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FCS “freedom” leash. #2802199
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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

Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802210
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so these r easy to refuckiltate when things break on them?


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Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802215
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Is $45 the going rate for leashes nowadays?


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Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802225
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The FCS ruined leashes


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Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802242
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Seems if the leash doesn't stretch more chance of a board breaking under the lip.

I want to try tho, in comp leash

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Nothing says "freedom" like a leash


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Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802250
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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?

Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802287
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My OG FCS leashes gave me a lot of freedom because they snapped on 2’ high tide mush.


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Does this thing tangle less than normal leash? I would pay more for that but other stuff doesn’t really matter to me

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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.


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Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802308
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It’s a fooking leash. Don’t over think it.

Does it tangle? No? Good.

Does it break? No. Good.

We’re done here.


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I like the way this Duffy character puts things.


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bunjee cord? High Tensile Over-Braided Nylon Cord

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

Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802398
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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.

Re: FCS “freedom” leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2802569
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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".

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