Re: [ksurf] Waist or Seat Harness - Which is better?
- Hi all,
Does using a seat harness, or at least a balanced hook position as
described below, make life easier for your abdominal muscles? I went
out the other day in the breeze kicked up by an oncoming typhoon, did
a few lofty jumps and the suddenly had to limp back in after getting
a ripping pain in my abbs. Must have pulled something. I use a
Dakine waist harness (windsurfing thermoform type). Also my board is
kinda heavy, does having a lighter board lessen the strain when
--- In kitesurf@y..., "peter_frank_dk" <pf@4...> wrote:
> I agree Callum - the seat harness (assuming that your hook is lower
> on a seat than on a waist harness of course...) will give you a
> good balanced feeling, so when you rotate with your board overhead,
> you don't need to use any "force" to keep it up there !
> All'n all a hook which is placed so you can hang quite balanced
> (instead of hanging with you board down) will give you the best
> freedom for doing "acrobatics".
- Good point. A seat harness with now back support can be worse for
your back than a waist harness, another downside is that a good seat
harness looks like a great big diaper.
--- In kitesurf@y..., "callum_downie" <callum_downie@h...> wrote:
> It's all personal preference - there is no one best...
> I personally now use a waiste after beggining with a seat harness,
> with seats I get a sore lower back, with a waiste harness I am fine.
> Another friend of mine who has broken his back uses a waist as well
> and can't use a seat because of the pain.
> So it's definatly not a cut and dried thing - try as many as you
> --- In kitesurf@y..., georgeiw@a... wrote:
> > I like seat harnesses better. They are easier on the back and
> do not ride up on the ribs which gets to be bothersome when the
> spreader bar digs in as well.
> > The seat is also a lower center of gravity pull.
> > The only downside that I have found so far is that the seat
> hurts my hip joint after working hard all day. I am going to add a
> doughnut pad or cut a hole in the harness and burn the edge with a
> cigarette lighter.
> > George