- Oct 1, 2002Bought a reel leash (NSI "oceanus") a few months back. The first time
the board did a submarine impression the leash broke. It seems a nice
enough design, but the webbing is really weak -- too weak.
So I tried to fix it. I sewed some 100kg spectra to the webbing. It
was flat enough to fit in the casing and reel out through the bars.
But for some reason as soon as I tightened the case a little it would
not reel back in properly.
After fiddling around with it I pulled the entire reel out of the
case. And now I can't get the center pin back in. The springs have
moved away from the center (if you have played with these things then
you will know what I mean).
I feel like a bit of a looser, not being able to put it back
I can manage fine without the leash, but I would like to use it in the
winter. I don't want to be body dragging upwind in near freezing water
My questions: has anybody opened the core of one of these reel leashes
to get at the coils?
Are there suitable webbing replacements?
Are the folk at NSI helpful?
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