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Mario_Wings

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wrist leash
« on: December 03, 2020, 03:20:14 PM »
I have read a lot of material on the forum regarding wrist leashes.

I have found that the ENSIS wrist leash (with extension part for 4.5 and 5.2) gets in my way when doing tacks on one particular side and so was looking for a better solution.

I found a video that Dwight did where he modified the creatures of leisure coil leash.

Can I ask if when it comes to wrist leashes, people have generally opted for a coil leash?


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Re: wrist leash
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2020, 03:50:29 PM »
Have you tried the Ensis leash with the extension removed? Thatís how I use it. I stopped using a coil.

Some of us have guessed the extension is for when you want to do Balz Muller tricks and flips.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2020, 03:54:17 PM by Dwight (DW) »

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Re: wrist leash
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2020, 04:02:25 PM »

Will try without the extension on the 4.5 and see how it goes. Thought it would be too much of a stretch.

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Re: wrist leash
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2020, 05:53:31 PM »
I add an extension of about 6 inches of rope from the front handle of the ensis wing and take out the extension part of the leash and it's perfect. I don't trust the attachment points for leashes that come with wings, I get rolled too much in waves for that to last long but I've never had a fail from the leash being connected to the leading edge handle.

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Re: wrist leash
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2020, 06:38:37 PM »
I use both the handle and the leash attachment point. the handles are stout but the attachment isn't all that impressive. The way I connect the leash the force is applied to the handle, but if it fails I have the leash attachment as a backup. Of course if it fails by ripping out the handle the bladder is going to squeeze through the hole and pop, so there's that.
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Re: wrist leash
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2020, 02:05:03 AM »

So I removed the extension on the 4.5 leash and all worked well today.

Perhaps on the 5.2, I may need to add a short extension but will try the standard leash without extension first. I think it has stretched a bit from new anyway.


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Re: wrist leash
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2020, 04:29:26 AM »
Careful attaching a short line to the leash on the Ensis, I did that on all 3 of mine and the line wore through the leash webbing which separated, my 3.5 flew off but I got it back. They are ok fixed to the handle directly. But check them if uv added a leader line.

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