Author Topic: Hand Tied Leash / Repair a Broken Leash  (Read 808 times)

Beasho

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Re: Hand Tied Leash / Repair a Broken Leash
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2019, 08:41:39 AM »
With winter comes bigger waves.  Having broken my leash several times I am now interested in a better leash design.
 
Does anyone know where to source the 5/16”, 11/32” or larger diameter surfing grade polyurethane cord?
 
I have been having a very difficult time finding the source for polyurethane leash material on the web.  I found one type that appears to be close, but slightly softer and more stretchy.  I would assume that this material could be acquired easily but haven’t found any immediate sources.

I asked the same question 7 years ago and have never found an answer or a source.

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Re: Hand Tied Leash / Repair a Broken Leash
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2019, 08:43:33 AM »
Wetstuff provided me with a 200' roll of the red cord that I have been using for more than 5 years to make my leashes.

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Re: Hand Tied Leash / Repair a Broken Leash
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2019, 01:03:39 PM »
Umm, seriously? Google it. Polyurethane cord is used as a belt for power transmission. You can get it from McMaster-Carr or a zillion other places.
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Re: Hand Tied Leash / Repair a Broken Leash
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2019, 02:56:56 PM »
Umm, seriously? Google it. Polyurethane cord is used as a belt for power transmission. You can get it from McMaster-Carr or a zillion other places.

I gave up hunting years ago.  Googled it, bought the stuff from McMaster Carr.  It was more elastic than typical leash material.  Felt more like a rubber band.  I agree this stuff should be widely available but it is hard to find in bulk with the right elastic profile, durometer hardness, uv resistance . .

Pono:  You were on these threads -->
https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,18684.msg179039.html#msg179039
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