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rtz



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Correct harness hook Reply with quote

There are a myriad of different hook designs out. Someone who knows for sure; what is THE hook for windsurfing and what is THE hook for kiteboarding. I have some that are trapezoid shape; with and without the crossbar and some with a round end and some with a square end. And these aren't even all the shapes that are out there.

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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Correct harness hook Reply with quote

The trap and square shapes are Kite board hooks, and not good for windsurfing. When I bought my Ride Engine I had it fitted with a windsurf
hook which is round (actually more pointed than round).

-Craig

rtz wrote:
There are a myriad of different hook designs out. Someone who knows for sure; what is THE hook for windsurfing and what is THE hook for kiteboarding. I have some that are trapezoid shape; with and without the crossbar and some with a round end and some with a square end. And these aren't even all the shapes that are out there.

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motogon



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was using waist harness with kite hook for 2 years, no problem at all.
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westender



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you broke your bar you'd be glad to have any one of those.
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vientomas



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The correct "hook":


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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine WSing without a roller bar, either the Reactor or the Dakine. However, just like everything else in this sport, it's a PERSONAL CHOICE. i.e., there is no no "correct" bar. The distinct pros and cons have been discussed many times. SEARCH for roller bar and select USE ALL TERMS. You might want to choose isobars as author, simply to reduce the number of individual posts on the topic; you won't miss any threads, but you'll get mere scores of hits rather than hundreds.
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manuel



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kite hooks are just a bit harder to unhook. They tend to be wider and pointing more upward. The opposite of the reactor bar which unhooks very easily. The windsurfing hook is narrower and not as curved, it is one of those designs that work super well and need no changing!
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motogon



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vientomas wrote:
The correct "hook":

Useless for single-point lines or for new style when lines attached to boom very narrow.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Reactor bar on my T-7. Are the Reactors still in production or are another piece of windsurfing history? Does Dakine still produce a roller bar?
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westender



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of people tearing it up good on pieces of windsurfing history bro. I was on a job once and a guy was surprised I didn't have some fancy expensive hammer I'd never even heard of. I still don't know how it was supposed to improve the quality of my work.

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