ION’S 3D FIT TECHNOLOGY
ION have just launched their 3D Fit Technology today.
ION SAY: “Let’s get real. Hardshell harnesses are superior to softshell harnesses – but only if they fit right! There’s no one-fits-all solution. Every body is unique. When it comes to your harness, everyone should care about having their individualized fit. The 3D Fit Technology is exactly that, it is all about the right fit.
The 3D FIT TECHNOLOGY is all about the right fit, for a safer harness that keeps you riding longer, protects your back for the years to come, and gives you the extra bit of confidence on the water.
THE NEW DEFINITION OF COMFORT ZONE. THE 3D FIT TECHNOLOGY REDUCES PAIN & RISK OF INJURY, INCREASES PERFORMANCE AND ALLOWS FOR MORE WATER TIME.
By introducing the ERGO_CONCEPT , we are proud to announce yet another innovation. Prioritizing the riders‘ health we focus product development towards an ergonomically fitted range.
The 3D Fit Technology is the first of many developments within the holistic ERGO_CONCEPT . The 3D Fit Technology allows every kiter and windsurfer to find their individualized fitted hardshell harness. We developed the individualized sizing approach together with leading health care professionals.
The 3D FIT TECHNOLOGY is all about the right fit, for a safer harness that keeps you riding longer, protects your back for the years to come, and gives you the extra bit of confidence on the water. Less Pain & Injury Risk. More Performance. More Water time.
WHY A HARDSHELL HARNESS?
Let’s get real. Hardshell harnesses are superior to softshell harnesses – but only if they fit right! There’s no one-fits-all solution. Every body is unique. When it comes to your harness, everyone should care about having their individualized fit. Given perfect fit, a hardshell harness has four advantages: Waist Circumference. The baseline for every harness measurement. By introducing the 3D Individual back length. By introducing Intermediate-Sizes such as MTall or LTall, harness sizing now also considers the rider’s individual back length. Riders with proportionally longer backs get the support they need thanks to a higher profile.
Spine curvature. (med. Lordosis) The Ergo_Pad addresses the individual back shape. It fills the gap between your back & the Harness. The Pad is adaptable to your individual back shape.
THREE STEPS TO FIND THE PERFECT SIZE
The 3D Fit Technology allows ION to introduce specific sizing which addresses the rider’s individual back length. Supported by a detailed size chart & online sizing guide, finding out your size is as easy as it gets.
Waist Measurement. Measure you waist circumference.
Measure from your 7th cervical vertebra (usually your T-Shirt neckline) down to your iliac crest (level of the hip bone). This determines whether you need a high or standard harness profile. Smaller and average back length riders stick with their usual size. Riders with a proportionally longer back may opt for a tall-size version. For exact sizing wear a thin T-Shirt or measure shirtless. Make sure to measure straight down. Regular Tall Regular Tall
Ergo_Pad. Choose between two thicknesses of the Ergo_Pad. They are both included with each harness. Every rider‘s lordosis (shape of the spine) is different. Try both and choose the one you feel more comfortable with.
The Ergo_Pad makes for the third dimension in ION’s 3D Fit Technology. When kiting or windsurfing, especially in strong winds or when crashing, major forces are transferred from the gear to our back.
Thanks to the integrated channel, the Ergo_Pad transfers the power away from our vulnerable spine and hence protects the vulnerable bones. Instead, the power is transferred to where it is supposed to go. Four elevated trigger points on the pad transmit the pressure on our muscles right next to the spine. This massages the fascia and enhances blood flow. Reduced injury risk of the spine.
More relaxed musclesLess cramping and inflammationReduced pain while and after riding. The Ergo_Pad comes in two thicknesses. The thin version will integrate se-amlessly just as usual with the benefit of the trigger points & spine channel. The thicker version may be used in case of a pronounced back curvature (med. Lordosis) or a hollow back. In this case the thick pad will fill the gap between the harness and your body. Riders can optimize their choice but not take a bad one. One version may fit you best, but the other will feel comfortable too. Just go out and try what you feel more comfortable with.”
MORE INFO HERE: ION