> I used a Reel Leash for about 4-5 months, perhaps 30-40 days, and
broke it ...
> I had a 1 1/2" black webbing
> strap sewn across the back or butt side of my DaKine Fusion
harness, about 4"
> above the lateral hold down strap. This strap allow me to velcro
> Leash to the cross strap, which allowed the Reel Leash housing to
> to side about 6-8" ... I broke the house plastic bars which hold
Don't you think maybe it broke because of your custom attachment
> Now all I need to do is fix or replace the broken Reel Leash.
Have you contacted NorthShoreInc.com? If they'll only honor their 90
day warranty, they may at least give you a great deal on a
I will contact NorthShoreInc.com and see what they will do. As for my method
of attachment, I think that some stress is possibly enhanced, while other
situations some stress is reduced due to the ability of the Reel Leash to
slide or move to absorb some of the high impact or stress from crashes or
drags that causes the various housing or connection parts to fail. While the
Reel Leash is a great idea, with energy absorbing features that make it
unique, it seems that the Reel Leash still does have some weak spots or
details that seem to have repetitive failures, similiar to what I have
experienced, according to other postings I have read. The bottom line is to
kite without a leash and just use the Reel Leash or any leash in special
situations where it is desireable to be connected, such as in surf or kelp,
or rocky shorelines, rescues, etc.
Everyone should learn how to body drag to your board. Its not difficult
and a needed skill if your leash breaks anyway......