Combiflex harness from Seleverkstedet
The COMBIFLEX harness (formerly called the harness) is a harness that has taken over from the traditional harness. It is both lighter, cheaper and better as a drawbar for Nordic prestressing in tow (two-point attachment), for line riding with a sliding foot (one-point attachment) and as a main harness with the use of a pin rear harness for chain drive. The harness is also excellent as a track harness.
The harness workshop constructed this harness model in 1982 and has had this as its main harness ever since. The neck should, as on all types of harnesses, be narrow. On this harness model, the pressure is evenly distributed over the entire harness neck. It is also important that the pull ring and the neck are balanced in relation to each other.
This means that the dog can move its head up, down and to the side freely when it runs. An ill-balanced harness pulls the dog’s head upwards when the dog wants to go down with its head in the pulling phase. This results in the harness neck squeezing on the trachea and obstructing the oxygen supply.
Free air supply
This balance of the harness neck ensures that the dog gets free airways when working. The balance is set with the control voltage on the upper band. Thus, you achieve that the neck is in the right place regardless of whether the cover angles up or down. The harness neck should be angled well downwards when the dog is to work hard with chain pulls.
The Combiflex harness is fully padded. It comes with a sliding foot base as standard. A cock foot for harness connects the rings on the side to a pull point on the back. Here the hook or harness loop slides back and forth without taking the harness over to the side when the dog goes crooked.
The pin shaft is the part you connect in the pull rings on the Combiflex harness. This is similar to the rear end of a weight pull harness and a stick harness for sled dogs. The purpose of this is to get the pull as low as possible while the stick keeps the side straps away from the dog’s hind legs. With this type of harness, the dog provides greater force in the pull line because it uses a larger part of the body as a breaking bar above the pull point. The higher the pull point, the less body mass the dog has to put on.
Combiflex is not currently for sale