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beccam
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:52 am

A friend suggested getting a board lead and attach it to the back of my harness, as I am sometimes concerned about loosing my board. My friend doesn't have one and didn't give ne any note information. Does anyone use one and are they any good or do they get in the way?
Blast
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:58 am

Grabs popcorn, pulls chair up!


No don't do it!
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tadaska
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:50 am

Saved my board many times. Wouldn't advise to use it until you had a few sessions and gained some basic kite control skills. If get yanked by the kite the board can come back in your face. But if you feel confident it wont happen then it might save you buying a new board and lets you practice your upwind, turns and your general lawn-mowing skills without added fear of losing the board if you fall off. A helmet is a good idea I guess but I never bothered.
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:58 am

The point at which you no longer want a board leash is probably the point were one might be useful! Then I'd probably go with a reel jobby ad only in surf sometimes perhaps LOL.

At present just don't do it learn a good body drag its still summer its not that hard, or buy one of those dreadful looking go joe thingys (all the kool kids have one to go with their go pro's)
Too Much Wind
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:17 pm

beccam wrote:A friend suggested getting a board lead and attach it to the back of my harness, as I am sometimes concerned about loosing my board. My friend doesn't have one and didn't give ne any note information. Does anyone use one and are they any good or do they get in the way?
Why would you want to attach a metal as heavy as lead to your board or harness? :roll:

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sunrise
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:10 pm

Have a look here
https://store-gb.oceanrodeo.com/p/13212/

No risk of board flying back at you
beccam
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Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:17 am

Thank you very much for all of your advice. After a bit more research and your advice, I'm not going anywhere near board leads. I think for the moment I am going to leave it as my body drag and kite control are OK, it will give me more chance if perfecting them if I have to keep getting my board!
P-Ride
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Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:30 pm

As someone who has recently progressed to intermediate, I can't recommend a GoJoe enough.

I couldn't care less what anyone thinks; if I come off, I can spot my board from 200m, rather than 5m.

You still have to learn to upwind bodydrag - which is a really fun, satisfying technique - but without worrying about losing sight of your board.
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Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:52 am

P-Ride wrote:As someone who has recently progressed to intermediate, I can't recommend a GoJoe enough.

I couldn't care less what anyone thinks; if I come off, I can spot my board from 200m, rather than 5m.

You still have to learn to upwind bodydrag - which is a really fun, satisfying technique - but without worrying about losing sight of your board.
Wheres the /like button?
Good attitude - the force is with this one :P
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