Key features

  • Moulded and contoured padded componentry give you a stronger yet lighter and less bulky harness
    Unlike conventional kidney fighting 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
  • Designed and manufactured in New Zealand using the best materials available
  • The Equalizer® fish fighting Harness makes it easier to battle the dream fish
  • The lightweight harness/webbing can be worn all day, then simply slip on the gimbal in seconds when the fish strikes

Fishing style

  • The size of the harness would depend on the physical size of the person wearing it. Our standard harness (683mm wide) would fit an average size person while the small harness (555mm wide) would suit a smaller person. We also have an XL wide harness (835mm wide) for the larger person

“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” – 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” – Captain Andy LoCascio

“The Black Magic Equalizer® is simply the best harness and gimbal system out there” – Kevin Power (NZ Bay Fisher Magazine)

Set options

Black Magic Equalizer® tips, techniques and reviews:

Detailed breakdown of the Equalizer® and Twin Pin Pro system

Getting the most from your Equalizer®


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.


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.

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