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Big rider looking for new harness

Postby niklas85 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:29 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm relatively new to kiting and unfortunately lost my first harness, Gaastra Blunt. I wasn't so satisfied with it, because the spreader bar with the hook was folding upwards all the time :( .

My data: 1,96m / 6″5 big and weight around 115 kilos / 252 lb. Waist circumference 1,05m.

I'm looking for a new harness for big guys which is comfortable and stable (and has a stable connection between back and spreader bar). Anybody with simliar body and some good hint?

Best and thanks in advance
Niklas

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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

Postby Exal » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:27 pm

Maybe this is a good one for the Ion B2 🤔
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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

Postby niklas85 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:27 pm

Thanks for your idea! To be honest, I'm looking more for a waist harness or convertible seat with removable straps.

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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

Postby nixmatters » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:14 am

I'm not a big guy, but would allow myself to chime in:
- Gaastra Blunt is a windursf harness, isn't it? Have you tried a kitesurf harness with tie down straps on the spreader bar against rolling upwards? Makes a big difference for big guys!
- Try a shorter connection point spreader bar (slider rope, fireball, flexible hook like the HB Legacy harness)
- seat harness
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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

Postby niklas85 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:35 am

You're right, it is / was windsurf.

The HB legacy looks really interesting, wow. I'm going to check this.

Beside that; I also take
- ION Apex 7
- Dakine Renegade
- Mystic Majestic

into consideration.

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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

Postby Windigo1 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:10 pm

If you willing to consider a a seat the Dakine Fusion has strap to prevent the hook from going up and it's super comfortable the XL would fit you like a glove.

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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

Postby alford » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:15 pm

Try on a 2019/20 Mystic Majestic with a stealth spreader bar. They make XL and XXL and the stealth really stays put, the wings do work.

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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

Postby elguapo » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:31 pm

niklas85 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Hi Guys,

I'm relatively new to kiting and unfortunately lost my first harness, Gaastra Blunt. I wasn't so satisfied with it, because the spreader bar with the hook was folding upwards all the time :( .

My data: 1,96m / 6″5 big and weight around 115 kilos / 252 lb. Waist circumference 1,05m.

I'm looking for a new harness for big guys which is comfortable and stable (and has a stable connection between back and spreader bar). Anybody with simliar body and some good hint?

Best and thanks in advance
Niklas

my goodness you are a big boy (err.... girl?)
i believe i saw a wrestling belt worn by a former great for sale on ebay... that shouldnt be too hard to convert into a kite harness.
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....that said, dakine seat harnesses(for example) come in the big boy sizes
https://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp ... _strapless

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Re: Big rider looking for new harness

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:10 am

Ocean Rodeo Session has removable leg straps too


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