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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:03 am 
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SalmonSlayer wrote:
I chose to use a snap hook at the attach/detach side which was relativity expensive compared to the rest of the setup. I added a red ball to the snap hook release to make it easier to grab with gloves and cold fingers. The snap cord should be tied above the Spectra on both ends. The snaphook also adds a safety feature by allowing me to disconnect and possibly get out of my harness if needed in an emergency.
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I was able to test this sliding hook today. It worked as planned. Another kite boarder thought the red ball I added would catch and release too easily. He was right. Aside from removing the red ball, I only needed to adjust the sliding line length. All in all, it worked as expected :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:04 am 
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thanks Jaystore,

I went on and bought a replacement new bar yesterday.

mike


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:27 am 
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About JAY quality looks ok but i found "the frame bent or brake" more feedback?
It is strange so many say "the single most important purchase I ever made " but no kiter use on my spot.


People are rightly wary of gadgets and over complication. I am too but I was out for 2.5 hours hacking up rights at my local spot yesterday, due to the wind angle, had I not had the Dynabar, the session would have been a complete write off. Even when I show people the bar, and explain how good it is, they are still really wary of it… It’s crazy… Try it out and if you don’t like it I’ll eat my shorts.


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:20 pm 
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onein5 wrote:
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About JAY quality looks ok but i found "the frame bent or brake" more feedback?
It is strange so many say "the single most important purchase I ever made " but no kiter use on my spot.


People are rightly wary of gadgets and over complication. I am too but I was out for 2.5 hours hacking up rights at my local spot yesterday, due to the wind angle, had I not had the Dynabar, the session would have been a complete write off. Even when I show people the bar, and explain how good it is, they are still really wary of it… It’s crazy… Try it out and if you don’t like it I’ll eat my shorts.


Thanks for help, you are a DYNABAR admirer!
I think I buy DYNABAR, no comments on big brands Mystic or DaKine.

@Salmon Slayer
I don't like to make home made equipment, I think a company does a lot of test before releasing a product and look is also nice, you should also take care of look :D

Maybe JAY can write here the tech details make the difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:35 pm 
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boulot wrote:
onein5 wrote:
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About JAY quality looks ok but i found "the frame bent or brake" more feedback?
It is strange so many say "the single most important purchase I ever made " but no kiter use on my spot.


People are rightly wary of gadgets and over complication. I am too but I was out for 2.5 hours hacking up rights at my local spot yesterday, due to the wind angle, had I not had the Dynabar, the session would have been a complete write off. Even when I show people the bar, and explain how good it is, they are still really wary of it… It’s crazy… Try it out and if you don’t like it I’ll eat my shorts.


Thanks for help, you are a DYNABAR admirer!
I think I buy DYNABAR, no comments on big brands Mystic or DaKine.

@Salmon Slayer
I don't like to make home made equipment, I think a company does a lot of test before releasing a product and look is also nice, you should also take care of look :D

Maybe JAY can write here the tech details make the difference.


:thumb: FR steel slider
:thumb: PW steel slider
:thumb: PR dyneema slider with hook release system
:thumb: FS Fixed hook
:thumb: Hook locker to lock sliding hook
:thumb: Hook locker to attach CL or Wichard
:thumb: Strong mesh covering pad to avoid holes due to dyneema abrasion
:thumb: Fits any harness with/without belt hooks (belt hooks available on request)
:thumb: Pulley on sliding hook to improve dyneema life and hook sliding
:thumb: Compatible with harnesses equipped with pull down webbing
:thumb: Pull Down leg straps on request
:thumb: Spare PA rollers for hook sliding on steel sliders
:thumb: Looks nice

DYNABAR is the most advanced solution ever!


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Dakine stopped making the pyro with a the posi lock belt in 2008 or 09. I am still using one today and love it. It allows the hook to move from side to side.

So they designed that mini sliding bar for the new harness 08 and on. I have not tried it. Same idea, but maybe a little less side to side movement.

Dakine is making a "windsurfing" harness now that has the old set up called "t6", like to give a try. You can not use just the spreader bar alone, you need the sliding pads as well.
They do not recommend the t6 for kiting use.

These harnesses did wear out the sliding belt, so you have to check your gear often and replace strap earlier rather than later.

Cannot comment on the other products, I have not used them.


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Got new strap for my Dakine pyro.what a difference,have it since 2006 harness like new great quality,pity the stopped making posi lock,TONY


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:52 pm 
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boulot wrote:
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About JAY quality looks ok but i found "the frame bent or brake" more feedback?
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I never use that frame ; only the cord, and i "Love" it !!
It would be quite impossible for Me to go toe-side without
the use of the Dynabar-V7, since i kite with double-prosthetic
or Two Fake legs.
**If anyone cares to have that frame, see me at Mohave
and it's yours for a 6-pack of Guinness beer, you can help
me drink it.

boulot wrote:
...
It is strange so many say "the single most important purchase I ever made " but no kiter use on my spot.


Ignorance can Sometimes be BLISS ...
in This case , "it Isn't" !!

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:12 am 
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Bille wrote:
boulot wrote:
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About JAY quality looks ok but i found "the frame bent or brake" more feedback?
...


I never use that frame ; only the cord, and i "Love" it !!
It would be quite impossible for Me to go toe-side without
the use of the Dynabar-V7, since i kite with double-prosthetic
or Two Fake legs.
**If anyone cares to have that frame, see me at Mohave
and it's yours for a 6-pack of Guinness beer, you can help
me drink it.

boulot wrote:
Hey billy what you have achived you should be sponsored by dynabar and guinness TONY
...
It is strange so many say "the single most important purchase I ever made " but no kiter use on my spot.


Ignorance can Sometimes be BLISS ...
in This case , "it Isn't" !!

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Sliding hook harness?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:20 am 
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This is a session with shorts and leg straps, full freedom of movement.


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