Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

forum for kitesurfers


PatrickIT78
Rare Poster
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:17 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Campo di Mare, Cerveteri (RM), Italy
Salto di Fondi, Terracina (LT), Italy
Bufalara, Latina, Italy
Favorite Beaches: Quebramar-Paracuru-Cearà-Brasil
Lo Stagnone-Marsala (TP)-Sicily-Italy
La Caletta-Siniscola (NU)-Sardinia-Italy
Watamu-Kenya
Prasonisi-Rhodes-Greece
Style: Freestyle/Freeride
Gear: 2011 Cabrinha SwitchBlade 12m
2016 Cabrinha FX 10m
2010 Cabrinha Nomad 7m
2017 Cabrinha Ace Twin Tip Board
2015 North Pro Series Surfboard
Brand Affiliation: None

2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby PatrickIT78 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm

2015 Ion Apex harness with 192 hours of riding, always washed after every session and dried outside. A comfortable harness that I bought thinking about a high quality product but now it has started tearing up as you can see in the photos attached.

Is it normal deterioration or excessive wear? What do you think about? What's your experience?

Thanks
Attachments
DSC09870.JPG
2015 Ion Apex harness
DSC09874.JPG
2015 Ion Apex harness

iriejohn
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1189
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: West Sussex
Gear: this 'n that
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: South coast, UK

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby iriejohn » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:11 pm

PatrickIT78 wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm
2015 Ion Apex harness with 192 hours of riding, always washed after every session and dried outside. A comfortable harness that I bought thinking about a high quality product but now it has started tearing up as you can see in the photos attached.

Is it normal deterioration or excessive wear? What do you think about? What's your experience?

Thanks
Dried outside in the sun?

DSZ
Frequent Poster
Posts: 299
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:03 pm
Kiting since: 2004
Local Beach: New England
Favorite Beaches: Cape Cod, Hatteras, Turks and Caicos.
Style: Prefer Surf
Gear: Airush Lithiums and Wave. Core XR4 7m. Custom Amundson, BWS surfboards. Occasional CF Cruiser Pro 145 and North 135 Select.
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: New Engand

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby DSZ » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:10 pm

Looks like it could be normal wear to me I mean 192 hours? I've had a couple of IONS with no where near the hours but they are like new.

yearningf
Rare Poster
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:25 am
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Saud Beach, Northshore
Kingfisher, Pagudpud
Pingtan, China
Boao, China
Qidong, China
Favorite Beaches: Saud Beach, Northshore
Kingfisher, Pagudpud
Style: Wave, Air
Gear: Naish Pivot
DSD Intel/ Ilokano WaterSports Wave Kite
Naish Alana TT 134
RRD 5'9" Fatal Wave
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Shanghai, China

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby yearningf » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:00 am

Imageits normal wear. Mine had more than 150+ hrs in the last three years :wink:
Attachments
IMG_3694.JPG
Last edited by yearningf on Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

vela99
Medium Poster
Posts: 61
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:02 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Gear: North Neo 8 & 11, Slingshot Celeritas 5'8''
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby vela99 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:11 am

Hi,

None of my harnesses from Dakine, Manera, Prolimit, NeilPryde etc was worn this much after only 200 hours without taking any special care really. In fact my harnesses looked better the day they died after maybe 1000 hours of estimated use. (Ocassionally I had to replace a broken hook).

iriejohn
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1189
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: West Sussex
Gear: this 'n that
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: South coast, UK

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby iriejohn » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:38 pm

The reason I asked whether the harness was dried in the sun is that I think the OP lives in Rome and UV at that latitude can cause that sort of damage.

Kash
Rare Poster
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:09 pm
Kiting since: 2014
Style: Hooked in tricks, looping, bigairs
Gear: Core GTS4 7m/10m/15m.
Core Fusion 2 board.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby Kash » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:17 pm

Shit harness. No back support, lots of back and rib pains. Shit materials, backside peeled off after 2 sessions. Very overpriced product with unbelievably poor performance. I got it new at 100 eur on a sale but still believe it was a rip off. :nono: After it i got manera 2016 and it is like 10x better. Never had rib or back pains even after long sessions with powered lw kite.

PatrickIT78
Rare Poster
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:17 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Campo di Mare, Cerveteri (RM), Italy
Salto di Fondi, Terracina (LT), Italy
Bufalara, Latina, Italy
Favorite Beaches: Quebramar-Paracuru-Cearà-Brasil
Lo Stagnone-Marsala (TP)-Sicily-Italy
La Caletta-Siniscola (NU)-Sardinia-Italy
Watamu-Kenya
Prasonisi-Rhodes-Greece
Style: Freestyle/Freeride
Gear: 2011 Cabrinha SwitchBlade 12m
2016 Cabrinha FX 10m
2010 Cabrinha Nomad 7m
2017 Cabrinha Ace Twin Tip Board
2015 North Pro Series Surfboard
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby PatrickIT78 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:44 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:11 pm
PatrickIT78 wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm
2015 Ion Apex harness with 192 hours of riding, always washed after every session and dried outside. A comfortable harness that I bought thinking about a high quality product but now it has started tearing up as you can see in the photos attached.

Is it normal deterioration or excessive wear? What do you think about? What's your experience?

Thanks
Dried outside in the sun?
No, outside under a canopy where the sun doesn't shine all day.

iriejohn
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1189
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: West Sussex
Gear: this 'n that
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: South coast, UK

Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:14 pm

OK, did look like could have been UV damage.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Kitemenn, Ludmil, Macster and 29 guests

cron