Importance of harness hook height
Low hook height race seat harness - for ultimate low-down, locked-in power control.
However, many top-level coaches advise that waist harnesses be worn with the hook below the belly button. In reality they are often much higher and ride up the stomach due to either poor fit or body shape. This advice suggests that no hook be positioned too high.
Waist harness with internal contours to fit the body and prevent riding up and maintain steady hook height
PERFECT BALANCE There are solutions such as mid-height freeride seat harnesses that allow a 'best of both worlds' solution for a wide range of sailing that will not ride up, but allow the rider to 'sit' on the power for faster sailing and still have some agility to unhook swiftly for gybes and jumps.
Medium hook height seat harness - good for a mix of blasting/free riding and a few jumps.
People with straighter hips will be able to have their hook positioned in the recommended medium height by a quality, regular waist harness that grips the body and does not slip upwards.
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