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royce



Joined: 23 Sep 1997
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Spreader Bars Reply with quote

I just broke my Dakine stainless steal spreader bar. It broke not at the welded points but on each side of the hook. I have also used the roller bars and that bent that as well. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there an industrial strength bar or do I need to loose weight? I'm 210 lbs Sad
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nealpar



Joined: 25 Oct 1998
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a moment I thought this topic was about some new hot club in Hollywood, like "86", where the burlesque performers mingle and perform in cozy closeness with the dinner and drinking crowd.

Oh well... back to the 210 lbs vs. the chinese made harness bars.
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dabull1



Joined: 19 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Royce, get a Reactor spreader bar...end of problem! Bull
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girsang



Joined: 16 Jun 2000
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 200-225 lbs. (weight fluctuates a lot) and I've broken aluminum bars, but since I've switched to steel, I've never broken one. So I'm surprised you bent a steel one. Anyway, I'm wondering if you have a seat or waist harness. It seems to me that seat harnesses put more weight on the bar, where as waist harness just provide extra pull. I'm also wondering what conditions you sail in and how much you jump.
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royce



Joined: 23 Sep 1997
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Spreader bar Reply with quote

Yes I jump as much as possible, Yes I ware a seat harness and Yes I have bent the Reactor Roller Bar. Is there anything else? Yes I am a monster on my gear.
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royce



Joined: 23 Sep 1997
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh and one more piece of information I broke this in davenport on the outside in 10 foot waves ---you know the kind. I had to strong arm it in from a 1/2 mile out...
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girsang



Joined: 16 Jun 2000
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Try a waist harness. Maybe you already have. If not, borrow one just to see what it's like.

2. It's probably a good thing your spreader bar broke. If you get hit by a 10' wave somethings gotta give. If the bar had held and your harness held, then it would've been some part of your body that broke. Or in the other direction, it could've been boom, mast, or universal. So maybe you should just be thankful that it was the cheapest and easiest part to replace. Very Happy
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slayer666



Joined: 18 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

royce wrote:
oh and one more piece of information I broke this in davenport on the outside in 10 foot waves ---you know the kind. I had to strong arm it in from a 1/2 mile out...


I see 2 mistakes :
- sailing Davenport with a seat harness
- jumping while hooked on

..but I admit I have done both...
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jpbassking



Joined: 19 May 1998
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Roller Bar..but I thought it closed in '79??
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boardsportsrule4



Joined: 05 Jul 1999
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpbassking wrote:
I like the Roller Bar..but I thought it closed in '79??



same thing as the reactor bar???

http://www.windance.com/default.asp?windance~shownewitem~AT_1
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