Ride Engine: new harnesses and spreader bars | Photo: Ride Engine

Ride Engine has announced the launch of two kiteboarding harness, as well as two additional spreader bars.

The Californian company founded by Coleman Buckley in 2010 believes it has developed the "the industry's first form-fitting hardshell kiteboarding harness." After releasing Hex Core, Ride Engine is ready for new ventures.

"The Team Series harness features a blend of fiberglass, carbon fiber and Kevlar construction, making this a strong, light and rigid harness ideal for hard-charging riders like Patrick Rebstock, who is front lining the series this year with his signature model," the kite brands notes.

"For ultimate lightweight performance and rigidity, double carbon and Kevlar constructed Elite Series model is a cut above the rest. Simply stated, this high-end harness is a fully-functional work of art. The Elite comes in three distinct designs - black carbon Katana, red carbon Katana and Bamboo Forest."

The Ride Engine is also marketing three distinct spreader bar options to choose from. A standard stainless hook, spreader bar and pad setup for traditional fixed hook performance; two sliding rope spreader bar options (stainless steel or carbon) for surf-style and general hooked-in freeriding.

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