How To Tie A Leash String To Your Surfboard
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Ever wondered how to tie a leash string to your surfboard? Follow these 4 easy steps for a comprehensive explanation on how to securely fasten that little guy on there. Even better, watch our “How To” video below.
- Leash String
4 Easy Steps
Step 1: Prep your leash string
Start with a parachute cord (anything similar, shoelace, etc) that is about 10 inches in length. Anything shorter you won’t be able to fit your leash through the loop.
Burn the ends so it does not come un-woven. It will also be easier to tie knots this way. Steve likes to use pink so the babes can recognize him from the beach.
Step 2: Tie Knot
Take the two ends and tie an overhand knot. Push the end through the loop. Pull tight, all the way down to the bottom so that the loop is big.
Step 3: Attach leash string to surfboard
Take the loop end and push it through the leash plug.
Sometimes this will be difficult, so use a fin key or something on hand to help push it through.
Pull the loop out, open loop, push knot through and pull tight.
Step 4: Attach Leash
Now it’s ready for the leash. Undo the velcro on leash, push through loop till knot sets in bottom. Apply velcro.
Make sure the loop isn’t too long. This way the rail saver to hit the rail all the way around, keeping your board safe from bashing.
You’re all set. It would be a wise decision to always have an extra leash string in your car, tied to your boardbag, around your wrist, in your friends’ cars, in your house, and anywhere you may need one in case you get a new board or in any event. The leash string is elusive!