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Harness with Windsup?

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Created by BarryDazz A week ago, 4 Nov 2019
BarryDazz
3 posts
4 Nov 2019 12:19PM
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Hi Guys, Just wondering if people sailing windsups without straps are using a harness?

thanks

legless
WA, 806 posts
4 Nov 2019 12:54PM
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Yes footstraps have nothing to do with using a harness.

bhc
VIC, 120 posts
4 Nov 2019 8:35PM
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legless said..
Yes footstraps have nothing to do with using a harness.



Harness would be good even if you are legless ??... Sorry couldn't resist.

forceten
823 posts
4 Nov 2019 11:44PM
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Yes, at times , it takes the pressure off your arms, that could be something you don't have yet, age thing.
my Windsup planes , so yes again , no straps.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16163 posts
5 Nov 2019 4:29AM
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BarryDazz said..
Hi Guys, Just wondering if people sailing windsups without straps are using a harness?

thanks


Yes..

MatStirl
QLD, 49 posts
5 Nov 2019 5:22AM
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All racing LT use harness.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2581 posts
5 Nov 2019 8:40AM
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Yep, I find that because my windSUP is usually being used in gliding conditions for decent lengths of time the harness is awesome for taking the load off my arms.

Orange Whip
QLD, 654 posts
5 Nov 2019 8:15PM
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Paddles B'mere said..
Yep, I find that because my windSUP is usually being used in gliding conditions for decent lengths of time the harness is awesome for taking the load off my arms.


How do you get around the issue of the line being so high when 'gliding' and not planing? When I'm slogging on my non-winsup freeride boards I'm about 20cm short of being able to hook in and I use 30" lines. Albeit I'm not exactly gliding with much pull on the sail. Do you use extra+++ long lines?

plywoodboy
QLD, 74 posts
6 Nov 2019 8:30AM
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Adjustable harness lines is my solution.

Chris 249
NSW, 1966 posts
6 Nov 2019 12:11PM
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Orange Whip said..

Paddles B'mere said..
Yep, I find that because my windSUP is usually being used in gliding conditions for decent lengths of time the harness is awesome for taking the load off my arms.



How do you get around the issue of the line being so high when 'gliding' and not planing? When I'm slogging on my non-winsup freeride boards I'm about 20cm short of being able to hook in and I use 30" lines. Albeit I'm not exactly gliding with much pull on the sail. Do you use extra+++ long lines?


When you're schlogging a shortboard and standing in the middle, your mast is probably more upright than when you're planing and back in the straps. Not such a factor in a longboard. Also you tend to use longer lines for more power and higher pointing.

BarryDazz
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6 Nov 2019 9:56AM
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DavidJohn said..

BarryDazz said..
Hi Guys, Just wondering if people sailing windsups without straps are using a harness?

thanks



Yes..



DavidJohn, Very impressive!



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