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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:54 am 
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matth wrote:
soil yourself....Nice!


Well, it was either that, or... the alternative... :)

And hey, there's no need to be vulgar, is there? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:04 am 
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Class act dude! Is this how you debate people at work, or in person?


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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:10 am 
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matth wrote:
Class act dude! Is this how you debate people at work, or in person?


No, I usually curse like a sailor and loudly pass gas for emphasis.


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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:12 pm 
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.....and back in the thread.

I was using my sector 54 with a 17m and when driving off the fins felt my back muscles working out. I was using a waist harness and will revert to my seat for boards with bigger fins, as a seat does (for me) transfer the loads better to the fins.

That said, I prefer a waist on a SB or mutant - plus, the earlier post did get me misty eyed recalling the hours on end spent as a kid on my sailboard sport planing without a harness, with a spray of water coming up through the dagger board cassette, as shown in the pic of Robby below:
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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:38 pm 
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Flight Time wrote:
But if the option existed to look decent in a boardshorts version of a seat harness... Why not?


Because that's f****** gay. Seat or waist doesn't matter, whatever suits your riding.


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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:38 am 
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So everyone is going off topic, never really cared about the looks that much altough I have to admit that a seat harness doesn't look that good. I don't think the looks of my kite gear ever got in the way with the fun that I was having which is a good thing.

I will keep the seat harness until I'm comfortable with my surfboard. I have one more question for you guys(just out of curiosity). Do many of the pro's use a sliding spreader bar while wave riding? I can't really make it out in the videos.


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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:28 am 
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Ha ah most pros are continually unhooked on a wave...


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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:04 am 
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I actually see way less "pros" unhooking on the wave these days. Watch the KSP, their all hooked into their umbilical cords.
But yea, guys that are truly ripping are either fully unhooked or using sliders like Ian Alldredge.


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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:51 am 
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Yep sliders are awesome in the surf...i was just being facetious given this thread went to the birds regarding waist versus seat...yet again.


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 Post subject: Re: When to switch to a waist harness
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:17 am 
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The waist harness will only hold you back on your surfboard. Plus I agree with others it looks retarded.

Every wave I ride is unhooked. Fuck sliders.

Sliders :roll: are popular because most the bridled "surf" kites can't fly unhooked for 10 seconds without falling outta the air. For unhooking in waves a small c kite is what you want and not many pros are allowed to use a c kite especially in the waves.


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