matth wrote:Seat 24/7 . No one could ever convince me waist are better than seats. Better leverage, more comfortable, bar in reach , and no broken ribs. Buy a sliding bar to go with it . Going toe side with my Dyna bar is a breeze.
All of the above. I too am a fan of the boardshorts harness combined with the Dynabar sliding hook. As for the waist harness, I don't miss the potential bruised ribs, the harness slipping up, and the occasional "iron maiden" constriction - I like being able to expand my rib cage and breathe freely.
Preferring a slightly higher hook vs the Dakine Nitrous, I like the Liquid Force Styler Boardshorts Harness. Both are excellent however. Check out the ION B2 as well. My friend swears by his.
I think the best compliment you can give any one piece of gear is forgetting it's ever there. Compared to the waist and even the "diaper style" seat harness, the boardshort's harness is the last piece of gear I ever notice having on.
I rode the Nitrous, B2 and Styler by LF. I now ride the styler because they are longer and have more style (styler). I found the B2 to be the most comfortable and durable. They are very similar to the Nitrous in almost every aspect. To be honest I find the styler not as well built than the other 2 but because they look so much better on you and don't go up since the leg belts are inside the shorts they are my choice of boardshorts this year. If Dakine and ION could make longer boardshorts I would switch back.
BTW I have a 2013 ION B2 size medium for sale at 70$ if interested. There is a little tear (1 inch) in the front resulting from the lines of an idiot crashing his kite on me. Purely esthetic but it still a little tear. I live in Canada if interested.
I don't know about the Ion B2 specifically but would also be curious to know how they would work with the Dynabar. Has anyone set it up that way?
I have an Ion Apex harness and needed to use the jaybar belt hook adapter to make it work with the dynabar. Frustratingly, the belt hook adapter (another $20-40+s&h) doesn't just work with the V7 - it needed to be mashed/squeezed/bent a few mm ~ 1/4" narrower with a vicegrip to make it fit (per the factory rep).
Given all the webbing is pushed up front, there might be enough for the smaller dynabar.
I use an old pair of the Dakine Nitrous shorts with the dynabar. I don't see why it would not work with the B2 shorts
I also have the Apex harness, like bc-sf I had to use the belt hook adaptor. I don't see it as frustrating having to squeeze them in a little. I would say a little inconvenient, as in boo hoo, I have to make a slight adjustment . . .