RE: [ksurfschool] Reel Leash Extended Mileage Report
- At 11.29 08/06/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Mel,I don't know if Mel is talking about this reel leash, but I found this one
>Can you point us to a retailer?
>Is reel leash the brand name?
>Searching only found the dog type reel leashes... Did you adapt one of
on the net:
- Geppy Piloni <pilonig@...> wrote:
> I don't know if Mel is talking about this reel leash, but I found this oneThat's the one!! That website has all the distributor contact info, so you
> on the net:
can ask them for your nearest dealer.
- 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? In the picture it is installed near
the right hip.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., Mel <kitebord@p...> wrote:
> It still functions like new, even though I've been VERY careful to
> neglect it in every way possible (sandy water in shorepound,
> falling on it in dry sand while it's still wet, dropping my whole
> kite/bar/harness bundle Reel side down, never rinsing it, not even
> salt water, let alone fresh water, etc....).
> I forgot to include this in my twin-tip comments:
> Having now used the Reel Leash with a twin tip myself, I can
> vouch for its perfect function (even better than on a directional).
- <eric_george@...> wrote:
> I just saw a picture of the reel leash. It looks like it would itNOT AT ALL!! It's so unobtrusive that the first few times I was using it
> would be good for one direction only. Doesn't it cause a strange pull
> or get in the way after the jibe?
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.