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Caribsurf

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Duotone wing harness lines?
« on: December 22, 2019, 09:11:09 AM »
I see that the F-One Swing has an available harness line.  Has anyone put a windsurfing harness line on the boom of a Duotone wing, and if so what length did you find worked best? Seems like Duotone is even more suited or a harness line than F-One

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Re: Duotone wing harness lines?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2019, 12:45:28 PM »
I made one for mine, just a length of spectra and a piece of plastic tubing. Tied on with a clove hitch. I don't know how long I made it, I fiddled with the length. I started with the belt at waist level but switched to chest height--works better. Unhook well before you start a jibe or change to a broad reach. Only works well close reaching.
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Re: Duotone wing harness lines?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2019, 05:22:31 PM »
Don,

Mine on the F-one is about 16 inches from the wing. I tried longer and shorter and around 16" works really well.

The advantage of the boom is you can use harness lines, but F-one has a built in harness line attachment and it really seems to be in the perfect spot.

I highly recommend a harness line. I use it every time I am sailing upwind as it is easier and gives me 20% more upwind angle with no strain on the arms.

Once you get used to them you won't want to sail with out them.

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Re: Duotone wing harness lines?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2019, 07:30:43 PM »
Thanks Pono and Supkailua , I have a few different harness lines from my windsurfer quiver and will give them a try.  I imagine they can really save the arms and shoulders especially sailing up wind
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Re: Duotone wing harness lines?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2019, 01:42:57 AM »
Hi Caribsurf
Hows the windwinging going? Found this vid which may be helpful. Some good tips. The harness info is at the end :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceLQml-81cE

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Re: Duotone wing harness lines?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 12:37:45 PM »
hey Supunk, my water sports are on hold for a couple weeks. I had yet another suspicious mole cut out and have a bunch of stitches in my side and can't get wet again until after the new year. Thankfully it wan't cancerous. After 2 melanomas, I have to be really careful. 

   I was really enjoying the wing/foil learning curve. But a couple days it was too windy for my 4m Duotone, but thought maybe with a harness it could be manageable.

Thanks for that video...heading down to Grenadines for 2 weeks next month with gear in tow and will be wing foiling down there.  Happy Holidays
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Re: Duotone wing harness lines?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2019, 12:57:40 PM »
Good to hear from you. Get well soon. Happy holidays too :)

 


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