Hybrid kiteharness?

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Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:33 am

Looking for a hybrid waist/seat style harness to use teaching with the idea of being able to sell them on to the student and they will be able to remove the straps as and when they feel ready.... Anyone who has anything good to report about any certain model of this type of harness would be a great help, Cheers
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:35 am

Kinda gutted that Ion aren't doing the ripper in adult sizes
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:42 am

I have (although have stopped using) the North Airstyler. Its perfectly adequate. I think the leg straps are now an optional extra instead of coming with the harness. The air bladder does give slightly more buoyancy than normal. Its also somewhat narrower cut than most which would probably suit smaller framed people.

Without the leg straps it does ride up a bit. Might be worth a look?
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:45 am

ocean rodeo session 2 has leg straps. The newer Session 3 has the option, I don't think it has them standard tho'
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Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:47 pm

I have the Ion B-2, used them for the past 4 years and love them as I couldn't get on with a waist harness. They look expensive on the RRP so pick them up off ebay or kitebay at almost new but much cheaper.

Not sure how robust they would be with a student.........the arse area rips quite easily but that may be from sitting or riding up on the pebbly beaches here on the South coast, they need a more robust material in that part!
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