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Re: Rope spreader bar for Ion B2 seat harness

Postby michaelb1 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:53 pm

I also ordered the new c-bar rope spreader. I’ll put one on each harness I have and do a comparison.

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Re: Rope spreader bar for Ion B2 seat harness

Postby Foil » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:19 pm

Yes that's the one I ordered, the rubber backing is just far to hard and digs in to your lower ribs and tummy on the Ion B2, something you don't notice stood up straight, only when you are out in strong winds and bending around like a rubber action man, I tried trimming off the hard rubber but this was only partly succesfull,
In the end I swapped the backing part for the softer Ion B2 backing and it's now brilliant.

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Re: Rope spreader bar for Ion B2 seat harness

Postby sergei Scotland » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm

michaelb1 wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:13 pm
I ended up ordering an Ion no hook spreader bar. I guess i’ll See how that works out.

https://www.surf-store.com/ion-no-hook- ... rbar-2018/
Hi mchaelb1 - I am very interested - did it work?
Also - what waist size you are, what size is your harness (L,XL?) and what size no hook spreader bar did you buy (M/L or L/XL)?

I bought ION B2 XL and bar seems to be wide - especially as I want my son to use it (he is 34-35 and I am 38)
Thanks!

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Re: Rope spreader bar for Ion B2 seat harness

Postby michaelb1 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:42 pm

sergei Scotland wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm
michaelb1 wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:13 pm
I ended up ordering an Ion no hook spreader bar. I guess i’ll See how that works out.

https://www.surf-store.com/ion-no-hook- ... rbar-2018/
Hi mchaelb1 - I am very interested - did it work?
Also - what waist size you are, what size is your harness (L,XL?) and what size no hook spreader bar did you buy (M/L or L/XL)?

I bought ION B2 XL and bar seems to be wide - especially as I want my son to use it (he is 34-35 and I am 38)
Thanks!
Sorry for the late reply. I have a Large B2 harness. I’m not sure what size spreader bar I got but it has ‘32.0’ on it. It works great.

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Re: Rope spreader bar for Ion B2 seat harness

Postby keegster17 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:45 am

Do you think any of the new Ion spreader bars...provide more support and less ride up than the standard one that comes with the shorts? I was curious to buy the 2019 or 2020 hook or rope spreader bars...just hoping less ride up...like the mystic new spreader bars does or claims to.

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Re: Rope spreader bar for Ion B2 seat harness

Postby Foil » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:18 am

I use two Ion B2 harnesses and rotate the use of them so I always have a spare at hand, both are fitted with the Ion rope slider bar, but stripped right down to just the naked metal spreader bar, no padding or neoprene cover, just the metal bar bit which is superb as its super strong and allows twin ropes, so very safe, I have a large size bar and a small size one, and to be honest although they differ in length quite a bit i can feel no difference in use, so all good, absolutely no ride up, and no slippage down either, and to my delight no digging into my lower ribs or hips, as I get if the padding is left on the bar, so much better to strip it all off and bin it.
Years of heavy use and going strong, average 4 days of use every week every year, and more in summer, the b2 shorts are now in their 5th year, and maybe need replacing as the material is wearing thin, the crotch area has had to be replaced with stretchy neoprene, but I believe the new ones now have this as standard.
I will post up a picture later to show you what a naked set up looks like. (and how worn my b2 shorts are)
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