AJ wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Anyone had a chance to try and compare Ride Engine with Dakine C1 and Mystic Majestic X ?
I have had quite a bit of time using the Ride Engine Carbon and the Dakine C-1 . Recently I have had the opportunity to try the Mystic Majestic X as well. The Dakine C-1 is very comfortable with excellent lumbar support. Being a 3 piece style shell, its not as stiff as the RE or Mystic. It stays in place well and does not have to be as tight as the RE.I've used it with fixed hook ,Option Slider and Cabrinha Fireball. Great value for the price.
The Ride Engine Carbon is really comfortable and you can feel the stiffness. I have not used the 2018 version yet with the new "Dakine" style straps. I like the Tubes, pretty quick to adjust and get on and off. Of the three, I feel it has the best lumbar support. Having used both Carbon and Hex Core, I would say the performance is pretty close with the Carbon being slightly lighter and perhaps stiffer.I mostly use it with a slider bar.
The Mystic Majestic X is pretty impressive. At a recent Airush demo we had ,our Mystic rep brought some harnesses to demo and demo I did. While it doesn't have the same lumbar support as the RE or Dakine IMO but it really fits well with a solid feel around your waist. To me, it feels smaller when its on but the shell size is the same or slightly bigger than the RE. The fit is defiantly different from the RE. How much did I like it, well now we have added the Mystic Majestic to our Harness line up! I used it with the slider bar. Also, when I first used Mystic , I was not a fan of the Click system. Obviously that has been redesign and it seemed pretty user friendly.
They are all very good products. If you can demo these you will feel differences and then you can decide which one will best suit your needs.