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Thread: Best Harness's
1st October 2011, 08:24 AM #1Re-FreshGuest
Anyone got any strong opinions on which Harness to buy,Getting back pain after windsurfing, usually a sign an old harness needs replacing.
I've the north Airback which I like, the new one is in pink and white for men, 2 colours that sould never be in windsurfing.
Then there's Dakine but I never found they last long witout going soft... £140
Simmer Mayhem which I know nothing about...
This has a knob which allows the harness to be re-tensioned while sailing.
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I actually like the look of this, I think it would be good to be able to wack on more tension while you sail as harness's always seem to get looser when I sail.
Be interesting to see if anybody else has this, it's the most expensive at £164.95 I like the idea there of being able to pop all the tension off in one go, say if you wanted to try a freestyle move and wanted a looser harness??
Then there is the Flying objects which looks cool but not sure what it's like?
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1st October 2011, 10:12 AM #2
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1st October 2011, 10:22 AM #3
Have the flying objects harness..tis comfy for sure...plenty strong so far, but found the bar rising a fair bit (thats my view). Pretty much sorted that issue by adding one of these..
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1st October 2011, 10:23 AM #4
Love the North waist harness, best harness I've used, only waist that suits me and doesn't ride up.Sessions 2015: Windsurfing - 2, SUP - 10
1st October 2011, 10:32 AM #5
I looked at a few harness's last week - same reason - im getting some lower back pain.
As ever - the general concensus is to try one on, and see which fits best.
Another tip to determine stiffness/support is to try and compress the back, top to bottom
BUT regardless of fit i can say:
- The Simmer waist harness is real nice (ihave one) but quite softish
- The T5 looks good with nice support...but has sliding hook which im not sure i want to spend money on to find out i dont like it...and im not sure how locked in the bar is...rides up?
- The Ions seem very very well made....they do loads of models with different stifness levels. Nik Baker developed the Relay model specifically for his bad back? I think he also did the North one you list? The Radium looks awesome too....im prob gonna buy one of these two models
- the North also looks v solid (see remark above about Nik Baker input)...but pink...WTF?
1st October 2011, 10:35 AM #6
Im not sure about the bar pads...you dont want the bar to ride up...but also I personally dont want a load
of material / neoprene in front of you bulking it up. I want supportive but unobtrusive.
Last edited by Northy; 1st October 2011 at 10:38 AM.
1st October 2011, 12:15 PM #7