Ride Engine

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Ride Engine shared Jesse Richman's video.
1 week ago

An amazing ambassador for our sport with some wise words about finding fulfillment in life. We're proud to be a part of Jesse Richman's life of adventure and exploration.

Ride Engine posted a photo
3 weeks ago

Coleman Kinzie Buckley in the shaping bay.

Ride Engine posted a video
4 weeks ago

Awesome new edit from the Sesitec family featuring our main man Felix Georgii! #wakeboarding #waterdriven

Ride Engine posted a photo
4 weeks ago

What separates the original Ride Engine hard shell harness from the spin-offs we're seeing more and more of? This photos says it all. Our patented Lumbar Lock is a critical design feature in locking the harness to your back and keeping it where you want it. We spent years of taking molds of people's backs, testing, revising and refining to get the shell just right.
Photo: Maria Lotti
Rider: @fabianOber

Ride Engine posted a link
2 months ago

One of the most important tips for making the most of your Ride Engine harness: Take the time to adjust it properly. For more info and a couple other clever tricks, check out this blog post on the subject.

Ride Engine shared Art of Action's photo.
Ride Engine shared Art of Action's photo.
2 months ago

New decals coming our way thanks to our neighbors at Art of Action ~ Don't forget to check out our new Device skins and Custom Harness program as well!


Ride Engine posted a photo
2 months ago

This is our type of explosion.
Photo: Dave Nelson

Ride Engine posted a photo
2 months ago

Stuck, lost, and broken... The three requirements for a great trip.
Photo: Bradlee Rutledge #waterdriven

Collaborative Evolution
All kite harnesses on the market today are "soft" meaning that they offer no structural support. When the kite starts pulling the harness wants to fold and crushes the rider's torso. Engine harnesses in contrast are built from a carbon composite shell that is rigid enough to "stay open" and not put pressure on the rider even when the kite is really powered. Basically the same idea as a spreader bar but applied to the whole harness instead of just the front. In addition because they are rigid they only fit one part of your back and thus don't "ride up" over the course of a session. Because they offer more support we have also been able to cut down on the overall size of the harness which offers more range of movement. Finally we can custom mold the shells to fit you perfectly and even add custom graphics. I have yet to have someone say that they liked their old harness better.

History in a nutshell...

What started out as weekend project to improve some gear has rabbit holed into a little company represented by the best riders in the world. Our first product is a line of hand crafted kite surfing waist harnesses. Each harness is based off of a custom molded carbon composite shell which gives better support than anything else on the market. Comfy as ****. Custom is encouraged. Made with love and stoke.


Ian Alldredge http://www.ianalldredge.com
Patrick Rebstock http://vimeo.com/ltdprodz
Sean Mertens https://vimeo.com/45954066
Zach Goepel http://vimeo.com/user6942391
Teddy Lyons http://www.shredknot.com/?p=1
Mark Meidama https://vimeo.com/23053909
Cynthia "Cynbad" Brown

Joby Cook
Sam Light
Aaron Hadlow
Andy Yates
Alex Fox
Reed Brady
Claire Lutz http://www.clairelutz.com

Erika Heineken
John Heineken

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Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Silver Elite Harness 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Silver Elite Harness 2017
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Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Carbon Katana Elite 2016
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Carbon Katana Elite 2016
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How windy does this look? Thomas Vidal battling the elements and coming out swinging with some decent megaloops on one of those days where the sea turns to foa...

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Join Haydn Fischer for some explosive strapless freestyle. Strong winds make for big moves! Check out this pumping edit. Music: Triv - High Drake - 6 God...

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Check out this stunning aerial footage of Lake Reschen. High up in the Alps, one of the most fascinating areas for kiting, surrounded by snow-capped mountain...

2 months ago | 02:17

Sailing on a hydrofoil is as close to flying as you can get. This discipline has been growing fast, parallel to the evolution of the equipment. Magic Carpet sh...

3 months ago | 0:59

Karolina Winkowska never fails to impress! Check out this edit of her riding the clear waters of Safety Bay in Western Australia. Found few clips from Australi...

3 months ago | 1:19

Karolina Winkowska creates an epic edit set to the Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack! Can't get better than that! Backstage from 2017 Slingshot Kite product s...

4 months ago | 2:53

Join Mark Cafero in this awesome edit in Florida. He's got som usurious skills! This past year has been by far the best to date. I moved to Florida at the end...

4 months ago | 00:48

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4 months ago | 9:50

After realising that it’s not so terrifying after all, I’m actually quite keen to venture back out with the foil again. A couple of quick sunset sessions af...

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It is with a degree of apprehension that I embark on this journey. Having had a brief flirt with foilboarding about two years ago, and hating every second of it...

6 months ago | 07:29

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Sensi Graves waxes lyrical about the importance of woman’s kiteboarding; it’s explosive growth and how girls only kite camps can really improve your riding!

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Lindsay McClure heads to Colombia with the World Class Kite Academy and discovers a land filled with wind, flat water and smiles!

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Brandon Scheid heads to Asia and discovers everything isn’t quite as it seems, travelling in the east can be challenging, but if you are prepared to compromise the rewards can be endless!

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Do you find yourself kiting the same old spot, wondering if there is anything else out there? Ewan Jaspan, Karolina Winkowska and Alexander Lewis-Hughes get off the beaten track and discover some of the secret spots Australia has to offer!

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We are all different, and that's what makes life so interesting. Find out what strange things can happen when you take a bunch of pro riders and head out into the wilds of Africa to do a photo shoot…

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Lindsay McClure investigates the rise and rise of the female side of our sport looking at the progression of the top ladies, and how accessible kitesurfing has become for the fairer sex.

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Sensi Graves takes an in-depth look at the equipment you need and the stuff you don’t, by analysing yourself and how you ride you can tune your quiver to perfect and get the most out of your gear, find out how by reading this!

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