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Who sells 36" (or longer) harness lines?
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gobigkahuna



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to try the new lines from HSM and they fit / work perfectly. Smile
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capetonian



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to buy a pair of harness lines while on vacation last week so I got a pair of dakine 32 lines. This morning I measured them as they seemed too short. They are only 30 long and clearly shorter than my HSM lines. WTF dakine???
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outhaul



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted my 38" Ezzy harness lines in the buy/sell section if anyone needs long fixed lines. They're a true 38" below the boom. Very well made and reasonable.
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outhaul



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

capetonian wrote:
I had to buy a pair of harness lines while on vacation last week so I got a pair of dakine 32 lines. This morning I measured them as they seemed too short. They are only 30 long and clearly shorter than my HSM lines. WTF dakine???


I have a pair of 30" Dakine mono lines, they measure 32.75" below the boom!

No excuse for this. It's poor quality control. The lines are nice but if they don't fit/wrong size it's a quality control issue.
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manuel



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can also be mis-labeled. I saw a few Dakine items (harnesses, mitts, ...) with the wrong tag (ex: M instead of L or vice-versa). It's best to measure or compare.
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outhaul



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

manuel wrote:
It can also be mis-labeled. I saw a few Dakine items (harnesses, mitts, ...) with the wrong tag (ex: M instead of L or vice-versa). It's best to measure or compare.


Like I said a lack of quality control. Come on, how difficult is to measure a freaking harness line? My HSM 30" lines measure 33.75", really? It is a factor for those of us who can't just walk into a shop with a tape measure. I will continue to pound away on this because it's total BS.
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gobigkahuna wrote:
Do harness lines really break that often? If so, is it because of chaffing (wear) or just degradation of the line from UV?

Usually, they do not. My lines usually lasted several years before they showed visible wear. That's with 100-150 session/year, often 2-6 hours long.

The Dakine lines have white plastic on the outside, perhaps to prevent UV damage on the inside. Big disadvantage is that you cannot see the state of the inside line. I switched completely away from Dakine lines after the break. Lack of quality control in critical components? No, thank you. Unfortunately, Chinook fixed lines max out at 30 inches, and they are a bit shorter than the 32 Dakines. Getting a pair of the HSM lines is on my to-do list.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outhaul wrote:
They're a true 38" below the boom.

Holy cow! I can't even touch the boom with my outstretched fingertips with 30" lines, and I'm average height and wear a 44 Regular coat.

Which NBA teams do you guys play for? Smile
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