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wingdingjoe

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2020, 12:39:41 PM »
had a cheap backcountry ozone snowkite harness that wasn't getting much use.. pulled the leg straps off and just threaded the lightweight adjusting waist strap through an old short harness hook/pad... tied my reel leash to the back (removed the metal snap clip and just put a larks head of dyneema which connects to a "stopper ball" connected to board leash plug.... this was an experiment that worked perfectly from the get go... from winging freshwater reservoirs /lakes in Utah to 10 days nuclear gorge Conditions to Virginia Beach Atlantic storm riding and now Great lakes western New York breezy autumn days.
wish someone would make a lightweight composite plastic hook as we just don't need the strength of a kitesurf hook for Winging..

can't imagine riding my long sessions WITHOUT a harness option... it's great tu be able to stretch the neck, adjust the hat, fiddle with the camera... with one hand while hooked in. NEVER felt like I was going to damage my board climbing on.. just adjust your technique accordingly.

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2020, 01:39:41 PM »
I've just been using a rope, tied to front and rear handles.  Works ok, but sometimes difficult to disengage, gets a bit 'sticky'. 

I kinda thought having the harness lines wider would be helpful, so you are balancing the top and bottom of the wing at a central point, would help control its angle. But I see both above are just attached to a single handle or two handles.  You find these work just as well?

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2020, 02:12:18 PM »
The Dakine double adjustable harness lines have been great. I attach one to my fake boom and it stays out of the way when I don't want it, doesn't slap me in the face when I'm pumping the wing, and hooks in/out easily. I need to bend the hook a tiny bit more, I've catapulted into the wing a few times and struggled to get free.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2020, 06:21:14 PM »
But I see both above are just attached to a single handle or two handles.  You find these work just as well?

Single handle works fine. Order wings not so much, poor draft stability.

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2020, 07:39:22 AM »

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2020, 11:47:24 AM »
Have any wipeouts yet where you are unable to unhook?  Not quite as violent as the catapulting I experience in my early attempts to learn windsurfing water starts. But it does happen pretty quick, I worry about getting pulled onto the wing and tearing the delicate butterfly canopy.   :P

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Re: Wing harness?
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2020, 02:45:50 PM »
Have any wipeouts yet where you are unable to unhook?  Not quite as violent as the catapulting I experience in my early attempts to learn windsurfing water starts. But it does happen pretty quick, I worry about getting pulled onto the wing and tearing the delicate butterfly canopy.   :P

Yes.. I had a few.. It was not a good day to try it because it was gusting 20-30 and over powered at times with the 3.6 wing.. Using the big 1800 HA foil was my next mistake and I should have been using my smaller 1400 foil.. and to top off all my mistakes I mounted my Naish mono harness line on one handle too far back.. I only had a short time to be on the water and tried to just make do with how it was but looking back I should have come in and made a few changes.. The sliding hook on the waist belt worked fine.

 


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