Project Description

International Stores

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

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

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.

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Instructional  Videos

Twin Pin Pro gimbal…

Bent Butt or Straight Butt…Maximum Leverage, No Restrictions!

As the name suggests, the Twin Pin Pro gimbal plate has two pins, one in the traditional recessed position, and a new pin in the front of the rod bucket. Now, anglers have maximum leverage whether using a straight butt or a bent butt rod, without the need for an adaptor. Simply choose the best pin for your style of rod and you are fishing without restrictions.

2 Types With a Total of Six Size Combinations…

The original Equalizer kit is available in 5 size combinations…

The Equalizer TWIN PIN PRO kit is available in 3 size combinations…

The Gimbals

All Black Magic Equalizer gimbals are 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!

Sideways movement has been eliminated by the unique design, especially helpful in sloppy seas. For added stability & a wider stance, choose our XL Wide or Twin Pin Pro gimbal.

Your body weight is used to maximum advantage with the recessed gimbal pin positioned lower and further back than other systems. If you’re using the Twin Pin Pro gimbal, the front pin is used for bent butt rods to work without restriction.

Wear the unique webbing belt all day and simply slip on the gimbal in seconds when the strike comes.

Designed and manufactured in New Zealand using the best materials.

The Harness

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.

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

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.

Get the most from your Black Magic Equalizer

Posture

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.

Technique

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.

The Grind

Rod is at its heightened position and is loaded to its 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.

Accessories

Bent Butt Adaptor

Screws into place in the gimbal slot allowing bent butt rods to be used. Only required when using a bent butt rod with a Standard or XL Wide gimbal.

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.

The Black Magic Equalizer gimbal and harness system is without a doubt the best on the market. It’s extremely comfortable and significantly reduces strain and fatigue on the angler. One of its 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.

Dean Linardos, Hooked Up Magazine

The Black Magic Equalizer gimbal and harness system is without a doubt the best on the market. It’s extremely comfortable and significantly reduces strain and fatigue on the angler. One of its 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.

Captain Andy LoCascio, Northeast Angling

The Black Magic Equalizer is simply the best harness and gimbal system out there.

Kevin Power, NZ Bay Fisher Magazine