Re: How tight is the harness supposed to be...
- first thing i wood reccomend i gettin rid of a seat harness if u are
in my experience of windsurfing 10 years and bout 6 months of kiting
they do nothing but give u wedgies and uncomfortable grief.
waist harnesses do ride up a little but i would rather that and save
my crown jewels.
in terms of tightness, i suck in hard and to it up as tight as
possible cos as soon as they get wet they tend to stretch a little and
move around with high forces of kites.
for a seat i would do it up tite at the spreader bar but not too tite
at the legs as u may end up with blue balls and dead swimmers.
--- In email@example.com, "puppyjazz <puppyjazz@y...>"
> Hi there...
> How tight do you usually make your harness? I'm suffering from a
> groin-strain and I'm trying to figure out how I can get back on the
> water as fast as possible without injuring myself even more.
> In that regard I was wondering how tight you all make your harness.
> No-one has ever really told me how to put the damn thing on so I've
> just tightened it as much as I could. I'm beginning to doubt if that
> is a good idea. Especially the straps going through the legs!?
> So - how tight IS the harness supposed to be?
>-----Original Message-----my mate who teaches kitesurfing has his so loose it falls off me (when I
>How tight do you usually make your harness? I'm suffering from a
>groin-strain and I'm trying to figure out how I can get back on the
borrow it) once the kite is connected it stays up okay. My harness is really
tight, but I always undo the leg straps when I'm walking round the beach.
When I'm kiting I tend to sit in it and arch my back (I reckon I must look a
bit silly) but it is so comfortable compared to a waist harness. I used to
have a waist, and it brused my bottom 2 ribs whenever I used it, no matter
how tight it was....