> I just saw a picture of the reel leash. It looks like it would it
> would be good for one direction only. Doesn't it cause a strange pull
> or get in the way after the jibe?
NOT AT ALL!! It's so unobtrusive that the first few times I was using it
I'd suddenly freak out, realizing there was no pull of the leash dragging in
the water, & quickly look down & go "WHEW!!". In other words, it has LESS
pull than a regular leash dragging in the water. It IS fastened to one hip,
& the only time I notice it is when I wrap my harness the wrong way around
my rolled up kite, & it's tough to fit in the bag.
When I first skimmed your above text, I thought you were meaning for
directionals only, which reminded me to point out that it does work great
with twintip/wake style boards also.