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Slappysan
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Re: Busted Rib

Postby Slappysan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:32 am

I find that the lower attach point of the seat harness that's almost at the same point of your body's center of gravity makes powered loops more challenging. The reason is that there is no effect of gravity pulling your legs back down below you due to the pull coming from your center of mass. So once you go sideways you have to work to get your legs back under you with a seat harness.

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Re: Busted Rib

Postby FLandOBX » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 am

runner1 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:18 am
I agree with most of this, but do not understand the Raley comment. Surely once you are unhooked the hook height is irrelevant for the trick?
Runner1, you are absolutely correct. Once unhooked, the position of the hook doesn't make any difference. So for raley, harness type shouldn't matter beyond personal preference. Thanks for correcting me. (Brain freeze I guess. :( )

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Re: Busted Rib

Postby Slappysan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:35 am

I find it a lot harder to unhook while wearing a seat harness too because you can't adjust the angle of the hook with your body and there is always some upward pull from the kite because of the lower hook.

With a waist harness you just lean back after pushing down.

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Re: Busted Rib

Postby wardr77 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:26 am

Thanks for all the replies, very helpful. Will get a seat and see how it goes.

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Re: Busted Rib

Postby Jamie-NYC » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:51 am

I had a seat harness break a rib two years ago. Under force and with body twisting when you hit the water, a seat harness can be be an issue. I now wear ION shorts, by far the best harness I have used in 30years of wind sports.


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