How to Correctly Adjust the Harness?


Certainly you’ve solved it when you buy your harness.  But just then you need to know what and how to set up and watch when you try your harness.

You have the right size when:
– the seat supports your thigh so that you do not feel that you are slipping from the harness any time, or that you are sitting “just half the buttocks” but do not press in the knee under the knee (this would curtail the blood circulation)
– the thighs do not press the straps (too narrow) when you control by tilts the direction of flight
– do not drive your butt from left to right (too wide),
– lean back straight and tighten shoulder straps properly, your back does not press your back (too big) Even a few centimeters under the seventh cervical vertebra (tangible to visible bumps where the back passes in the neck).


Dress your harness, turn on the buckles and hook it into the trainer. Start loose your shoulder straps and let them go a little bit. First, adjust the slope of the back. The harness has adjustable straps that support the back of the harness in the waist area. You choose to position them either more upright or more inclined as you like. Then tighten your shoulder straps so that you feel that your back is evenly supported, neither rounded nor curved. Some harnesses also have adjustable seat inclination. Now fine. So that you do not slip out of your seat, but not push your forehead and do not force your tendons and blood vessels on the back of your thighs above your knees. Test your settings by mimicking a rag. When you release all the muscles, you should not slip or break in the seat; The harness should hold you in the original position. It happens that you keep your harness in the chair unconsciously with tension in your muscles and you attract your knees to your body or your belly muscles, hold the hip in the upright position. This happens inconspicuously, but after a few minutes it can lead to pain, cramping up to “unexplained” nausea. If this happens, try reconfiguring your harness settings.


If the seat has a footrest, either open or with a leg guard, you will need to proceed more comprehensively when setting up. Any change in the back settings will need to be adjusted in leg settings and vice versa. The restraint is to keep your feet in a relaxed position (hence the name of the relax-bar), as well as the cocoon – in addition to wind protection and aerodynamic improvement. So you’re trying to combine the settings of the straps, buckles or knots to find a position where you do not have to hold your chosen position with the stretched muscles, as we mentioned above. For the speed-bag to perform its aerodynamic function, it should be set at the ideal angle. It deals with a number of other articles, but they can be summed up as follows: The surface of the top of the cocoon should wedge with the horizon the same angle as the angle of sliding. Or else: The horizon of the speed-bag top should be parallel to the direction of the air on the glider (ie the seat). So be careful with the super racing harness because too much comfort can be detrimental for your performance.


Harnesses are designed by people. They have their own ideas, priorities and intentions. These can be different from yours, plus their leaders, investors and marketers have their priorities as well. Materials, technology, machines and seamstresses have their limits. So sit in the chair for at least an hour – just rest on a simulator in a flight-park with a beer or a book in hand. And after that hour you are sure you can hold it for another hour or more, you have your favorite. If you can not get into the seat after long trials, it’s probably not your size or another model will suit you.

We wish you a pleasant seating!

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