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 original Session harness was introduced to the kiteboading world over 4 years ago. With thousand in use around the world, the Ocean Rodeo Harness 2 Hybrid Harness has gained legendary status for its rugged durability, incredible comfort and innovative safety features.
The industry first “Clip on – Clip” off leg straps allowed riders to wear the Ocean Rodeo Harness 2 Hybrid Harness as waist or seat harness, creating a new segment in harness market: the Hybrid. The Ocean Rodeo Harness 2 Hybrid Harness is the result of rider feed back from our global community of riders: The Crew. Hundred’s of committed OR riders communicate through the OR forum, directly with our R&D team.
This information is coming from all levels or rider, for all parts of the globe. Firmly grounded on the success of the original Session, we sure you’ll you enjoy upgrades to the Ocean Rodeo Harness 2 Hybrid Harness.
The 2013 Dakine Wahine Kiteboarding Harness is specifically designed with the unique demands of female windsurfers and kiters in mind. The 2013 Dakine Wahine Kiteboarding Harness provides superior support and flexibilty with a comfortable fit.
The 2013 Dakine Vega Kiteboarding Harness is designed for the true minimalist without skimping on construction and durable materials. The 2013 Dakine Vega Kiteboarding Harness is so light and sleek you will forget your wearing it.
The 2013 Dakine Starlet Kiteboarding Harness Shorts are stylish and functional, everything important is hidden inside a pair of board shorts. If your sessions last all day you will appreciate the support style and comfort of the 2013 Dakine Starlet Kiteboarding Harness Shorts.
2013 Dakine Starlet Kiteboarding Harness Shorts Features
The 2013 Dakine Renegade Kiteboarding Harness gives you Flexabilty, comfort and strength that will allow you to tap your inner Renegade. This 2013 Dakine Renegade Kiteboarding Harness is a workhourse harness and has been a team favorite season after season.
2013 Dakine Renegade Kiteboarding Harness Features
The 2013 Dakine Nitrous HD Kiteboarding Harness Shorts.Â HD stand for hidden dynamics because everything important is hidden inside a pair of board shorts. If your sessions last all day you will appreciate the support style and comfort of theÂ 2013 Dakine Nitrous HD Kiteboarding Harness Shorts.
2013 Dakine Nitrous HD Kiteboarding Harness Shorts Features
Power Clip Lock Buckle system
Hammerhead spreader bar
Ergonomic spreader bar pad
Dual blade hook knife
Lightweight quick-dry fabric
8-Point load dispersion system
Removable handle and leash attachment
Ultra comfortable, internal leg straps
Sliding Spreader Bar compatible
Leverlock Spreader Bar compatible
2013 Dakine Nitrous HD Kiteboarding Harness Shorts Sizes
TheÂ 2013 Dakine Fusion Kiteboarding HarnessÂ is designed for the needs of todays kiteboarders. TheÂ 2013 Dakine Fusion Kiteboarding Harness has maximum lower body support with the ability to raise or lower the hook depending on the riders preference.
The 2012 Naish Mission Harness features a lightweight low-profile body with all the bells and whistles. The 2012 Naish Mission Harness Maximum 3D shaping combined with the dual tension belt, conforms to the rider’s body for maximum comfort. The 2012 Naish Mission Harness is designed for riders looking for a lower cut and excellent back support.
The SUP Vest provides stand-up paddlers with the flotation and protection they have, whereas giving seasoned riders the flexibility to push the boundaries within the surf. The soft synthetic rubber and huge armholes enable wonderful freedom of motion whereas still scattering impact with water.
The 2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harness has a unique 3-D thermo shaping that molds to the body allowing for maximum range of motion without sacrificing support and comfort. The 2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harness has an integrated Lock Down Spreader Bar and pad that displaces the load and does not twist or ride up. The 2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harnesses 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.
2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harness Sizing
SMALL US S EURO 44 - 46 CM 73 - 81 IN 30 - 32
MEDIUM US M EURO 48 - 50 CM 81 - 86 IN 32 - 34
LARGE US L EURO 50 - 52 UK 86 - 91 CM 34 - 36
X-LARGE US XL EURO 54 - 56 UK 97 - 102 CM 38 - 40
2013 Slingshot Ballistic Harness Colors: Electric Blue, Black
The Defender Vest provides new riders the protection they deserve and provides skilled riders the boldness to push the boundaries. It offers excellent impact protection, other float and peace of mind. The soft synthetic rubber and enormous armholes permit wonderful freedom of motion whereas still spreading impact with water.
The Mission 3D offers a light-weight low-profile body with a brand new 3D polypropene plate. detailed 3D shaping combined with the twin tension belt, conforms to the rider’s body for optimum comfort. it's designed for riders yearning for a lower cut and fantastic back support.
The 2014 Naish Moto Waist Harness is that the ideal harness for freeride and freestyle riders. Performance freestyle is regarding having the liberty to maneuver and twist for expressing your personal sort of riding. The 2013 Naish Moto’s pre-formed lower back shaping provides wonderful lower back support while not compromising the body’s range of motion.
The KL pro is that the excellent harness for aspiring and skilled freestylers. a very new shape that options our 3D internal plate. This harness additionally offers a simplified “D-Ring” leash connection on the side.
The 2014 Naish Mafia Waist Harness is built around our revolutionary 3D internal plate, the 2014 Naish Mafia is intended for riders that need the foremost mobility, superior fit and support. The bar is made into the efficient bar pad with stabilizer strap to shield the rider. The handle pass leash traveler options dual-sided quick releases. currently with our exclusive FurTech for another comfort.