Kiteboarding can require a harness that can come in a seat style with leg loops, a waist type or a vest. With a spreader bar, the harness attaches the rider to the control bar. When the rider hooks in, the harness takes most of the kite's pull from the riders arms and spreads it to wear it is worn on the body. Riders are then free to perform jumps and other tricks while staying "hooked in" on the control bar. The most popular type of harness is the waist harness, worn by many advanced riders. Seat harnesses require less effort from the rider by design. Vest harnesses are often equipped with floatation and impact protection. While a kiteboarding harness may look like a windsurfing harness, they in fact much different. Ensure that you're using the finest harness from Dakine, North, Slingshot, Cabrinha, Naish or Ocean Rodeo as windsurfing harnesses tend to break very quickly when used in kiteboarding.
The 2014 Slingshot Ballistic Harness has a unique 3-d thermo shaping conforms to the body allowing for maximum mobility without sacrificing support and comfort. The fiberglass battens provide just the right amount of back support. The flex edge outline makes everything much more comfortable and helps to avoid any chaffing. The integrated lock down spreader Bar and pad displaces the load and does not twist or ride up.
This 2015 Dakine Chameleon Seat/Waist should suite a wide variety of people both for Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. It is a softer harness yet has great back support with the integrated pre-curved P.E.B. and ES foam support This is a price point harness which helps make the learning curve more affordable. With a removable seat harness attachment, that's great for learning and progressing into the sport. No intro harnes has ever been this good.
The 2015 Dakine Fusion Seat Harness is designed for the needs of todays kiteboarders with maximum lower body support with the ability to raise or lower the hook depending on the riders preference. The 2015 Dakine Fusion Seat Harness is made from Marine Grade Vinyl.
The 2015 Dakine Pyro Maniac uses a unique multiple panel outer shell allows shaping seams and variations in material to create the best fitting waist harness ever! The inner is specifically designed to give lumbar support and comfort with or without a wetsuit. The Pyro Maniac is complete with maniac sliding spreader bar, great for riders who ride toeside and like the spreader bar to slide hip to hip. The 2015 Dakine Pyro Maniac is made from Marine Grade Vinyl.
The 2015 Dakine Pyro waist harness has a unique multiple panel outer shell allows shaping seams and variations in material to create the best fitting waist harness ever! The inner is specifically designed to give lumbar support and comfort with or without a wetsuit. The Power Clip buckle and separate hold down webbing keep the bar down and in place. The 2015 Dakine Pyro Harness waist harness is equipped with the fixed hook Hammerhead spreader bar and made from marine grade Marine Grade Vinyl.
The 2015 Dakine Renegade waist harness is a revolutionary harness design. The P.E.B. inner support structure has 3 shaping panels giving it a pre-curved shape formed to the shape of your back. Two side pocket give you ample storage for a knife, keys or other safety supplies.
New from Dakine the 2015 Dakine Vega Seat Harness is a more stripped down and mobile version of the Fusion seat harness. This harness still has the leg straps but allows the rider more manuverability with his legs, and has more a boardshorts feel than the fusion.
The 2015 Dakine Vision Women's Seat Harness is loaded with features, the Vision offers a lower profile fit and adjustable hook height. These features along with contoured shaping panels form the harness comfortably to your body.