Brief history of Dakine surfing brand

Dakine accessories brand has built a solid reputation for the quality and durability of its products for more than 30 years.  “Da kine”  meaning in Hawaiian ‘best’ was founded in 1979 in Haiku, Maui (Hawaii) one of the most popular surf and windsurf spots, the spot where it began DAKINE journey.
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It was there where Rob Kaplan began manufacturing its first leash for surf boards.  Rob chose the term “Da kine” in Hawaiian: ‘best’ as motivation to build the best products.    In its evolution, in 1980 several pro surfers in their contribution to the new fashion sport back then, windsurfing, thought to create footstraps which to install in the windsurfing boards, at the time of big sizes, around 3 mts 60 cms to get their feet trapped to the windsurfing board and thus get jumps, being also that time when DAKINE extended their production to the harness, which by then were very basic, too soft and which had its hook too high, in fact, in the midd chest.
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With that decission, in my opinion is its top product, the  brand created the best and most robust harnesses on the market, at the same time, lowering the hook to the heaps and reeinforcing the harness to levels until then never seen.
By that then Hookipa beach is has became the Mecca of windsurfing and the perfect place to test any type of products related to windsurfing in the most extreme conditions.
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Small pieces of equipment … but necessary
roof racks and straps to hold your gear to the top of your vehicle
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In 1986, Dakine moved its fabrication to Hood River, Oregon, in order to search a strategic choice that will be the final expansion of the brand, taking advantage with it of the multiple possibilities that the exceptional conditions of the area of the Columbia River, as well as the advantages of trails for mountain bike, the new sport that revolutioned the bycicles world and also the winter snow sports.
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In 1991 his  range of harnesses includes specially designed harnesses for kitesurfing, the most resistant and hardwear harnesses of the market.  In my opinion the only weak point of these harnesses are the straps that hold the harness hook, which over time, long time although, they do not usually break, but become hardened, so, to adjust the harness to the body becomes more complicated,  therefore it is preferable to wet the harness before adjusting it it well tightened, thing that must be done with care because if you tight it too much, it is going to be so tight to your heap that you will hardly be able to move.
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This is the price that must be paid, for this magnific tool, a very important one not to be ignored when you go kitesurf or windsurfing, but, don’t worry, the straps become hard not before 4 or more years of daily use of the harness.
I have had many harnesses in my life, a few of them good, others not so good, one brand, the other, etc, but so spectacularly strong, comfortable and well fasteners as DAKINE… None.
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    Brief history of Dakine surfing brand

    Dakine accessories brand has built a solid reputation for the quality and durability of its products for more than 30 years.  “Da kine”  meaning in Hawaiian ‘best’ was founded in 1979 in Haiku, Maui (Hawaii) one of the most popular surf and windsurf spots, the spot where it began DAKINE journey.
    .
    donde tomar cursos de kitesurf en palma de mallorca
    It was there where Rob Kaplan began manufacturing its first leash for surf boards.  Rob chose the term “Da kine” in Hawaiian: ‘best’ as motivation to build the best products.    In its evolution, in 1980 several pro surfers in their contribution to the new fashion sport back then, windsurfing, thought to create footstraps which to install in the windsurfing boards, at the time of big sizes, around 3 mts 60 cms to get their feet trapped to the windsurfing board and thus get jumps, being also that time when DAKINE extended their production to the harness, which by then were very basic, too soft and which had its hook too high, in fact, in the midd chest.
    .
    DAKINE kitesurfen mallorca kitekurse
    With that decission, in my opinion is its top product, the  brand created the best and most robust harnesses on the market, at the same time, lowering the hook to the heaps and reeinforcing the harness to levels until then never seen.
    By that then Hookipa beach is has became the Mecca of windsurfing and the perfect place to test any type of products related to windsurfing in the most extreme conditions.
    can pastilla kitekurse mallorca kite blog
    Small pieces of equipment … but necessary
    roof racks and straps to hold your gear to the top of your vehicle
    .
    cala dor kitesurfen mallorca edmkpollensa
    andratx kitesurfen mallorca kite camp pollensa
    In 1986, Dakine moved its fabrication to Hood River, Oregon, in order to search a strategic choice that will be the final expansion of the brand, taking advantage with it of the multiple possibilities that the exceptional conditions of the area of the Columbia River, as well as the advantages of trails for mountain bike, the new sport that revolutioned the bycicles world and also the winter snow sports.
    .
    dakine kiteblog kitesurfen schule mallorca
    .
    kitesurfing lessons mallorca kiteblog edmkpollensa.kitesurfen mallorca curso de kite en palma y alcudia
    In 1991 his  range of harnesses includes specially designed harnesses for kitesurfing, the most resistant and hardwear harnesses of the market.  In my opinion the only weak point of these harnesses are the straps that hold the harness hook, which over time, long time although, they do not usually break, but become hardened, so, to adjust the harness to the body becomes more complicated,  therefore it is preferable to wet the harness before adjusting it it well tightened, thing that must be done with care because if you tight it too much, it is going to be so tight to your heap that you will hardly be able to move.
    sa rapita kitesurfen schule mallorca dakine kiteblog.dakine harnes kiteschule mallorca kitekurs mit dakine harness
    This is the price that must be paid, for this magnific tool, a very important one not to be ignored when you go kitesurf or windsurfing, but, don’t worry, the straps become hard not before 4 or more years of daily use of the harness.
    I have had many harnesses in my life, a few of them good, others not so good, one brand, the other, etc, but so spectacularly strong, comfortable and well fasteners as DAKINE… None.
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