Surfboard Leash Tangle Survey

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by tostadoalex5, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. tostadoalex5

    tostadoalex5 New Member

    Jan 10, 2018
    I am in an Engineering class trying to get as many survey responses as possible. We are trying to create a surfboard leash that will not tangle, and need feedback from the surfing community. Any help is appreciated!

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  2. tostadoalex5

    tostadoalex5 New Member

    Jan 10, 2018

  3. zagaff3r

    zagaff3r Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2016
    This survey is terrible. I did it 5 times and didn't win anything.
    Also, survey monkey is a virus.
    If you dont want your leash to tangle, dont wrap around the tail of your board. Take it off each time you use it amd hang it over a nail. Simple.
  4. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Paging LB Crew and Mitchell, LB Crew and Mitchell, you are wanted in the SI Science Section.
  5. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Oh, hey Gaff, hope all is well.
    Wait, there's two treads for the same thing??? I'm confused. Stupid cannibus.
  6. zagaff3r

    zagaff3r Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2016
    Hey Chavez

    No complaints, waters still in the 60°s, and looking at a surf good forecast.

  7. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    You should add another question to your survey: Do you care about tangles? If the vast majority of people say no, or not really that big of a deal, you might not have a market.
  8. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I think a project on Sand Reconnoitering would produce more of a positive outcome
  9. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Leashes need to be totally reimagined, like a Tesla. Too thin they get tangled and caught in between your toes, too thick and they provide too much resistance in the water, and are cumbersome. They are potentially dangerous to the user, and can cause lacerations and amputations of fingers and toes. By and large, they work pretty well, and last pretty long, except for the swivel, which is supposed to prevent tangling. The swivel is a weak link. Maybe a carbon one would work better, longer. The leash material needs to be more durable, and still have some give. That's my two cents.
  10. NNYNJ

    NNYNJ Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2017
  11. foamieswithmyhomies

    foamieswithmyhomies Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2014
    a leg treade does no goode if not properly tied
  12. foamieswithmyhomies

    foamieswithmyhomies Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2014
    poor frankie's hairline looks like it's along a fault line
  13. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    We need more Frankie on here. Frankie brings the waves.
  14. willburne

    willburne Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2017
    Former banee back from the grave, tripping over the leash is a problem although not to common, can still happen from time to time. Always wondered if a leash, for your leash, would be appropriate. If anyone has ever seen the mechanism on a Lighter Leash, you know what I'm talking about. A retractable leash so to speak, extending upon beefing down the face, stays nice and tight while you're close to the board paddling or riding, distances the board from you when you're in the white water. sisurfdogg mentioned a carbon swivel that could be placed accordingly. best of luck on the project.
  15. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I'm no help on this one. I don't find leash tangles a problem once they're broken in. I think packaging them better so they don't have those kinks in them would be a good idea.
  16. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    I too agree with the packaging issue. I had a creatures of leisure Leash that was essentially unusable because of the kink severity from packaging. The way I got around this was to boil water and let it sit inside of it for several minutes. I think 5 or so and then afterwards take it out and keep it slightly stretched. Worked like a charm. I was concerned it would lose some structural integrity, but it’s gotten me through a year full of swells without issue.

    Sometimes I hate leashes in general, but not as much as swimming back to shore after every wipeout.
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  17. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    News flash kiddo: manufacturers have made "no tangle" leashes for years, spent millions on marketing and r&d. Do something else with your time like engineer airplanes or boats.
  18. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Havnt have much problems with leach tangles

    But I don't wrap my leach around the tail

    And I use a proper knot to tie to surfbort
  19. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    This is really good stuff and I agree.

    I work on ships and what they are doing with synthetic line is wonderful. Weight, elasticity, and circumference are no longer constraints.

    Even at the top level of surfing they are still using gummed out gel straps.

    Leashes can be made to be fibers now...they would last 5-10 years and lighr weight fiber cords would provide almost no hydrodynamic resistance.

    Great post man. Never really thought about this, always just accepted the norm.

    Let's start a business...
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  20. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2013
    dont have this issue and I wrap my leash around the tail - I will say better quality/brand makes a difference ($25-$30 range)... I used to buy cheap back ups ($15 or less) and those I had some tangle issues with but mostly they would break too easily on big swells