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pitbulldoug
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Re: Wing harness - post yours

Postby pitbulldoug » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:05 am

I’ve been using a simple axis waist belt with old kiting dakine maniac hook and kaohi dbl coil leash with rail saver handle for close to a year at 225lbs and it’s worked really well for me.I just received a new NSI simple winging specific harness and looking forward to trying it shortly.Being a longtime kiter for me for winging I just don’t need a bulky heavy kiting harness for winging plus if I did use my kiting harness my board would probably be toast from spreader bar damage,as the one I’ve been using with maniac hook is very flexible on Velcro belt and very easy on the board,The new NSI has a plastic hook that does not protrude out or less than 1/2 of maniac hook so going to be interesting how the ease of hooking is compared to maniac hook,will soon find out how it rides

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Re: Wing harness - post yours

Postby Dontsink » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:52 am

The NSI hook design is what i copied.I was making a more complicated one (like the white one in the beginning of the thread) with some lateral support at the base but it is not necessary.
The hook stays pointing the right way unless you lay on top of it,then it goes flat.
Hooking is just the same ,i noticed no difference.
You might feel it compresses a bit more because the maniac has a bit of spreader plate in comparison,that's all.
I have sailed mine in overpowered 4m conditions and it works very well,and no more gymnastics getting back on board... :)

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Re: Wing harness - post yours

Postby mikelet » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:36 am

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Re: Wing harness - post yours

Postby Wazza Foil » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:03 am

I can hold my windwing handles with a couple of fingers well powered upwind so I think a harness and lines only need to be minimal.

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Re: Wing harness - post yours

Postby pitbulldoug » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:42 pm

mikelet wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:36 am
I found in my garage a forgotten Dakine spreader bar with rope/sliding hook that i had never used with kites . Good thing about is that i can fold the hook upside down or move it sideways to get on board...Later i purchased a good deal on a Dakine Travelight harness that it's a very light and minimalist dedicated foiling harness ...the combo seems real good for me , still in the learning curve but plan to use it pretty soon....
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All due respect IMO,but that’s way more than you need for winging that kiting spreader bar/hook is not going to be very friendly on your board,winging you just don’t need that heavy duty of a harness set up keep it simple lighter more better! Too each his own though of course

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Re: Wing harness - post yours

Postby pitbulldoug » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:14 pm

First session on the new NSI minimalist harness yesterday and must say went pretty good,was little concerned about the plastic hook not sticking out enough compared to old maniac hook I’ve been using for close to a year,but ease of hooking in and out was quite smooth even for a big guy at 225. So much better having wing leash and board leash connected to waist belt,can’t believe I was riding over a year with a wrist leash,good way to tweak your shoulder! For a V1 NSI did a good job,sure they could improve a couple of things for a V2 but the V1 is pretty darn good for first session impressions it’s simple and lightweight and functional that’s all you need really.for those that want a even simpler route just get the NSI wing leash belt with there plastic hook another simple good cost effective harness as well,Finally a good simple lightweight not bulky board friendly winging harness props to NSI 👍

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Re: Wing harness - post yours

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Re: Wing harness - post yours

Postby alfigo » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:10 pm

Hello, this is my prototype to test tomorrow. It is built with Bakelite. I hope it holds ...
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