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Old 03-07-2008, 11:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone have experience with those leashes with the 3 digit combo lock built in?

Worth it over a $6 regular leash?
you're better off just buying a lock and keeping it in your jacket pocket
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the only time my board ever went flying down the hill was when on a really cold day one of my crap old sims bindings broke and i fell and the other one ripped of the board. A leash wouldnt have helped then since the bindings were still atached to my feet.
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah just buy a small lock and key.I bought one og those combination locks and for some reason couldnt open the lock after taking a break,so I had to chew the lock off. yes chew...
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
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lol @laz. you chewed it off? aren't those things made out of like high-tensile steel wiring?, i just took those words and smashed em together if you didnt notice .

now that we're on bad run-away board experiences i recall a couple kids over in mammoth thinking it would be cool to not wear the leashes on the rental click ins. OOPS BIG MISTAKE! the clicks come undone they eat shit and the board goes flying down the hill; nails some old lady in the ankle and snaps her ankle. kids get suspended for a while. serves them right for not listening to the rental rules
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the only time my board ever went flying down the hill was when on a really cold day one of my crap old sims bindings broke and i fell and the other one ripped of the board. A leash wouldnt have helped then since the bindings were still atached to my feet.
damn, one broke and the other ripped of the board? sounds like a pretty shitty setup you were riding, no offense.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:15 AM   #16 (permalink)
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they ONLY time i have ever seen a run away plank was when someone fell over whilst carrying it; in which case a leash wouldn't have been in use anyways.

the idea of the leash was born from ignorance and its suggestion of being 'necessary' is perpetuated by skiers!

point is, when riding your average hill it serves no purpose. when off piste; being more vulnerable to avalanche, it creates a problem, because if a slab lets go, you need to get rid of your board and a leash is just another thing to have to undo to try save your life.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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only time i would use a leash is with flow bindings. i remembert i had the original flows and they were really clunky, so i couldnt put a leash on laces. i was going down the hill and i hit some ice and fell and started sliding. i was somehow sliding on my back, going head first and both flows came unlatched. luckily i managed to catch up to my board and stop it. this probly probably isnt as big a deal now with better designs and stuff.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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only time i would use a leash is with flow bindings. i remembert i had the original flows and they were really clunky, so i couldnt put a leash on laces. i was going down the hill and i hit some ice and fell and started sliding. i was somehow sliding on my back, going head first and both flows came unlatched. luckily i managed to catch up to my board and stop it. this probly probably isnt as big a deal now with better designs and stuff.
goin' with the flow(s).
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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damn, one broke and the other ripped of the board? sounds like a pretty shitty setup you were riding, no offense.
Have you ever seen a really old school sims board
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flows make me wretch

anything that necessitates the use of a leash should be banned and burned
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