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Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:17:44 AM »
I saw this on FB and it looked like a 'kinder' hook than any of the other metal hooks I've seen.  He says it's light weight but doesn't mention the material.   I like the shape and rounded edges.  But as Letterman always said, will it gouge?

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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 09:59:04 AM »
Looks like plastic.  Should be fine unless jumping to the moon.
NSI makes something similar:

https://www.mackiteboarding.com/nsi-wind-ding-free-foil-hook/
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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 02:35:19 PM »
looks like 3D printed material
The NSI one is routed out of billet and is probably stronger.  But weight tradeoff here is negligible so if its beefed up enough, it looks like it will work just as well.

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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 02:36:21 PM »
I made my own version of that  with a nylon 2cm thick cutting board.
Pretty much the same shape, works perfectly well,no dings when getting on board and you can paddle prone in a hurry without moving it aside.It just folds flat.
Perfect for the wing.

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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 02:40:34 PM »
I would think hard plastic and hard metal will have the same dinging effect on a surfboard, especially a custom.

I can't find my dakine chameleon and have been using the old ozone v1 one size harness and I really don't like how floppy and flexy it is, hooking in doesn't has the same solid feel.

Has a hook that folds 90 degrees been tried?  recessed into a padded layer that will protect the board...  Maybe even have one of those locking type pins on knives to keep it from accidentally collapsing and trapping the harness line...
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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 02:49:43 PM »
I would think hard plastic and hard metal will have the same dinging effect on a surfboard, especially a custom.

I can't find my dakine chameleon and have been using the old ozone v1 one size harness and I really don't like how floppy and flexy it is, hooking in doesn't has the same solid feel.

Has a hook that folds 90 degrees been tried?  recessed into a padded layer that will protect the board...  Maybe even have one of those locking type pins on knives to keep it from accidentally collapsing and trapping the harness line...


I have used metal and my board has the scars to prove it,and i was careful.But when conditions get rough,or you are  tired or in a hurry...

The  nylon hook i am using now is completely harmless to the board,other plastics like ABS i don't know.

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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 02:10:33 AM »
Yeah, I think beyond the plastic itís that it will fold over due to the lack of a wide base.

These are exactly what I was dreaming of. 3D printed vs CNC is interesting. Someone test this.

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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 07:17:34 PM »
Yeah, I think beyond the plastic itís that it will fold over due to the lack of a wide base.

These are exactly what I was dreaming of. 3D printed vs CNC is interesting. Someone test this.
Yep.  I think you're right but placing let's say three of them together or fashioning a wider base ???

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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 09:54:03 PM »
Yeah, I think beyond the plastic itís that it will fold over due to the lack of a wide base.

These are exactly what I was dreaming of. 3D printed vs CNC is interesting. Someone test this.
Yep.  I think you're right but placing let's say three of them together or fashioning a wider base ???

Noooo...don't do that.
When sailing it stays perfectly...er...erect :) and does not move around at all.
It only flops sideways if you lay prone on it but this is a very good thing,you can paddle out through some foamies ,stand up and foil away without fiddling with the hook at all.Or do the Stinkbug start.
It can also be slid sideways if you need to padle for a longer time,like getting back in if wind drops completely.

It is a very simple design but it works brilliantly.

And no need for superstrong fancy plastic, like i said mine was made with a 2cm thick nylon cutting board (chinese cheapo) .I have used it on overpowered 4m days and it is plenty strong enough,the forces of the wing are just so puny compared to a kite or windsurf sail.

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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2021, 11:22:31 AM »
I made my own version of that  with a nylon 2cm thick cutting board.
Pretty much the same shape, works perfectly well,no dings when getting on board and you can paddle prone in a hurry without moving it aside.It just folds flat.
Perfect for the wing.
Will you post a picture?  Thanks

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Re: Anyone seen this harness hook before?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 11:38:27 AM »
I made my own version of that  with a nylon 2cm thick cutting board.
Pretty much the same shape, works perfectly well,no dings when getting on board and you can paddle prone in a hurry without moving it aside.It just folds flat.
Perfect for the wing.
Will you post a picture?  Thanks

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