Dry Rotted Leashes

Ranga

Gerry Lopez status
Dec 31, 2008
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I have some boards in the tropics that I don't ride except on on surf trips down there. The leashes only seem to last about 6 months before they dry rot and reliability becomes highly questionable and at this spot a lost board, best case, means generally severe and repetitive rock bashing.

I like the ding repair guy, but not trying to out his kids through college. Any tricks to getting more life out of them?

I usually buy the DaKine thickies. Thanks!
 
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hackeysaky

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Dec 19, 2002
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What component is dry rotting? Urethane cord, nylon rail-saver, nylon cuff, or neoprene portion of the cuff?

A good rinse with fresh water and storage in the shade should hinder decay.

If all else fails and you continue to have these issues, leashes don't take up much space in a carry-on; could always bring a freshie or two with you on your travels.
 

Chocki

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Feb 18, 2007
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I’d bring some fresh DaKines and stock out the loc dogs with em when you bail.

Or 303 as mentioned and every once in a while give the ends a good fresh water soak to really get the salt out of the nylon.