CAUTIOUS ! Early Season: Test your harness knife

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CAUTIOUS ! Early Season: Test your harness knife

Post by irvinside » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:44 pm

Hi Guys,

I had a major surprise today working on my ION B2 harness (2016),
I was cleaning my harness knife removing few bits of rust as every beginning of season,
when came to me the idea of testing it on a old kite line I had trying to slice it.

I made 3x different attempts and it took me more than 2~3 minutes each time to cut
this old North kite line in full tension. It was very intense

Such an unpleasant surprise ! +*!@ +*!@

I tested again with a Gerber Strap Cutter I had in my car, and it cut the line
with a single swipe (0.5sec).

_+_+

Know your harness, its knife position, keep it clean, and
Lesson learned: TEST YOUR HARNESS KNIFE ON THE REAL STUFF...
and replace it by a new one if it takes your more than a couple of seconds to cut a line.

oo** oo** oo**

Just in cases this might save someone.

Cheers,
Greg

Note: in some case you can also just replace the blades or sharpen them.
Kites: Gong Strutless V2: 12m, 9m, BRM Cloud D.0 6.2
Board: F-One Mitu Monteiro 5'10", Moses Onda 91 + Groove skate
Harness: ION B2
Wetsuit: ION Strike Amp 2017

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Re: CAUTIOUS ! Early Season: Test your harness knife

Post by alexglebov » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:35 pm

What kind of knife was that? Double blade? I tested mine double blade last year at 3rd last year and even though it was rusted, it worked great.


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Re: CAUTIOUS ! Early Season: Test your harness knife

Post by irvinside » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:33 am

alexglebov wrote:What kind of knife was that? Double blade? I tested mine double blade last year at 3rd last year and even though it was rusted, it worked great.
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Kites: Gong Strutless V2: 12m, 9m, BRM Cloud D.0 6.2
Board: F-One Mitu Monteiro 5'10", Moses Onda 91 + Groove skate
Harness: ION B2
Wetsuit: ION Strike Amp 2017

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Re: CAUTIOUS ! Early Season: Test your harness knife

Post by shred_da_gorge » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:49 pm

Highly recommend one of these: https://eezycut.com.

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