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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby s1buell_wl » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:41 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
matth wrote:Seat all the way for me. Better comfort, better leverage. Would you were a waist harness skydiving or rock climbing (no)?. Why would you want to hang from your rib cage.

Bottom line IMO, seats are superior, they just don't look cool!!

Mmm... I've had a half-dozen sessions on a waist this week, and actually find it as comfortable as a seat - but as uncomfortable in different ways :D No wedgies is awesome!


Impossible to get a wedgie on OR2

There is no seat this is the cool part!
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I hate the harnesses with seats.... no matter what harness if you have a seat type and get nicely powered 16m in 20kns that thing will be up your ass. :angryfire:

The OR2 is great for this.

T

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:42 am

s1buell_wl wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:
matth wrote:Seat all the way for me. Better comfort, better leverage. Would you were a waist harness skydiving or rock climbing (no)?. Why would you want to hang from your rib cage.

Bottom line IMO, seats are superior, they just don't look cool!!

Mmm... I've had a half-dozen sessions on a waist this week, and actually find it as comfortable as a seat - but as uncomfortable in different ways :D No wedgies is awesome!


Impossible to get a wedgie on OR2

There is no seat this is the cool part!
Image

I hate the harnesses with seats.... no matter what harness if you have a seat type and get nicely powered 16m in 20kns that thing will be up your ass. :angryfire:

The OR2 is great for this.

T

I actually have a Session2... but it's j-u-s-t too small.

Dakine is very generous on sizing... just a shame their spreader bars are such crap.

The 2013 Fusion is REALLY bad for the wedgies - 2012 was very comfy, better than 2011 and as good as 2010. Shame the quality on the seats aren't as good...

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby saildawg » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:49 pm

I find that a 2mm shorty stops the wedgie problem. The reason I wear a seat harness is the 2 major lower back surgeries I have had. A waist harness puts so much torque on my lower back that a 30 minute session leaves me in pain for days. My Mystic has worked well and I am still good after 4 hours on the water. It will need replacing soon. The OR looks interesting I'll have to give it a try.

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby Toby » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:35 pm

saildawg wrote:I find that a 2mm shorty stops the wedgie problem. The reason I wear a seat harness is the 2 major lower back surgeries I have had. A waist harness puts so much torque on my lower back that a 30 minute session leaves me in pain for days. My Mystic has worked well and I am still good after 4 hours on the water. It will need replacing soon. The OR looks interesting I'll have to give it a try.


I have the same problem!

Let us know how it went after you tried it...curious to know!

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby s1buell_wl » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:45 pm

It will take a few sessions to get it dialed in but once you do let me know what you think.

The quality is great!

One more thing its a bitch to get the strap tight the fist 10 sessions (just wet it) then its loosens up and all is good.

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:30 pm

I didn't like seat harness until the back pain stop me going for a kite session. Now I can kite for hours a day without the pain. I use a ION echo with a Dakine slider bar.

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby fat blokes can fly » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:05 pm

Watching this thread with interest as I too are looking to change harness be it seat or waist.

Searching around I noticed this thread regards the durability of the Pat Love Two Go harness and would be interested to know if they ever fixed this problem? viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2367256&start=30

At the moment I am drawn to the Ocean Rodeo Session 2 harness thanks s1buell_wl reviewing it in high regards.

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby s1buell_wl » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:27 pm

I hate to recommend anything. If you can try one out before you make up your mind do it. But I can tell you the quality is there. I have two years on mine now and I can see another two coming :thumb:

Harnesses are truly a personally thing.

I have my peeves with the OR2 but nothing is perfect, there is a few threads on here two about other guys reviewing it.

But for me and the way I ride I would buy another that's for sure (actually I have a brand new spare). It takes me 4-6 weeks to get anything here and I have no dealers of anything other than Cab (nice to have some spare parts around)

T

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby Toby » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:26 pm

two years with one harness?
lucky you!

mine start to fall apart after few months!!!

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Re: Want a good seat harness

Postby s1buell_wl » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:23 pm

That I can say with the Fusion! It didn't last 6! After about 4 it was a waist harness lol.

Ok, you know what its going on its second summer so even so its about 1.5y

you kite a little bit more them me lol. If I had the time we would be competing in Ballet! lol

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