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infoloo



Joined: 25 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Harness lines, what about these? Reply with quote

Hi,

I've recenlty found these lines, they are made of moulded synthetic plastic, I wonder if they will last more longer that my plain old Dakine variable lines? This time around, I'm rarely been able to do a single season without having my lines to break.

Is anybody had tried them yet? http://www.windsurfingharnesslines.com , please advice or share your experience, thanks.
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bsangeor



Joined: 11 Jun 2005
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Location: SE Michigan

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian McDowell reviewed them on the old Windsurfer International site, but didn't really address the long-term wear.

http://www.windsurfermag.com/magazine/clip-harness-lines-adjustable-injection-moulded-windsurfing-harness-lines/?params=MTd8MTIxfDA=


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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are great. Almost exactly like Brian Hinde was making 24 years ago. Maybe these are softer plastic and don't bust your knuckles.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't broken a harness line since I began using roller bars 20 years ago because they sail better and last longer than hooks.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy it and try it if you have disposable income.
The old ones always cracked, rendering garbage in the rigging area.
The plastic is just the mounting device, you lines can still break from seesawing with your hook.
Close the space between mounts, set them in the right spot, and lines easily last more than one season or 150 days.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never broken a line.

Replacing each boom once a year would be the cheapest dollar wise thing I could think of in regards to windsurfing equipment.

I use DaKine mono/uni with a couple rare others.

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infoloo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Found a 10% coupon Reply with quote

Ok, I think I'm gonna finally give them a try. Price is not to bad with this coupon I've found : enter FIW-10 at checkout, it should still work for a while.

I'll give you my feedback here soon. Very Happy
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westender



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC someone had lines made from steel cable. You should get the steel cable ones.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use the steel cable ones. They broke too soon, at the point they exited from the cable thimble. Maybe modern versions are designed better. But, still, their covering will wear off with hooks rather than rollers.
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westender



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAMN!! I thought I had that guy's problems solved. Wink
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