Looking for a new harness, Kitesurf Bulgaria has got one for you! A harness is the direct link between you and your kite. A good harness provides good back support while kitesurfing and transfers your kite's power to your body. Two types of harnesses are used during kiting, a waist harness or a seat harness. Depending on your personal preference, choose a kitesurf harness that fits you. Kitesurf Bulgaria has all sorts of harnesses to provide the right fit and comfort for everyone Read more »
Different kind of harnesses
While kitesurfing, two different types of harnesses are used. The seat harness and the waist harness. The big difference between the two is that a waist harness doesn't have an area to sit on. This provides extra support in the lower back and ensures that the harness doesn't goes up while kitesurfing.
Benefits of a seat harness:
Doesn't slide up while kitesurfing
Lower hook. This makes it easier for you to depower your kite, especially for people with short arms
Easier to use your weight when you ride overpowered. Because your center body gravity is lower
Better back support, especially if you have a weak back
Benefits of a waist harness:
Light weight and easy to use
More freedom of movement during kiting
If you want more freedom of movement while kiting and want to develop yourself when it comes to jumps and other tricks, a waist harness is the way to go. So if you have a weak back, you can better take a seat harness. Most advanced kiters like a waist harness, because you can easily turn your body and move your legs more freely If you choose a waist harness, you can also consider choosing a so-called hardshell harness. These harnesses have a harder back panel than a standard waist harnesses and offer more support than usual. The most famous hardshell harnesses are those of Ride Engine and Mystic.
What should I consider before buying a harness?
A kitesurf harness is a very important and essential part of your kite set. We recommend that you don't safe money on this part of your kite gear. Often people choose a harness because it looks nice, but always put comfort above looks. As written above, it is very important that you make the right choice between a waist or seat harness. The most important factor when purchasing a harness is the fit and the size of a harness. Choose a harness that is comfortable and seamlessly connect to the shapes of your body. Make sure it isn't too big, because a harness offers the most support when it is real tight around your body.
What different hooks are there?
A kitesurf harness always has a hook at the front to which you can attach a chickenloop. This hook is firmly sealed to the spreader bar. Most harness manufacturers use a standard hook, because it works well in combination with the chickenloop. The hook bends downwards so your chickenloop won't slip out so easily . As soon as you put your donkey dick through it, you're firmly locked in and your kite won't go anywhere without you.