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Ride Engine /// 2019: Even Carlos Mario uses some impact protection when he is going this big. the #empax vest gives you the comfort and performance you need when sending it. #protectyaneck
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Ride Engine /// 2019: Our secondary office has just as many shells as our primary office. #moreshellsthanthebeach #ridewhatyoucant #befoRE

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Ride Engine /// 2019: The Start of a session... no better feeling. Get out there this weekend! #PrimeShell Carlos Mario
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Ride Engine /// 2019: Karolina Winkowska details why the #rideengine harness has changed her life and become her favorite harness ever.
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Ride Engine /// 2019: Karolina Winkowska speed turns in the #eliteseries Carbon Infrared. #ridewhatyoucant
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Ride Engine /// 2018: Sam Light speed turns through the Caribbean. #hexcore2018 #waterdriven
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Ride Engine /// 2018: Feed Hope out testing some new rubber in the Gorge. #waterdriven
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Ride Engine /// 2019: Andre Phillip with some central american greenery. #waterdriven #ridewhatyoucant

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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Ride Engine burst onto the commercial scene last year with their entirely different take on what a kitesurfing harness should be. After years of making custom harnesses for hundreds and, hundreds of riders Col...

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Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Carbon Katana Elite 2016
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Just in case you missed all the action - A little mashup from day 1 of the 2019 Red Bull King of the Air!

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2019 presents a huge year of world-class international competition for both the established Kite-Surf (wave & strapless freestyle) and the newly aligned Freestyle World Tours. Click here for…

3 weeks ago | 6:56

Karolina Winkowska is back with VLOG #4! In this video, she shares some essential tips on how to choose a kite that is most suitable…

3 weeks ago | 5:31

OUCH! Yesterday, Sam Light took a pretty nasty crash to the ribs warming up for Red Bull King of the Air - Wishing you a…

3 weeks ago | 5:47

Lolo BSD shares the stoke from one of the most beautiful playgrounds for snowkiting in the world, Serre Chevalier Briançon!

3 weeks ago | 10:23

Sometimes, you just got to send it! In Sam Light's latest vlog, he takes full advantage of 35-knot winds when a storm arrived on his…

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The globe’s best big air kiteboarding athletes converge on Cape Town once again as the SA kitesurfing ‘mecca’ prepares for the illustrious Red Bull King…

4 weeks ago | 2:40

A glimpse of whats to come! Last year, the Dirty Habits crew spent two days on the beach and in the locker room capturing the sickest…

1 month ago | 13:10

Have a seat for this one! Karolina Winkowska shares some of her personal stories, as well as essential tips for beginners and advanced riders on…

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Life is too short to worry about your bikini. Get out there you rockstar! Sensi Graves Bikinis is stoked to announce the release of the…

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This is MENTAL, even for Jesse Richman! Pro kiteboarder, Jesse Richman, attempts to snowkite in an element that he's not used to. What could possibly go…

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Yesss! Unreleased park clips of Sam Light from an afternoon filming with Alexander James Lewis-Hughes last summer! Enjoy!

Issue 72

Alex Maes and Annelous Lammerts are two of the most passionate kiters on the planet, when Alex discovered a new spot in Brazil he knew he had to get all his friends together and build a kite park! Check out the full story right here!

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Issue 71

Rou Chater and Mary Booth travel to Sicily to join the Cabrinha Rider Academy and learn what it takes to be a pro rider; it’s not all deckchairs and ice creams either! Early starts, long days and lots of sun cream are needed to get the footage and the job done!

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Issue 71

Reed Brady has grown up around the ocean, and his talents on the water know no bounds, he’s the subject of our Ten Questions feature this issue!

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Issue 70

Brandon Scheid and the Liquid Force Kites crew give us the low down on one of the best winter spots out there, La Ventana in Baja, Mexico. Think warm winds, cold beers and good vibes, and you get the picture!

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A lot of hard work goes into creating the Hood Jam, one of the premier events on kiteboarding’s calendar. Annelous Lammerts looks at the history behind the Jam and what makes it so unique.

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Ryan Osmond took a chance, ditched his tedious job, and followed his dreams. Now, his backyard is the REAL Watersports slick, and his day-to-day has him creating photos and videos with the best riders in the sport. Get to know this British/American media producer who is equal parts talent, dedication and hard work.

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Issue 68

In our continuing how to ride feature we look at the intricacies of riding a small flat water spot like Safety Bay. If everyone plays nice hundreds of kiters can have a great time in a small spot. However, it only takes one person to turn the spot on its head and make it dangerous for everyone. Don’t be that guy or gal, read Colleen’s piece and make yourself a better more considerate rider wherever you kite!

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Issue 67

Spoiler Alert: Kevin Langeree is the 2018 Red Bull King of the Air champion! However, it’s 2018, and the news about Kevin’s victory has already saturated the web. We go beyond a simple event recap, unpacking the drama and examining the factors that make Red Bull King of the Air the best day on the calendar for kiteboarding fans around the planet.

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Issue 67

We’ve got more 2018 equipment being put through its paces this issue, gear from Slingshot, F-One, Naish, Ozone, RRD, North, Cabrinha and Ocean Rodeo gets featured!

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Looking to buy a new suit for the winter, look no further, this isn’t your average mags excuse for a guide which involves selling some wetsuit slots to brands, but an actual in depth look at neoprene and how it works to keep you warm!

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