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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby GregK » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:48 pm

Salmon Slayer - many thanks for answering my questions. Makes me want to get my hands on a cat and give it a go... :P

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Okinawa Kiter » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:26 am

Ozone Edge 17m Tempted to get a 19 now. Does everything well but a bit of a slow turner. Used it 90% of the time.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Laughingman » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:12 am

eree wrote:you guys just kidding right?
i have never seen so ugly made harness in my life, and, believe me, i have seen Patlove and Underwave ones...
whatever you are talking about how it is comfortable it is just plane crude and fugly. and then i have to find the decent spreader bar for it?
and for the final blow 300 bucks for this hideousness? the Engine should tone it up with the complimentary fedora hat to complete your hipsters look if you are so trendy...

i stick with traditional harnesses, made with love by small chinese hands in SE Asia sweatshops.


Okay there are a lot of ugly harnesses out there, hell I have even started a thread on it some 4 years ago... The thing is, since the engine harness is about half the size of most harnesses out there it is therefore half as ugly, and still gives you more support due to its rigid shell then any harness out there... So add it up... Smaller foot print, more support but still provides more mobility and comfort...AND you can customize the graphic to be as ugly as you want it to be... So what are you complaining about?

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Laughingman » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:12 am

eree wrote:you guys just kidding right?
i have never seen so ugly made harness in my life, and, believe me, i have seen Patlove and Underwave ones...
whatever you are talking about how it is comfortable it is just plane crude and fugly. and then i have to find the decent spreader bar for it?
and for the final blow 300 bucks for this hideousness? the Engine should tone it up with the complimentary fedora hat to complete your hipsters look if you are so trendy...

i stick with traditional harnesses, made with love by small chinese hands in SE Asia sweatshops.


Okay there are a lot of ugly harnesses out there, hell I have even started a thread on it some 4 years ago... The thing is, since the engine harness is about half the size of most harnesses out there it is therefore half as ugly, and still gives you more support due to its rigid shell then any harness out there... So add it up... Smaller foot print, more support but still provides more mobility and comfort...AND you can customize the graphic to be as ugly as you want it to be... So what are you complaining about?

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby fabsix » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:55 am

Griffin TRX 2013 17m. This kite saved me a lot of sessions and is fun to ride.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby topmick » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:39 pm

2013 North Nugget, now my goto board for average conditions.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby BiteMe » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:24 pm

2014 14m SS Rally.

Never thought I would find a kite I liked as much as my old 2009 Royal Era till now.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby markap42 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:40 pm

Engine harness. So comfortable and light weight. :D

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Dwnwndr » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:01 am

eree wrote:
you guys just kidding right?
i have never seen so ugly made harness in my life, and, believe me, i have seen Patlove and Underwave ones...
whatever you are talking about how it is comfortable it is just plane crude and fugly. and then i have to find the decent spreader bar for it?
and for the final blow 300 bucks for this hideousness? the Engine should tone it up with the complimentary fedora hat to complete your hipsters look if you are so trendy...

i stick with traditional harnesses, made with love by small chinese hands in SE Asia sweatshops.

Seriously you base your opinion on a harness on looks? First off each graphic you see is a one of a kind custom design sent to Engine by the person purchaser. You could have it made to look like anything you want. Maybe a young china doll sewing leather in a sweatshop for you. I've ridden, Dakine Pyro, OR Session 2, Mistic Code 1, to name a few all good harnesses, but IMO nothing fits, feels more comfortable or performs better. I'll take hand made in the US by a perfectionist any time I can.

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Re: best purchase for 2013?

Postby Bob Marley » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:41 pm

Best was some herbs I bought from a kid at the beach. His dad grow them in the hills and they tasted and smell sweet like sugar. Yes I.


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