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WHICH HARNES IS BETTER?

Postby Kite-D » Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:27 pm

Hi, i have actually naish waist harnes (2003 version) and im thinkin in buying a new one: what do u recomend:
naish pro waist (2004)
north styler (2004)
or any other brand (must be a waist harnes)
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Postby KiteGlider » Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:57 am

A Prolimit waist harness was my first real kite harness (was using up my old windsurfing harnesses till then) and has been going strong for over 2 years. The stainless steel parts are the highest grade, constant salt water use and remain in perfect condition.

The straps only have very minor fray where they tighten at the buckle.
All stitching is intact.

I'm thinking about an impact vest combination, something that won't ride up to my chest as much.
If Prolimit has one like that, I'll stick with them out of loyalty and appreciation for the reliablity and quality I've enjoyed for over 2 years.

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Postby caribeanwind » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:27 am

Harness concept from Globerider


It's a kind of belt / waist harness, but one you put on like a wetsuit so as to have nothing but neoprene in contact with your body. There's an adjustment buckle on each side with the neoprene fitting snug round the hook and covering the adjustment straps.
And with the harness on you've got everything nicely enclosed and protected, such as your ribs, and the velcro belt completely isolated from your body: not always the case with other harnesses.
This means you can ride safely and comfortably with no clothing on your torso and no nasty rubbing or friction on your skin.

go to:
http://www.kiteboard.com/main.cfm?l=en&p=5000
check the news section to see the pictures
simply the best design!!
good luck!!

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Postby Royce » Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:32 pm

Prolimit. Strog comfortable long life.

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Postby lbatbeach » Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:20 pm

Agreed, prolimit is the best I have ever used. durable, fits snug, doesnt ride up.
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Postby Rex » Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:34 pm

Last year I used a Naish 2003 waist harness also.

This year, I've used a Takoon waist harness, which gives much more support. Dunno about the Naish 2004. It appears to be more like the Takoon 2004 - but I'd suggest you try the Takoon also.


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Postby BlueSky » Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:07 pm

Bought the North Styler 2004 just a short while ago. Am very happy with it. Nice fit. Quality is very good. All features that a harness should have. Pad under the spreader bar, staying nicely in place, etc.

That new Globerider harness looks nice. If can get my hands on it one day I'll try it. Spreader bar should remain in the right position even better.
Could not find it on the link above, but google showed me the way:
http://www.kiteboard.com/main.cfm?p=200&l=en

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Postby hillbill » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:48 am

hey i have a prolimit kitewaist pro harness and its great comfy strong the only bad thing is that the clip can get stuck sometimes if there is sand or something in it which isnt good. well just thought i add my stuff thanxs for listening

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Postby fLUNX » Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:43 am

I have an Dark Rider Mystic "MauiMagic".. and the Harnes... is too much ahead :thumb:

it cost me 150€...
http://www.mauimagic.com

ride loose.
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Postby Cuball1 » Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:01 pm

i have a pro-limit seat harness, but for the moment i'm actually using as waist harness and even if it's not really made for it, it does a fine job too...


but the one thing i'm concerned with is that the clip is begining to get oxidated by the salt water ... i'm not sure what will happen (might bite tru the metal ?? and what about safety then ??)


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