Re: [ksurf] bulletproof harness
- This has nothing to do with harnesses but confirms Dwight's comments.
We had a pretty big event two weeks ago in Grand Haven,MI. A local
sponsored rider was getting some great waverides in 15-30 knots (not
mph) winds on a 10 meter Aero. I took a break during the day and was
surprised to find him in the tent with a ball of kitelines. His
spreader bar (daKine) broke off! He was standing there with two
aluminum nubbies left were his bar used to be.
- I have been using a NAISH harness for 6 months now. Its still
the same harness since I bought it new. Good luck bending that
hook. Its not happening. Unless you weigh 350 and are out in 45
knots with a 20M kite....go buy a NAISH harness.
--- In kitesurf@y..., "Dwight & Jacky" <fishersfort@a...> wrote:
> There isn't one. They all have problems.
> On my 2002 Fusion both leg strap buckles broke during one
bad wipe out. I ride shackled. The straps
> holding the spreader bar are being cut. The stainless hooks
holding the spreader bar have bent. I
> have through bolted them to keep them from opening up. I use
the Pro Limit bar on it. When my leg
> straps broke, I went back to my old Pro Limit kite seat. It felt like
I was edging against a skinny
> belt around my back, compared to the fusion. It was painful. I
cut the legs straps off my Pro Limit
> and sewed them on my Fusion. They all still suck.
> > What do you think is the most durable harness? My
harnesses seem to
> > wear out after a month or two. As many of you well know, a
> > blowout at the wrong time is not pretty. Seems a well
> > harness could be made to last quite a while. The forces
placed on a
> > kite harness are so much greater than those on a
> > (which many current kite harnesses resemble) and need to
> > into consideration, especially for the price that harnesses
> > cost. Thanks, rippit