Re: WARNING HARNESS FAILURE
- Hi Tom,
I've been using a cheap and simple solution to this potential
problem on my Dakine Fusion. I noticed webbing wear and tear
from the sharp corners the webbing makes as it doubles back at
the spreader or its buckle. I'm not into having to cut and re-sew
more webbing on every time I see wear and tear. I have removed
the old webbing straps and now have 2 pieces of webbing a few
feet long, easily repaced with NO SEWING. The bottom one goes
from the lower webbing buckle on the right side, through the right
spreader bar webbing slot, back through the right ss ring where
the harness grab handle is attached, around the back of the
harness and through the left ss ring, through the left spreader
bar webbing slot and down through the left lower webbing
buckle. The same is repeated with a different piece of webbing
from the upper harness webbing buckles and through the slots
and ss rings. Works great, easy to adjust from either side, you
can even break a piece of the webbing and keep on riding. Carry
an extra piece or two of webbing and you're good for a long, long
time, change it out in 2 minutes if needed.
Maybe a similar thing could be worked out for your Pyro.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tswierkocki"
> WARNING -were
> Anyone using a Dakine Pryo Harness should check the sewing
> that attaches spreader bar to the harness. During my session
> yesterday the webbing that attaches the spreader bar to my
> harness broke. I lost my kite, bar, lines, and harness. I was
> able to recover everything over a mile down the beach. This
> could have been a dangerous situation. Lucky for me there
> only a few people on the beach and kite beached itself on a
> unpopulated section of beach.