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    What do you use to attach you leash?

    What do you all use to attach your leash to? The little rope I have been using for like a year finally broke here recently and all I had to use was part of an old shoestring and that has broke twice. Getting tired of swimming to shore for my board and was wondering if anyone knew of a surefire way to keep the leash attached to it without worry. Thanks in advance.

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    They should have the little ropes for it at your local surf shop....

    IF you can't find that though, go to west marine, they sell a small diameter white Dacron cord for sailing purposes. It's super strong and durable.

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    I've always wondered what those big wave guys use. I can't imagine that tiny little rope that comes with the leash would hold in 15 foot+ waves

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    I use a 20lb test PowerPro Braided fishing line wrapped around it self a bunch of times. It's all i had in my car.

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    Two lines on leash plug. Good watermen also swim if you have to. A while back they did not have those leashes. You shold also check and replace any worn equipment on a daily basis. On this coast I don't any long swims.

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    Sorry, forgot to tell you. 75# dead pull braided line, you can get it at Home Depot or any hardware store.

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    The big wave guns usually have two leash plugs in the deck as well



    And i bet the glass is super thick

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    Samson Rope from West Marine... available in different diameters. I use 1/8" on shortboards, but double it around for big wave boards.

    FYI... guns typically have two leash plugs.

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    Ha! looks like epi-epic beat me to it...

    Oh... and see the way those plugs are installed. That's wrong, IMO. I can't understand why you'd put the plugs in with the bar parallel to the stringer, especially when they're off the stringer. Think about how that bar takes the load... a different amount of force is applied to each end of the bar. If you put the plug in with the bar perpendicular to the stringer, the force is distributed evenly across the bar.

    Just my two sense...

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    Thanks for the replies...Would a zip-tie type thing be reasonable? I've never really thought about using one before, but it seems like it might work pretty well.