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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2809195
06/17/18 02:15 AM
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My standard one took a few bigger swells to straighten out but nothing out of the ordinary. Maybe yours was on display in the sun. I always hang them straight when not in use.

Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2809213
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I wonder if it works well with the new Futures Leash Plug.

Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2809237
06/17/18 05:31 AM
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Looks like the freedom is when it breaks


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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Racer1] #2809244
06/17/18 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: Racer1

I've had my freedom leash for less than one month and used it about 12-15 sessions total.


Same here. Mine broke exactly like yours at the 4th session. Looks like the attachment design is faulty: when a leash breaks at the attachment point, it means they are badly designed. A good design will break in the cord, showing that the attachment were stronger than the cord.

It is too bad, it is a good leash: does not tangle, comfy, and most importantly impervious to fin cuts. But with the current design, treat it as a 5mm comp leash, do not use in more than shoulder-high surf.

Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Duffy] #2809270
06/17/18 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: Duffy
Originally Posted By: sd_101
CI hex leashes are where its at.


I cant get mine to unkink. Been hanging weights on them for a month and they still have the kinks in them from the packaging.



The proper way to straighten a leash is to put the cord part in boiling water for 2 or 3 minutes. I don't know why this works but it does.

No it will not weaken the cord. Mine (DaKine, Creatures, FCS) still break at the atatchment.


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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2809369
06/17/18 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: Duffy
Originally Posted By: sd_101
CI hex leashes are where its at.


I cant get mine to unkink. Been hanging weights on them for a month and they still have the kinks in them from the packaging.



The proper way to straighten a leash is to put the cord part in boiling water for 2 or 3 minutes. I don't know why this works but it does.

No it will not weaken the cord. Mine (DaKine, Creatures, FCS) still break at the atatchment.




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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2809477
06/18/18 02:40 AM
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Anybody else surf without a leash a majority of the time? I try not to wear one if at all possible, and when I do, they drive me nuts. Yes my boards get dinged up and yes I swim a lot.


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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: youcantbeserious] #2809534
06/18/18 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted By: youcantbeserious
Anybody else surf without a leash a majority of the time? I try not to wear one if at all possible, and when I do, they drive me nuts. Yes my boards get dinged up and yes I swim a lot.


So core!


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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2809551
06/18/18 01:17 PM
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Hipsterific!!!!


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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2809591
06/18/18 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
If they would invent a leash that doesn't end up underfoot during late takeoffs I'd buy it.


XM tangle free leashes. Been surfing them for 5 plus years. Durable and stay out of your feet.

Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2809880
06/19/18 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: Duffy
Originally Posted By: sd_101
CI hex leashes are where its at.


I cant get mine to unkink. Been hanging weights on them for a month and they still have the kinks in them from the packaging.



The proper way to straighten a leash is to put the cord part in boiling water for 2 or 3 minutes. I don't know why this works but it does.

No it will not weaken the cord. Mine (DaKine, Creatures, FCS) still break at the atatchment.


Just did this. It works.

37 years of surfing, how did I not know this?


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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Clamsmasha] #2809911
06/19/18 09:22 AM
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Works with old telephone cords too. Shape-memory.


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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: 000] #2809919
06/19/18 10:33 AM
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i want a wireless leash, like my mouse


your phone.

Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Clayster] #2809938
06/19/18 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: Clayster
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
If they would invent a leash that doesn't end up underfoot during late takeoffs I'd buy it.


XM tangle free leashes. Been surfing them for 5 plus years. Durable and stay out of your feet.


Any noticeable drag from the slider?

I once tied a little piece of nylon cord to my leash to make a drogue specifically to slow my board down.


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Re: FCS freedom leash. [Re: Duffy] #2809951
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Originally Posted By: Duffy
Originally Posted By: Clayster
Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
If they would invent a leash that doesn't end up underfoot during late takeoffs I'd buy it.


XM tangle free leashes. Been surfing them for 5 plus years. Durable and stay out of your feet.


Any noticeable drag from the slider?

I once tied a little piece of nylon cord to my leash to make a drogue specifically to slow my board down.


I haven't noticed any.

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