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Wave harness - 2018 ION CS Wave Kite x Ride Engine Prime x Mustic Majestic

Postby Durao » Tue May 21, 2019 2:45 am

Hi Guys

does anyone had experience with any of this harness with spread bar?

I really like the new tecnology fron ION CS, however the new Ride Engine Prime looks much confortable. I did not try no one however should be buying soon.

Now I ride a Mystic Two face, for wave rider, I feel really confy with thi harness however looks like no one are using thi kind of harness anymore.
I apreciate your help fellows!!!

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Re: Wave harness - 2018 ION CS Wave Kite x Ride Engine Prime x Mustic Majestic

Postby windmaker » Tue May 21, 2019 9:38 am

Choosing a harness because someone finds it comfortable or not will not help, everyone is different. Just like shoes you need to try it yourself.

Otherwise said, after a small marketing trend for hard shells most pro wave riders are now moving back to softer more com pliable harnesses.

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Re: Wave harness - 2018 ION CS Wave Kite x Ride Engine Prime x Mustic Majestic

Postby jonysan » Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm

Hi,
I have the 2018 ION CS Wave Harness, this was bought to replace a Ride Engine harness which I had certain build quality faults ( the shell cracked at the webbing attachment points, it wasn't the carbon version), The Ride Engine harness was, for me, very comfortable and didn't move.

The ION Wave is slightly softer in flex, and slightly more plush in back padding, I preferred the more engineered hard feel of the RE.

The build quality of the ION is excellent, and shows little sign of wear after one years use. it is comfortable and doesn't move.

I have modified the ION, the spreader bar is very padded, and seems bulky, I removed the rubber pad at the back of the spreader, this brings the sliding rope closer to your body (less leverage) and gives a more locked in feel.

The harnesses weight about the same.

Final point , the sliding spreader bar does not have the "over-centre" locking system, but a more usual "bar and hook" system.

Prefer the ION. :thumb:

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Re: Wave harness - 2018 ION CS Wave Kite x Ride Engine Prime x Mustic Majestic

Postby Durao » Wed May 22, 2019 1:45 am

windmaker wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:38 am
Choosing a harness because someone finds it comfortable or not will not help, everyone is different. Just like shoes you need to try it yourself.

Otherwise said, after a small marketing trend for hard shells most pro wave riders are now moving back to softer more com pliable harnesses.
That is why we call this tools as a forum :thumb:

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Re: Wave harness - 2018 ION CS Wave Kite x Ride Engine Prime x Mustic Majestic

Postby Durao » Wed May 22, 2019 1:51 am

jonysan wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Hi,
I have the 2018 ION CS Wave Harness, this was bought to replace a Ride Engine harness which I had certain build quality faults ( the shell cracked at the webbing attachment points, it wasn't the carbon version), The Ride Engine harness was, for me, very comfortable and didn't move.

The ION Wave is slightly softer in flex, and slightly more plush in back padding, I preferred the more engineered hard feel of the RE.

The build quality of the ION is excellent, and shows little sign of wear after one years use. it is comfortable and doesn't move.

I have modified the ION, the spreader bar is very padded, and seems bulky, I removed the rubber pad at the back of the spreader, this brings the sliding rope closer to your body (less leverage) and gives a more locked in feel.

The harnesses weight about the same.

Final point , the sliding spreader bar does not have the "over-centre" locking system, but a more usual "bar and hook" system.

Prefer the ION. :thumb:
Great review, I got your modified on ION, great! Thanks body!


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