fashion lead subject, for most a waist harness is not suitable due to the rider being soft in the middle and not having a rock solid core.

I changed from a fashionable waist to an ION B2 several years ago and have recently bought a 2017 model. They are simply the best I have experience in 17 years of Kitesurfing yet they still look cool due to the integrated shorts.

With a seat you can hold more power and you sessions will be longer as you don't suffer with abdominal fatigue which importantly affects ability to pop.

Just try a friends briefly, a little strange at first as the hook is lower but you very soon get used to it.

Let us know how you get on?
Rode a seat for a year. That's why I switched to waist. It wasn't fashion for me. The seat gave me atomic wedgies every session that were impossible to pull out until I got back to the beach and could pull it out... :movingbutt:
Sounds painful......eek!

Did you try any other harness's, maybe you just had an unsuitable one.

Is it a women's specific harness you require and if so would this possibly be best asked of the ladies of the forum? :thumb:

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:01 am
by iriejohn
kitegirls wrote:Rode a seat for a year. That's why I switched to waist. It wasn't fashion for me. The seat gave me atomic wedgies every session that were impossible to pull out until I got back to the beach and could pull it out... :movingbutt:
You simply had a seat harness which did not fit your shape. That in itself is no reason to dismiss all seat harnesses any more than having a poor fitting chest harness would be grounds for dismissing all chest harnesses.

But if it's COOL you want to look get a Ride Engine, job jobbed. ;-)

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:45 am
by rogue_kiteboarder
kitegirls wrote:
rogue_kiteboarder wrote:This one, that one, no the other one. This is a very personal preference and no ones answer will be right for you.

However, I love the 2017 Dakine Pyro with option spreader bar.
Where did you get the Option? And can you send me one!!!??? :jump:

Got hands on a preproduction demo, you will love it. They should be available in a couple weeks.

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:04 pm
by EricSanders
I second the ION B2. Really comfortable. No problem with wedgies, but then again, I'm not a super booster yet either.

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:11 pm
by edt
knotwindy wrote:Sorry but there is no such thing. It is different for every body shape and riding style.
You just have to try them.
It is like asking what is the most comfortable shoe?
just here to repeat what others have said.

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:50 pm
by Bhwillia
Wear an old XL Mystic Warrior 2 around my chest. Can't ride up ( already to armpit ), does not hurt broken rib!!!, and phenomenal for freestyle foiling. If I want to boost or race, seat harness or shorts.

Re: Most Comfortable Harness

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:22 pm
by windmaker
Harnesses are like shoes. Different feet fit in different shoes, What is comfortable to one can be discomfort to others... and a waist harness that never rides up is the oldest marketing slogan.