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Waist leash for racing / downwinder

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Created by Foam 2 months ago, 29 Dec 2018
Foam
WA, 700 posts
29 Dec 2018 3:55PM
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I see a few about but what is better.
Ion do one but the so called quick release will be hard work if in the crap.

stehar
NSW, 238 posts
29 Dec 2018 7:39PM
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LEASHLOCK -- hawiian and available on the internet. Works really well! Arrived 8 days after order - the legrope attachments are great too!
Steve

Foam
WA, 700 posts
29 Dec 2018 4:56PM
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Thanks

LucBenac
259 posts
29 Dec 2018 11:46PM
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Yes I use the Leashlock too. Easy to put on and off, no stepping on the rope.

cbigsup
313 posts
30 Dec 2018 1:53AM
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Leashlok belt is awesome. I use a Balin half coil leash with it.
No worries!

paul.j
QLD, 2766 posts
30 Dec 2018 6:36AM
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Cheap and works unreal and all I use for both Downwind and foil.
www.nologooceanaccessories.com

LucBenac
259 posts
30 Dec 2018 5:05AM
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paul.j said..
Cheap and works unreal and all I use for both Downwind and foil.
www.nologooceanaccessories.com


I like the karabiner at the belt.

paul.j
QLD, 2766 posts
30 Dec 2018 8:16AM
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LucBenac said..

paul.j said..
Cheap and works unreal and all I use for both Downwind and foil.
www.nologooceanaccessories.com



I like the karabiner at the belt.


Yeah i have been using them for ages now and they work well and if you ever stretch the coil out for some reason you will be able to soon just buy the coil part making it super cheap to replace. For $50 it's pretty much half the price of some others on the market and so far has worked fine!

billekrub
72 posts
30 Dec 2018 9:02AM
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Leashlok (not leashlock)?????

Leashlock is for dog leashes????

Langers
VIC, 69 posts
30 Dec 2018 12:15PM
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paul.j said..
Cheap and works unreal and all I use for both Downwind and foil.
www.nologooceanaccessories.com


Bought one of these just recently and its really good . And great value .

Hawaiiheke
303 posts
30 Dec 2018 12:05PM
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I use that waist belt but have taken to making my own leashes by threading bungee into bunched braided line with a whipped brummel lock splice at each end.

About a 1 tonne breaking strain, a shed load lighter than your usual off-the-shelf coiled rubber leash and about $10 NZD materials cost (plus a small ss shackle).

Because it's braided line probably less prone to failure than a nick-prone rubber leash too.

The trick is to get light bungee cord and the right ratio of braid to bungee based on your standing position relative to the connection point on your board.

Good for racing/flat water. Not enough give for surfing!

Foam
WA, 700 posts
30 Dec 2018 4:32PM
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paul.j said..
Cheap and works unreal and all I use for both Downwind and foil.
www.nologooceanaccessories.com


So the quick release is by ripping off the velcro?

paul.j
QLD, 2766 posts
30 Dec 2018 6:44PM
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Foam said..

paul.j said..
Cheap and works unreal and all I use for both Downwind and foil.
www.nologooceanaccessories.com



So the quick release is by ripping off the velcro?


Yes, we found that's all you really need and was all I ever used even when racing with them.

JonathanC
VIC, 881 posts
31 Dec 2018 6:58AM
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Hawaiiheke said..
I use that waist belt but have taken to making my own leashes by threading bungee into bunched braided line with a whipped brummel lock splice at each end.

About a 1 tonne breaking strain, a shed load lighter than your usual off-the-shelf coiled rubber leash and about $10 NZD materials cost (plus a small ss shackle).

Because it's braided line probably less prone to failure than a nick-prone rubber leash too.

The trick is to get light bungee cord and the right ratio of braid to bungee based on your standing position relative to the connection point on your board.

Good for racing/flat water. Not enough give for surfing!

Hey Hawaiiheke, could you please give a little more detail on the 'bunched braided line' maybe a photo or a link. Always looking for good leash options for my surfski. Mahalo!

Hawaiiheke
303 posts
2 Jan 2019 8:59AM
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JonathanC

Hey Hawaiiheke, could you please give a little more detail on the 'bunched braided line' maybe a photo or a link. Always looking for good leash options for my surfski. Mahalo!


Sure. Insert a length of bungee into the centre of the braid at a length shorter than the braid and it "bunches". As the bungee stretches the braid extends out to its full length.

See here for vid on the splicing:

Hawaiiheke
303 posts
2 Jan 2019 9:04AM
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Full leash and photo with bungee inside the braid exposed.






JonathanC
VIC, 881 posts
2 Jan 2019 12:42PM
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Full leash and photo with bungee inside the braid exposed.







Awesome, thanks for taking the time !

Hawaiiheke
303 posts
2 Jan 2019 10:12AM
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Nooooooo worries!

ghost4man
276 posts
10 Jan 2019 8:45AM
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paul.j said..
Cheap and works unreal and all I use for both Downwind and foil.
www.nologooceanaccessories.com


Mate good pickup.Just ordered mine. Sold out at the minute so delivery I assume would be in Feb some time.

I think for guys like me - 80kg - who are light these are a must. I have had a cheap waist leash for some years
now which has saved my knees and ankles from getting twisted around when getting tumbled.Cheers.Ozzie.



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