Looking into waist leashes. What waist leashes are you all using? And why do you like them?
I use a kite reel leash attached to a belt, or to my shorts/seat harness. Love it, keeps leash out of my feet and away from foil
I’ve been using the Leashlok waist leash for several years. last year the fitting broke, but I’m hand-tying my leashes anyway so no big deal. That said, I wouldn’t recommend it. The sticky part of the velco faces out and is abrading my wetsuit arm, which is a bummer.
The NSI wingsurf waist leash is what I would buy if shopping today
I’ve not tried any big waves but isn’t that when you want/need a leash?
I’d be worried about leash dragging me into a somersaulting tumbler together with a 30kg board with a sharp foil on.
What do you think? Not likely to happen?
I have never had the leash drag me into the board. Sometimes the board is dragging me by the leash when a wave catches it - if the board flips over, it drags me pretty good. But mostly I come up and the board is floating there nearby waiting for me.
Larsb, we’re talking about wing foiling, not efoils so the weight is more like 6-10kg and you don’t get dragged.
If you’re surfing around others you have to wear a leash and for wing foiling your board blows away faster than you can swim.
But no, efoils don’t seem to need leashes at least from my limited experience.
Right, i guessed the efoil wouldn’t need one.
I’m using an Armstrong waist leash on my wing and a standard surf leash on my ankle/board. The Armstong comes with a quick release that accidentally released on me (twice) so I took it off. I didn’t realize it had released once and I turned around in horror to see the wing floating away. Luckily I was in shallow water and the wind didn’t pick it up or it would be on its way to the UK.