Low profile, minimalistic waist harness suggestions?

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John.B
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I’m looking for a supple, low-profile waist harness – something minimalistic but good fitting?

I find many have a back section that is far too tall and others really dig into my hips when bending i.e. board-offs. My current one is good fit and fairly supple but I find it just a bit tall in the back.

My harnesses have all been size small – I’m a 32” waist, my back widens to a ‘V’ just above this and I’m narrow at the hips. Harnesses generally sit right at my waist (can’t go up) but this means with my body shape they do sit on my hips which can be uncomfortable?

I’m actually thinking about getting a female specific harness as they are much smaller and have great hip support, but before I go all meterosexual does anyone have any reccomendations? :oops:
Pippi Langsamer
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https://shop.ride-engine.com/harnesses/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
John.B
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Yeah I was tempted... might need to wait until Xmas and spring it on the long-haired dictator?
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Yeah, I dont have one- nor will ever own one.....but they do look like the perfect solution.
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Ask for forgiveness, not permission :-)
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Sell a kidney and get the Engine. You won't regret it!
duc996bp
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What kind of spreader bar/hook does it use? cant see that on their website.
Sonnyrider
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duc996bp wrote:What kind of spreader bar/hook does it use? cant see that on their website.
I believe whatever one you like \ want
mike dubs
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get the Engine, well worth the money. Get the carbon bar with it too, but remember to ask for a hook! I've had one for 18mnths and would never use anything else. Small, light, rigid and super comfy.

The list of pro TT riders on them is impressive as well as the wave riders.

mike

use your own hoo/bar or use his. His is better.
John.B
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No Engine for a few months as he can't keep up with demand :?

I think I'll aim to get one when I turn 21 again (plus 19) next March... until then it might try a girls one :oops:
fdvj
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I have the same type of problem as you and am always trying on peoples harnesses, My next purchase may be a NP Bomb, which is much lower profile than most.
BillyGoat
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ok not a low profile but this new Naish Mafia harness looks brilliant. I have the 2013 cartel and its very soft and comfy harness. Naish use lots of soft neoprene padding around the edges of the harness. Another plus is all their harnesses have replaceable webbing as I seem to wear webbing through every year:

http://naishkites.com/2014-mafia/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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BillyGoat
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The Naish mission is their low profile one:
http://naishkites.com/2014-mission-3d/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
John.B
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fdvj wrote:I have the same type of problem as you and am always trying on peoples harnesses, My next purchase may be a NP Bomb, which is much lower profile than most.
I like the look of the NP Mirage..> almost the same price as a custom job though!
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I use a Dynabar spreader and sliding hook on my Engine. I got mine before he developed the carbon spreader. Very easy to use any spreader bar you like though. I suspected he would become overwhelmed with orders!
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