REMINDER: Siteowner has no obligation to monitor the Forums. However, Siteowner reserves the right to review the Materials submitted to or posted on the Forums, and remove, delete, redact or otherwise modify such Materials, in its sole discretion and for any reason whatsoever, at any time and from time to time, without notice or further obligation to you. Siteowner has no obligation to display or post any Materials provided by you. Siteowner reserves the right to disclose, at any time and from time to time, any information or Materials that Siteowner deems necessary or appropriate to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, contract obligation, legal or dispute process or government request. To further read the rules and terms of agreement of this Forum, click here.

Topic Options
#2802199 - 06/01/18 08:52 PM FCS “freedom” leash.
Clamsmasha Offline
Gerry Lopez status
**

Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 1250
Loc: Nar
I’ve been running a 6’er in small medium stuff for a couple of months.

Really good.

I like the minimalist ankle bit, it’s very quick to get on/off or adjust.

Has a bit of an engineered stretch going on with the braided leash, so it absorbs the initial shock to a degree, and the psychotic snap-back of urethane is tamed too.

Looks like you can change broken components, they are fastened with fcs grubs.

One downside is that you get a bit of rope burn if you’re doing battle with the board in the impact zone/ pulling weed off the leash under pressure.

https://www.surffcs.com/collections/leashes/products/fcs-freedom-leash
_________________________
https://instagram.com/twinfreaker/

Top
#2802210 - 06/01/18 09:43 PM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
Havoc4k Offline
Gerry Lopez status
***

Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 1095
Loc: in da hood next to paradise
so these r easy to refuckiltate when things break on them?
_________________________
The postings of this user are merely opinion and are posted by the users posting agent who may have different opinions than that of the user

“I think Tomo is with firewire for more than just money. He helped them developed the LFT tech. I think he sincerely believes in the tech” -deforest

“I think the USA "made in america" board builders "marketing" gimmick falls more inline with a cult than the firewire following” -deforest

Top
#2802215 - 06/01/18 10:21 PM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
laidback Offline
Kelly Slater status
**

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 7793
Loc: NOC
Is $45 the going rate for leashes nowadays?
_________________________
Nobody surfs here anymore..........it's too crowded
Women have zero ability to self-analyze when it comes to nagging
shaka

Top
#2802225 - 06/01/18 11:01 PM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
silentbutdeadly Online   content
Duke status
***

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 22298
Loc: Tower 13
The FCS ruined leashes
_________________________
"The size / dimensions don't matter. What does matter is that it's flammable. Because you should set it on fire and get a real surfboard" Witchipoo

Top
#2802242 - 06/01/18 11:37 PM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
manjushri Offline
Billy Hamilton status
*

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 1517
Loc: +62
Seems if the leash doesn't stretch more chance of a board breaking under the lip.

I want to try tho, in comp leash

Top
#2802244 - 06/01/18 11:47 PM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
laidback Offline
Kelly Slater status
**

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 7793
Loc: NOC
Nothing says "freedom" like a leash
_________________________
Nobody surfs here anymore..........it's too crowded
Women have zero ability to self-analyze when it comes to nagging
shaka

Top
#2802250 - 06/02/18 12:04 AM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
Clamsmasha Offline
Gerry Lopez status
**

Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 1250
Loc: Nar
Havoc,
Anything can be refuckulated, but can you Hutchence yourself in the shower with it?. That’s what makes this one special.

Expensive. Yes.

FCS ruined a lot of things, especially their flagship finbox.

Maybe the stretch plays a part in breakage, but I reckon you could do it with no leash at all if you zig when you should zag.

Laidback..haha yes , it’s got a bit of a feminin hygiene note to it, no?
_________________________
https://instagram.com/twinfreaker/

Top
#2802287 - 06/02/18 07:58 AM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
ciscojaws Offline
Michael Peterson status
**

Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 2065
Loc: Beast Coast
My OG FCS leashes gave me a lot of freedom because they snapped on 2’ high tide mush.
_________________________
We'll take the road that leads down to the waterside.

Top
#2802290 - 06/02/18 08:16 AM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
BillyOcean Offline
Rabbitt Bartholomew status
**

Registered: 01/06/17
Posts: 9988
Does this thing tangle less than normal leash? I would pay more for that but other stuff doesn’t really matter to me

Top
#2802294 - 06/02/18 08:29 AM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
GromsDad Offline
Duke status
**

Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 16073
Loc: West of the Atlantic. East of...
Most of the leash failures I've had in recent years have happened at the molded stand off at the cuff. It does look like they have made an improvement in the cuff design. I don't care for the braid over the cord. Someone mentioned rope burn and I could easily see that happening. Also......stretch is good. If the braid limits stretch something else is gonna give like your leash plug or the tail of your board.

Please give me the new cuff with a traditional cord. I'd pay $5 more for that leash than the FCS Essential leashes I've been using.
_________________________
“This is a bad day for the news media. Let’s not kid ourselves,” Toobin said on CNN. “The larger message that a lot of people are going to take from this story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president, and they’re willing to lie to do it.”

Top
#2802308 - 06/02/18 10:11 AM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
Duffy Online   content
Miki Dora status
**

Registered: 04/27/16
Posts: 5382
Loc: Your mom’s house
It’s a fooking leash. Don’t over think it.

Does it tangle? No? Good.

Does it break? No. Good.

We’re done here.
_________________________
“No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn”

- The Wasp

Top
#2802322 - 06/02/18 11:07 AM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
Goodfish Offline
Gerry Lopez status
***

Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 1202
I like the way this Duffy character puts things.
_________________________
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”

Top
#2802385 - 06/02/18 02:38 PM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
000 Offline
Duke status
***

Registered: 02/20/03
Posts: 20408
bunjee cord? High Tensile Over-Braided Nylon Cord

Thinner, lighter & stronger.
Limited over-stretch designed to return to original length.
Reduces tangling and drag

Top
#2802398 - 06/02/18 03:30 PM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
Racer1 Offline
Phil Edwards status
**

Registered: 04/16/14
Posts: 6062
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
I bought in to the hype and got one. It doesn't tangle as much and it pulls through the water different. It doesn't pull on your leg too hard and the board doesn't fly back at you. The one negative is that you can't slide your hand on the leash as you pull your board back to you. I usually like to pull the board hard and then as it's coming back to me, slide my hand down the leash to control direction. I don't know if everybody does this, but with this leash you can't slide it. Just grab one spot and pull it.

Off the bat, I'd say the leash is worth $30 with the cuff and how it feels in the water. Definitely not $45. Now if the leash lasts twice as long as a regular leash, then it's worth $45.

Top
#2802569 - 06/03/18 06:31 AM Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha]
Hopeless Offline
Legend (inyourownmind)

Registered: 09/23/16
Posts: 219
Kudos to FCS for the attempts in innovation. I just don't know if it's appreciably better than a standard polyurethane leash without the "braid".

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >