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Leash-less Surfing
« on: December 29, 2015, 04:09:44 PM »
This is what it feels like with a waist leash. My wife with her waist leash. It may look funny today, but soon it may look normal, as more discover how nice they are.

« Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 04:11:51 PM by DW »

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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 05:18:15 PM »
I'll be honest, that looks fantastic, nothing tripping you up, all back and out of the way.  What model is she using?

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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 06:16:58 PM »
Leashlok Hawaii waist belt on our 10 ft leash.

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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 06:53:47 PM »
looks cool to me

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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 04:00:07 PM »
I'm constantly getting anti waist leash attitude in the UK! Folk are dead against it for some reason. They are using ankle leashes for just about every type of paddling. :(

I have been using my own homemade QR waist leash for about 4 years now.
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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 05:36:55 PM »
Two of the three amigos gave me a bunch of grief about it, and most people kind of sneer at it. I think it's like tail handles. "Purists" don't like the whole idea, even though they've never tried either. People are remarkably silly. But then I knew that. We've been killing each other for thousands of years over invisible men. I guess waist leashes are small spuds.
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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 04:01:19 AM »
Shops could do customers a huge favor, replacing those coil SUP leashes with waist leashes. If I was still doing downwinders, I'd do it with a waist leash.

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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 04:15:25 AM »
It looks like you have something sticking out… ?
(just kidding: go with it!)

In fact, why not simplify it and got with a scuba diving weight belt (huh… without the weights).
It offers super fast and simple release.
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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 06:56:56 AM »
i will never use an ankle leash again

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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 07:12:54 AM »
Even thou I'm a small wave SUP-er I'm definitely gonna convert for 2016.  Love the idea of not stepping on my leash, getting pulled form ankle, tangling, etc.....not too mention easier shaking off the RI red tide salad without bending done.  I'm in!
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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 09:28:15 AM »
It looks like you have something sticking out… ?
This is what bothers them. They're already not pleased with us standing around all the time and now we've got this thing hanging out our ass.

I can't see it so it doesn't matter, and they'll get over it.

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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2016, 11:36:31 AM »
Bad enough we tower over them, now we have tail erections.
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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2016, 12:00:26 PM »
New Coast Guard regulations:
cr-2013: mandatory PFD
cr-2014: whistle
cr-2015: waist leash, with visible TAIL
cr-2016: flag for all SUP - must be flown day or night from the stern (to ensure surfer mental preparation)

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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2016, 01:02:22 PM »
Yeah but what happens in 2x OH waves? I often end up somersaulting around in the white water when caught inside and more than once my ankle leash has gotten wrapped around my leg (or both legs) and then yanked tight. A tail leash looks a little too close to my neck for my comfort level, at least for use in large waves.
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Re: Leash-less Surfing
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2016, 01:09:46 PM »
the waist leashes were first used by big wave suppers--see all that beasho's written re those who sup maverick's--note the pic he provided of 3 sup surfers on a big day at maverick's--3 for 3 using waist leashes--see the beasho waist leash drawing--it depicts reality--when the board drags you by a waist leash, it pulls you to the surface--i have had zero issue with tangling--certainly no more than with ankle leashes--and i have never had to release a leash in dnager, but, at the waist, it would be much easier than getting to and releasing from an ankle
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