The Oceanus Quick-Release EEL Retractable Reel Board Leash is the latest and most versatile reel model with a quick release function. It is a proven board leash system that won't hinder kiteboarding and rides very much the same as being leash-free with the peace of mind of knowing you are connected. The reel leash is an extremely durable, lightweight retractable system designed for use in a fresh or saltwater environment.
The quick release function allows a separation between the webbing loop where it attaches onto your harness and the leash itself via an oversized plastic buckle. This is very handy when you want to leave the leash with your twintip but keep using your harness without the extra bulk (for example when switching between your twintip and a surf board, race board, foil board). It also acts as a safety feature in dire straits if you ever really needed to separate yourself from your board completely with the leash connected to the board.
The reel leash is a lightweight plastic housing that contains a stainless steel spring and spool of webbing connected to a snap hook. The mouth of the housing where the webbing feeds through is re-enforced from the inside making it more durable. A high-strength webbing strap is attached to the top of the board by the fin screws and a 30-inch rope extension is run through the ring on the webbing strap. The snap hook, rated at 270 pounds, attaches to the 30-inch rope extension. The rope extension allows the reel to not be under any tension during normal riding or use and only provide the tensions and reeling action when you are separated from the board.
Safer than traditional tubular, fixed-length leashes, the reel leash will allow the board and rider to seperate but provide enough torque from the spring system to control/eliminate slack and reduce the risk of the board shooting back toward the kiter. The Oceanus Quick-Release EEL Retractable Reel Board Leash is all about quality, enjoyment, and peace of mind of the ride. Superior is appearance, performance, and safety, the reel leash is a clean, common sense, and sophisticated approach to keeping the kiteboarder connected. If you're going to use a board leash...this is the only choice!