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leash replacement

Postby Chris152 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:22 pm

how often should i replace my leash? I tend to avoid anything over head-high and too powerful. Ta.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Jim Birtwisle » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:58 pm

When you're desperate to make it back to water shallow enough to stand up in as you watch your board bouncing around in the shore dump in front of you.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Chris152 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:12 am

I tried that once - can't say it was the most relaxing place to be.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Jim Birtwisle » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:08 am

Indeed, not great fun. In all seriousness I think if you're not surfing anything too big or heavy then you shouldn't stress about it too much. Just keep an eye on your leash and check it over from time to time to make sure all is as it should be (ie not stretched, gashed or starting to depreciate at the attachements etc). If you're going to have a sudden failure it's probably more likely on a large board getting smashed by large waves.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Poo Stance » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:18 am

Rinse your leash twisty bits to stop rust. All my leash failures have been on the swivel bits. Started rinsing mine now... occasionally.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby danny1 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:31 am

first thing- do not ditch your board ever...and try not to let it flail around...if you observe this and never go out above head high and/or heavy waves your leash will last for ages

leashes fail all the time tho-new ones old ones.. i cant see any patterns at all. cord, sleeve, swivel, nicks, velcro all fail..

always have a spare- or you will be unhappy bunny with sore leg and hip if you use have to use a roof rack strap.... :oops: :oops:

Once had a leash snap out at cayton point. thats a long long swim in. I also had a leash snap out at large bundoran....another decent swim in

what to do with leashes that snap? seems a shame to throw away...

i havnt had a leash snap in ages!!!!!!!!!!!!! (jinx)
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Poo Stance » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:36 am

danny1 wrote:what to do with leashes that snap? seems a shame to throw away...


I use mine as a tourniquet to inject heroin.

Danny, you need to set up some sort of collection of old leashes, wetties and other surf waste through the surf shops. Not sure what can be done with it but someone can make use of them for something. If desperate just melt them into flip flops and charge $40 a pair.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Vince Noir » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:28 pm

danny1 wrote:
always have a spare- or you will be unhappy bunny with sore leg and hip if you use have to use a roof rack strap.... :oops: :oops:

Once had a leash snap out at cayton point. thats a long long swim in.





:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


all i can say is don't get a bulldog leash. they have a lifetime guarantee but the velcro is shit
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Philshoz » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:58 pm

danny1 wrote:what to do with leashes that snap? seems a shame to throw away.


Very handy for a bondage sesh...... :shock: :shock:
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Chris F » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:43 pm

Give it a couple of good hard yanks before you get in the water to make sure it's not got weak or worn.

And check your leash too :wink:
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Philchapman » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:58 am

Why not just replace it when/if it breaks? I'm currently using a 12 year old Balin on my shortboard and a 7 year old one on my Log. I'll use them until they break. The log one has been repaired numerous times. (Cord breaks at the swivel). If it gets really good, like those 4 times a year sessions, I might swap it out for a newer (3 year old!) one. As stated above, try not to rely on it too much.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Black » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:21 pm

Philchapman wrote:Why not just replace it when/if it breaks? I'm currently using a 12 year old Balin on my shortboard and a 7 year old one on my Log....
I had a Balin leash which lasted over 8 years and it had a decent amount of velcro & ankle-wrap too.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby surfrat » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:23 am

i tend to buy a new one for a trip/biggish winter swell and then it becomes my "first" leash. the other then relegated to "back up" and seeing as i go thru a fair amount of baords at the moment i often chuck one in with any board i might sell. i'd never use one that had broken and been repaired cos it'd fail again.
as far as swimming goes i longboard without a leash these days, even at shoulder high so have been getting used to a bit of swimming now and again....its good for you to know how to swim in
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Black » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:24 am

I forgot to put mine on the other day! :oops: Paddled out from rocks & caught a handy wave, I'm thinking "where the hell is my board?"
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Re: leash replacement

Postby danny1 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:01 am

surfrat wrote: i longboard without a leash these days, even at shoulder high so have been getting used to a bit of swimming now and again....its good for you to know how to swim in
good advice...amazing how unswim fit you can be...it proper gets you fit going back in every time you lose your board...
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Wilson987 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:34 am

danny1 wrote:Once had a leash snap out at cayton point. thats a long long swim in. I also had a leash snap out at large bundoran....another decent swim in

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This happened me last Wed at Bundoran with a rental, a very long swim when you're already knackered and out past the cave!
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Re: leash replacement

Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:58 pm

stick it on your Xmas list every year mate .............
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Chris F » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:09 am

Had the swivel on one break on me at Oldshoremore halfway through a session. With no replacement available and nice waves going I made a hasty repair with a bit of wire removed from a fence (sorry farmer). Lasted a good few months afterwards as I'd forgotten about it and was a while before I got a replacement.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby surfrat » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:35 am

ye tight Scottish git..... :lol:
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Re: leash replacement

Postby Chris F » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:34 am

Nah, just the recall of a goldfish.
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Re: leash replacement

Postby shortboarder05 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:06 pm

just don't use a leash! I only use one if it's around head high anyway
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