Piece of shit! Actually, the SURF NUT sold by Naish in Hawaii is not a completely bad unit. Sure, there have been minor complaints about sand, but some of you live on rocky coasts. I make sure I rinse mine. The part - I should have seen it! - is the ferdampt fricking little dog leash hook.
The son of dog shit let go about 800M out in the Atlantic this afternoon. Now my mutiant - style HAMMER board with the Koch straps and pretty UP stickers is now floating away. (the wind switched from due side shore to side/offshore and kicked from 15/20mph to 20+)
G o d D a m m i t !
I started to do the hand-out-drag routine but the board was purple/brown...straps black... There's no way I'd see it in that mild chop - especially maybe even upside down. I hate shit that wasn't thought out and especially since I should have seen the defect myself!
A few minutes after I got back to the shop I changed the dog leash clip to a proper damn marine fastener. I don't dislike the concept of a reel leash. In fact I like it compared to the old ankle leashes I've worn for years surfing. I'll continue to use it - I just won't ever forgive it for tossing away a really good board.