The Force Shield is Mystic’s flagship seat harness. Packed with all the usual Mystic features, the harness is a great alternative for those who prefer the feel of a seat harness. If you are interested in the Force Shield you should also take a look at the Dakine Fusion.
Who is it for? Riders who prefer the pull to come from a little lower down. Seat harnesses are popular with ex windsurfers and anybody in to boosting a lot and/or racing. With the rise of Kite Racing, many waist harness aficionados are making the switch to seat harnesses.
Support: The Force Shield offers a huge amount of support because it pulls from lower down than a waist harness. The leg straps on this harness feed through the spreader bar to create a really static bar. This means that a lot of the weight of the kite is carried in your upper legs, not your back!
Weight / size: Despite the typical “diaper” appearance, the Force Shield has cut away leg pieces which allows the hip joint to move freely. This is a real bonus over some other seat harnesses on the market which can restrict movement.
Ease of use: With nice padded leg straps and the same Clickerbar 3.0 system as the other Mystic harnesses, the Force Shield is easy to get on and off.
Looks: The Force Sheild comes in black, black or black. Luckily the black looks great.
We Really Like: This harness is slimmer than most seat harnesses and looks more like a waist harness. This improves flexibility and looks. The way the leg straps run through the spreader bar adds an extra level of support.
Review by Pete:
Pros: Lightweight, slim and comfortable. It looks great too.
Cons: This harness doesn’t come with a handlepass strap around to connect your leash too or the Mystic Battlebelt. However, given its intended use I don’t think this is too much of an issue.
Realpro tip: If you are getting into racing – have a serious think about purchasing a seat harness, it makes a huge difference. At less than $200 this could be a great option.
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