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Old 07-12-2009   #1
 
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Paddle leash? yay or Nay

On class 4 and - is it a bad idea to have a paddle leash? I mean 400 bucks seams like something you want attached to you as long as it doesn't get hung up. So is it a bad desicion safety wise to have one?

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Old 07-12-2009   #2
 
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absolutely not... no how, no way. HUGE safety issue with this... I can only imagine a situation where you swim and as you're exiting the boat your arm or leg become entangled in the mess
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yeah thats what i thought so I best not swim or hold on to my paddle
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Old 07-12-2009   #4
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please dont use a leash
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Just a quick thought... how many people do you see kayaking with a leash on their paddle.
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DON'T!

A leash might be usefull in really flat water, but if its flatwater your paddle won't go very far.
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Just a quick thought... how many people do you see kayaking with a leash on their paddle.

thats why i posted this thread because I saw someone using one and I never saw them before that. But yeah I can see how easy it would be to become entangled in it
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Widespread,

Are you retarded?

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Old 07-13-2009   #9
 
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No leash..

If you can try to hold on your paddle or toss it to shore if possible while swimming, but ditch it fast if you are in trouble.
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Maybe you could make a breakable leash... but by the time it is breakable enough to be safe, it is pointless.
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