For many years the Allen development team were keen to design a trapeze system that improves the safety of the sport and reduces the risk of entrapment by the traditional hook-on trapeze harness.
Designer Julian Bethwaite had also been thinking along the same lines and had produced a prototype of the Keyball trapeze system. In conjunction with Bethwaite Design, Allen has developed the concept into a sleek and innovative design, eliminating the hook altogether and creating a safe intuitive solution that really works.
The Allen Keyball system removes the traditional hook from the trapeze harness and replaces it with a moulded plastic socket. The Keyball socket has no sharp edges or protruding parts meaning there is a reduced risk of entrapment for the user. By wearing a Keyball harness you will also limit the chances of damaging the equipment on the boat, users are less likely to rip the sail or pierce the deck/hull of a boat because of the lack of pointy edges.
*This is a Banks Sails Radial Harness. “Using sailmaking techniques we developed the Radial Harness, probably the most comfortable harness on the market. The load from the Keyball is spread by radial patches completely eliminating creasing around the back.” – Banks Sails
* Does not include Keyball handle – A4043