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New to Foil Kiting... Harness?

Postby PurdyKiter » Thu May 02, 2019 5:45 pm

I recently have started riding a new Flysurfer Soul 12m, all for foil boarding. Question: I have tried my Ride Engine waist harness but finding it to be uncomfortable and with a bad hook location as it rides up onto my chest. I've seen somewhere an after-market leg-strap add-on for the RE. Help me find these? A bad idea?
Or... What do you like for a seat-type harness for foil kiting? I prefer a minimalist harness with the most comfort.... if possible.
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Re: New to Foil Kiting... Harness?

Postby jakemoore » Thu May 02, 2019 6:15 pm

I switch between Ride Engine slider and Dakine Vega. On the Vega I have a hook and slider. The Vega is mostly cloth and a minimal seat harness. I think alternating keeps my back happy.
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Re: New to Foil Kiting... Harness?

Postby elguapo » Thu May 02, 2019 6:25 pm

check out mystic's foil seat.

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Re: New to Foil Kiting... Harness?

Postby Mossy 757 » Thu May 02, 2019 7:51 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:15 pm
I switch between Ride Engine slider and Dakine Vega. On the Vega I have a hook and slider. The Vega is mostly cloth and a minimal seat harness. I think alternating keeps my back happy.
+1 for the Vega as a minimalist harness option that moves the hook point down where it belongs (at/below hip hinge).
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Re: New to Foil Kiting... Harness?

Postby airsail » Thu May 02, 2019 7:59 pm

Yep +1 for the Vega for foiling, good value. Still use a waist harness for surfboard.
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Re: New to Foil Kiting... Harness?

Postby juanpasala » Thu May 02, 2019 10:08 pm

elguapo wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:25 pm
check out mystic's foil seat.
If you want to freeride than any harness is ok. If you want to go faster then go for hte mystic.

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Re: New to Foil Kiting... Harness?

Postby TomW » Fri May 03, 2019 10:27 pm

I've gone from RE to Dakine board short harness and rope slider. It's way better IMO for foiling. I ride with 6-5, 5-4, 3-2 fullsuit and 2 mm short John in tropical places.
Used it now almost 2 years.
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