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    Websites for cheap leashes/fins?

    so i know they're out there.. i used to have a friend with a warehouse that sold me leashes and track pads for $10-15, but he went out of business lol..

    anyone know of any websites that sell wholesale price leashes/fins, etc? I know there was one being advertised on here or msw a while back, but now i cant find it...trying to avoid paying $30 for an extra leash..

    any help is appreciated. mahalos

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    whiskeymilita.com is perhaps the best known source for discount gear. Thing is, you have to wait for them to get around to putting your type of desired item up for discount. That's somewhat ok because they change items every few minutes. Not sure if I've seen leashes up there but think I have. Don't think I've seen fins on there.

    swell.com and surfoutlet.com are also two sites I've got a bunch of stuff on for dirt and they've got leashes and fins. Honestly brah, when I've wanted or needed an item for cheap (which is always!!) I've Google searched the crap out of the item and found it for dirt pretty quickly. There are several other main wholesale outfits than the ones I listed.

    I've got way too many boards and way too many leashes. Crap, I don't even wear a leash now unless it's bigger than a couple feet. PM your address and if you send me the shipping cost I'll send you a leash that I don't need. Fins, you're on your own. May want to look in the classifieds on here and other surf sites as they're in abundance.

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    Why not support your local surf shop rather than some Chinese business on the Internet. id pay $10 more to keep a business on my island alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow96coupe View Post
    Why not support your local surf shop rather than some Chinese business on the Internet. id pay $10 more to keep a business on my island alive.
    because my local surf shop sells some similar variation of Chinese (or Indo or some other Asian sweatshop) gear, only they mark it up 2-3x more. i don't enjoy being overcharged for surf-gear, regardless of who is selling it. there's no extra value or knowledge coming from the 17 y/o sales-kid in my local surf shop and your $10 won't save them either. they make their $'s clipping tourists and the moms of rich groms - same as it ever was.

    and to the OP, you can also buy leashes or fins on Amazon or Ebay - you'll save a bundle. just don't tell anyone here or they may question your surfing credentials (but f'ck 'em, because the knock-off FCS fins work great).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    because my local surf shop sells some similar variation of Chinese (or Indo or some other Asian sweatshop) gear, only they mark it up 2-3x more. i don't enjoy being overcharged for surf-gear, regardless of who is selling it. there's no extra value or knowledge coming from the 17 y/o sales-kid in my local surf shop and your $10 won't save them either. they make their $'s clipping tourists and the moms of rich groms - same as it ever was.

    and to the OP, you can also buy leashes or fins on Amazon or Ebay - you'll save a bundle. just don't tell anyone here or they may question your surfing credentials (but f'ck 'em, because the knock-off FCS fins work great).
    Genuine FCS fins are fragile enough, so I've never had the courage to get the cheaper knockoffs. I have bought real FCS fins from eBay before though and am planning on selling some old sets on there real soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    because my local surf shop sells some similar variation of Chinese (or Indo or some other Asian sweatshop) gear, only they mark it up 2-3x more.
    Hey Hanna, if you're willing to shell out a couple more bucks (23.95) for "Made in the USA" you might wanna check out Crow Haley Leashes. Made by Crow himself at the Resinworks factory in Escondido, CA USA. Crow's getting over cancer, but you can order his leashes online through Encinitas Surfboards:

    http://www.encinitassurfboards.com/p...ssories.html#5

    http://www.resinworks.net/crowhaley.html
    Last edited by zaGaffer; Jul 30, 2013 at 11:49 PM.

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    Id find a new surf shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Hey Hanna, if you're willing to shell out a couple more bucks (23.95) for "Made in the USA" you might wanna check out Crow Haley Leashes. Made by Crow himself at the Resinworks factory in Escondido, CA USA. Crow's getting over cancer, but you can order his leashes online through Encinitas Surfboards:

    http://www.encinitassurfboards.com/p...ssories.html#5

    http://www.resinworks.net/crowhaley.html
    that's good info - thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow96coupe View Post
    Why not support your local surf shop rather than some Chinese business on the Internet. id pay $10 more to keep a business on my island alive.
    like the other guy said, the surf shops are making their money on the tourists and loaded parents.. but mostly because there are no real surf shops on my side of the island