The Prolimit Vapor hardback harness is the most technically advanced harness in our range, It is designed for maximum support and comfort during fully powered-up riding. The moulded hardback handles the high kite loads we looked for the perfect material to use in this load bearing part. We found a unique, patented material, called PURE®, that was developed in the Netherlands and is ideal for watersports applications.
PURE® is a patented 100% polypropylene material, which is fully recyclable. The extruded strands are woven and heat fused in a mold to form a matrix that offers excellent strength and stiffness. Containing no carbon it is friendly to the body and the environment. The material is 100% recyclable and is solvent resistant and stable. PURE® material has a high stiffness and low density (0.78 g/cm3; for comparison: Water is approx. 0,99 g/cm3) Therefore lighter than water and the PURE® material floats.
The friendly fibers in PURE® can not crack and splinter, and works with traditional stitched assembly without destroying stitching as seen on some competitors models.
Design and Mk5 plate:
The Vapor’s unique design means the harness stays where its meant to stay, regardless of load angle on the spreader bar. We use the hardback in combo with our Mk 5 load plate to customize the stiffness, flex and shaping. The Mk 5 plate builds on our 3D ergo shaped plate design which has evolved over 20 years. The back section stays perfectly stable no matter how lit you are, and the side sections are perfectly shaped to grip the body without sliding, yet it flexes to change shape with the human body as it moves. The rib are is protected by the correct shape and flex, and is further cushioned by the neoprene soft-edge.
Unique spreader bar:
The Vapor uses the FATBAR version of our patented pin-release spreader bar. A fat, 32mm tube is rolled into this solid, flex free spreader bar to match the hardback’s ability to handle more power. The pin-release system is quick, easy and safe. This makes it the market leader in spreader bar systems. The system allows for quick engagement and release without the need to loosen and then readjust the webbing straps. The Fatbar is locked into our own slide-in barpad. The barpad completely interlocks on both sides of the harness body and stabilizes the spreader bar. There is no movement into the ribs, no matter what the angle of pull.
Correct 3D shaping
Our harness plate has the correct shape and fits you perfectly from the first use. There is no breaking in process necessary, this is not a badly made shoe. The correct shape keeps the harness from riding up and makes it very comfortable to use, even when overpowered.
Anatomically correct stiffness
Our harness has the correct stiffness to work with the human body. It is way stiffer than traditional harnesses, but is not rock hard. This means the hardback absorbs all of the kite load without buckling and transfers this load to the rider in a controlled manner.
Too much stiffness just loads up the edge and can cause discomfort and injury to the back, ribs and hip bones. Our high pressure, laminated material will bend correctly without splintering.
Dual flex design
The load plate has 2 different flex zones. The back area is the stiffest and this allows maximum load dispersion. The side areas have more edge flex to allow for rib and hip comfort and sideways bend.
A bullet proof harness with weak front protection would be a waste. We have our high stability, slide-in barpad which locks the harness body into continuous 360 degree protection. This barpads stability also locks the spreader bar into place and ensures no bar movement, even during the worst drags.
Pin-release spreader bar
Our patented spreader bar design allows bulletproof strength and easy of use. No further adjustment is necessary after the initial fit. Clicking in is easy and a one-step process. Releasing the spreader bar is also an easy one-step process, even under load (we have the only system on the market that ensures this)
Internal neoprene waist belt
Our waist belt is made from neoprene, allowing it to equalise its load over the harness body and moulding it to the riders body for maximum grip with comfort.
Molded inside skin
The inside skin of the harness is a soft, textured and molded part for grip and comfort.
Multi HPL points
There are 3 options for HPL attachment on each harness. You can use the spreader bar, the tube covered rope at the back or either of the D-ring on the side.