Kortel Kuik 2 : the weapon of choice for 2013
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A long wait well worth it..
The very first impressions of the harness as I was opening the bag it came in on the taxi ride to the office were very positive.
The materials and stitching looked solid. I was in for a real treat the first time I hung it up and sat in the harness, I didn’t even notice the smile that began to grow on my face. WOW it holds you nicely with absolutely awesome weight distribution throughout the harness.
No matter if your in a reclined or seated position, you don’t feel as though your in a harness at all.
First flight went ahead with no issues, it is a bit of a different harness to get into but once its trimmed for you its all good.
Feel in flight is what you would expect from a harness coming from the house of Kortel. Words that I don’t usually use like plush come to mind when people ask me what it feels like.
Weight shift is just great and what’s more important is its pretty much fully adjustable to your needs.
No matter weather your flying solo or tandem the harness seems to take you in and make you feel almost like its hugging you the whole flight. I didn’t think that it would be possible to make a harness for both types of flying without sacrificing something from either the solo or tandem experience. They pulled it off in my opinion, even when your using it in tandem your getting just the same support and comfort level from the harness.
The adjustment straps help space you from the passenger better than normal tandem harnesses even when using soft spreaders. Making this the most comfortable harness I have used in combination with soft spreaders.
In terms of storage space, the main pocket I’m able to fit 2 -25° sleeping bags, tent, clothes, cooking gear still leaving about 1/3 of the space to be used. Now don’t be mistaken this is the storage pocket, I’m not talking about the airbag….
Now the big tests will be coming in the next few weeks, we will be flying tandem from Vienna to the Kossen testival and then through the alps following the x-alps route (weather permitting) so if you see a blue and white Axis Venus 3 tandem coming through come on over and say hello.
Followed by a 2 month bivouac trip to Kyrgyzstan (june-july places still available, get in touch if you are interested in discovering the world of bivouac flying). email@example.com
A more detailed review will follow after we get some more air time on the harness.
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