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PonoBill

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Impact vest/harness/leash
« on: July 19, 2021, 06:46:01 PM »
Several people have asked me about my impact vest with a reel leash and a wing harness hook added. For me, itís an ideal combination. The sewing looks like works of primitive man because I used my wifeís sewing machine in Maui instead of the brutal TuffSew in Maui. The combination is easy to use, does everything I want it to, and itís both slimming and gives me abs. I may start wearing this all the time under my shirt.



I got the reel assembly and belt from Blue Planet and the hook from NSI. The reel was a bit floppy on the belt, so I riveted it onto the impact vest with the heads of the rivet on the inside for cruising comfort.

The belt had a plastic buckleĖIím not a fan of those for anything important, so I replaced it with a stainless steel loop that reverses the velcro and holds well. When I return to Maui and get into bigger surf Iíll add a safety strap, but for now, this is fine.

I set up the belt so the hook is held between the buckle and the loop. The second loop will be for the safety strap, which will work as the third flap on a surf leash rail saver.

Here's a little video: https://youtu.be/WEI9H4ivZy4
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: Impact vest/harness/leash
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 09:09:51 PM »
You know Bill, you may be wrong. I donít think itís the vest that gives you the appearance of ripped abs, you may actually be that ripped  8) dude. Just saying
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Re: Impact vest/harness/leash
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2021, 06:32:16 AM »
Ya Bill you're looking pretty svelte! I've seen you in person at SanO and there is definite transformation. I don't think there is a need to wear your abs jacket to the Sixth Street Bistro for dinner anymore. When can we expect a video of you elegantly prone foiling down the Columbia? Soon as I see that I'm going on a diet and booking a flight for the gorge. Nice vest build too btw.

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Re: Impact vest/harness/leash
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2021, 08:14:01 PM »
Winging and prone foiling brought on the single biggest change in my body/fitness in my life. Not SUP, not longboarding, foiling changes you.

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Re: Impact vest/harness/leash
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 07:51:25 AM »
Helmet?  I never needed one until I did!

 


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