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.