Leash length.

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by beachbreak, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    My go to shop is like this. Regular old leash, no diffrent then a creature's or any other brand. They just throw there logo on the strap and boom.... fraction of the price of name brand leashes.
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  2. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    You're talkin' to a guy who grew up watching his dad straighten out nails he'd pull out of old lumber and save them in his "used nail bucket." LOL! It's a mentality cultivated by generations of poverty!

  3. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Respect Brother. And that’s the mentality that gets you through hard shit, gets you around tough situations, and helps you find solutions to problems on your own without google or calling a plumber.
    Or gets you back in the water without loosing the swell
  4. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
  5. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Yes sir! My dad was the same, but that way of life was
    Instilled in him(us) by Pop...every piece of material was salvageable!
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  6. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Dude you should see my tool bags. My main tool bag has random screws and electrical fittings and random things that don't belong there laying all over. My brazing/soldering box has scrap pieces of copper, stubs of brazing rod that you'll burn your fingers if you use. I don't throw anything out.

    Im known as the guy who has everything in my company. If you need a random ass fitting chances are it's in my bag. I never go out to my truck if i need somthing. Just go digging and I'll find what i need.
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  7. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Leash strings that attach the leash to the boart have been a problem for me in the past, but not since an incident a few decades ago. Ever since I use fresh nylon tied proppere.

    But back in the day I remember leash going plunk on the way outside after unsuccessfully ducking a macking Reef Road clean up set. Thought the leash snapped, which wouldn't have been the first time that happened out there.

    Swam/boduysurfed in and was relieved to see it was just the old string that snapped. So I scoured the weed line for fishing line, nylon rope, anything, and found a suitable string and tied it up and paddled back out. It snapped the first time I lost the board, it was sooo brittle. Did it againne and it happened againne, same thing. Did quite a bit of swimming that day.
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  8. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Happened to me againne years later at Pumphouse (I grew old and forgetful lol), a fisherman lent me his knife and I cut some of my drawstring off my boardshorts and McGuivered it.
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  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
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  10. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    BTW, not a fan of a LB leash on a SB in "big" waves. Tried it once at Reef Road on a DOH day, it slowed the board down too much. It would have to be TOH plus for it to be a good idea. IMO
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  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Agreed, plus if it's really that big, your 6' leash will stretch a couple feet on it's own lol
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  12. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    I had this happen to me. String snapped, swam after the board and rigged somthing up. It snapped. Rigged it up again. After alot of swimming and rigging i gave up. Now i have a stock of leash ropes in my truck.
  13. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I know a guy who could help you guys with your leash tieing needs... he usually checks everyone’s knot before surfing to make sure they are tied correctly- for safety sake

    I think his name was Brad or something
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  14. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    Leash selection is a triangulation of leash length, leash diameter and wave size or power. And buying a quality leash with a regular replenishment cycle. I save my old ones for small, everyday east coast days and use of good ones for juicier days. And don't leave them out in the sun and wash them off (UV rays and salt water are killers).