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Harness alternative
« on: November 27, 2021, 06:08:49 AM »
I was just curious and wondering if there was something other than a harness that would help prevent arm and hand fatigue...
I was wondering if something like what gymnasts wear for the uneven bars
Then I Came upon this product on a FaceBook Vintage Windsurfing group...it was listed as one of the worst products ever designed for windsurfing so obviously it was a failure.  But interesting nonetheless
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Re: Harness alternative
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2021, 06:41:01 AM »
Back then, boom diameters were large. Large grip causes forearm fatigue. As materials advanced, boom design became a race to see how skinny grips could become before they broke.

We don’t have those issues anymore.

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Re: Harness alternative
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2021, 09:10:01 AM »
I remember seeing that ad in the magazines back in the day.

I've only just started researching harnesses. I'd like to see what has worked so far.

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Re: Harness alternative
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2021, 10:03:29 PM »
Well, I sort of followed Bills lead and sewed belt loops around the bottom of a Forward WIP 50N vest and installed the FW hook belt on it. Going to give it a go tomorrow if the forecast is correct.

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Re: Harness alternative
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 05:10:10 AM »
What's the best way to attach the harness line to the handles if the wing has no attachment points, and/or what type of line setup works best?
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Re: Harness alternative
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 07:10:25 AM »
Splice a loop in one end of a piece of Dyneema, tie some knots in the other end. Use a pigtail with 2 loops on the back. That's how Ozone and F1 do it.

FW ties a knot in the end of the Dyneema and ties it on with a constrictor knot.

https://glisse-proshop.com/attaches-harnais-windsurf-severne-fixe-harness-line-2021-orange-24-143376.html

I just bought the F1 line because it was $15. You can barely make you own for that price.

https://freewing.star-board.com/wing-foiling-how-to/how-to-attach-the-harness-line/
« Last Edit: November 28, 2021, 07:13:13 AM by dns »

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Re: Harness alternative
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 07:21:04 AM »
What's the best way to attach the harness line to the handles if the wing has no attachment points, and/or what type of line setup works best?


https://www.pinterest.es/pin/303852306109952090/
I use this knot, with a stopper knot on the free end. 4mm paracord is enough, with or without plastic tubing.
Place anywhere on the handle,when tightened it will constrict the foam and stay in place.

« Last Edit: November 28, 2021, 07:29:02 AM by Dontsink »

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Re: Harness alternative
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 09:34:35 AM »
What's the best way to attach the harness line to the handles if the wing has no attachment points, and/or what type of line setup works best?


https://www.pinterest.es/pin/303852306109952090/
I use this knot, with a stopper knot on the free end. 4mm paracord is enough, with or without plastic tubing.
Place anywhere on the handle,when tightened it will constrict the foam and stay in place.

So basically a clove hitch with a little extra pressure on the bitter end. I'll have to remember that, I use clove hitches often, sometimes with the bitter end loop that lets them fall apart with just a tug on the bitter end.
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