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The Equalizer

Fish Fighting Harness and Belt

When battling the dream fish, the Equalizer allows you to apply greater pressure without increasing stress on your back, arms or legs. The padded gimbal belt gives you increased comfort and better blood circulation during long fights. You can wear the unique lightweight webbing belt all day, then simply slip the gimbal on in seconds when the fish strikes. The harness design provides you with a stronger product that is lighter and less bulky than other alternatives. Available in four combinations

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“The Black Magic  Equalizer  gimbal and harness system  is  without  doubt  the best on the market. It’s extremely comfortable and significantly reduces strain and fatigue on the angler. One of it’s best features is the fact the angler can comfortably wear the belt without having to wear the gimbal so the angler is ready for the fish to strike and the crew can easily place the gimbal on at the beginning of the fight. Another excellent feature is the fact they're available in different sizes so you can buy the size that fits you”
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Dean Linardos – Hooked Up Magazine"This is the only gear we dare use when fighting everything from monster black marlin to giant bluefin tuna!  We travel all-around the world and though we may fish with rods and reels provided by our hosts, we always bring our own Black Magic belts and harnesses"

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Captain Andy LoCascio"The Black Magic Equalizer is simply the best harness and gimbal system out there"
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Kevin Power - NZ Bay Fisher Magazine


The Gimbal
More comfort

Our gimbal is padded with special materials utilising sports medicine technology to give you more comfort and better blood circulation during those long fights. The padding is similar in construction to that used in the manufacturing of rugby headgear. You will be amazed at the extra pressure you can apply, 30 pounds over the rod tip is as easy as pulling 20 pounds with other systems.
Back pain? 
No strain, no pain!

More stability

The unique design features eliminate sideways movement of the gimbal when under load, especially in sloppy seas.

More Leverage

Your body weight is used to maximum advantage because the recessed gimbal pin is positioned low down and further back than other systems.

Easy to use

Wear the unique webbing belt all day, when the big strike comes, the gimbal slips on in seconds.

Quality

Designed and manufactured in New Zealand using the best materials available.

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The Harness

Unique design

Moulded and contoured padded componentry gives you a stronger yet lighter and less bulky harness. Unlike conventional kidney harnesses the Black Magic Equalizer divides the strain between the upper thigh/buttocks area and the lower back using innovative twin element padded supports.

Balance

The free running lug clips allow the load to be distributed evenly between the two elements of the harness.

Less effort

By having the angle of pull lower on the angler, the pressure applied to the reel lugs is increased by up to 50% without any extra effort.


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Get the most from your Black Magic Equalizer

Gimbal-and-Harness-Instructions

This is the correct posture to take when fish is taking line from your reel.
Note: Knees slightly bent, feet apart. Back is arched so body weight is supported correctly by the harness. Arms should have little strain, as the harness takes all the load, leaving your hands free.

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This is the correct technique to lift your fish & gain line once your fish has stopped taking line.
Note: Knees are bent more than illustration 1. Back is still arched and supported by the harness but the load is increased on the harness by effectively ‘sitting’ in it. As you sit in the harness & transfer weight, your rod will lift the fish.

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Rod is at it's heightened position and is loaded to it's full potential. Once you have lifted the fish, wind on line while you lower your rod and then repeat. At all stages you should have the rod slightly bent, thus keeping a constant pressure on the fish.







 

 

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Accessories

Bent Butt Adaptor

Screws into place in the gimbal slot allowing bent butt rods to be used. An essential accessory if using a bent butt rod. 

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Light Tackle Harness Adaptor

A quick and simple design for light tackle reels that have no lugs for your harness clips. Just attach this adaptor around the under-side of your reel, adjust the guide ring if necessary and attach harness clips.

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International Stores 

The Black Magic Equalizer gimbal and harness can be purchased direct from these stores: 

The Tool Shop and Building Supplies American Samoa
Malaloa Marina
Pago Pago
Ph: (1684) 699-2420
Maguro Pro Shop Croatia
Savska cesta 159
Zagreb
Total Xstreem Fishing Fiji
Arts Village
Pacific Harbour
Ph: (679) 363-2188
Des Poissons Si Grands France
160 rue de Grenelle
Paris
45 Boulevard de Latour Maubourg
Paris
Top-Fishing France
Les Terrasses Du Port
13960
Sausset Les Pins
Europechc L’Hippocampe
France
Lot 3 - Les Amandiers

ZAC des Cognets
13800 
Istres
Ph: 04 42 56 94 54
Delta-Peche France
272 Avenue de la Californie
06200
Nice
La Dorade France
78, Rue De La Tramontane
34280 Carnon-Plage
Ph: (467) 681061

EUROPECHE AUX DEUX FRERES SARL

France
141 RUE DE LYON
13015 MARSEILLE
FRANCE
PH: +33 4 91 02 77 75

CROUESTY PECHE

France
11 CHEMIN DU CROISTY
56640 ARZON
FRANCE
PH: +33689830448

STH Marine French Polynesia
Zone Industrielle de la Papeava
Fare Ute
Tahiti
The-Tackle-Shop.com Germany
Tackle24.de Germany
Tackle24.de Neumann und Feldmann GbR
Darmstädter Straße 30
D-64521 Gross-Gerau
Tel.: +49 (0) 6152 955844
Fax: +49 (0) 6152 86085

MEDSEA TACKLE TRADING

Gibraltar
3 CUMBERLAND ROAD
GIBRALTAR GX11 1AA
EUROPE
PH: +350 20044644
Contact: Clive Zammit
PL Fishing Israel
Kibbutz Maagan Michael
37805
D.N. Menashe
Sunrise Professional Fishermen Italy
Via Jesi, 51
61122
Pesaro
PU
Mobile: +39 3333969091
Line: +39 0721 25694
BigGame Lures Japan
Chuo 3-2-19-1F, Naka-ku,
430-0929
Hamamatsu-City
Shizuoka
Aqua Sport Lebanon
Kalamoun Main Seaside Road
Tripoli
Ph: 9613112701
Le Grand Bleu New Caledonia
36 Rue De Generale Gallieni
Noumea
Ph: 277675
Niue Adventures Niue
21 Alofi South
Alofi
Villmarksbutikken as Norway
Reunion Tackle Reunion Island
5 Rue Du Grand Large
97434 Saint Gilles Les Bains
www.jpmania.ru Russia
Russia, Vladivostok, Borodinskaya 46/50-306
Tel/Fax: +7(4232)345743
Cubera Russia

Skolkovskoe Shosse 31 bld.
1, Trade Centre SPORTHIT
MOSCOW
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, 121353.

Hong Guan (Tackle) Pte Ltd Singapore
3, Kaki Bukit Crescent
#05-03
Singapore 416237
Tel: +65-67422678
Fax: +65-67426261
Email: sales@pioneertackle.com
Kajiki Fishing CC
South Africa
6 Victorskloof Road
Hout Bay, 7806
South Africa
+27 21 7905113 (T+F)
E mail: longfin@iafrica.com
Game Fisher S.L. Spain
Doctor Aiguader No6
08003
Barcelona
Distrimar SL Spain
José Luis Guerra de Armas # 2
35009 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 
Ph: 34-928466155
Pesca Porres Spain
Avda/Reina Victoria Nº 1
39004 Santander
Cantabria
Ph: (942) 362717
Sea Captain Saudi Arabia
Abdulaziz Bohliga Trading Est
P O Box 8481
Dammam 31482
Ph: 00966 505 810342
PecheXtreme Switzerland
El-Ge Sportfiske Sweden
Deltavagen 4
417 05 Goteborg
Ph: (31) 220570
Meltons Tackle United States of America
1375 S. State College Blvd
Anaheim
Ca 92806
Dana Landing United States of America
2580 Ingraham St
San Diego, 92109
CA
Ph: +1 619 226 2929

HOGAN'S BAIT & TACKLE

United States of America
34320 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY
SUITE G
DANA POINT CA 92629
USA
PH: +1 949 493 3528

Puglia's Sporting Goods United States of America
PUGLIA'S SPORTING GOODS
1925 VETERANS BLVD
METAIRIE, 70005
LA
Ph: +1 504 8370291

Louisiana Sportsman

United States of America
920 Julia Street
New Orleans
LA 70113
PH: +1 504 522 3771
Saltywater Tackle United States of America
286 Washington Road
Sayreville
New Jersey 08872
Ph: 17186482665
Tackle Direct United States of America
6825 Tilton Road, Bldg C
Egg Harbour TWP
08234 4426
NJ
Ph: +1 609 788 3819
Jigging World United States of America
174 Route 17 North
Rochelle Park, 07662
NJ
Ph: +1 201 587 0011
Crook and Crook United States of America
2795 SW 27 Avenue
33133
Miami
FL
Ph: 305 854-0005 ext. 103
LMR Tackle United States of America
1801 South Federal Highway
33316
Fort Lauderdale
FL
Capt. Harry’s Fishing Supply United States of America
8501 NW 7th Ave
33150
Miami
FL
Stalker Outfitters LLC United States of America
3850 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Suite 5
Boca Raton, 33431
FL
Ph: +1 561 544 8910
Saltywater Tackle Inc. United States of America
286 Washington Road
08872
Sayreville
NJ
Ph: 1 732 307 2580
JPR Rods United States of America
708 Agnes Avenue
19070
Morton
PA
Tomo's Tackle United States of America
104 Wharf St
Salem
MA
Tony's Bait & Tackle United States of America
1347 E Bay Ave
Manahawkin NJ 08050
Ph: 609-597-7250
Saltwater Fishing Tackle Vanuatu
Lini Highway
Shop 2 (OPP Bred Bank)
Port Vila
Ph: 678 27445
The Fishing Specialist Seychelles
Suite 153, Eden Plaza
Eden Island
Mahe
Seychelles

Please note due to the large size of the item freight is significant from New Zealand. We suggest you support your local stores

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The Black Magic and Wasabi range of tackle and accessories is the result of years of research and development. With over 500 products, we have something for every angler whether you are “mad keen” or just like to get out when you can.

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