Leash troubles?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by FROSTEELOX, Mar 3, 2012.


    FROSTEELOX New Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Sup brahs? Was looking for some for help/comments on issues with my leash. It seems that at least once every session I end up with my leash tangled up around my leg. It sucks to get up on a wave only to look down and see my leash all jacked up around my ankles. I usually start with the actual leash pointed away from my leg. I keep it pretty tight around my ankle. I've seen some other surfers with their leash up around their calf and sometimes pointed backwards. How do you all rock your leash? This might sound like a stupid quesiton but it's driving me nuts!
  2. pkovo

    pkovo Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Around my neck...provides motivation not to fall.

    Seriously, just snug cord straight back from the heel. Only tangles rarely. The worst is when it gets between my toes, and I'm trying to surf and lift my foot to get it untangled.

    How old is ur leash? Maybe it's too flexible, or kinked or something. Try a different one

  3. surfislife

    surfislife Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    it's a pain in the ass but there's no getting away from it..just make sure it's not wrinkled..
  4. dudeman

    dudeman Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    do not wrap your leash tightly around your board.
  5. cgrizzard

    cgrizzard Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    Before I use them, I take my leashes to the boys and girls club and let children jump rope with them
  6. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    I havent wrapped my leash around the fins of my board in years for that reason. it still sometimes gets wrapped around my legs but its just what you have to deal with sometimes. i hate it. good post though
  7. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Leashes have tensile memory. If you coil it in any way it will cause it to somewhat retain that shape, which will cause it to do some funky stuff in the water.

    -Take your leash into your house in the winter or leave it outside in the summer and hang it up with the ankle wrap down since it's heavier than the rail saver on the other side. This will keep it straight and almost 100% tangle free.

    My biggest pet peeve is having the leash wrap my leg. It's even worse when you fall in heavy surf and it tries to amputate your foot. I absolutely hate it, so I have put some time into coming up with a solution.

    OR, I think OAM makes a leash that has a sliding weight on it to keep it proper. Never tried one, so I don't know about it.
  8. RobG

    RobG Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2010
    Tangled leashes are definitely annoying, although a few months ago I got a Stay Covered leash and haven't had it tangle on me once. They use a different type of urethane for the cord I guess, seems good so far.
  9. surfinghb123

    surfinghb123 Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    i picked up one of the XM leashes with the little slide weight on it and surprisingly it actually helps. i was pretty skeptical, especially after i felt how light the little weight was, but it works. try it out
  10. surfbum

    surfbum Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    i got one of these also...works like a charm!
  11. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    i have had the same problem despite always taking my leashes off my boards. maybe you could hang it from something and attach it someting on the other end thus stretching it straight
  12. wbsurfer

    wbsurfer Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    thats what i do. i use my bedroom door and it works like a charm.
  13. darippah

    darippah Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2008
    Whats wrong with the weighted leash that helps avoid tangles? works great for me
  14. RMAC9

    RMAC9 Member

    Feb 26, 2012
    Thanks. Good advice
  15. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    +1 Got a XM tangle free as well.Best leash by far I've owned.
  16. surferknows

    surferknows New Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    When you wear your leash around your ankle is the cord coming out from the back of your leg or from the side? I use to wear my leash so that it would point back but after being hog tied numerous times a friend told me to wear it so that the leash protrudes to the side going away from my body. This helped a lot.

    Hope this helps.