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Kite waist harnesses

Buy a Kite Hip Trapeze

Are you looking for a hip harness for kite? Then you're at the right place at Telstar Surf! With a wide range of trapezes we will find a suitable one in no time so you can go on the water in comfort.
Fun fact you might not know: a kitetrapeze can also be used for windsurfing, but not vice versa! So if you want to buy one harness for both sports, it's best to go for a kitetrapeze.

You have different types of kite trapezes, from seat trapezes to waist trapezes. The most widely used trapeze within kiting is the waist trapeze. The advantage of the waist hanress is that you have more momentum in relation to the water. This makes it easier to turn. Also, with a hip harness you have more freedom and will experience fewer rotations during your jumps.

Different kite hip trapezes

There are many different trapezes / harnesses for sale. What should you pay attention to when buying a kite harness? Besides the size you can also look at the size, shape, hardshell and spreader bar. Ultimately, all these factors determine whether you are relaxed on the water or not. Take it from us that a trapeze that doesn't fit well will ruin your whole session.

What size waist trapeze do I need?

When buying a harness, the most important thing is that it fits well. A trapeze should fit well, compare it to your wetsuit. If a wetsuit does not fit well then its function is lost. The same goes for a harness. A harness must fit well, especially don't buy a waist trapeze that is too big, because as soon as a waist trapeze is too big it will slide up during the session. This causes a lot of irritation and does not sail well at all! When in doubt between two sizes we always take the smaller of the two, a loose trapeze will slide; and you don't want that!

Furthermore, when trying on a hip harness it is important to pay attention to possible pressure points. If you can already feel these when trying it on, then you can probably imagine that this will certainly be the case after a few hours of sailing. Make sure you go for a kite hip trapeze that distributes the pressure on your body evenly.

When in doubt: come and see us in the store! A hip harness should fit your body well so you may need to try several before you know what's right for you. You will get personal advice from one of our specialists while enjoying a cup of coffee. 

Hardshell trapeze

In our assortment we distinguish between three different backplates: hard, medium and soft. But what are the advantages and disadvantages?

  • Hardshell trapeze: The hardshell trapezes offer the most support. As the name implies, a hardshell harness has a hard backing. This allows the trapeze to hold its shape while kiting. The biggest advantage is the support that the hardshell trapeze provides. However, the disadvantage is that they immediately become a lot more expensive and, when the harness is not comfortable or slides, they can quickly become uncomfortable because the trapeze does not give.
  • Softshell trapeze: Softshell trapezes are very comfortable because of the softer backplate. The harness shapes with your body so the harness generally fits well. However, you will experience less support next to that of a hardshell. If you are looking for freedom of movement in a trapeze, then a softshell is an excellent choice! Or do you travel a lot? With a softshell harness it is just that little bit easier to stuff it into your bag. 

Which spreader bar do you need?

There are generally two types of spreader bars, one with a slider and one with a hook. Most trapezes come with a standard spreader bar, which is totally fine! But if you are looking for a slider bar, you can always buy one separately. The slider bar is mostly used by people on foil or directional boards. When you're playing in the waves or on your foil board, a sliderbar with a spreaderbar in it gives you extra freedom. 

Brands of waist trapezes

At Telstar Surf you can find different brands of waist trapezes. Choose the brand that suits you best! Every brand uses its own shape, think of: Brunotti, Duotone, ION, Manera, Mystic & Prolimit.

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    Neilpryde Proton Kite
    €319.95
    Neilpryde
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    Neilpryde Proton Kite
    €319.95
    Neilpryde
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    Duotone Waist Kite Apex 8
    €279.00
    Duotone
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    Duotone Waist Kite Riot Curv 14
    €359.00
    Duotone
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    Prolimit Assault
    €249.00
    Prolimit
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    Prolimit Assault
    €249.00
    Prolimit
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    Prolimit Assault
    €249.00
    Prolimit
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    Prolimit Vapor
    €349.00
    Prolimit
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    Prolimit Vapor
    €349.00
    Prolimit
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    Prolimit Vapor
    €349.00
    Prolimit
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    Prolimit Alpha
    €499.00
    Prolimit
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    Brunotti Gravity 02
    €259.99
    Brunotti
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    Brunotti Gravity 02
    €259.99
    Brunotti
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    Brunotti Gravity 01
    €259.99
    Brunotti
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    Brunotti Gravity 01
    €259.99
    Brunotti
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    ION Waist Kite Riot Curv
    €379.99
    ION
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    ION Waist Kite Riot Curv
    €379.99
    ION
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    ION Waist Kite Riot Curv
    €379.99
    ION
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    ION Waist Kite Riot Curv
    €389.99
    ION
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    ION Waist Kite Riot Team Series
    €439.99
    ION
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    ION Waist Kite Riot Team Series
    €439.99
    ION
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    ION Waist Kite Apex
    €289.99
    ION
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    ION Waist Kite Apex
    €289.99
    ION
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    ION Waist Kite Apex
    €289.99
    ION

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