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Wing harness?
« on: July 26, 2020, 03:05:05 PM »
Anyone have a great idea as to what kind of harness to use for a wing?  Not the lines but the harness itself.  Obviously there is the issue of poking your board with a hard hook. 

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 03:18:54 PM »

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 09:26:07 PM »
I use a belt I made with a DaKine maniac hook with the hook opened up a bit--most of the maniac hooks you can find are kite style. The hook just has loops so you can slide it completely out of the way. Works great.

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 09:57:45 PM »
Taken from the kite forum thread on the same subject.

https://www.flycolibri.com/hammock/http://

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 05:28:39 AM »
Taken from the kite forum thread on the same subject.

https://www.flycolibri.com/hammock/http://

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 04:23:25 PM »
Taken from the kite forum thread on the same subject.

https://www.flycolibri.com/hammock/http://

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 08:58:35 PM »
I use a belt I made with a DaKine maniac hook with the hook opened up a bit--most of the maniac hooks you can find are kite style. The hook just has loops so you can slide it completely out of the way. Works great.


Thats what I use as well the DK maniac hook threaded on my 2" velcro webbing waist leash belt and must say it works surprisingly well as the waist belt allows the hook to pivot/flex a bit to not damage my board while being very light hardly know its there.Be nice when one of winging companies comes up with a refined winging waist belt harness combo hopefully in a simplistic lightweight way similar concept.I use the duotone adj harness lines that DW recommended and they are very nice indeed
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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 04:51:18 AM »
Tried this a couple of times and wasn't happy. It kept rising up to my chest while hooked in so, I purchased the one DW suggested and all is good.

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 07:41:38 AM »
I made my waist belt as a leash belt at first and added the maniac. I don't use it often, mostly because I don't like the harness lines flapping in my face when I'm pumping the wing. I need to switch back to a waist leash, if only because my skinny FCS leash is probably near end of life. The FCS leash is so dinky and low drag that I barely notice it, even when I step on it it's no big deal, but I know I'm going to want something more substantial when I get back into the ocean.

Part of switching back will be finding some harness lines that work better. That should be easy with my fake boom, I can leave them permanently attached since I use the same boom on every wing. I just need to do it. I'll try DW's suggestion for the duotone lines.
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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 08:34:02 AM »
Here’s my simple waist leash combo harness similar to Bills with Dakine maniac hook works surprisingly well,I use with Duotone adjustable harness lines that DW recommended which very good indeed
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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2020, 08:40:29 AM »
So this video just appeared online with a recommendation for wing use.

I have to completely disagree. This harness promotes a stiff, rigid, no give, spreader bar. This is the type of spreader bar harness hook, that does the most damage to a board and deck pad. I know, I tried the Mystic version, in the early days of winging.

You want a relaxed fit spreader bar/hook. One that is not stiff/tight/rigid and just folds away when it hits something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEFWYEsWhNs&t=197s

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2020, 11:25:09 AM »
Timely Post. 

Just ordered the Dakine Maniac Hook.  I was using an old Dakine ROLLER hook and it punched through my board.

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2020, 11:42:00 AM »
https://youtu.be/l_pnBtSyFcw

https://youtu.be/e4fiPkg3QaI

Hey Dwight, what is the style name/number for those Duotone lines?  That's a great solution.  Also who sells them in FL?  thanks
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Re: Wing harness?
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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2020, 11:46:16 AM »
Naish just released a harness line.


What I like about this Naish harness line and its attachment to a handle is that it is not floppy. This means it will be easier to hook in (and unhook?) and it will be less likely to swing up and slap you in the face when pumping the wing (like a number of other wings that use knot and larkshead to attach harness line to strut.
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