T-8 is the latest and greatest in the T series. The major update in this year's model is the addition of an Adaptive Fit Composite back panel with Texon® counter/stiffener, for a premium fit and feel with all the rigidity and support you're looking for. High-rebound memory foam pillows are strategically located in the rib zone and spine for comfort, while the back panel features a silicone print pattern and EVA foam to keep the harness in place. It's also designed with a generously wide profile and pre-curved back panel, for maximum support and comfort. (For sliding-spreaderbar version choose the T8 classic)
|Size||Jeans size||Lenght spreaderbar|
|Small (S)||Jeans 28-30" (71-76cm)||25cm|
|Medium (M)||Jeans 30-32" (76-81cm)||25cm|
|Large (L)||Jeans 32-34" (81-86cm)||25cm|
|Extra Large (XL)||Jeans 34-36" (86-91cm)||30cm|
More days in the water
Rob Kaplan began manufacturing the Da Kine Leash in Haiku, Maui , Hawaii in 1979. Maui ’s reputation for great wave conditions is the catalyst for this location. The DAKINE surf leash is designed to withstand the rigorous Hawaiian conditions and sets DAKINE’s standard for innovative design and high quality. In Rob’s words, ‘it was the first leash that you could pull a car with!’ Whatever it could pull, it opened up previously unsurfed breaks around the world.
By 1980 Pro windsurfers ask Rob to help build footstraps for their new waveboards; he had the sewing machine! Ho’okipa became the international mecca for windsurfing’s top athletes and test site for DAKINE products. From 1981-1984 DAKINE definine themselves as the leading innovator in technical windsurfing accessories by developing the 1st adjustable footstrap, seat harness, and waist harness
By 1986 DAKINE opened its North American office, manufacturing facility, and warehouse in the outdoor recreation capital for North America - Hood River , Oregon.