After 20 years, FCS has come out with a revolutionary design for surfboard leashes, or so they say. Introducing the Freedom Leash – thinner, lighter, and stronger than any other cord in the market.
FCS who also pioneered removable fins explained that though there’s nothing wrong with the leashes available today, they believe that they can do a pretty good job of improving it.
“As the cord is such an integral part of this product, it was here the design process started,” the company said. “The cord used in the new FCS Freedom Leash is something new entirely, both visually and by the way it’s constructed. It’s a high tensile nylon yarn which is braided over an internal PU cord.”
Moreover, the Freedom Leash is not just durable, it also “reduces the amount of tangling and drag, ultimately giving the surfer more freedom to perform at their best.”
So does the “game-changing” leggy deliver on all these promises? According to the guys at Stab, it does!
“After bailing on a few four-foot sets, my ankle never felt like it was about to get ripped off. As well as the leash not snapping, the ‘no give’ thing was a real positive, my board never felt like it was going to slingshot back at me.” – Shinya
“My expectations were that, due to lack of elasticity of this rope, I was going to feel some pain in the likely event that I fell. I did. However, merely marginally more than the typical rope and only on the wildest beat-downs.” – Rick
“Normally, leashes are tough to coil up in your hand between your car boot and surf, but this rope-like cord is easily coiled up into a tight little circle.” – Jake
FCS’s Freedom Leash comes in four colors – black, blue, orange, and charcoal/gold – and retails for $45.
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