Hipster leg rope exclusion to leash laws

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by grainofsand, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    ^^^Amen, brother.
     
  2. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I would if I could! But they all have glassed on fins...
     
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  3. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    501
    Apr 26, 2015
    I glass on my leash loops on top deck with cloth and roving ,i have glassed on fins so no fin boxes and i dont like deck plugs so i pretty much have to make my own
     
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  4. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    at first we used bungee cord and a piece of belt to make leg ropes with a hole drilled through the fin to tie it to
    i think that was about 1967 or 68
     
  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I remember those days...
     
  6. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Winner...^^^

    So easy, even a caveman can do it.
     
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  7. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    We did the same thing in PR, but we held the rope around our wrists from a hole drilled in "skeg". My arms are still sore. That was mid sixties as well--my moms idea, actually. Good idea, but I stopped doing it---what kind of teen idol wants to be seen tied to a board??!!?? Not me!! No way!! Uh uhhh!!
     
  8. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    We learned without "kook cords" as they were called back in the day, just a bungee. Finally got spooked by a big shark after losing my board and having to swim/pray/float back to shore so I said screw it, I'm a kook and I'm wearing a leash.

    I usually wear one on the LB unless there are no people around, it's peeling and there are NO ROCKS. I screwed up and lost my boart once at Coral Cove and it got dinged pretty bad. I raced it to shore but the board won, and bang ding doink.

    BTW, Jack O'Neal lost his eye way back when Barry and the dinosaurs roamed the lineups, using a leash affixed to the front of the boart. Trial and error.
     
  9. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    O Barry used pterodactyl gut as a leash around 1966 BC.
     
  10. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

    648
    Nov 16, 2016
    Do you and Barry sit next to each other at dialysis?! Haha
     
  11. NNYNJ

    NNYNJ Well-Known Member

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    Dec 22, 2017
  12. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    The effects of firewater on the brain......
     
  13. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    959
    Jul 13, 2016
    crazy he got broken ribs n a punctured lung while duck diving. makes me sad to hear this sht happen. haven't seen a board do cart wheels like that in a long long time
     
  14. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    He's lucky it was just ribs. With as bad as the Xrays looked if that had been his head it could have been really bad.
     
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  15. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Yeah, he could've ended up with severe dain bramage.
     
  16. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    One of my buddies had his brand new(it was1978) surfings new image swallow tail out in some smallish stuff and he fell on one and landed on his back, he was laughing as he raised his head but the leash had pulled the board back so it was comin at him nose first and it kind of shot right at his front teeth.....knocking one out .
    lucky we had been drinkin so he didnt seem to be in a lot of pain
     
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  17. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    I started surfin in 1960 and nobody had leashes then
     
  18. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    501
    Apr 26, 2015
    First board i repaired /worked on had a big glassed on wooden D fin that a guy wanted me to change to the then new dorsal style fin
    No leash
     
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  19. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    It's kind of humorous honestly.

    You got old school guys who hate the younger generation and the fact that they wear leashes. Back in the day they didn't use leashes and if they lost a board they had to swim. Which made them "tough" or somthing. The younger generation uses leashes as a crutch and wouldn't survive without it.

    Then you got other older people who say these younger "hipsters" should wear leashes and are putting other people in danger.

    Seems it's a leash vs leashless debate(which im not taking a stance on here), pretty simple and a conversation can be had about that. Yet age/generation seems to always be brought up. Don't understand where the connection between your age and whether or not you wear a leash comes in.
     
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  20. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    There’s still a few old cliques who choose to go leashless, and I often see some younger guys go out on longboards without one.

    I surfed for many years with no leash, in some gnarly places. If you started surfing before urethane leashes became popular in the early 80’s, you learn how to not lose your board...but inevitably it happens. Surfing leashless is kind of an art form, but let’s face it: you ultimately sacrifice performance...and safety. I’ve got a 40 year old 2” scar on the bottom of my foot from some kook losing his board.

    Just wear a leash