Having worked on ergonomic designs for a while, our goal was to push our frame concept to more stiffness, allowing a better support of the back & a lower fit.
But something 100% hard was not an option: Our back needs some adaptability & human morphology is unique.
So here comes the ECLIPSE, a skilful balance between stiffness & flex that brings support where you need it and the freedom to move the way you want.
MANERA ECLIPSE KITEBOARDING HARNESS
The Adaptive Shell stiffness shades from hard in the center area to softer on the edges. The stiff center-belt prevents the harness from folding and compressing your body while preserving a good lumbar support. The softer outline preserves intuitive mobility and adaptability.
It results in a shell that is forgiving where you need flex and stiff where you want support.