Just received my new Prolimit 7 harness and thought to write a bit and post some pictures.
Earlier I used the Chili harness from 2011 which was much stiffer compared to the 2012 version. Also the shape when not used was flat for the 2012 type while the 2013 is round again, similar to the 2011. Not sure why this is so.
The construction looks good and the closing mechanism did change and is now much easier to handle. That is a big plus from my point of view.
The bar itself looks well made (not as cool as the new NP bar.) and is covered with Neopren.
A big down for this harness is the missing key cord... This feature has been droped for what ever (COST !?!) reason.
I went for the white-red version, which is for some reason not available on the web. Other color are white, white-blue or black-orange.
Anyway, after a first session with 7.5 and iS107 I can say the following:
The back of the 7 is not as hard as the Chili but I had no issues with it. The power transfer was very good and the fit is excellent. (Maybe because I changed from M size to L size???)
I had no pressure points or back pain after that day and also didn't needed to readjust the harness setting. (This issue I have with the 2012 race seat harness.)
The harness also didn't move up, even when dropping in the water. Again, better than my Chilli.
The hook position felt quite high compared to my earlier Chilli, but no probs with adjustable lines.
What you said about the Pryde bar made me investigate it.
Very cool, finally an aluminum bar that looks really strong. My steel Dakine bar is already rusting and it's less than a year old.