Wednesday, October 10, 2012

APPLIED SCIENCES: How to Choose & Install a Bodyboard Leash

APPLIED SCIENCES: How to Choose & Install a Bodyboard Leash

  Bodyboard leashes have come a long way in the past 25 years.  There used to be a time when bodyboard leashes were nothing more that shortened surfing straight leashes.  They were clumsy, and tangled fairly easily.  Fortunately, as with all bodyboard equipment, we have seen some rather dynamic advances in leash technology...coiled wrist leashes as well as the development of coiled bicep leashes, stronger polyeurethane chord material, more durable/comfortable neoprene padding, the addition of brass swivel points, etc.  If you're trying to choose a leash but aren't sure which will work best for you, check out this video from Jay Reale at to help point you in the right direction:

  After you have selected your leash, you're going to need to know how to install your leash.  Watch this video to learn how:

  Over time, you will develop your own preferences for what type of leash you like to use, where you like your leash placed on your board, and what variation of method you prefer for installing your leash.  As you progress as a bodyboarder, being able to select and assemble your own equipment is going to become increasingly important.These basic video instructions are a great starting point.  Good luck, have fun with it, and enjoy!  I'll see you out in the water...YEEEWWW!!!


  1. Very interesting, Jackson. Nice and informative site!

    1. What i dont understand is why he didnt heat the screwdriver first?!