Kitesurf Harness Manera EXO 2016 "waist" :
Small : 73 - 83 cm.
Medium : 80 – 90 cm.
Large 87 – 97 cm.
XL : 94 - 104 cm.
When we launched the EXO harness two years ago, our close collaboration with a Human Kinetics science laboratory gave us a new approach of this product and resulted in a technological breakthrough compared to what existed on the market.
For 2016 we have continued to work on the same technologies to bring them to an even higher level.
Changes were made in both the structure and the materials, improving both comfort & durability on the EXO.
The look & durability of a harness are very important aspects and we wanted to improve both of them.
Our design team has been looking for the best possible materials in terms of look, colors and durability, including RIP STOPS, PU, 600D, SOFT TOUCH and PREMIUM NEOPRENE, all chosen to match well together and all tested to resist to the most
This materials research makes the harness look sophisticated and modern, far away from the regular EVA thermoform you can find on the market.
Plus, the EXO harness is now stronger and more resistant than ever.
We realized that when it comes to comfort, the fit is essential. Pre-forming all the material layers that compose the harness during manufacturing created the ERGONOMIC PREFIT technology.
The first version of the ergonomic prefit really helped to adapt actively to the movements of the body, and provide freedom, flexibility and softness.
The goal for 2016 was to improve it. We re-worked on this manufacturing process to pre-shape the EXO in a way to fit better around the waist.
The result is impressive as the new model clips around your body like if it was meant to be here.
ENERGY DISPERSION FRAME:
The Energy Dispersion Frame is a molded plastic injected frame with a hexagonal structure.
Built with various degrees of stiffness and volume, to control its flex and resistance, its main advantage and innovation lie in its connection to the spreader bar through webbing and buckles.
The loads are transferred directly and the frame therefore receives 100% of the Kite power.
Its design and structure helps distribute consistently the pressure over a much wider area.
Pressures are no longer concentrated on a narrow area of the back, which protects the rider and prevent him from having to compensate with his lumbar muscles.
This technology brings a new vision on the energy transfer science and provides the rider with a comfort never seen before, and an incredible freedom, like wearing no harness.
Different thicknesses of this new foam that lines the entire interior volume of the harness are used according to the pressure absorption needs.
It 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.
This new method consists in transmitting all the loads and pressures outside the harness through the frame while placing the totality of the foam layers between these forces and your back.
Usually straps, plates, and other devices are hidden inside the harness and are sandwiched between two layers of foam.
Unfortunately only the layer between your back and the structure of harness helps reducing tensions.
On the Manera Exo harness, the integrality of the foam thickness is here to soften and suppress pressure, for maximum comfort.
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.
DOWN HOLD SYSTEM:
The Manera engineering team developed a brand new attach system that distributes forces downwardly.
Stuck in its original normal position, the spreader bar doesn’t go up.
You can be right or left hander, the Manera leash release will be easy to trigger:
We placed one on each side of the harness.
Depending on your preference, you will also have the choice between letting your leash free to slide along your back and locking it to either the left or right side.
Helping the Down Hold System, two flaps situated on each side of the spreader bar are inserted in the harness.
Once the straps are tightened, the flaps are compressed and blocked inside.
The aim is to rigidify the link between the spreader bar and the harness structure.
The result is surprising as the hook never goes up to your chest.