After recent posts about leash longjevity I am posting a photo of the leash I am about to retire. It is an old mal/gun leash that has got me through my first two months on a SUP.
In my opinion it is "Surf Art". Note: the different brand rail saver and ankle ends, the use of yachting cord both ends having been re-tied numerous times considerably shortenning the cord, and the twin weld jobs the last having failed beyond the weld. Now this is the kind of equiptment money can't buy?
So no takers on "How to tie knots for beginners", "Plastic Welding 101" or maybe even swimming lessons?
And if the SUP rider who posted about breaking a leash each session pannics I am a stalker, all is good. I just want to follow him to the bin!
I had a dodgy leash like that too. I used the "Albright knot"
Have much more faith in my creatures of leisure Outer Reef 10 foot though
I went a Mrs Palmers 9. I would have got a ten, but there was a huge difference in the price. Then the surfshop where I get a bit of a discount only had the 9 in stock. As evident in the photo, I could not wait.
The Mrs Palmers has a swivel at each end so you can use the knot trick. New leashes will often snap near the rail saver due being dragged around the fin in a wipeout and getting nicked. It is a pity and financial drain to bin these.