knotwindy wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:50 am
edt wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Everyone's body is different. Choose whatever is most comfortable. I usually ride with 1 or 2 inches slack in my harness and rely on keeping the kite low so it doesn't ride up. I don't like the feeling of a tight harness. Do whatever feels right. I know Dimitri rides with 1 or 2 inches slack in his waist harness because of how many ribs he has broken and he rides powered. Just do whatever feels good to you. Seat harness is also good. I don't like how the seat harness feels but a lot of people like it a lot. I like wide harnesses with the soft back, that's what does it for me.
Two bodies are never alike, so you have to try and try till you find one that fits you.
If I were to jump, oldschool going for max height - I would definitely go back to my seat harness as can hold so much more power and in a way more pleasant way both when riding and jumping.
This, no waist harness will do big air as well as a seat/shorts harness. But you have to find the best fit for you no matter what.
Aside from some theoretical abstract keyboard warrior lesson in levers/physics, you can only boost on something you are completely comfortable with.
Look at Red Bull KOTA or the WOO top ten.... there are very few if any seat harnesses to be seen, as big air is down to technique and being able to handle the conditions, which requires flexibility & meovement / not being constrained by a seat harness (I have used them for years).
Back on topic, Ride Engine harnesses are lovely, but mine rapidly fell apart in proper big air/boosting conditions - personally, I would only use a Ride Engine for foiling or lighter conditions, they are super comfy but not robust.
Dakines are good, but I've had too many spreader bar failures.
After my Ride broke in Greece, I bought a RRD SHIFT PRO HARNESS and it is great - seems strong enough and the bar is fully locked down by a strap to keep out of the way from ribs.
Be warned, if you're thin, waist harnesses will ride up - but if you do enough chin ups and gym work they dont ride up