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Harness replacement webbing

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sat May 26, 2018 11:07 pm

Anyone know of any online shop in Europe selling Cabrinha replacement webbing ? I have a naish harness and the webbing is looking very worn, the replacment Naish webbing it too thin and flimsy. I previously bought some heavy duty Cabrinha webbing but struggling to find any online.

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Re: Harness replacement webbing

Postby grigorib » Sun May 27, 2018 12:05 am

BillyGoatGruff wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 11:07 pm
Anyone know of any online shop in Europe selling Cabrinha replacement webbing ? I have a naish harness and the webbing is looking very worn, the replacment Naish webbing it too thin and flimsy. I previously bought some heavy duty Cabrinha webbing but struggling to find any online.

Thanks
My advice - take it to a local shoe/bag repair shop. They have the materials and can stitch anything together. They do great job repairing harnesses.
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Re: Harness replacement webbing

Postby or6 » Sun May 27, 2018 10:23 am

Grigorib gives good advice. You could take it to a kite repair as well. Or a sail repair place.

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Re: Harness replacement webbing

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Sun May 27, 2018 10:46 am

This is the Cabrinha webbing I am after... quite pricey though!

https://www.npsurf.com/collections/repl ... ckle-strap

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Re: Harness replacement webbing

Postby sarc » Sun May 27, 2018 1:40 pm

I have more than fair share of experience in breaking harnesses because I crash hard.
Any hardware store will have better nylon webbing than you can get from a kite manufacturer at a fraction of the cost. Get it.
Don't go to shoe repairers for the fix. All of my harnesses repaired by shoe shops broke again because they don't have nearly strong enough thread. Also the last shoe repairer I used broke 3 of his own needles to fix my harness. Not worth it.
To repair pretty much any part of the harness use rivets. Stainless steel is best but even cheapo rivets hold up really well. Get them from a clothes DYI shop. You'll need a punch to make the holes and a hammer to drive the rivet in. Much faster cheaper and much much stronger than sewing. I have repaired 2 harnesses using this kind of rivets and they lasted years. Pro tip: hot glue works really well to hold everything in place while you whack away with the hammer and the hole punch.

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Re: Harness replacement webbing

Postby cglazier » Mon May 28, 2018 12:53 am

For years sailors have used this tool to sew quick repairs on heavy sails.
It handles harness webbing easily. Any marine store has it, or try Amazon. It comes with heavy thread.. and instructions for those that don't know how to sew (like me).

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Re: Harness replacement webbing

Postby fluidity » Mon May 28, 2018 7:33 am

I can vouch for cglazier's answer, the speedy stitcher. My last repair was original Neil Pryde windsurfing harness webbing I've had since 1998 (it had a decade to rest)
I used my speedy stitcher and some 550kg breaking strain roof rack/truck deck tie down webbing.
The thread I use is thick waxed nylon, stronger than the original.

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Re: Harness replacement webbing

Postby Topaz » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:00 am

The webbing on my Ion Apex got worn as well.
It lasted about 50 days of use.
I wish it lasted longer, or at least it didn't need professional sewing to replace it.
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