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Re: 2021/2020 Harnesses - Hardshells

Postby Wind Runner » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:38 am

I was totally coincidentally looking to see if I could find any Dakine C-1 harnesses and after not finding anything in the online stores came here and searched... I can't believe that Dakine is getting out of windsports. What in the world? I thought they were one of the industry leaders. If this is a pure business decision (which I assume it is) then windsports must be in a major decline 😩. I'm shocked.

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Re: 2021/2020 Harnesses - Hardshells

Postby TheRussian » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:18 pm

As noted, the Mystic Stealth is a very different fit to anything else I have ever used.

It is a nicely put together harness, with good construction & very innovative in the use of the neoprene padding that doesn't take on water.

Sadly for me, I have used mine twice in powered conditions - 25-30 knots and on both times, I had to come in to take the harness off, as unfortunately, the internal waistband is thicker/more rigid than my RRD Y25 Carbon Shield and it feels like my rib cartilage/10th VB rib is about to snap (again).

The RRD carbon Shield is stated to have a low profile spreader & putting the two harnesses side by side there is little if any visible difference, but the difference riding is night & day - the RRD suits my back & seems to spread load better, as I have taken the Stealth off and gone straight out with the Shield.

Definitely try before you buy, but bless them, my retailer (CBK Hayling) offered a full refund :heartface:


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