I have the Mystic 2023 Stealth Harness - there is a new design for the kite knife pock on the harness. Instead of having velcro it just slots in.
This new design appears to be defective based on my experience . 2 Knives have fallen out, and I don't fall that hard. I have just bought a 3rd one (so spend $90 so far). This time I have secured it with some string that will hold if it falls out. North Kiteboarding Group has refused to compensate me despite this being a design flaw in their harness as far as I can tell. Has anyone else had this experience with kite knives falling out from this model of harness???? Please share. I suspect many people are experiencing this issue.
I think North should be held accountable - please do share.
I confirm - after another follow-up North is doing the right thing and reimbursing me for the last knife purchased. Shouldn't happen again now that I have secured it with other means - a bit of a pain - but fairly minor in the scheme of things.
I have the same problem. After I lost the first knife I added a length of 2mm bungee to leash the knife. The length of the bungee sits inside the buckle cover.
The knife stays in the pocket through most crashes. It only comes out if I end up bumping against the board while milling about in the water.
It's incredibly dumb that the harness is about as perfect as you can get but the knife pocket is so poorly thought out.