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Wing Harness Line

Postby beebad » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:33 am

Okay. I bought a wing, sling wing 5.4 V2… already had a foil setup.

I already see that my arms will be jelly during a session.

Then there is the wing harness line to hook into it with a simple harness.

So I am partial to the pks line

https://pksdistribution.com/proddetail. ... rness_line

What do you use?

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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby airic » Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:37 am

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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby beebad » Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:54 am

airic wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:37 am
ozone is the best I try
https://ozonekites.net/proddetail.asp?p ... rness_line
Is it elastic at all?

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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby gozokiteboarding » Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:42 pm

beebad wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:54 am
airic wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:37 am
ozone is the best I try
https://ozonekites.net/proddetail.asp?p ... rness_line
Is it elastic at all?
I have been using these:
https://wind.dakine.com/collections/har ... 6869270711

I tried using the elastic ones but found it hard to slide the line and get support from the harness line.

I hope this helps
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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby Just Passing Through » Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:58 pm

Any line will do. When I use a harness, I use a simple 3/16" double braid rope with a vinyl hose cover. It is simple to copy the F-One harness line.

I would not recommend having an elastic line. Difficulty hooking in from the beginning and the elastic (bungie cord) that small will stretch out after a few sessions.

No need to reinvent the wheel...
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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby gription » Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:58 pm

I agree that it is easy and affordable to make your own. Getting the length right is important, but if you know how to tie a bowline, you'll be all set. Ive actually moved away from using my harness. On my gusty lake it's hard to lock in and manage the constant shifts. It was nice on the mile long tacks I could do across the lake, but most of the time my tacks are much shorter and all of the kit and transition gets in the way.
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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby IWB2 » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:09 am

I use the Ozone harness line and feel they work great. Easy to adjust to find that perfect length. I like that they have a bit of bungee in them, so when not using they are a little bit less out of the way. I was a little skeptical about having harness lines initially, but now really appreciate them for trucking upwind!!.
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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby OzBungy » Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:39 am

beebad wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:33 am
...
I already see that my arms will be jelly during a session.

...
If your arms are jelly you're doing it wrong. It should be effortless in most conditions. It's only hard in too light wind or if you try to over control the wing.

Go out in more wind. Relax and let the wing to all the work. Bear off a little and don't try to ride so hard upwind. A foil is more than efficient enough to get you upwind enough to hold your position and have some fun with waves.

If you're having trouble riding without a harness then I suspect you'll have more problems riding hooked in to a harness. Even dedicated harness riders spend most of their time not hooked in.
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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby airic » Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:18 am

IWB2 wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:09 am
I use the Ozone harness line and feel they work great. Easy to adjust to find that perfect length. I like that they have a bit of bungee in them, so when not using they are a little bit less out of the way. I was a little skeptical about having harness lines initially, but now really appreciate them for trucking upwind!!.
that's exacly my taught, and before I had a rope whit plastic tube and I get fed up to got beating in my face
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Re: Wing Harness Line

Postby Dontsink » Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:36 am

I only hook in on long upwinds,use just a piece of rope.
Might try the Ozone or some DIY copy because i slap the line into my eyes when pumping hard :)

But as OzBungy said...learn to ride relaxed before using a harness.
I can ride for 3hours wuthout hooking in at all and it is not a matter of strength.
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