How To Fit a SUP Leash
ERS leashes are built for strength, function, and comfort, with extra-plush cuffs that have enough adjustment range to be worn on the calf or ankle, a choice of three cord configurations, and a strong and secure board attachment system. This guide will show you how to attach the end of the leash to your board and options for wearing the cuff on your leg.
ERS SUP leashes are designed to be worn comfortably around the ankle or calf and come in several cord configurations for different paddling environments and board lengths. In general, coiled leashes are preferred for flat water, straight leashes are preferred for surfing, and hybrid straight/coiled cords are appropriate for usage on any type of water.
SECURE VELCRO STRAP TO D-RING
Attach the strap at the end of the leash to the D-Ring at the tail of your board. Separate each of the three velcro closures, push one side of the strap through the D-Ring, then rejoin each of the velcro closures in sequence. When properly attached, it will look like the photo above.
WRAP CUFF AROUND ANKLE OR CALF
Secure the velcro padded cuff anywhere from your ankle to just below your knee, with the cord extending back toward the tail of the board.
RINSE AND DRY AFTER USE
For long-lasting performance, rinse your leash with fresh water after use and allow it to dry before storing.
DO NOT USE ON MOVING RIVERS
On moving rivers, always use a leash that attaches at waist level with a quick-release mechanism to be used in case of entrapment. At this point in time ERS does not manufacture a commercially available quick-release leash but we are happy to make recommendations or provide instructions to skilled paddlers who understand the dangers, risks, and recommended precautions involved in this area of the sport.