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death leash

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Created by cauncy A week ago, 30 Nov 2017
cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
30 Nov 2017 9:34PM
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hi guys, during our midwest windfest big downwinder, i did a few gear checks prior to giving the guys the all clear to head off, a fair few had their leash attatched to the rear of harness, we lost a local here along with many others worldwide from drowning due to not being able to reach the leash, along with a line knife its a simple fix to keep the % of safety on the water, check and change you leash
good winds guys

Chris6791
WA, 2997 posts
1 Dec 2017 7:21AM
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And make sure the leash QR is at the harness end and not back to front where you can't reach it when it's still connected to an out of control freight train.

RAL INN
VIC, 2257 posts
1 Dec 2017 12:24PM
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I would say that irregardless of the harness attachment point. It would be best to get into muscle memory the action of using it.

dbabicwa
WA, 680 posts
1 Dec 2017 2:24PM
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RAL INN said..
I would say that irregardless of the harness attachment point. It would be best to get into muscle memory the action of using it.



Muscle memory for pulling a leash QR?

Rails
QLD, 1011 posts
1 Dec 2017 7:14PM
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dbabicwa said..

RAL INN said..
I would say that irregardless of the harness attachment point. It would be best to get into muscle memory the action of using it.




Muscle memory for pulling a leash QR?


Yep, drop your kite in the break and everything goes to **** muscle memory could save you a kite and even your life
hard to do **** out haven't done before when you are getting dragged upside down under water
for surf the Cabrinha short leash is the go imo



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