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Wave Harness

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Created by peppedurso 1 month ago, 21 Apr 2017
peppedurso
7 posts
21 Apr 2017 7:15PM
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Hi Everybody! as a kite-surfing enthusiast I was wondering what's your thoughts about wave harnesses. I've been riding Ride Engine carbon bamboo (very stiff, light, amazing bar) and Da Kine C1 (a bit more easy on your ribs). Any review on the Ion Team Wave? doesn't look like there is much online.

keep surfing Peppe

horey69
QLD, 143 posts
22 Apr 2017 10:04AM
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Hey do you have the 2016 carbon bar rope slider? I do and found the bar would put pressure on my lower rib.
The 2017 bar comes with a pad for that reason, I got around it be putting an old surfboard foot strap pad around the carbon spreader bar until I picked up the 2017 bar with pad. tough harness to go past in my opinion.

peppedurso
7 posts
22 Apr 2017 3:25PM
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Yes, been using the 2016 Ride Engine without padding. I've always been wearing the harness well tight so bar didn't came up at all. Found the edge of the harness a bit too heavy and uncomfortable on my ribs, but may be it's just me cause I've broken it 2 years ago...

SlingshotAust
QLD, 50 posts
Monday , 22 May 2017 3:46PM
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The 2017 model has much thicker memory foam around the edges of the harness and the new 2017 spreader bar has a much comfier spreader bar pad on the carbon rope slider which doesn't have any sharp edges.

LeighMajor
NSW, 142 posts
Monday , 22 May 2017 8:13PM
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Thumbs up for the 2017 Ridengine Elite Padded Carbon sliding rope spreader with 5mm SSteel ring.
Very comfy waist harness.
Also had a bamboo elite.

Plummet
3821 posts
Yesterday , 23 May 2017 6:02PM
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Had 2 sessions on this. First time using the slider rope. Feels abit weird upwind but is lush downwind.






LeighMajor
NSW, 142 posts
4 hours ago , 24 May 2017 7:34AM
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Plummet said..
Had 2 sessions on this. First time using the slider rope. Feels abit weird upwind but is lush downwind.










Hey Plums
Very similar to your Jay
set up.
Six months use on same 10mm dyneema cord with SSRing.Cord needed a tweak up but besides that bloody good waist harness.


dafish
NSW, 1019 posts
4 hours ago , 24 May 2017 7:37AM
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Looks like the J Harness has adapted the rigid shell approach which I like. I love my Engine, two seasons and still like new. I wonder how much bigger the J shape is. One of the things I really love about the Engine is it's smaller profile. Compared to the Mystic Warrior I was on previously the Engine was much smaller. This harness does not ride up.

dafish
NSW, 1019 posts
4 hours ago , 24 May 2017 7:43AM
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Hey Leigh, I added a second slider rope that is slightly longer than the one the ring is on. This is a back up in case you ever break your dyneema, (which you will). It will save you the hassle of a self rescue. This comes from experience ;) and resulted in a very long paddle in good size surf. If the main breaks, you can ride the back up until you swap out the original. Since I made this mod I have broken two cords, but was still able to ride. For what it's worth, I jump a lot with this setup so I perhaps put more wear and tear than normal.



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