William Munney wrote:I have a Cabrinha harness that's a couple of years old that has started to spontaneously release while kiting toeside- is this typical? The harness is still in good shape overall and there is no sand in the mechanism. It is also fully engaged at the start of the session.
Can you show a picture of the locking device -
Is it a belt in a plastic or metal loop ? (I doubt it...)
Is it a clicker system ? (I assume since you write "mechanism")
Is it a "bend and hook" system ?
I've had my Mystic (quite strong metal clicker system) open once only, but pretty sure it was because a bit of sand has caused it to not be fully locked - so kind of my own fault and I check more carefully now
The belt systems are of course the safest, and will not open accidentally.
The "bend" and put metal in metal has a bit of a risk that it can open/release, when riding toeside.
But because brands knows this, the new ones are better in this respect - but of course not as easy to mount/demount then