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post Sep 18 2005, 01:25 PM
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I have not seen many locals using a board leash. I am new and if I could keep my board next to me when re-launching and after I dump, I would get much more time on the water. I find myself chasing my board and in some instances it ends up on land while I attempt to re-launch. When this occurs I land/crash the kite to go get the board, which causes my lines get twisted. See where most of my time is spent! :x

I know these problems are just a learning curve and will go away with time on the water and getting familiar with my equipment. If I didn't fall, I would not lose my board. I am not a real patient person and I spend so much time chasing my board it is frustrating. I am sure not many use the leash to avoid getting clocked by the board when you fall. I am not real keen on wearing a helmet because chicks don’t dig it! :wink:

If it is not safe to use the leash 100% of the time, what about just when I am walking out and after I fall attaching it?

My concern of just using it for the above question is where should I attach the leash when I am riding?

Any recommendations from you seasoned veterans?
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bestkiter
post Aug 2 2006, 01:49 AM
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QUOTE(robbie duck)
bestkiter don't feel so bad, I lost my $800 board as well. I was riding for many hours, pooped and winded in deep water and overpowered bodydragging back to my board was not an option. Between staying away from shore and swimmers I now preffer not to go out to far into deep waters for those reasons. Two adjustments I made instead of a leash are a lifejacket incase I have to dump the kite and swim after my board, and bicycle tubing for heel straps to keep the board on my feet. I hope our losses helps future riders avoid the pain of losing their $800 board. P.S If you see somebody far away from their board, and your skill is there try and help them out. People have done it for me and I will continue to do it for others.


Hey Robbi Duck... Thanks for the tip with the tires... Cool idea. I just saw the bandaid repairs for wakeboard bindings and that is what they used... I am also looking for a lifejacket but can't find a good one.

The biggest tip to help not lose a board is...

DO NOT BUY A BLACK BOARD WITH BLACK BINDINGS ! ! !

They are not easy to find in darker water and little waves :-(

Greetings from Germany. Will be in California next week tongue.gif
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