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QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 30/12/2009, 8:44 pm        Report
ok, another boring gear question, it's time for a new harness. my current harness seems to have "shrunk" with the lack of wind in qld. it's a prolimit freewave, best harness i've ever owned. had it for 10 years now and it has never faultered. like it because it is a low support seat harness with a higher hook position. so on the tables for replacement are. dakine blaster or prolimit charger. has anyone got anything about either. personally i think the prolimits are the best harnesses around but the dakine seems to come close.
WA
2002 Posts
Posted 30/12/2009, 9:54 pm        Report
you never listen to me anyway.... a good surf/ seat harness has high hook, particularly strong + comfortable back support..... flying objects transit its called. around $200
QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 30/12/2009, 10:15 pm        Report
petermac33 said...
you never listen to me anyway.... a good surf/ seat harness has high hook, particularly strong + comfortable back support..... flying objects transit its called. around $200
i do listen, it's just that i don't agree with you. but i do agree with your take on a good surf seat harness. exactly why i like the ones i mentioned above and why i like the one i now have. what i don't like about the flying objects harness is the size of it. i prefer low sitting seat harnesses with high hooks that are very minimal. i feel restricted in harness with high backs.
QLD
122 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 5:44 am        Report
Gestalt said...
ok, another boring gear question, it's time for a new harness. my current harness seems to have "shrunk" with the lack of wind in qld. it's a prolimit freewave, best harness i've ever owned. had it for 10 years now and it has never faultered. like it because it is a low support seat harness with a higher hook position. so on the tables for replacement are. dakine blaster or prolimit charger. has anyone got anything about either. personally i think the prolimits are the best harnesses around but the dakine seems to come close.
Just got a dakine blast the other day but havent used it yet. But good points and bad points (without sailing are as follows). GOOD POINTS Medium height back support large velcro support strap adjustable hook height cheap BAD POINTS no quick release spreader bar. some possible leg restriction when leg is in waterstart position (i could just have put it on too low) I am going from a Neil Pryde "combo" type harness to the Dakine blast and the difference being that the Dakine sits alot lower and has a lower hook height than the neil pryde. The neil pryde was more like a wave harness with leg straps. Hope this helps.
QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 6:47 am        Report
thanks pacman, how adjustable do you think the hook height is? is it just a gimic? the dakine harness also has a sliding spreader kit option. i wouldn't mind a sliding spreader bar for upwind sailing.
QLD
2002 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 7:06 am        Report
take the jump to a waist Justin... Sooooooo much more comfy to wear IMO, and your "boys" will thank you. Dakine T4 is on my shopping list at the moment.
QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 8:27 am        Report
aus301 said...
take the jump to a waist Justin... Sooooooo much more comfy to wear IMO, and your "boys" will thank you. Dakine T4 is on my shopping list at the moment.
i'm scared.
QLD
122 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 8:56 am        Report
Gestalt said...
thanks pacman, how adjustable do you think the hook height is? is it just a gimic? the dakine harness also has a sliding spreader kit option. i wouldn't mind a sliding spreader bar for upwind sailing.
The hook height has about 10cm adjustment. It has a lower and upper set of straps either side of the bar so if you tension the lower straps more it puts the hook lower and vice versa. Being a double strap adjustment it would not have the sliding bar option as it doesnt slide across the single strap unless it has some other sort of device to go with it. It is hard to explain with out a photo i guess but i would research the sliding bar thing before you buy. Unless a sliding bar you mean instead of a "HOOK" it has a "WHEEL"?? in that case disreguard what i just said. i will try and take a photo over the weekend to show you.
WA
2002 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 8:59 pm        Report
my flying objects transit had double straps both sides, so bar would not slide. took it to stuart bell sails, he put new longer belt in on top strap and bar slides heaps. dont know how people can sail with fixed hook.
QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 9:21 pm        Report
cheers pacman, if you get an image please post it. appreciated. the dakine harness has a strap that allows the smaller spreaders to slide. it's an optional extra listed on the dakine site. since going from double hook to single hook i've missed the ability to power upwind.
QLD
4831 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 9:36 pm        Report
Well I've still got that harness that I found at Wello last summer. Its a seat for a fat arse. You're welcome to it.
QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 31/12/2009, 10:26 pm        Report
cheers mate! i'll have a look, might even throw you a beer if it does the job. what type is it?
QLD
1209 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 7:41 am        Report
If you want a seat harness, the Dakine XT looks pretty good and looks to have the best back support from their range which I need at the mo
SA
South Sandwich Islands
2825 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 8:22 am        Report
mob of pussies! just use your arms you're all getting soft i think! and if you get tired use your teeth while you're arms recover dakine XT is a sweet harness for slalom/speed
WA
412 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 9:12 am        Report
choco said...
mob of pussies! just use your arms you're all getting soft i think! and if you get tired use your teeth while you're arms recover dakine XT is a sweet harness for slalom/speed
When i didnt have a harness and my arms were tired, i used my chin lol, hooked my chin into the boom :P
QLD
239 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 4:05 pm        Report
I have the Dakine XT and it's very comfy and nice on the back with a high hook,I like my old Flying objects better as the spreader bar was able to slide.After being able to slide the bar on the old one the Dakine feels a little annoying.
SA
South Sandwich Islands
2825 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 5:47 pm        Report
nbr said...
I have the Dakine XT and it's very comfy and nice on the back with a high hook,I like my old Flying objects better as the spreader bar was able to slide.After being able to slide the bar on the old one the Dakine feels a little annoying.
I use a roller on my harness hook which i love easy to trim and get into position the normal hooks seem to sticky.
QLD
320 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 6:03 pm        Report
Chek out George Greenough's homemade harness He also makes his own sails, carbon boom, mast n base, spoon board etc
WA
3697 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 6:07 pm        Report
choco said...
nbr said...
I have the Dakine XT and it's very comfy and nice on the back with a high hook,I like my old Flying objects better as the spreader bar was able to slide.After being able to slide the bar on the old one the Dakine feels a little annoying.
I use a roller on my harness hook which i love easy to trim and get into position the normal hooks seem to sticky.
Choco, do you run with the roller facing up or down? and would the line keep dropping off roller if down? Never had one, so reason for question.
QLD
10140 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 6:23 pm        Report
ducati, is that an early holden seat belt! i love it. simplistic!
QLD
4831 Posts
Posted 1/1/2010, 11:43 pm        Report
Gestalt said...
cheers mate! i'll have a look, might even throw you a beer if it does the job. what type is it?
Da Kine Speed Seat with sliding spreader size L
 
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