Ride Engine

Ride Engine

Kiteboarding harness designs have been based off of windsurfing harnesses since the sport began. Needless to say, the sports are different. One Coleman Buckley, a Stanford biology major and major water man, decided he wanted a kite-specific harness and began to create his own. After endless ideas and assistance from the local and professional kiting community, the origin of the Ride Engine harness as we know it today was born. Called the Armor harness, it incorporated a hard shell catered to fitting the torso of the rider in order to best maintain position, protection, and comfort for kiteboarding as opposed to just piggybacking off of the windsurf design.

This was more successful than initially expected, and Buckley couldn’t keep up. He reached out to 7 Nation who jumped on the opportunity, giving him all of the resources he needed to design and distribute with ease. The Armor harness has been brought to you today and has been received with incredible acclaim from the kiteboarding community. Aimed at those who are looking for a higher-end harness that will allow them to kite to their true potential, these have customizable options such as either a carbon slider spreader bar or the metal fixed hook spreader bar. Several different styles, such as the Carbon Katana Elite harness and the Odyssey Pro harness, showcase the versatility as well as the aesthetic value of the Ride Engine brand. Here at MACkite, we’ve loved everything we’ve ridden from this product. Give us a call and we’ll walk you through all of the options and get you hooked up with the harness that’s right for you.

  • On Sale
    2021 Ride Engine Contour Seat Harness 2021 Ride Engine Contour Seat Harness

    2021 Ride Engine Contour Seat Harness

    Ride Engine

    Now: $208.99
    Was: $232.00
    2021 Ride Engine Contour Seat Harness Black Theme Ride Engine harnesses do not include a spreader bar or hook knife What Ride Engine has to say about the Contour Harness The Contour is our first-ever seat harness, and great attention was placed in...
    Now: $208.99
    Was: $232.00
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    2021 Ride Engine Saber Harness - Slate Grey 2021 Ride Engine Saber Harness - Slate Grey

    2021 Ride Engine Saber Harness - Slate Grey

    Ride Engine

    Now: $313.99
    Was: $349.00
    2021 Ride Engine Saber Harness Slate Grey Theme Ride Engine harnesses do not include a spreader bar or hook knife What Ride Engine has to say about the Saber Harness Designed using the same proprietary data that created our Carbon Elite hard-shell...
    Now: $313.99
    Was: $349.00
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    2021 Ride Engine Saber Harness - Black 2021 Ride Engine Saber Harness - Black

    2021 Ride Engine Saber Harness - Black

    Ride Engine

    Now: $313.99
    Was: $349.00
    2021 Ride Engine Saber Harness Black Theme Ride Engine harnesses do not include a spreader bar or hook knife What Ride Engine has to say about the Saber Harness Designed using the same proprietary data that created our Carbon Elite hard-shell shape,...
    Now: $313.99
    Was: $349.00
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    2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon Harness - Slate Grey 2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon Harness - Slate Grey

    2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon Harness - Slate Grey

    Ride Engine

    Now: $418.99
    Was: $466.00
    2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon Harness Slate Grey Theme Ride Engine harnesses do not include a spreader bar or hook knife What Ride Engine has to say about the Elite Carbon Harness The world's first and best hard-shell harness, the Elite Carbon is our...
    Now: $418.99
    Was: $466.00
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    2021 Ride Engine Replacement Unity Ladder Lock Straps

    2021 Ride Engine Replacement Unity Ladder Lock Straps

    Ride Engine

    Now: $31.99
    Was: $36.00
    2021 Ride Engine Replacement Unity Ladder Lock Straps Compatible with 2021 Ride Engine harnesses What Ride Engine says about the Unity Webbing Connection Kit Two replacement Unity Ladder Lock Straps used exclusively on the Elite Carbon and Saber...
    Now: $31.99
    Was: $36.00
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    2021 Ride Engine Unity Webbing Connection Kit 2021 Ride Engine Unity Webbing Connection Kit

    2021 Ride Engine Unity Webbing Connection Kit

    Ride Engine

    Now: $30.99
    Was: $34.00
    2021 Ride Engine Unity Webbing Connection Kit Adaptable kit for harnesses 2018 and newer What Ride Engine says about the Unity Webbing Connection Kit The Unity Spreader bar is adaptable to previous years' Ride Engine harnesses (2018 and newer) and...
    Now: $30.99
    Was: $34.00
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    2021 Ride Engine Unity Kite Spreader Bar 2021 Ride Engine Unity Kite Spreader Bar

    2021 Ride Engine Unity Kite Spreader Bar

    Ride Engine

    Now: $124.99
    Was: $139.00
    2021 Ride Engine Unity Kite Spreader Bar Compatible with 2018 and newer Ride Engine harnesses What Ride Engine says about the Unite Kite Spreader Bar A fixed hook offers the most direct connection to you and the kite, and now, when coupled with the...
    Now: $124.99
    Was: $139.00
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    2020 Ride Engine Metal Sliding Spreader Bar 2020 Ride Engine Metal Sliding Spreader Bar

    2020 Ride Engine Metal Sliding Spreader Bar

    Ride Engine

    Now: $49.00
    Was: $66.00
    2020 Ride Engine Metal Sliding Spreader Bar What Ride Engine has to say about the Slider Bar: Details Originally pioneered by the surf movement then fully realized by the freeriders, the benefit of a sliding spreader bar is pure freedom. A...
    Now: $49.00
    Was: $66.00
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    2020 Ride Engine Fixed Hook Kite Spreader Bar 2020 Ride Engine Fixed Hook Kite Spreader Bar

    2020 Ride Engine Fixed Hook Kite Spreader Bar

    Ride Engine

    Now: $49.00
    Was: $66.00
    2020 Ride Engine Fixed Hook Kite Spreader Bar What Ride Engine has to say about the Kite Hook: Details Boosting, technical freestyle, wakestyle, or if you are the type of rider looking for the most feedback from your kite into your harness,...
    Now: $49.00
    Was: $66.00
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    2020 Ride Engine Elite Series Harness - Carbon Green 2020 Ride Engine Elite Series Harness - Carbon Green

    2020 Ride Engine Elite Series Harness - Carbon Green

    Ride Engine

    Now: $249.99
    Was: $399.00
    2020 Ride Engine Elite Series Harness - Carbon Green What Ride Engine has to say about the Elite Harness: Details At the pinnacle of hard-shell harness fit and performance lives the Elite Carbon. Utilizing Ride Engine’s proprietary Shell Skin...
    Now: $249.99
    Was: $399.00
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    2020 Ride Engine Prime Shell Harness - Wind 2020 Ride Engine Prime Shell Harness - Wind

    2020 Ride Engine Prime Shell Harness - Wind

    Ride Engine

    Now: $199.00
    Was: $299.00
    2020 Ride Engine Prime Shell Harness - Wind What Ride Engine has to say about the Prime Harness: Details Everyone wants their harness to stay down where it’s supposed to, while at the same time provide all-day multiple-session support. The...
    Now: $199.00
    Was: $299.00
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    2020 Ride Engine Prime Shell Harness - Earth 2020 Ride Engine Prime Shell Harness - Earth

    2020 Ride Engine Prime Shell Harness - Earth

    Ride Engine

    Now: $199.00
    Was: $299.00
    2020 Ride Engine Prime Shell Harness - Earth What Ride Engine has to say about the Prime Harness: Details Everyone wants their harness to stay down where it’s supposed to, while at the same time provide all-day multiple-session support. The...
    Now: $199.00
    Was: $299.00
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    Ride Engine Metal Slider Spreader Bar

    Ride Engine Metal Slider Spreader Bar

    Ride Engine

    MSRP: $59.00
    Now: $47.00
    Was: $59.00
    Ride Engine Metal Slider Spreader Bar Available in 8" or 10" What Ride Engine has to say about the Metal Slider Spreader Bar PROBLEM SOLVED: Conventional kiteboarding harnesses have a major flaw in how they function, and the Armor harness solves it...
    MSRP: $59.00
    Now: $47.00
    Was: $59.00