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Re: Ride engine new spreader bar system - opinions?

Postby Ianw » Wed May 25, 2022 2:30 pm

Baptiste_FR wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 10:56 am
There is a french kitesurf group on Facebook (One Launch Kiteboarding) where many users have had issues with the new system.
One of the many photos of what happened to te riders :
After opening/closing the harness, it creates a smal crack that quickly enlarge.
I was very interested in this harness, but regarding the number of riders that had the problem, I may choose another brand.

Did you have the same experience ?

Had my RE harness now for 13 months (60+ sessions) I'm pleased to report no sign of cracking on the opening/closing buckle also no sign of wear on the straps where the second buckle closes. In general I'm extremely pleased and my comments remain as per Sept posting.

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Re: Ride engine new spreader bar system - opinions?

Postby drone » Wed May 25, 2022 3:12 pm

More plastic to hang your life on. No back up if one side opens. But looks good.

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Re: Ride engine new spreader bar system - opinions?

Postby andylc » Wed May 25, 2022 3:54 pm

I get your point sort of - but if you distrust plastic you’d best stay at home and never go anywhere.
Unrelated to the above, has anyone tried the new Mega Pad?

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Re: Ride engine new spreader bar system - opinions?

Postby Pana » Wed May 25, 2022 4:11 pm

My girlfriend has the new bar, only complaint is that she knocks her elbows on the buckle clip base and gets bruises.

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Re: Ride engine new spreader bar system - opinions?

Postby TheJoe » Thu May 26, 2022 12:17 am

andylc wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 3:54 pm
I get your point sort of - but if you distrust plastic you’d best stay at home and never go anywhere.
Unrelated to the above, has anyone tried the new Mega Pad?
The mega pad is a big improvement. I had take the old pad off because it would dig into my ribs. The mega pad makes it a lot more comfortable over the old non padded pad of pain.

I'm an early adaptor of the Unity system and not a sign of cracking on the spreader bar. Not to say it has not happened there could have been a bad batch of spreaders sent out.


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