a leash tip

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Surfnfish, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

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    observing a pro in HI during a shared south shore session, asked why he was wearing his leash on his forward, not trailing foot...'less tangles, less trailing drag''

    flash forward 7 years, coming back from hip replacement, put the leash on the forward foot to avoid strain on the trailing/repaired hip. Zero problems, end of occasional rear foot tangle, less dragging. Buddy tried it, now he's a fan as well.

    just an FYI, your results may vary
     
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  2. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

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  3. deemce

    deemce Active Member

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    Doesn't your back foot end up standing on the leash?
     
  4. davey

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    Ha, I thought only kooks did this!!
     
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  5. kclibman

    kclibman Active Member

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    100% thought the body of the first post was going to just be "Don't."
     
  6. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

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    nope...and rarely get the common leash tangle the back foot can experience

    won't work, however, for those who are highly sensitive to not looking cool
     
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  7. davey

    davey Member

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    Geez, leash on the front foot, wax on the bottom of the board, are you okay??
     
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  8. Macilious

    Macilious Active Member

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    Leash on the front foot... You're pullin my leg!

    - Dad humor
     
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  9. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

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    doing about as well as a beat to crap elder still paddling out regularly in the cold PNW could hope to be, appreciate your asking...

    see you're down under...love West Oz...90's visits with my good mate Ross Gray at his Margaret River house...winter sessions at Margie's, Boatie's, the Bombie..runs up to North Point, south to a rifling point break 10 klicks of beach driving to get to...awesome place and folks, my fave of all the places around this globe I have been fortunate to experience...
     
  10. GETWET

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    Tried the leash on the front foot. I am a regular foot.
    Works great so far!
     

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