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ChaseTMP

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Apr 6, 2014
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The honeymoon has ended and I want to throw my Creatures Superlite comp in the river. The hook and loop barely stays closed and now it's determined to wrap around my ankle as soon as I think about spinning around to catch a wave.

I have several used FCS leashes around (the basic ones, not the POS Freedom), but I may be taking out my new 6'0 Ghost out tomorrow if the wind cooperates and see how the board feels. I'm not opposed for putting a freshie on the Ghost for its maiden voyage, plus the hook and loop on my my old FCS are all pretty tired and not up for staying stuck.

I bought one of the Da Kine Kaimana Pro Comp leashes a while back and it was perfectly mediocre. I was comparing it initially to the Creatures which was so much lighter I felt underwhelmed with the Da Kine. That's on my kid's board now.

I may go grab a new comp leash and a normal (non comp) for the Ghost. What are people liking? My Creatures had top honors for me going on four months, but it's not playing nice anymore.
 

MathDebater

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Apr 13, 2016
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I know this isn’t helpful given what you’ve say said but I’m loving the full line of creatures leashes. My comp is getting a little curly but it’s well over a year. Velcro is still very solid. Definitely my favorite leashes right now.
 

ChaseTMP

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I know this isn’t helpful given what you’ve say said but I’m loving the full line of creatures leashes. My comp is getting a little curly but it’s well over a year. Velcro is still very solid. Definitely my favorite leashes right now.
Not a Superlite comp? I was recommending the one I had to anyone that would listen, but I think it's only been 4-5 months and now the thing is a turd.
 

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Not a Superlite comp? I was recommending the one I had to anyone that would listen, but I think it's only been 4-5 months and now the thing is a turd.
I’m not totally sure, but it’s definitely the thinnest and lightest of the comp leashes I’ve had.
 
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Aruka

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I like the o&e leashes i have right now. The comp ones compare favorably to creatures but they seem stronger. I like the ci hex cord as well. Less tanglea perhaps. My standard one lasted a year and then velcro started going, which for me is pretty good since i usually break them before a year is up. For big waves hotline have treated me well.
 
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I bought directly from stay covered, they’re in Oceanside. Had a bad experience with the leashes though. Liked the fit and finish but the Velcro ripped off duck diving waves just from the white wash hitting my ankle on a 6’ day. Never had that happen before.
 

hotCheetos

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Normally I've had good luck with creatures but just had the leash string that came with the leash tear and my boar got smashed on the rocks. not stoked. I still like them but I'd rec using something else even though the leash string looks sturdy. I got a deal on a bunch of dakines so i'll be rotating those in shortly, even the thicker big wave one for my ghost. I will not swim in!
 
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sdsrfr

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+1 hex. dunno maybe they tangle less, I like the cuff. my old comp stretched a bunch but still going strong.
 
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vanrysss

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Get a leash for each board and the velcro won't go as quick. :unsure:
Also don't wrap them around your fins.
 
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