What's the best leash thickness to use during the summer?

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What's the best leash thickness to use during the summer?

Postby makaisurf » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:56 am

I recently saw this question posed here: http://surfwanderer.com/2012/06/10/leashthickness/ and am stoked to see how everyone responds so that I can get a better grasp of what leash I'm going to go purchase soon.

Many people only have one leash, and it's the leash they got from the surf shop because that's what the guy gave them. Does it really matter?
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Re: What's the best leash thickness to use during the summer

Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:08 pm

medium thick :wink: :roll:
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Re: What's the best leash thickness to use during the summer

Postby mister-griffster » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:31 pm

If you really want to surf - no leash - will teach you the appreciation of not bailing / taking the easy option - you will definitley surf better without the 'safety net' in small waves.

Otherwise, at a crowded break a 'comp' thickness leash should see you fine in small, weak waves. One important thing - check your leash for nicks / grazes - don't curl it around your fins and as soon as it has any breaks then replace it. If you're using it as a lifesafer the last thing you need is it breaking under straing when you most need it.

My personal preference is for creatures of leisure leashes - never let me down and last years - all the other makes I've had have all fallen by the wayside - I even had 2 FCS leases snap on me while paddling out :shock: total rubbish
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Re: What's the best leash thickness to use during the summer

Postby Chris F » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:55 pm

I never surf with one thinner than an inch or two. Or use two leashes just to be safe (one on each leg, obviously a longer one on your front foot) You can never be too cautious.
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Re: What's the best leash thickness to use during the summer

Postby Philshoz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:34 pm

I use two of these babies.....http://store.magicseaweed.com/FCS-15ft-Big-Wave-Black-2012-Leash/Item/18141/

One round my leg (trailing leg, don't listen to Chris)
One round my wrist.
Might get a SUP waist leash just to make sure.http://www.imaginesurf.com/?post_type=imaginesurf_product&p=841

Hope that helps.... :wink:
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