2018 ION CS Freeride Kitesurf Waist Harness

2018 ION CS Freeride Kitesurf Waist Harness


The Composite Series—the name says it all! The final result of an extensive and lengthy R&D period stands for high-end materials and absolute top quality. With a larger support area to absorb forces and flexible side parts to adapt to your individual way of riding, this is the perfect match for your very personal style. The Archbar and Hyperfoam add to the harness's outstanding performance. Spectacular action needs radical design.

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2018 ION CS Freeride Kitesurf Waist Harness


Flexible Carbon Hardshell:

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The new and unique composite construction combines stiff and flexible materials in a new shape concept providing the perfect combination of support and freedom of movement.

For the first time, a flexible hardshell supports the centre back of the rider, providing perfectly stiff fit and 100% back support. It guarantees a perfect load distribution due to the new Monocoque carbon-blade technology. Its flexible foamy sideparts and a concave High Performance Preshape give maximum comfort around the waist due to the hyper foam cushion and therefore providing an individual anatomic fitting. The Monocoque Carbon Technology is adapted to the needs of every individual discipline.

C-Bar Spreader:

With the C-bar, ION introduces a new technology for spreaderbars. Two features mark the difference: the new tension lever system tightens the harness without having to change the buckle settings, therefore guaranteeing a perfect fit. This new system provides a symmetric force spread while riding and is therefore very comfortable. The C-Bar is made out of fiber re-inforced injection material instead metal, which makes it ultra lightweight.


The new tension lever tightens the harness without having to change the buckle settings. This means that straps only need adjusting once and you can then simply lock and go! It also guarantees a perfect fit, as the webbing of the harness stays in place even when wet.


The fiber re-inforced injection material is ultra lightweight and therefore the C-bar is 40% lighter than former metal spreaderbars.

C-Bar Tension Lever System. No More Fiddling With Straps!


  • High Performance Pre-Shape: Inside 3D EVA Shape lock into your waist and prevent friction. Combined with the comfy Hyper Foam for ergonomic fit without sucking water.

  • Composite Shape : Extremely strong composite construction for outstanding back support with flexible sideparts

  • C-Bar: Fiber reinforced injection material with a modular exchangeable metal hook.The new tension lever tightens the harness without changing the buckle settings.

  • Internal EVA: Internal EVA construction for optimised comfort.

  • Low Weight: Essentially water resistant, full moulded EVA construction which guarantees a light weight harness even when in use.

  • Soft Edge: An extremely soft neoprene edge around the supportive structure that makes you forget you're wearing a harness.

  • Extended Soft Edge: A new, extended soft edge that surrounds the entire harness, bending sideways at the hips and ribs for a more forgiving feel, enhanced by a special foam padding.

  • Belt Garage: New neoprene pockets cover the buckles with a protective rubber patch, allowing slick and easy storage of excess webbing.

  • Kite Knife: Safety knife to cut the kite lines in dangerous situations.

  • Invisible Seam: Seamlessly connecting the supporting structure with the Soft Edge, ensuring a smooth transition from the mid section of the harness to the neoprene rim.

  • Neo Belt: A new and improved technical feature, designed to increase the feeling of flex, twist and overall comfort of wave and freestyle riding.

  • Handle Pass Leash Slider: Slim tube with sliding stainless steel ring to connect handle pass leash. New end-stopper fittings.

  • Bar Keeper Belt: The strap construction prevents the spreader bar from rushing upwards in overpowered situations. Two
    webbing straps run from the bungee belt to the spreader bar to make sure that the kiter doesn‘t get hurt.

  • Wrap-Tec: Pre-moulded harness construction for premium support and a snug fit

Monocoque Carbon-Blade Technology

Monocoque Carbon-Blade Technology

Monocoque Carbon-Blade Technology:

The harnesses are built out of a 3D composite panel construction with two individually formed layers. The base layer is a shell made out of flexible PVC. A pre-shaped carbon layer (“pre-prag”) is fixed onto this flexible shell. Depending on the size and the shape of the composite plate, the harness gets a stiff and specific back support. Both layers are then molded together under high pressure and high temperatures.

Through this process originates a monocoque shell that is stiff in the center back part and flexible at the sides.

Individual Anatomic Fitting (Hyper Foam Cushion):

Individual Anatomic Fitting (Hyper Foam Cushion):



Individual Anatomic Fitting (Hyper Foam Cushion):

The new hyper_foam provides extreme comfort as it adapts to the needs of every individual rider: it reactsquickly to punctual local pressure and compensates it. Once the pressure reduces, the foam quickly goes back to its initial shape.