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nikolaygadzhev77
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What is your Wave Harness

Postby nikolaygadzhev77 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:53 pm

What is your preference for Wave Harness Share your told's :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye:

BigZ
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Local Beach: Northern California Coast
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby BigZ » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:15 pm

nikolaygadzhev77 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:53 pm
What is your preference for Wave Harness Share your told's :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye:

I use Ride Engine with the rope slider and Wichard 20/14 ring. The Ozone chicken loop I use, wedges slightly inside the ring preventing it for detaching from the ring during wipe-outs. A pretty simple set up that works well and does not require any modifications to either the slider or the chicken loop.

The hard shell harness has been a blessing for my injured and degenerated back.

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jonysan
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Local Beach: Saunton, Weston S Mare, Bournemouth
Favorite Beaches: La Morne Mauritius, anywhere warm
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby jonysan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:00 pm

Ride Engine until the shell cracked in two places, it fitted well, don't ride up, the carbon rope slider was excellent, but after a recent two hour wave session where I often ride 50/50 heelside, toeside, I found the shell had cracked .

nikolaygadzhev77
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby nikolaygadzhev77 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:09 pm

well my RE stitches start fell a part

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K-Roy
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Local Beach: Lake Balaton
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Style: strapless SB & strapless FB
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FW Vader, OR Duke, Fone foil
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby K-Roy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:09 pm

For the spreader bar, I use to have the exact same setup as BigZ. (2015, RE carbon)
This summer I changed it, since I also foil a lot, the bar distance is more comfortable this way.
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tommeltot
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Style: Strapless surf and foil
Gear: 7m and 9.5m Ocean Rodeo Prodigy and OR Mako Duke. Slingshot Dwarfcraft 4'6" with Hover Glide NF2 foil.
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby tommeltot » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:08 pm

2016 Ride Engine Hex Core with carbon rope slider. Best harness I've used. www.rideengine.uk has them on sale.

juandesooka
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby juandesooka » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:42 pm

Ocean Rodeo Session 2 with Dynabar slider.
From my very first time on a sliding harness, I couldn't imagine going back to fixed hook. Having more flexibility your hips open up is huge, for riding toeside (even more for foiling toeside, as the angle is even more extreme).
Some people use a loose waist harness for this, but seems crazy to have harness shifting when a simple sliding hook works fine.
I have a Ride Engine hex, but find it rides up unless I bind it so tight that it's uncomfortable. I am a medium usually, but need a small I think (32" waist).
I find my OR comfortable and I like the leg hold down straps to keep it riding up.

I've also gone with DIY, with a bar with the hook sawed off, tie a roop, use a stainless o-ring...cheap and works fine. But I've got a dynabar already, so it's hook assembly is convenient.

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windsuks
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby windsuks » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:53 pm

Majestic X with Dynabar, perfect for me!

or6
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby or6 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:51 am

RE Carbon with rope slider. Perfect. I use a Ronstan Low Friction Block, with a Wichard QR. No Chicken Loop.

peppedurso
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Re: What is your Wave Harness

Postby peppedurso » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:43 pm

Da Kine C-1 with ride engine carbon bar, low friction ring with dyneema loop, fireball attachment. Customised cabrinha short leash.
Simple and functional.
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