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Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby addictedtofoil » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:46 am

I have an Ozone back country which is good, but when riding loaded up and boosting on the foil, after a while the straps dig into the legs which become uncomfortable and requires constant adjustment.

Can anyone recommend a better seat harness and/or bar/slider to use for foiling and boosting jumps on the foil?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby lederhosen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:55 am

Petzl sequoia, the normal one not the srt version. Instead of a spreader bar it has a bridge that distrubutes load evenly between cushioned leg pads and the waist part, no matter what angle. It is really nice to ride switch. The extra loops are easy to take off.

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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby elguapo » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:01 am

interesting...
i never thought about tree (or tree hunting) harnesses.

how is it handling water use?
..are you using in a salt water environment?

loolks liike that one and the weaver denali seem to be favs(are both are of a premium budget)

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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby lederhosen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:23 am

Have only had the sequoia in freshwater and snow, so don’t know about saltwater yet. Freshwater does not seem to do it harm. The weaver denali looks like it is made with leather, which could be a problem for water use. Petzl makes make very nice connector rings and strap parts which are not necessary for kite use, so there might be cheaper options out there that do the same.

I am in process of exchanging the metal rope connector rings with dyneema and slider rings to make it simpler/lighter. Will post something if it works better.
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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby Windigo1 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:20 pm

I have been foiling for 4 years with the Prolimit Kiteseat Pro I'm very happy it's ligth and comfortable. I use the Mystic Stealth bar rope version with it and it fits perfectly it has the pockets for the winglets of the bar.

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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby palmbeacher » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:17 pm

I have the Dakine seat harness, which works well.

Slightly off-topic: does anyone else find 360s are much harder to do with a seat harness?

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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby juanpasala » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:48 pm

I m currently riding a dakine fusion with a Mystic stealth bar, I mainly use it for racing, but i m not really happy with it, a bit too bulky, limits a bit the mobility of my legs, and tends to move up and tighten my groin... Also looking for an alternative.
BTW the Stealth bar is amazing

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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby juanpasala » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:06 pm

lederhosen wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:55 am
Petzl sequoia, the normal one not the srt version. Instead of a spreader bar it has a bridge that distrubutes load evenly between cushioned leg pads and the waist part, no matter what angle. It is really nice to ride switch. The extra loops are easy to take off.
that s a 450 USD Harness man... plus modifications to use it for kiting

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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby lederhosen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:12 pm

juanpasala wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:06 pm
lederhosen wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:55 am
Petzl sequoia, the normal one not the srt version. Instead of a spreader bar it has a bridge that distrubutes load evenly between cushioned leg pads and the waist part, no matter what angle. It is really nice to ride switch. The extra loops are easy to take off.
that s a 450 USD Harness man... plus modifications to use it for kiting
I paid 280 Euros new. You dont need to modify it, it just has loops on the back the hook in a chainsaw etc.

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Re: Best seat harness for foiling?

Postby borist » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:17 pm

Dakine Vega. Thin, comfy, light, packs well. I used variety of harnesses over the years, including shorts harness. I'm on 2nd or 3rd Vega now, using LF spreader bar with rope on it.


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