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Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue May 05, 2020 6:01 pm

I'm contemplating building a seat harness. Anyone ever build their own? Either a seat or waits harness, I just want to see what you've made. :)

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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby faklord » Tue May 05, 2020 7:01 pm

Yeah I did, back in the 90s!
Used it mainly on land (buggies & landboards). Even the spreader bar and ‘hook’ was home made!
Harness was made from old car seatbelts, from a scrap yard. I think I based it on a climbing harness
With a proper spreader bar it would probably be ok on a foil but no padding so not so great for powered up TT riding.
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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby Herman » Tue May 05, 2020 7:24 pm

Back in the 80s I combined a chest harness and modified climbing harness for windsurfing. (Heavy duty needles+sailors palm for hand sowing etc). Not built one since but I would recommend checking out climbing and access harnesses for inspiration if you have not already done so. I still use a climbing harness for sunny day landboarding and it feels light and reasonably comfortable with just a carabineer as opposed to a spreader. If the wind picks up I combine it with a waist harness.

Sailing Trapeze harnesses would also be worth a look at as they need to be comfortable holding a lot of power ......

I dare say there is nothing new to you here but good luck in your quest for personal perfection.

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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby Adventure Logs » Tue May 05, 2020 7:39 pm

I’d love to know how to make my own hardshell like Ride Engine use to be. I have a very strange lower back and nothing really fits me that well.

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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby Herman » Tue May 05, 2020 7:43 pm

Maybe start by finding a nice nurse to make a plaster cast, but you might need to wait until they are not so busy?

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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby nixmatters » Tue May 05, 2020 11:07 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:39 pm
I’d love to know how to make my own hardshell like Ride Engine use to be. I have a very strange lower back and nothing really fits me that well.
Have you seen this?

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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby Adventure Logs » Wed May 06, 2020 1:31 am

nixmatters wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 11:07 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:39 pm
I’d love to know how to make my own hardshell like Ride Engine use to be. I have a very strange lower back and nothing really fits me that well.
Have you seen this?
Yes I’ve seen this but don’t know where to get one.

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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby Leon van Bergen » Wed May 06, 2020 10:42 am

Adventure Logs wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 1:31 am
nixmatters wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 11:07 pm
Adventure Logs wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:39 pm
I’d love to know how to make my own hardshell like Ride Engine use to be. I have a very strange lower back and nothing really fits me that well.
Have you seen this?
Yes I’ve seen this but don’t know where to get one.
Uhmm contact them?

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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby tkaraszewski » Wed May 06, 2020 6:26 pm

The seat harness above looks pretty straightforward. Especially if I used an existing spreader bar.

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Re: Anyone ever build their own harness?

Postby gator1 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:17 pm

I've always thought you could make your own hardshell by laying glass over a soft shell harness, around the back and up to the buckles.


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