*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:45 pm 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:31 pm
Posts: 26
Just recently had my kite fly away due to my leash popping off while crashing unhooked. Is there a good leash out there? and who makes it?


{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:02 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:39 pm
Posts: 122
What leash were you using?? I have the slingshot bungee. Not saying it's the best one.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:14 pm 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:31 pm
Posts: 26
i was using a mystic leash. ive had naish and slingshot and they all tend to open up after a handful of sessions


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:36 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:27 am
Posts: 2048
Location: Ford Lake, Michigan
ShredThaGnar wrote:
Just recently had my kite fly away due to my leash popping off while crashing unhooked. Is there a good leash out there? and who makes it?


if u peel back the cloth and look underneath there is usually some 3mm dyneema or spectra which is rated at about 2,500 pounds. I have snapped leashes two or three times when I look at it afterward it's usually because there is wear near the quick release. It would be nice if they put some 5mm dyneema underneath rated at about 5,000, but I don't know of any leashes that make them that strong. You can probably prevent leashes from snapping if you replace them at the same time you replace your kite lines. You can't see the wear because it's covered. It's good exercise chasing your kite, but like you I prefer not to do it. I would like to replace one of these 3mm dyneema lines with 5mm and sew back on the cloth covering, but don't have a leash design that will fit thru the QR's that I am using right now. I am tempted to make my own leash from scratch, buy the QR, dyneema, and sew on some elastic and cloth.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:45 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:24 pm
Posts: 556
Location: Utah ish
Broken a bunch of leashes, it seems more about wear and age then the manufacturer, in many cases. Also seems most of the broken leashes I have witnessed were older then a year or two, sun faded,salt caked etc.

I currently use the 2014 North leash it has a cover over the hook so you don't get fish hooked through the hand, the hook is covered with a nice float that makes it hard or impossible to unhook/ release by accident and keeps it neat in the water a simple easy to grab release and corrosion resistant hard ware..

I try and replace mine twice a year or more and have not yet broken a North leash, although I am sure some one has.

Good luck.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:19 am 
Offline
Rare Poster

Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:21 pm
Posts: 19
Slingshot have not worked for me three leash this past to months have broked :(


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:12 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:47 am
Posts: 320
Location: Oklahoma
This one is tested(see video) and priced low:

http://switchkites.com/kiteleashv2.html

Don't think there is a better deal out there.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:01 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:36 am
Posts: 8395
Location: Oahu
I cant say which is the strongest but I have towed making them plane both stranded snorklers and swimmers with my naish leash. Though I'm sure its not supposed to be able to do that..


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:05 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:14 am
Posts: 324
For me flexifoil has the best one. A nice feature is the swivel. Ive found out when you pass a lot the bar in the same direction other leashes get undone because of this, not if you have a swivel.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Who makes the strongest leash
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:24 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:30 am
Posts: 299
Location: In the search for wind
I like the mystic ones.

Had mine for 2 years and no worries.
Image


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Guttorm, magic%20Ed, Okinawa Kiter, windsuks and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group