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Postby murdoc » Mon Jul 15, 2002 4:37 pm

hey guys ..
in a german forum, there's a discussion about boardleashes & helmets ...

how do you (over there in ???) do it?
u use boardleashes?
which ones? (elastic/stiff/reel)

and do you wear a helmet when using a boardleash?

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Postby mike » Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:14 pm

Ever since I got 3 stitches on my forehead from the board slingshoting back to me during a wipe out, I wear a helmet and use a retractable leash.

The reel leash did reduce considerably the slingshoting effect of the board but I still enjoy the extra safety of the helmet since I usually ride in on-side-on shore conditions with small waves.

The ideal would be to ride leash-less with or without a helmet but that's not always possible and it very much depends on your local conditions.

That's my opinion anyway.


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