One of these issues was that the clip would involuntarily unclipped itself from the calf leash through the motion of paddling, often without the paddler even knowing. When paddlers fell off their craft, they were left in the dangerous position of becoming separated from their craft.
Years of leash-fails inspired the Vaikobi design team to develop a 100% reliable, easy to use, 2-piece surf ski leash, which is available to purchase at Vaikobi stockists or at vaikobi.com
Tested by paddling athletes in a range of conditions; Vaikobi’s new surf ski leash is set to change the game for ocean paddlers who demand reliable, safe and comfortable equipment.
“Most paddlers agree that a 2-piece design is the easiest kind of surf leash to clip on and off.” says Vaikobi product designer and self-confessed ocean addict Bart Milczarczyk. “This is because you can set up your calf strap perfectly on shore, then once you’re on the water and holding your paddle in one hand, you can easily clip on with just one hand.”
There have been a number of instances where paddlers have accidentally disconnected their 2-piece leash when the clip wriggles its way off the metal ring that is connected to the leash. There has been an inherent problem with the ring and hook system used in this design.
Vaikobi has taken this problem and worked hard to solve it, with a clip system that stays attached to the leash 100% of the time. The Vaikobi 2-piece clip system leverages the strength of a 500kg high-load stainless clip, with the added functionality of a gate-end that will not unclip, no matter the level of leg movement or interference.
“We’re really excited about the Vaikobi 2-piece surf ski leash, and we know it’s going to become one of the most important parts of our customers’ paddling equipment.” ends Pat Langley.
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If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.
WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.