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New wave harness ?

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Created by Nerdburger Thursday, 15 Aug 2019
Nerdburger
NSW, 155 posts
Thursday , 15 Aug 2019 5:35PM
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Any recommendations on a new wave/wast hardness, I've had dakine in the past, and recently a Severne Air, looking for super light, strong and well made.
Was happy with Severne, but 2 seasons of use and I'm in the need for a new one, is their anything else to consider?
I know it's a personal thing, open to suggestions?
Unfortunately shops aren't handy to touch and feel, as I live regionally and I'll have to order. Any recommendations ?

Foghorn
WA, 216 posts
Thursday , 15 Aug 2019 6:17PM
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Just got a flying objects one from Auswind sale $80 .has a sliding hook option which is great.Its a little bit slower to tighten up than my old dakine but atleast the straps dont slip through the buckles while sailing.

Mark _australia
WA, 19324 posts
Thursday , 15 Aug 2019 6:40PM
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+1 for FO

I have 3 seasons on mine, looks like it will well and truly do this season too...

forceten
754 posts
Friday , 15 Aug 2019 11:27PM
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Ion, Mystic, Ride Engine .

forceten
754 posts
Friday , 15 Aug 2019 11:29PM
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sailboardsforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=416

philn
252 posts
Friday , 15 Aug 2019 11:31PM
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I have a Ride Engine Elite but I found it hurts my hip bone if I wear it low like I prefer (I'm 6'2 and 83 kg). Just bought an Ion Radium Curve 10 and much happier. Plus the Ion C-bar is fantastic, even better than the Mystic Stealth bar (which I rate as the second best bar on the market).

Basher
83 posts
Friday , 15 Aug 2019 11:50PM
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I must say first that recommending a harness to someone else is a bit like telling them what make of underpants to wear.
The debate between seat harness versus waist harness is also bit like the 'boxers vs briefs' argument.

But there are general things to say about harnesses.
Firstly, try one on in a shop, because they are not things to buy on the internet. A good windsurf shop should have a hook on the wall with lines for you to hang off.
Secondly, watch out for the padded ones - as padding doesn't necessarily mean comfort and many padded harnesses get really heavy when wet, meaning 5kgs is added to your body weight and then you can't get planing.

There's also the arguments about hook height and whether to have sliding hook or not. Personally, I like a low hook attached to a waist harness that drops down over my hips. I like a long spreader bar too, as that stop the harness acting like a corset when under load.
Sliding hooks are a complete no-no for me too, as you never know where the hook is when you come to hook in after a planing turn.

Recommendations? I had a Pro Limit harness for a long time which was great until it finally wore out. I now use a Flying Objects one which has minimal padding - but I fitted it with a longer Pro Limit spreader bar.

forceten
754 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 4:39AM
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philn said..
I have a Ride Engine Elite but I found it hurts my hip bone if I wear it low like I prefer (I'm 6'2 and 83 kg). Just bought an Ion Radium Curve 10 and much happier. Plus the Ion C-bar is fantastic, even better than the Mystic Stealth bar (which I rate as the second best bar on the market).



I wrote recommending them , Ride, I didn't purchase one, others like them fine .I got the Mystic Legend which is water proof.I have a DaKine C1 2017/18 also.

I know That Ion has a C-Bar. Mystic uses several, Stealth is one

PS: I do make underwear brand suggestions, if your name is Kylie, Matilda,Sheila, Nellie, Jacinda, Alice , Abby, Acacia

Nerdburger
NSW, 155 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 8:34AM
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Cheers, thanks all for the info, I know harness are a personal thing, but didn't even know if some of the other brands mentioned. I'd only ever considered, Severne, FO, Dakine. I think I'll have to wait next time I'm travelling to Brisbane or the Goldie to check them out. Thanks

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6655 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 11:10AM
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Nerdburger said..
Cheers, thanks all for the info, I know harness are a personal thing, but didn't even know if some of the other brands mentioned. I'd only ever considered, Severne, FO, Dakine. I think I'll have to wait next time I'm travelling to Brisbane or the Goldie to check them out. Thanks


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