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Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby shutupjoy » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:07 am

Hi. Looking for compact harness for freestyle, not something huge. What is the best options on the market?

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby maffhieu » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:44 am

Ride Engine ?!?

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby Da Yoda » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:35 pm

Hardshell:
Ride Engine
Mystic Majestic X
Prolimit Vapor
Ion CS Hadlow
Dakine C1
NP Atom

Softshell:
Ion Hummer or Madtrixx
Prolimit Predator
NP Mirage
Naish Boss
Dakine Renegade
Brunotti Smartshell Youri Zoon

The most compact (lowest profile) I've seen is Ozone's Connect water harness...
https://ozonekites.com/products/accesso ... r-harness/

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby shutupjoy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:26 am

Da Yoda wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:35 pm
Hardshell:
Ride Engine
Mystic Majestic X
Prolimit Vapor
Ion CS Hadlow
Dakine C1
NP Atom

Softshell:
Ion Hummer or Madtrixx
Prolimit Predator
NP Mirage
Naish Boss
Dakine Renegade
Brunotti Smartshell Youri Zoon

The most compact (lowest profile) I've seen is Ozone's Connect water harness...
https://ozonekites.com/products/accesso ... r-harness/

Thank you!
NP Mirage is not produced on 2018? I dont see it on their website.
Carbon harness is not seems to be so comfy...I dont know how peaple like them stiff.

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby wrogu » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:52 am

Has anyone tried NP atom/ Prolimit Vapor / Hadlow Ion 2017 (it also has carbon backplate) and give a hint about the harness? I currently own a mystic warrior III

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby shutupjoy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:14 pm

wrogu wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:52 am
Has anyone tried NP atom/ Prolimit Vapor / Hadlow Ion 2017 (it also has carbon backplate) and give a hint about the harness? I currently own a mystic warrior III
I also owner of warrior 2015, I dont know why people like them so much. Yes its comfy but lock it and unlock it is hell bad!
The click system is bad and if its got sand inside its stuck and even could open itself.
I bought ion hummer 2017 and hope it will be good for me. It really compat and low cut and very helpfull for freestyle and free movements.

The np mirage is also looks good! but i dont see him at 2018 collection. There is "atom" but its carbon its not the same. Im a soft guy ;)

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby Da Yoda » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:07 pm

shutupjoy wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:26 am
Thank you!
NP Mirage is not produced on 2018? I dont see it on their website.
Carbon harness is not seems to be so comfy...I dont know how peaple like them stiff.
You're welcome! I see that NP just updated their website since I'd posted and you're correct, it looks like the Mirage is now discontinued. The Proton looks like their most compact "softshell" harness now.
Also know that the Ride Engine, Majestic X, and I believe the new Atom are the only true "hardshell" harnesses currently on the market. The rest are more of a "hybrid" design with a combination of stiff and soft construction.
Check out this test video and you'll see what I'm talking about about the "hybrid" models. Four of the six "hardshell" harness I listed are tested. You'll see why I listed the Brunotti harness under "softshell". https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 8lUhZi5jfs

Some other compact/lowpro "softshell" harnesses to check out would be Gaastra's Amp, Underwave's Squared, and possibly Manera's new Union harness.

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby wrogu » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:14 pm

Manera with the stiff hex going through sides to hook is prolly more like hardshell compared to some hybrids. In terms of load distribution.

NP Atom looks very much like ride engine - it looks like it has some kind of curve in the back (photos might be misleading me tho).
shutupjoy wrote:
wrogu wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:52 am
Has anyone tried NP atom/ Prolimit Vapor / Hadlow Ion 2017 (it also has carbon backplate) and give a hint about the harness? I currently own a mystic warrior III
I also owner of warrior 2015, I dont know why people like them so much. Yes its comfy but lock it and unlock it is hell bad!
The click system is bad and if its got sand inside its stuck and even could open itself.
I bought ion hummer 2017 and hope it will be good for me. It really compat and low cut and very helpfull for freestyle and free movements.

The np mirage is also looks good! but i dont see him at 2018 collection. There is "atom" but its carbon its not the same. Im a soft guy ;)
I have never had any issues with click bar system. However I want something smaller with more support, thus hardshell or similar harness is taken into consideration.
Last edited by wrogu on Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:03 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby Da Yoda » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:59 pm

wrogu wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Manera with the stiff hex going through sides to hook is prolly more like hardshell compared to some hybrids. In therms of load distribution.
The "hex" model is the older Evo and agree I think that may be too supportive, but it's fairly compact. Their new Union for 2018 has a minimalist construction and the frame is now inside and covers more area. The question is if the support is more than the Evo. I can't find any reviews on it yet. It has the "tuck flap" on the spreader bar like the Evo too.
https://vimeo.com/236079169

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Re: Compact size Harness for freestyle?

Postby wrogu » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:07 am

I just have had a look at the Union - interesting, same principle as exo, so what is the difference? What are the perks of a heavier EXO?

Anyone tried the atom or 2017 ION Hadlow ?


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