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How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby Do-it » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:29 pm

Just wondering what the life expectancy of a harness is?

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby matth » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:52 pm

My dakine Fusion has almost 200 sessions over 4 years and still has life left in it. That's about a dollar a session, not bad!!!

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby Do-it » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:56 pm

Yeah, I'm having serious issues with my current gear and wanted to hear from other people before I turn the flame thrower on.

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby matth » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:00 pm

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:03 pm

matth wrote:My dakine Fusion has almost 200 sessions over 4 years and still has life left in it. That's about a dollar a session, not bad!!!
A year for mine is a good run :(

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby edt » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:33 pm

wetsuits and harnesses age about the same. i'm happy if i can make either last a full 2 years. I hear of people making theirs last for half a decade both wetsuits and harnesses so go figure

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby Jackie Treehorn » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:17 pm

What the hell are you people doing to your harnesses that they only last a year? I treat mine like crap and I've still got about 6 years of weekly usage (50+ sessions per year) out of my current one and figure that I might need to replace it next year. The one before that lasted 8 years before I had to change it due to losing weight.

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby NHKitesurfer » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:08 pm

Mystic Warrior waist harness has been going strong for 4 years with no signs of wear and it's the harness I use 90% of the time. The other 10% are on my Dakine Nitrous boardshorts harness. It's done well but after 2 years the straps connecting to the spreader bar chaffed. Sent a note to Dakine and they had me ship it back and it was fixed for free under warranty. Great customer service.

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby Mxwllms » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:27 pm

I kite on average 60 days per year. My current harness is a Flying Objects flight controll I bought in November, 2010 and Its just now getting worn out.

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Re: How many sessions should be expected for a harness?

Postby plummet » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:39 pm

Jackie Treehorn wrote:What the hell are you people doing to your harnesses that they only last a year? I treat mine like crap and I've still got about 6 years of weekly usage (50+ sessions per year) out of my current one and figure that I might need to replace it next year. The one before that lasted 8 years before I had to change it due to losing weight.

Yeah! what the hell are you doing to them?

I'll add a +1 for the mystic warrior! My first one of those lasted 4 years then I sold it because I thought 4 years was a long time not because it looked stuffed. Then second Warrior harness still looks crispy after 2 years.

Maybe there is a vast difference between harness manufacturers? maybe individuals the have eaten more pies hold more power and wear harnesses faster?

On a side note. If I get 2 winters out of a wet suit without repairs I'm pleased.


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