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What's the best RE harness?

Postby marioparacuru » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:50 am

I have read most of topics about Ride Engine harness and decide now to buy one. I tried and liked it. I have been using a dynabar with a rope in the last 2 years which was very good.

Now I'm confuse cause there's many versions of RE: bamboo, hex core, 3k carbon and 12k carbon.

Question: Which one I should go for? What's the difference between 3k and 12k?

I'm going to use everyday, hopefully many hours a day.

Thanks!!

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby BudhaNl » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:20 am

Short advice: I would get the exact one that you tried and liked. That is the best one FOR YOU and that's all that matters.


Long version, a bit of personal experience here: I rode an old secondhand Mystic Warrior 2007 for a couple of years. Not great but decent, always had a bit of backpain with it. Out of fear for failing parts I replaced it. I tried a lot of harnesses in a shop, out of which I finally chose the Ion Apex. Out on the water I rode that Apex for a while but it never felt good and it hurt my ribs on powered jumps. So that had to be sold at a nice loss and I returned to the Warrior once more. Still fearful I went to another shop with a different selection of harnesses. Again, tried many and finally chose the first generation Ride Engine Hex (I think, the one with the green back). It felt great in the shop but was really terrible on the water: lots of backpain, so much that I had to take breaks during sessions to alleviate the pain. Fortunately the shop was friendly enough to exchange it after 2 short sessions with a Manera Exo. Much better but still a bit of backpain that was annoying but didn't limit my sessions. By pure chance I got an invite to a Mystic factory outlet sale where I bought a Majestic X that felt pretty good, thinking I could always sell it for a good price if I didn't like it. Lo and behold, the harness is perfect and I have no more backpain! Hallelujah! So if you've been able to use something out on the water and it felt good: get that exact one!

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby Leon van Bergen » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:35 am

Read this post?; http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2396509

I also use the Mystic Majestic X, tried them all but this was really the best for me and a lot of other peolpe..

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby ScoopZ » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:26 pm

If you still want to use your dynabar, you need to look at a 2018 RE model which has the double straps both sides just like the mystic.

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby marioparacuru » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:21 am

Thanks for the replies.

I didn't knew about the Mx but anyway looks like it costs around 400$ while the RE carbon I can get with discount, 250$. Due to the big difference of price I'm going with the RE but I still don't know the difference between 3k and 12k 😅. Or is it the same?

I feel lots of pain in the back. I have both warrior II and warrior III. Seriously, I don't know which one is the worse for my back.

I didn't ride RE for long time. Maybe 30min, but it looks confortable.

I'm sure MX is also, but not going to pay 150$ extra.

I hope one day I will have all the gear I need, new, proper and together and same time. Hard mission.

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby BudhaNl » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:24 am

Mario, do you get backpain with the Warrior harnesses within those 30 minutes and not with the RE? Then that's the harness to get! Again, that exact model, nothing else.

My story on ending up with the Majestic X was to prove that it can take a long time to get the right harness, not that I ended up with that model. Could've been any harness, as long as it is best for me. I would gladly pay extra for a harness that fits well compared to one that doesn't, since you apparently can get the right one for a lower price you're, as we say in the Netherlands, a 'spekkoper' :lol: .

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby Adventure Logs » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:13 am

What's the difference between the Majestic and Majestic X? Is it just one's carbon and one isn't? Is there a size or weight difference?

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby SolarSet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:46 am

Majestic X seems to be stiffer than Majestic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rbcdenwC-U

according to mackite RE Elite is stiffer than RE HEX is stiffer than MX is stiffer than majestic
I wanted to go for RE but it seems as more people prefer Majestic X and difference in price is bearable especially for something that should last longer than kite, board or other equipment for kitesurfing.

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby K-Roy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:06 pm

from RE the carbon version IMO is stronger...
I have the V1 carbon and its still going strong (4th season aprox. 70-80 session/year. I'm 80 kg)
My son had two Hex broken (where the webing is attached) he is 70kg
now he have also changed it to the carbon modell.
in all other aspects, we are very happy with it.

cheers

edit: my wife got the Hex @50kg and its fine, she love it, however, she is not pushing it through its paces, if you know what I mean... ;-)

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Re: What's the best RE harness?

Postby POACHER » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:09 pm

I know saving a nickel here and there is a plus, but not at the expense of being uncomfortable or actually in PAIN while kiting.
No way.

Try as many as you can. Throw down on whatever fits and feels the best. Skimp on something else and thank me later.

From my biking days guides and real deal racers always preached "don't skimp on interface items"
IE - items where your body contact the equipment or distribute load.
Shoes, saddle, chamois, gloves, packs, etc. If something doesn't fit or is uncomfortable you can multiply it x10 while riding for awhile.

I say the same for kiting. Skimping on the harness and binding/footstrap/pads is mistake.


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