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Board lesh anyone ride with them?

Postby badmrfrosty » Sat May 12, 2007 8:52 pm

I saw some with a retractable leash... any thoughts for a beginner. I hate spending 10mins trying to get my board when I wreck. I only have so much time one the water due to conditions, energy and would like to maximize it.

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Postby prayfawind27 » Sat May 12, 2007 9:01 pm

It’s very dangerous using the board leash, that thing can turn your board into a torpedo ,I have a 4 year old scare on my back now from it and I know someone that bust open his head from it. Just devote 30 minutes out of your session to learn how to retrieve your board with the kite it’s super easy.If you're still going to use the board leash better wear a helmet

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Postby HelldogBE » Sat May 12, 2007 9:09 pm

I think all the people that have used boardleashes beyond the stage of being a beginner have died!! get rid of it while u can

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Postby badmrfrosty » Sat May 12, 2007 9:17 pm

I can get the board it just can be tiring and time consuming.....

so bad idea
http://www.kiteworld.net/shop/index.php?shop=1&cat=88

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Postby prayfawind27 » Sat May 12, 2007 9:30 pm

badmrfrosty wrote:I can get the board it just can be tiring and time consuming.....

so bad idea
http://www.kiteworld.net/shop/index.php?shop=1&cat=88
If you're getting tired and taking a long time to get your board during board retrieveal then you're doing something wrong. My advice to you when you buy that board leash is buy a helemt too, you will need it sooner or later.
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Postby badmrfrosty » Sat May 12, 2007 9:36 pm

I think I'll just skip the leash. Zero chance of me wearing a helmet....

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Postby tungsten222 » Sat May 12, 2007 9:40 pm

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Postby Newbiediary » Sat May 12, 2007 10:55 pm

badmrfrosty wrote:Zero chance of me wearing a helmet....
y'r too cool to wear a helmet right?

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Postby s29feb » Sat May 12, 2007 11:06 pm

badmrfrosty wrote:I think I'll just skip the leash. Zero chance of me wearing a helmet....
DIK!

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Postby mx5alan » Sun May 13, 2007 12:33 am

prayfawind27 wrote:It’s very dangerous using the board leash, that thing can turn your board into a torpedo ,I have a 4 year old scare on my back now from it and I know someone that bust open his head from it. Just devote 30 minutes out of your session to learn how to retrieve your board with the kite it’s super easy.If you're still going to use the board leash better wear a helmet
posted this link sometime ago but its always a good reminder why not to use a leash

If you really want to see why you dont want to use a leash...
http://www.instructables.com/id/E1GJJF4DAYES9J4X86/

WARNING: graphic images of injury on steps 2, 3, and 4

wearing a helmet.... The guy on the linked page WAS wearing a helmet.


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