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Focus: Manera EXO Harness

8 Jan , 2018   Video

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EXO HARNESS

The EXO harness was launched in 2013 as the first harness using a rigid structure to maintain the rider’s back. It is the fruit of a very long research & development process in collaboration with a human kinetic lab and the world’s best team riders.

Available in sizes: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL
Five Color Combinations: black, ink blue, alloy/winetasting, blue/orange, glaicer/alloy


TECHNOLOGIES

BALLISTIC NYLON
The Ballistic Nylon has been developed to be integrated into body armors designed by the Royal Air Force for its pilots. This material is made out of thick nylon threads assembled in a very tight way, it offers outstanding abrasion resistance and extreme durability.

Ballistic Nylon

SEAMLESS NEOPRENE AREA
Hips are a really sensitive part exposed to frictions. In order to avoid injuries we designed this area with a full piece of neoprene without seams and included a double foam layer.

Seamless Neoprene Area

COCOON CONCEPT
This new mode of manufacturing has placed the entire thickness of the harness and all protective foams between the Energy Dispersion Frame and the body. By placing all the traction forces on the outside, it is the entire foam thickness that reduces and absorbs energy, to optimize comfort.

Cocoon Concept

DOWN HOLD SYSTEM
Because there’s nothing worse than a harness that rides up during your sessions, we developed the Down Hold System, an asymmetrical attachment that distributes the forces downward. Secured in its original position, the hook does not ride back up.

Down Hold System

ENERGY DISPERSION FRAME
The EDF is a hexagonal structure that is directly connected to the spreader bar, this element receives 100% of the kite traction. Thanks to its shape and structure, the pressure is spread over a much wider area of the back and responds better, continuously and more smoothly. It protects the rider and avoids any unwanted muscular effort to offset a bad traction.

Energy Dispersion Frame

ERGONOMIC PREFIT
The EXO harness has been developed to best fit the natural curves of the back, to perfectly follow the movements of your body while riding. This is achieved by imposing its preformed ergonomic shape on all layers of material during manufacturing.The harness finds its place naturally around your back and can be completely forgotten about once on the water.

Ergonomic Prefit

LEASH RELEASE
Two leash releases are integrated into the EXO harness, allowing you to trigger your leash easily whether you are right or left handed. The leash can also be loose and slidable, or clamped between the two rings.

Leash Release

NEST FOAM
The Nest Foam provides better cushion under tension with optimum comfort. The harness will give the rider a maximum range of motion and flexibility. Over time the foam keeps its original shape and thickness, maintaining the comfort of the harness.

Nest Foam

SPREADER BAR SYSTEM
We wanted to avoid unpleasant lateral contraction of the harness on the chest, which is why we adapt our spreader bar to harness sizes. A well suited spreader bar will pull along both sides of the harness, while a spreader bar that is too small will pull with an acute angle, putting pressure on the rider and causing troublesome pain.

Spreader Bar System

TUCK FLAPS
The Tuck Flaps are positioned at the ends of the spreader bar and inserted into the harness. Once the straps are tightened, they are compressed and locked. By stiffening the connection between the harness and the buckle, they prevent it from riding up.

Tuck Flaps

Resources

2018 Manera Catalog

Exo Product Video

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