Harness the power for your traction activities
- waist style harness suitable for all land and water based
The all-new Mystic Shadow waist harness in
a new-generation harness which will push your limits with
added comfort and style.
The Mystic Shadow is the most lightweight
(1620g) high-performance kite harness yet and has an incredibly
innovative design and clean look.
The new features in the Mystic Shadow harness
will launch your skills to a higher level.
Mystic’s harness philosophy is clear.
Based on up to date analysis they set their goals on excellent
freedom of movement and harness construction. To ensure ‘comfort’
is the fundament on which their Kinetic Technology is build.
Analyses of forces and movements play the main role in Mystic
design philosophy and the results are an essential contribution
to their designs. The information to
come up with progressive designs on Harness construction,
freedom of movement and load distribution and use of teamriders
to monitor the constant development in the sport, allows them
to be ahead of the game!
For 2012 Mystic Kiteboarding have used new
materials and techniques to ensure comfort independent to
the altering shape of the human body. For this Mystic Kiteboarding
have added ‘Flex’, ‘Support’ and ‘Protection’
into the new ‘Shadow’ harness.
A harness has to move with the body rather then giving support
only in one position. With ‘Flex’ the harness
can follow the altering shape of the body during movements.
Good positioning of the harness can then be assured.
Good support starts with a good position of the harness. With
the adapting potential of the badge, forces on the harness
can be evenly distributed.
Technology System: Analysis of kite forces,
joint movements, load distribution, harness constructions
and materials has combined findings into fully redeveloped
radical harness designs.
Frame: The ‘H’ in this force
frame is formed by 3 Fiberglass battens. 2 slightly angled
vertical ones and 1 horizontal. The vertical battens ensure
a perfect harness shape and thus good load distribution
during hooked sessions. When you ‘pop’ unhooked
tricks the vertical battens ‘flex’ around the
axis of the horizontal batten adding comfort. The horizontal
batten also keeps the backside of the harness stiff when
there’s load on your handle pass leash. So when you
crash you’ll be still ‘in’ your harness
rather then squeezed ‘in between’ your harness.
A thicker but more flexible plastic
plate forms the base of the force frame. All together, freedom
of movement, comfort and load distribution are set to a
System"Waist": Locks the spreaderbar
down, giving you more control while performing your manoeuvres.
In high kite positions the system activates a side-to-side
force chain preventing the harness from riding up.
Back Support: With the newly invented 3D
Back Support, Mystic is technically speaking steps ahead
of the competition. The anatomical preformed nylon backsupport
is positioned inside the back panel of the waist harness
and gives the waist harness a contoured shape in horizontal
and vertical directions. The back support is connected through
the continuous 40mm webbing of the spreaderbar. The spread
of forces is divided by the 360° effect which gives
maximum comfort, support and fit without losing any feel.
The continued strap is attached to the back support from
one side to the other side of the harness (360° effect).
When hooked in and riding, the tension on the spreaderbar
will be spreaded over the back support which gives maximum
Support KM3: Combing the advantages of thermo
moulding and neoprene, the mould is fitted with bending
lines to let the harness adapt to the continuous altering
of the human body.
Edge: A Soft and padded neoprene
edge to prevent rash on top of the pelvic bones. While grabbing
your board and boning out your tricks, the ribs encounter
the harnesses edge. Therefore this edge should be designed
with the human kinetic technology principle and with the
form of the rib case in mind. By doing so we introduce the
flex edge. The sides of the harness are more flexible on
points where the load distribution allows it, as a result
the flex edge gives you more freedom of movement and painfull
ribs are history.
While grabbing your board and tweaking out your tricks
the rib's can encounter the harnesses edge. The sides of
the harness is now more flexible on points where the load
distribution allows it.
Load Distribution Frame: Some parts of the
body can handle pressure better than other parts. The internal
twinbatten load distribution frame actively coordinates
the distribution of the load around these parts of the body.
Pass System Fix: As standard
on the Shadow kite harnesses is a Handle Pass System with
a PU tube connected to both Delta double power leashrings.
Delta Double Power
you the ability to split the force on the leashrings in
half while the ring itself secured to the strongest part
of the harness.
Battle Belt Waist
This waist belt is secured on the
frame on the inside of the harness. The stretch in the belt
makes your harness feel comfortable from the moment you
put it on. The Velcro on the battle belt is positioned in
such a way that it won’t damage your suit, lycra or
Soft Neoprene Edges:
For a soft feel and great
traction for a soft feel both on bare skin or a wetsuit.
with protector cover
Moulded Foam Interior and Exterior: By using
the process of thermo moulding Mystic are able to add characteristics
we needed for comfort and looks.
Safety Knife: Cuts
flying lines in an emergency.
Quick release Clickerbar:
100% Safe and Easy to Use.
Mystic's patent pending Clicker Bar is super safe and so
easy to use, you can get out on the water even faster. Just
as the seatbelt in your car, you can hear the loud click,
which gives you the confidence that it is secure.
Got my first few use of this harness this
week, and what a great harness it has been so far! I started
off with an older waist harness and the difference is like
night and day, my old harness used to dig into my ribs and
rise up to my armpits. Not with this one though!
The battle belt really does allow you to
get the harness nice and tight yet still stay comfortable
for an all day session. The clicker bar is brilliant and does
exactly what its supposed to. The chest pad does just that
and protects your chest and ribs perfectly. No more sore ribs
the day after!
Overall I'm very pleased I have chosen this
harness and would recommend it to anybody that's looking for
a well designed and thought out harness that stays comfortable
all day long!